Michigan Football Podcast — One Track Mind – Game 9 Purdue Preview

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Phil @pcallihan and Clint @Clint_Derringer preview the game vs Purdue – SP+ analysis, commentary, and prediction. With QB JJ McCarthy, OL Trevor Keegan, WR Roman Wilson, TE AJ Barner, and Coach Jim Harbaugh.

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  • Michigan Wolverines football with Phil Callihan and Clint Derringer.0:00
    • Autograph app sponsors podcast, offers rewards for biggest Michigan fans.
  • Michigan football team’s strengths and weaknesses.1:39
    • Analysts expect a repeat of last season’s performance against Purdue, with Michigan facing similar challenges despite their undefeated record.
    • Disrupting Michigan’s rhythm with an unconventional bye week may help them more than hurt them in their upcoming game.
  • Michigan football’s resilience amid controversy.5:50
    • Michigan players express frustration with national attention, but show resilience in face of adversity.
    • Phil Callihan and Clint Derringer discuss how Michigan’s undefeated season and recent controversies will draw extra attention to their upcoming game, with many rooting for an upset and scrutinizing every play.
    • The hosts believe the team will feel pressure to prove their dominance despite the negative attention, and they will need to separate the controversy from their preparation and performance on the field.
    • Clint Derringer and J.J. McCarthy discuss the importance of staying focused and executing well, even when facing adversity.
    • Michigan’s SP plus rankings remain dominant, with a rating of 29.2 and a three-point advantage over Georgia.
  • College football rankings and team performance.13:13
    • Phil Callihan notes that Michigan’s ranking in the college football playoffs rankings raises pressure on Ohio State, despite the Wolverines’ convincing win.
    • J.J. McCarthy credits staying humble and hungry for his success, despite a rough start vs Bowling Green.
    • Clint Derringer discusses the college football playoff rankings, emphasizing the importance of wins and losses on the field and the mixed methodology used by the committee to rank teams.
    • The top five undefeated power five teams are Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan, Florida State, and Washington, with Ohio State having the strongest resume based on their opponents’ strength.
  • Michigan football’s chances in the playoffs despite off-field distractions.18:18
    • Clint Derringer highlights Florida State’s dominance and Washington’s win over Oregon as standout performances, while Phil Callihan notes Ohio State’s potential to sneak into the playoff despite a loss if Michigan is their only defeat.
    • Roman Wilson enthusiastically endorses JJ McCarthy as a Heisman candidate, citing his ability to throw and run the ball, leadership, and community involvement.
    • Phil Callihan: JJ McCarthy’s performance could be a game-changer for Michigan, erasing stigma and shifting attention to on-field success.
    • Trevor Keegan: Player perspective on negative attention towards Michigan is frustrating, as they’ve worked hard to change the program’s culture.
  • Michigan football’s upcoming game, including analysis of the team’s passing game and defense.23:41
    • Clint Derringer predicts Michigan will win by 4 scores, with a final score of 40-10.
    • Ryan Walters’ defense will be challenged by JJ McCarthy’s proficiency in the passing game.
  • Michigan football’s kicking game and punting performance.26:42
    • Phil Callihan hopes to see Michigan’s kicking unit attempt long field goals in a game to gain reps and peace of mind.
    • Clint Derringer discusses Michigan football’s punting strategy and performance.