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Newsstand: Michigan listed as one of nine college football 'blue bloods'

clayton-sayfieby:Clayton Sayfie07/10/24

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Michigan football is a college football “blue blood,” but don’t just take Wolverine fans’ word for it. On3 national columnist Andy Staples listed the Maize and Blue as one of nine blue bloods nationally, along with Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Notre Dame, Texas, Southern California and Penn State.

We can argue that Michigan was in danger of slipping out of the past-two-generations requirement after the 2020 season, but the past three seasons have laid any debate to rest. The sport’s winningest program absolutely belongs on this list.

This is the definition — submitted from a reader — that Staples used for blue-blood status: “Three-plus generations of elite history, one of which has to be in the last two generations. For example, Georgia Tech is no longer a blue blood. Notre Dame is on the cutting block.”

“We can argue that Michigan was in danger of slipping out of the past-two-generations requirement after the 2020 season, but the past three seasons have laid any debate to rest,” Staples wrote. “The sport’s winningest program absolutely belongs on this list.”

Michigan junior forward Danny Wolf, a Yale transfer, shared on the ‘Defend The Block’ podcast how he grew up a Wolverine fan in Glencoe, Ill.

“Grew up a big Michigan fan,” Wolf said. “My mom went there, my sister went here and a lot of my mom’s family went here. A good deal of Michigan alums that come from my mom’s side of the family, so I grew up coming to The Big House and sported a lot of Michigan shirts and shorts. I grew up a big Michigan fan.”

NFL Draft analysts are high on Michigan junior defensive tackle Mason Graham, who will be draft eligible following the 2024 campaign.

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“Just seeing everyone together, I think that we have a really special group of guys. I think everyone is surprising each other as the days go by, and we have a really special group that can do some big-time things this year.”

— Wolf on Michigan’s summer workouts

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• Clayton Sayfie, The Wolverine: Danny Wolf talks growing up a Michigan fan, choosing the Wolverines, his role, more
• Andy Staples, On3: Chasing blue blood status: Oregon’s recruiting success reignites the debate

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