Wolverine Wednesday: Ellerbee Is Back in Coaching

Big House BobSenior Analyst IIJune 24, 2009

  • After being out of coaching for eight years, Brian Ellerbee is back coaching again. You might remember Brian as the former Michigan Basketball coach that took over for Steve Fisher and (along with the probation) helped turned back the Michigan basketball program 20 years. I think it's safe to say that Brian was the worst hire in Michigan (basketball or football) history. He was not qualified for a job at this level and it showed. With that said, he deserved to be an assistant somewhere and glad he is back doing what he loves as an assistant for George Washington. He has been a VP of a construction company in Las Vegas for the last five years.
  • Jonathan Mincy a three star CB that Michigan had an offer out to, committed to Auburn on Monday night. The only reason I wanted Mincy in Wolverine gear, was his name just sounds like a good cover corner. "Mincy with the pick and returns it to 40 yard line"
  • Ohio State worried about the QB position in the 2010 class, picks up a commitment from another second generation QB. With no QB commitments in the 2010 class and with Joe Montana's son choosing Washington and Cincinnati Moeller's Andrew Hendrix expected to announce a commitment to ND, Ohio State turned to Taylor Graham, son of former Buckeye QB Kent Graham. Taylor isn't highly rated but did have some nice offers from UCLA, Wisconsin, and Michigan State.
  • "No names" made a big splash at Michigan's Camp last week. What I find interesting is that players that came to Michigan's camp last week can get offers from Central or Eastern Michigan. Butch Jones, Central's head coach (and former RR assistant at WVU) worked the camp and handed out a number of offers. Daniel Lindsey (5'11", 191 pounds) and his twin brother Nathan (6'0", 190) worked out at both running back and safety and looked good at each position. Wide receiver Johnathan Taylor (6'2", 180) was running with the first team wide receivers on Tuesday. All three players received offers from Butch and CMU. One guy that wasn't on the radar but impressed the Central and Michigan coaches was Lansing Waverly defensive end Andy Phillips (6"2 259 lbs.). Andy showed hustle and good conditioning after running 5 straight one-on-one drills and wining four out of the five the battles. Melvindale cornerback Wayne Pettus showed some serious skills as a cover corner at camp, but his offer list is lacking due to his size of 5'7" 155 pounds. Wayne was also named the MVP at the Nike Camp in Illinois earlier this month.