MGoBlue Podcasts with Jon Jansen

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Welcome to MGoBlue Podcasts -- the new podcast home of Michigan Athletics. Here at MGoBlue Podcasts, you'll find several recurring series: In the Trenches (an in-depth look at the Wolverines' football program), Defend the Block (interviews, game recaps and more with Michigan men's and women's basketball), and Conqu'ring Heroes (a one-stop show for the latest on every Michigan program). MGoBlue Podcasts are produced by the Michigan Sports Network from Learfield IMG College in partnership with Michigan Athletics.


Episode Date
Defend the Block 5 - Bowling Green Postgame
00:23:14

Michigan defeats Bowling Green 96-82 in the season opener, and we have all the postgame coverage you need. Brian shares his biggest takeaways off the top before chatting with Terry Mills about the win (4:45). Then, we visit with Chaundee Brown, Jr., (8:00) and Head Coach Juwan Howard (11:15) before concluding with a highlight recap of the game (18:20).

Nov 26, 2020
In the Trenches 165 - Zak Zinter
00:36:41

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss Cade McNamara and Hassan Haskins' performances at Rutgers (5:30), break down some of the key storylines in the Big Ten and the top 25 (13:45), and conduct a five-round Thanksgiving food draft (18:15). Then, true freshman Zak Zinter stops by to talk about his early opportunity to play (26:50), his lofty academic goals (30:15), and how his recent in-game opportunities have helped his development (31:30).

Nov 25, 2020
Defend the Block 4 - Franz Wagner & Akienreh Johnson
00:47:56

With the season just one day away, Brian breaks down some of the most interesting aspects of Juwan Howard's Monday press conference. Then, Franz Wagner stops by to discuss his growth as a player and a person in the last year (8:15), what he and his family did during the shutdowns (13:00), how he is trying to improve for this season (19:45), and what he's seeing from the team heading into Wednesday's opener (23:00). We conclude with Akienreh Johnson, who discusses the opportunity to return for a fifth year (29:30), her leadership role within this program (32:30), and her observations on the team heading into Wednesday's opener (38:15).

Nov 24, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 11/23/20
00:40:48

Jon recaps Saturday's triple-overtime win over Rutgers and looks ahead to this weekend's matchup against Penn State with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:30), Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis (14:00), and running back Hassan Haskins (31:45).

Nov 24, 2020
In the Trenches 164 - Rutgers Postgame
00:28:57

Michigan won a roller-coaster game at Rutgers on Saturday night, 48-42 in triple overtime. Jon and Brian break down the game from all angles, before we hear from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (9:20), quarterback Cade McNamara (15:30), defensive lineman Chris Hinton (18:40), and linebacker Josh Ross (21:45).

Nov 22, 2020
In the Trenches 163 - Rutgers Preview
00:08:57

We get you ready for Saturday's road matchup with Rutgers in less than 10 minutes. Our radio network scene setter, Jon's Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech are all here!

Nov 20, 2020
In the Trenches 162 - Nick Eubanks & Dan Rubenstein
01:00:42

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down the quarterback situation (6:30), some other potential X-factors on the roster (9:30), and the biggest storylines in the Big Ten and the Top 25 (12:45). Then, tight end Nick Eubanks stops by to discuss how he and the team are handling this adversity (20:00), the meaning of being a captain (23:15), and making the most of the rest of the season (25:00). We conclude with Dan Rubenstein, co-host of the Solid Verbal podcast, who talks about his affection for Ann Arbor and many of its restaurants (28:45), impressions of the college football season to this point (34:00), thoughts on the Wolverines from an outsider's perspective (38:15), and predictions for the College Football Podcast (52:45). You can check out the Solid Verbal podcast, a fellow member of the Learfield IMG College Podcast Network, wherever you get your podcasts. More details are available at SolidVerbal.com.

Nov 19, 2020
Defend the Block 3 - Eli Brooks & Amy Dilk
00:42:30

After discussing a big signing day for both programs, Brian chats with Eli Brooks about coping with 2020 both on and off the floor (4:30), his impressions of his role and the backcourt as a whole (8:00), his early memories of learning and growing as a basketball player (13:30), and his dog Finn, who wanted to join the conversation (21:30). Then, Amy Dilk joins the show to talk about the women's team's development and culture (25:00), growing up in a basketball-crazy state like Indiana (31:30), her commitment to and growth within the Michigan program (33:15), and some rapid fire questions about her teammates (37:45).

Nov 18, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 13 - Hannah Nielsen
00:16:38

We catch up with Hannah Nielsen, the Head Coach of Michigan women's lacrosse, to discuss her training with the Australian National Team for the 2021 World Cup (0:45), the program's impressive recruiting class (4:45), the challenges surrounding the abrupt ending to last season (7:15), and her thoughts on the team and the Big Ten heading into the upcoming season (10:30).

Nov 17, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 11/16/20
00:40:44

Jon chatted with some great guests on this week's edition of "Inside Michigan Football." Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:30), Defensive Line Coach Shaun Nua (13:00), and defensive back Gemon Green (25:15) discuss Saturday's loss and the necessary adjustments that need to be made moving forward. Then, Jon catches up with his former teammate, quarterback Brian Griese, to talk about Griese's new role as an analyst for Monday Night Football on ESPN.

Nov 17, 2020
In the Trenches 161 - Wisconsin Recap
00:20:00

Jon shares his thoughts on Saturday's loss to Wisconsin, and we hear from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (8:00), linebacker Cam McGrone (12:40), and running back Chris Evans (14:40).

Nov 15, 2020
In the Trenches 160 - Wisconsin Preview
00:08:15

We're gearing you up for Saturday's primetime matchup against the Badgers with our radio network scene setter, Jon's Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech.

Nov 13, 2020
In the Trenches 159 - Giles Jackson & Luiji Vilain
00:44:28

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down the mood around Schembechler Hall (5:45), the ramifications of Aidan Hutchinson's injury (8:00), and some young players who have made the most of their opportunities (14:00). Then, wide receiver Giles Jackson stops by to discuss the difference between the Minnesota game and the ensuing two losses (24:30), his evolution as a player from year one to year two (28:20), and the wide receivers' relationship with Joe Milton (30:00). We conclude with defensive lineman Luiji Vilain, who talks about his development and how his teammates have assisted (33:15), this weekend's matchup with Wisconsin (37:45), and playing in front of an empty Big House (40:00).

Nov 12, 2020
Defend the Block 2 - Chaundee Brown, Jr., & Leigha Brown
00:46:53

We begin with some of the key comments from Head Coach Juwan Howard's press conference this week, including an update on the schedule and the biggest strength of his team heading into the season (2:00). Then, we chat with Chaundee Brown, Jr., about the process of transferring and learning he was immediately eligible (9:20), the adversity he has had to deal with so far in college (15:45), how his passion for basketball grew throughout his life (21:00), and his new Wolverine teammates (27:30). We conclude with Leigha Brown, who talks about her transfer process from Nebraska (32:00), the impressions she had of Michigan from afar (39:20), and how she and the Wolverines can reach their goals this season (45:15).

Nov 11, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 12 - Mel Pearson
00:22:59

It's finally game week for Michigan Hockey, and Head Coach Mel Pearson updates us on the latest around his program. Coach Pearson discusses the excitement and preparation surrounding this week (0:45), previews this weekend's Arizona State series (6:15), breaks down the current identity of his team (9:45), and gives fans some players to watch, including goalie Strauss Mann (15:15).

Nov 10, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 11/9/20
00:41:13

Jon Jansen sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:30), Cornerbacks Coach Mike Zordich (16:30), offensive lineman Andrew Stueber (27:45), and defensive lineman Taylor Upshaw (35:00) to break down Saturday's game at Indiana and look ahead to this weekend's primetime matchup with Wisconsin.

Nov 10, 2020
In the Trenches 158 - Indiana Recap
00:28:05

Jon breaks down Saturday's loss at Indiana and discusses where the Wolverines go from here. We also chat with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (6:40), linebacker Michael Barrett (13:20), defensive back Dax Hill (15:50), and wide receiver Cornelius Johnson (20:00).

Nov 07, 2020
In the Trenches 157 - Indiana Preview
00:08:34

Get ready for Michigan's challenging road trip to Indiana with our radio broadcast scene setter, Jon's Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!

Nov 06, 2020
In the Trenches 156 - Carlo Kemp
00:46:20

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon offers his final thoughts on last Saturday's tough loss (5:30) and looks ahead to this weekend, both for the Wolverines and from a national standpoint (12:00). Then, Captain Carlo Kemp stops by to discuss getting past a frustrating Saturday and Sunday (21:30), the importance of this weekend's game (27:00), his memories from some of the great matchups with Indiana in recent years (30:30), the in-season adjustments he has had to make due to the pandemic (35:30), and his current academic situation and post-football plans (39:45).

Nov 05, 2020
Defend the Block 1 - Naz Hillmon & Isaiah Livers
00:42:11

Welcome to our newest edition to MGoBlue Podcasts! Defend the Block, hosted by Brian Boesch, will take you inside the Wolverines' basketball programs, and we begin with the top per-game scorers on the women's and men's team from a season ago. Naz Hillmon discusses her participation in this year's election (6:00), her role on the Big Ten's Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition (8:30), her journey to Ann Arbor (16:00), the program's growth and outlook (19:00), and her individual and team-related goals (22:20). Then, Isaiah Livers stops by to talk about the social justice messaging on Michigan jerseys (27:45), his childhood sports memories (30:45), why he came to Michigan (35:00), his early impressions on this season's team (36:45), and how the Wolverines can reach their goals (40:00).

Nov 04, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 11 - Marcia Pankratz
00:15:02

Marcia Pankratz, the Head Coach of Michigan Field Hockey, joins us to discuss how she is keeping the team competitive and productive during this challenging year (0:45), the program's impressive and unique freshman class (3:45), the outlook for the team when the season does start (6:30), what it was like to compete in the Olympics (9:45), and what position Jon would play in field hockey (13:30).

Nov 03, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 11/2/20
00:35:26

Jon Jansen chats with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:45), Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Jay Harbaugh (14:20), and linebacker Adam Shibley (27:00) about Saturday's tough loss to Michigan State and the upcoming challenge at Indiana this weekend.

Nov 03, 2020
In the Trenches 155 - Michigan State Recap
00:19:44

Jon offers his initial reaction to Saturday's home loss to Michigan State, including analysis on Joe Milton's performance, the Spartans' big plays, and the Wolverines' penalties. Then, we hear from head coach Jim Harbaugh (10:20), quarterback Joe Milton (14:10), and defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (16:10).

Oct 31, 2020
In the Trenches 154 - Michigan State Preview
00:09:39

Everything you need to know for Saturday's Backyard Brawl, in less than 10 minutes. Our preview episode features the scene setter from the radio broadcast, Jon's Keys to the Game, and Jon's Locker Room Speech!

Oct 30, 2020
In the Trenches 153 - Joe Milton & Donovan Jeter
00:49:39

In a jam-packed "Seven from 77," Jon wraps up his analysis from the win at Minnesota (5:30), dissects each Big Ten game from last weekend (13:45), and shares his initial thoughts on Michigan State (21:00). Then, quarterback Joe Milton stops by to talk about his growth and mindset this offseason (26:00), some of the key moments from Saturday's win (29:45), and where he can improve moving forward (36:00). We conclude with defensive lineman Donovan Jeter, who discusses his touchdown last weekend (38:45), his assessment of the defense's performance (42:30), and Saturday's huge rivalry matchup (46:20).

Oct 29, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 10/26/20
00:42:58

A star-studded group of Wolverines stopped by this week's edition of the "Inside Michigan Football" Radio Show. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (1:15), Offensive Line Coach Ed Warinner (15:30), tight end Erick All (26:15), and captain Ben Mason (34:10) talked with Jon Jansen about Saturday's win at Minnesota and this weekend's matchup with Michigan State.

Oct 27, 2020
In the Trenches 152 - Minnesota Recap
00:24:22

What an opener for the Wolverines! Jon and Brian break down Michigan's 49-24 victory over Minnesota, including Jon's observations on Joe Milton, the offensive line, and defensive stars Michael Barrett and Kwity Paye. Then, we catch up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (11:50) and quarterback Joe Milton (19:45) before Jon’s first thoughts on next week’s matchup with Michigan State.

Oct 25, 2020
In the Trenches 151 - Minnesota Preview
00:09:49

Each Friday during the season, we will bring you a special game preview edition of In the Trenches. It will begin with our radio network "scene setter" for the game, followed by Jon's Keys to the Game for Michigan's offense, defense, and special teams. Jon wraps up the episode with his weekly locker room speech.

Oct 23, 2020
In the Trenches 150 - Jalen Mayfield
00:40:32

We begin this week's episode with a breakdown of Minnesota in advance of Saturday's matchup (6:30) and a discussion about the expectations for the Wolverines' young, talented offense (14:15). Then, right tackle Jalen Mayfield joins the show to discuss his initial opting out and the process of returning to the team (23:00), the transition from the offensive line's only new starter in 2019 to only returning starter in 2020 (26:45), his impressions of the offense as a whole (28:45), and his personal critiques and goals heading into the season (30:30). This episode is presented by DTE Energy. Check out dteenergy.com/saveenergy and start your energy efficiency journey today.

Oct 22, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 10 - Warde Manuel
00:30:20

Warde Manuel, Michigan's Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics, discusses several important topics: his excitement level for Saturday's football opener at Minnesota (0:45), the logistics around the program's medical, testing, and travel protocols (6:30), some scheduling updates on other upcoming sports like basketball and hockey (16:00), and the latest on the athletic department's budget (21:45).

Oct 20, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 10/19/20
00:42:53

We begin our first game week of 2020 with a huge show. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh previews the Wolverines roster and breaks down some of the challenges that Minnesota will present (interview starts at the 2:00 mark). Then, Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis joins the show to discuss each position group, including the great battle at quarterback and the young and talented offensive line (interview starts at the 16:45 mark). We conclude with a conversation with wide receiver Ronnie Bell, who discusses his fellow receivers and the team as a whole heading into Saturday's primetime matchup (interview starts at the 33:45 mark).

Oct 20, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 6 - 1998 Rose Bowl
02:49:30

In our final edition of Michigan Football Classics before the return of Big Ten football, we relive the 1998 Rose Bowl, when Michigan defeated Washington State 21-16 to clinch a national title. The first half begins at 21:30. The second half gets going at 1:09:00. The final drive of the game starts at 2:07:30. Jon Jansen, a captain on this team, walks us through all the highlights in our postgame coverage, beginning at 2:17:00. We also have some great interviews with Tai Streets, Dhani Jones, Jerame Tuman, and Bo Schembechler from after the game.

Oct 18, 2020
In the Trenches 149 - Mike Sainristil
00:35:48

With the season opener just nine days away, Jon discusses the team's final stretch of offseason prep (5:00), the team's most dependable position group in his eyes (7:00), and some of the biggest storylines nationally in college football (10:30) during this week's Seven from 77. Then, wide receiver Mike Sainristil stops by to break down some of the areas of improvement he is targeting (22:00), Josh Gattis' coaching style and offensive system (25:00), the complexion and camaraderie of the wide receiver room (27:45), and the potential for him and this Wolverines team in 2020 (30:45).

Oct 15, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 9 - Carol Hutchins
00:26:56

Carol Hutchins, the legendary Head Coach of Michigan Softball, sits down with Jon Jansen to discuss how her past experiences have helped during this unique year (0:45), the keys to keeping practices competitive and productive (5:30), the management and complexion of the roster for the upcoming season (10:30), and her involvement in the racial justice movement and the Big Ten's "Why I Vote" initiative (20:30).

Oct 13, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 10/12/20
00:41:19

With the season opener just 12 days away, Jon catches up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to discuss the latest from training camp and break down some of the players who have impressed heading into the season (2:00). Then, Linebackers Coach Brian Jean-Mary joins the show to detail his unique first year in Ann Arbor and break down the latest from the linebacker corps (19:00). We conclude with one of those linebackers, Josh Ross, who talks about his injury-shortened 2019 and looks ahead to the opportunities ahead in 2020 (32:30).

Oct 13, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 5 - Ufer calls The Game
02:33:06

We relive three of the greatest Michigan-Ohio State games, as called by the legendary Bob Ufer. Jon and Brian's recap of the 1969 game, including some of the key highlights, begins at 9:00. We listen back to much of the second half of the 1971 game, including Billy Taylor's go-ahead touchdown run, starting at 19:00. Then, we have most of the 1980 game, Ufer's final broadcast of a Wolverines-Buckeyes game, at 1:04:00.

Oct 11, 2020
In the Trenches 148 - Cam McGrone
00:29:51

In this week's edition of Seven from 77, Jon touches on all three Michigan units - offense, defense and special teams (4:50) - and breaks down his latest observations from the rest of the college football world and how the early results and trends affect the Wolverines (11:30). Then, linebacker Cam McGrone joins the show to provide an update on training camp (18:45), discuss his improvements from 2019 to 2020 (21:30), and share his thoughts on the Wolverines' schedule (25:00).

Oct 08, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 10/5/20
00:41:44

We focus on the defense during Monday's edition of the Inside Michigan Football radio show. Jon sits down with Defensive Coordinator Don Brown to discuss the challenging offseason, his desire to play fast, and the impressive depth his defense possesses (1:00). Then, Defensive Line Coach Shaun Nua joins Jon to preview his unit for the upcoming season (25:00) before a member of that group--sophomore Chris Hinton--closes out the show (37:00).

Oct 06, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 4 - 2004 vs. Michigan State
02:24:02

This week, we take a listen back to Michigan's triple-overtime victory over Michigan State on October 30, 2004. The Wolverines' 17-point comeback in the fourth quarter begins at the 1:20:30 mark. The start of overtime comes up at the 1:41:00 mark. A full highlight recap, including Jon's analysis, is at the 2:05:00 mark.

Oct 04, 2020
In the Trenches 147 - Aidan Hutchinson
00:39:15

On the anniversary of his verbal commitment to Michigan, Jon reflects on that special day back in 1993 (2:00), discusses some of the key takeaways from Defensive Coordinator Don Brown's press conference (7:00), and breaks down the impact of Rashod Bateman's return on the Wolverines' week one matchup with Minnesota (14:15). Then, Jon sits down with defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson, who talks about his excitement for the return of hitting in practice (23:30), how he stayed focused and weighed his options during the offseason (25:30), the upside of Michigan's defensive line (29:20), and the goals he hopes to accomplish as a player and a leader in 2020 (33:30).

Oct 02, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 8 - Mel Pearson
00:28:00

Jon sits down with the soon-to-be fourth-year head coach of Michigan Hockey, Mel Pearson. Coach Pearson discusses the unique nature of practicing without a firm start date (1:00), his excitement level about this year's team from both a leadership and talent perspective (6:50), the necessary evolution in relationship building and recruiting during the pandemic (15:30), and the discussions around the 2020-21 hockey schedule (21:00).

Sep 29, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 9/28/20
00:42:55

We have a jam-packed edition of our weekly Inside Michigan Football radio show. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh discusses his reaction to the return of Big Ten football and gives his impressions on the offense heading into the season (1:15). Then, offensive line coach Ed Warinner dissects his unit's key position battles and details the team's efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (18:45). We conclude with offensive lineman Andrew Stueber, who breaks down his journey back from last season's injury and looks ahead to the 2020 schedule (35:15).

Sep 29, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 3 - 1979 vs. Indiana
01:53:33

We relive one of the great moments in Michigan football history - Wangler to Carter for the win in 1979 - and everything that leads up to that game-winning play. Bob Ufer's pregame introduction and interview with Bo Schembechler begins at 14:00. Ufer's call of Michigan's touchdown drive, with special guest Rick Leach alongside him, starts at 59:30. The final drive, which culminates with Wangler to Carter, begins at 1:20:30. You can hear the full highlight recap from the game at 1:33:30. Ufer wraps up the broadcast, in a way only he can, during the final four minutes of the episode.

Sep 27, 2020
In the Trenches 146 - Andrew Vastardis
00:43:12

Jon tackles several important topics on this week's Seven from 77: the emergence of Joe Milton in the Michigan quarterback room (6:00), the benefits of a returning Jalen Mayfield for the offensive line (14:30), and the key storylines to watch in college football this weekend (18:00). Then, senior offensive lineman Andrew Vastardis stops by to discuss the intricacies of this unique offseason (27:00), the transition back to a more normal offseason set-up (30:30), his impressions of the 2020 schedule (32:30), and his thoughts on the offensive line and the team as a whole (36:30).

Sep 25, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 7 - Bruce Madej
00:39:19

Bruce Madej has seen it all in his time with the University of Michigan. He was the athletic department's longest-serving Sports Information Director before transitioning to a Senior Advisor role to Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. Bruce paints a picture of his role and the athletic department as a whole when he arrived (1:45), details his relationship with Bo Schembechler (9:15), talks about some of his favorite coaches during his time at Michigan (20:00), and shares some stories about current and former Michigan broadcasters (29:45), including Bob Ufer (33:30).

Sep 23, 2020
Radio Replay - Inside Michigan Football - 9/21/20
00:23:37

In the season premiere of the Inside Michigan Football Radio Show, Jon shares his initial thoughts on Michigan's schedule (1:00) in the opening segment before conducting two great interviews. Tight ends coach Sherrone Moore (5:45) and redshirt sophomore tight end Luke Schoonmaker (15:15) sit down with Jon to discuss the upcoming season. For the full show each week, join us from 7-8 p.m. on Mondays along the Michigan Sports Network from Learfield IMG College (including WWJ in Detroit, WTKA in Ann Arbor, MGoBlue.com and TuneIn [search Michigan Football]).

Sep 22, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 2 - 2005 vs. Penn State
02:29:50

We relive Henne to Manningham and everything that led the Wolverines and Nittany Lions to that incredible moment. Jon breaks down the matchup and offers up his keys to the game at the start of the episode. Michigan's first touchdown drive begins at the 55:00 mark, while the Wolverines' game-tying eight-point drive in the fourth gets started at the 1:24:00 mark. Then, the magical final drive, which culminates in the last-play touchdown pass to Mario Manningham, begins at the 2:02 mark. A full highlight recap and Jon's postgame thoughts are part of the postgame show, starting at the 2:13:00 mark.

Sep 21, 2020
In the Trenches 145 - Reaction to Big Ten's Return
00:45:22

The Big Ten will resume football in late October! Jon and Brian react to Wednesday's huge announcement (0:45), the medical advancements that helped the league return to football (3:15), some of the key clips from Wednesday's Big Ten press conference (11:15), and the structure of the unique nine-game schedule (17:30). Then, Director of Strength and Conditioning Ben Herbert joins the show to discuss how the team adapted to working away from Schembechler Hall (20:30), the team's ability to stay in shape during these unprecedented times (24:30), and the players' day-by-day focus while the league's plans evolved (25:50). We conclude with defensive lineman Carlo Kemp, who talks about his initial reaction to all of Wednesday's news (33:00) and how thankful he is and how different he looks at things after this unique situation (37:45).

Sep 16, 2020
Michigan Football Classics 1 - 1991 vs. Notre Dame
02:27:19

Our debut episode of Michigan Football Classics spotlights the Wolverines' thrilling win over Notre Dame in 1991. After Jon and Brian break down the matchup, the play-by-play coverage begins at the 16:30 mark. The start of the drive that ended with "The Catch" comes at 1:26:00. You can listen to a full highlight recap, with Jon's analysis, at 1:51:00. Then, Jon chats with Desmond Howard about "The Catch" and this great victory at the 2:03:00 mark.

Sep 14, 2020
In the Trenches 144 - Erick Anderson
01:02:54

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon reflects back on his time in Washington D.C. after the attacks on September 11, 2001 (4:00), discusses the latest news surrounding the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports (9:45), and breaks down some of the biggest games in college and pro football this weekend (16:15). Then, Erick Anderson, the lone Butkus Award winner in Michigan football history, stops by to talk about his wide-ranging and unique recruiting process (32:30), the importance of Michigan's rivalry with Notre Dame and win over the Irish in 1991 (41:15), his tackling records and Butkus Award (47:45), and some of the great projects he is working on now (54:45).

Sep 11, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 6 - Sean Bormet
00:27:44

Michigan Wrestling Head Coach Sean Bormet joins the show to discuss the team's current workout plans (0:45), his transition from student-athlete to the coaching ranks (4:45), the two Wolverines who have qualified for the Olympics (Myles Amine and Stevan Micic) (8:30), the development of his roster and the Big Ten as a whole (14:00), and COVID-19's impact on training and upcoming events (21:15).

Sep 08, 2020
In the Trenches 143 - Kwity Paye
00:45:20

Jon begins by reacting to the latest news around the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports (4:00), discussing Michigan football's successful month of August combating the coronavirus (10:30), and sharing his top five NFL teams and his thoughts on the Lions heading into 2020 (15:15). Then, senior defensive lineman Kwity Paye stops by to reflect on the postponement of the football season (27:45), size up the decisions in front of him regarding the NFL Draft (31:00), discuss the importance of the team sticking together during this uncertain time (34:15), process the rumors and reports surrounding the return of Big Ten football (37:50), and share his thoughts on being the top "Freak" in college football, per Bruce Feldman of The Athletic (41:20).

Sep 03, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 5 - Warde Manuel
00:41:03

Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics at the University of Michigan, discusses a wide range of topics during this uncertain time in college sports: an update on Michigan's student-athletes and athletic department (0:40), his thoughts on the protest in Ann Arbor on Sunday (5:00), his processing of the Big Ten's decision to postpone fall sports (13:30), the great work by Michigan's coaches and staff members during the pandemic (17:15), and the status of fall sports and the impact of their postponement (25:00).

Sep 01, 2020
In the Trenches 142 - Andrew Stueber
00:50:06

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon discusses Michigan's unique practices (5:15), the impact of the NCAA's blanket eligibility waiver on the roster (8:15), and some national college football and NFL topics (13:30). Then, Jon sits down with fellow offensive lineman Andrew Stueber, who talks about his reaction to the postponement of fall sports in the Big Ten (23:15), the team's efforts to keep positive COVID-19 tests as low as possible (26:30), his ability to overcome last season's injury (33:30), how he feels a year removed from that injury (42:30), and the possibility of two football seasons in one calendar year in 2021 (45:15).

Aug 28, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 4 - Mark Rosen
00:31:36

Mark Rosen, the winningest head coach in Michigan volleyball history, sits down with Jon Jansen to discuss how his team is handling the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports (0:45), his players' creativity and flexibility during the pandemic (7:45), the roster implications following the NCAA's blanket eligibility waiver (11:45), the effects of COVID-19 protocols on practice and recruiting (15:30), and his expectations for the team once play resumes (23:20).

Aug 25, 2020
In the Trenches 141 - Fan Q&A
00:38:42

We're answering your questions on this episode of In the Trenches! Jon tackles a bunch of important topics, such as the letter from Kevin Warren and the Big Ten (8:45), the decisions by Jalen Mayfield and Ambry Thomas to enter the NFL Draft (19:30), and a guess on when we will see Michigan football again (33:00).

Aug 21, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 3 - Dr. Chris Hutchinson
00:33:26

Dr. Chris Hutchinson, an All-American Wolverine football player turned emergency room doctor, has a unique and layered perspective on the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports, especially with his son Aidan a star on the Michigan football team. Chris discusses his reactions to the Big Ten's recent decisions (2:30), his interactions with COVID-19 and its effects (10:20), some of the motivations behind the Michigan football parents' letter in hopes to get football back in the fall (16:00), and the importance of mental health during this difficult time (26:20).

Aug 18, 2020
In the Trenches 140 - Talking It Out
00:47:22

It has been a tough week for Michigan student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans. Jon and Brian talk through several important topics on the heels of the Big Ten's postponement of fall sports: their emotions and the ramifications following Tuesday's announcement (1:00), the next few steps in this uncertain time for the Wolverines (11:30), the news surrounding the other FBS leagues still hoping to play in the fall (23:30), and the viability of and plans surrounding the concept of spring football (31:15).

Aug 13, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 2 - Reaction to College Sports News
00:21:15

With the college sports world on pause, Jon attempts to make sense of the fluid news cycle and put a Michigan perspective on everything by breaking down the latest reports (2:45), Jim Harbaugh's statement (4:30), the current challenges for student-athletes (8:15), and the importance of communication from college sports leaders (15:00). Please note that this was released at 1:20pm.

Aug 11, 2020
In the Trenches 139 - Jim Harbaugh
00:45:45

Training Camp is here! In today's "Seven from 77," Jon remembers back to the feeling he had on day one of camp as a player (4:30), pinpoints some under-the-radar Wolverines who are primed for a big season (8:15), breaks down the effect of Rondale Moore's decision to opt out of the season (9:30), and learns about a bacon-related dating app (19:00). Then, Head Coach Jim Harbaugh joins the program to discuss coaching and leading the Wolverines during this unprecedented time (20:45), the players' response to all the new circumstances around this season (25:00), his football and safety thoughts heading into training camp (33:00), and his impressions of the schedule and the upcoming season (39:15).

Aug 07, 2020
In the Trenches 138 - Schedule Breakdown
00:53:08

The Wolverines' 2020 schedule is here! Jon breaks down the 10-game, conference-only slate week-by-week (4:30), the flexibility that the schedule provides the league as a whole (23:45), the focus on safety from the Big Ten and Commissioner Kevin Warren (32:30), and the excitement around the release of the schedule (49:45).

Aug 05, 2020
Conqu'ring Heroes 1 - Darryl Conway
00:38:43

Conqu’ring Heroes, our newest show within MGoBlue Podcasts, will keep fans up-to-date on the latest in Michigan Athletics and bring fans closer to the student-athletes, coaches and stories that make this athletic department so special. From program updates to long-form interviews, Conqu’ring Heroes will highlight the best in the Wolverines. Like with In the Trenches, Jon Jansen is the host, and he goes through the latest in Michigan Athletics, including some notes on the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the hockey program and several award-winning teams (3:15). Then, Senior Associate AD and Chief Health and Welfare Officer Darryl Conway sits down with Jon to discuss his takeaways from the student-athlete testing for COVID-19 (7:30), limiting the number of "exposures" as much as possible (12:45), the origin behind the pause in workouts for four Michigan sports last week (19:00), the extent and importance of contact tracing (21:30), and the impact of the student body's imminent return to campus (27:15).

Aug 04, 2020
In the Trenches 137 - Ronnie Bell
00:42:46

In the latest "Since We Last Talked," Jon shares some thoughts on Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren's letter to the league's Athletics Directors (3:00), the SEC's schedule model (9:30), and the upside of Michigan's wide receivers and offensive line (16:00). Then, junior wide receiver Ronnie Bell joins the show to discuss the pandemic-related changes he made to his work this spring (23:00), the improvements he needs to make for 2020 (26:15), his impressions on the quarterback battle (29:15), the uniqueness and excitement surrounding the upcoming season (31:00), and how he stacks up as a basketball player (38:00).

Jul 31, 2020
In the Trenches 136 - Andy Cannavino
00:46:59

Jon and Brian discuss some of the latest news around the sports world, including the pause in workouts for four Michigan programs (3:00), the differences in some of the Power 5 conference's plans (7:00), and the impact of the current issues within Major League Baseball (17:00). Then, former Michigan linebacker Andy Cannavino, the defensive Captain from the 1980 Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championship Team, stops by to discuss that team's early-season struggles and changes (20:00), Bo's challenge to him after back-to-back losses (27:00), some of the key games and memories from the late-season surge (32:00), and what he remembers from his Rose Bowl experiences (37:00).

Jul 29, 2020
In the Trenches 135 - Carlo Kemp
00:49:34

We begin with some exciting details on a new project that will begin in early August on this podcast feed. Then, Jon breaks down some of the Wolverines on preseason watch lists (5:15) and touches on the important topics in college football and sports in general over the last few days (10:30). We conclude with an awesome conversation with senior defensive lineman Carlo Kemp, who discusses his time at home early in the pandemic (20:00), seeing and leading his teammates during these unique times (24:00), dealing with the unknowns about the upcoming season (31:15), and his impressions of the defensive line and the team as a whole (36:30).

Jul 23, 2020
In the Trenches 134 - John Wangler
00:59:48

Jon has a great conversation with former Wolverine quarterback John Wangler. Wangler discusses his life before coming to the University of Michigan (2:30), his early days with the Wolverines (10:00), his memories of the game-winner to Anthony Carter against Indiana (29:15), the story behind his injury late in 1979 and how that shaped the 1980 season (37:30), and what he remembers from the 1980 win over Ohio State and the 1981 Rose Bowl victory (46:15).

Jul 20, 2020
In the Trenches 133 - Ben Mason
00:54:47

Jon and Brian catch up on some of the newsworthy items from the last few days, like the NCAA's safety standards for competition (11:30), the cancellation of the Rose Parade (16:00), and some preseason recognition for Kwity Paye and Ambry Thomas (23:00). Then, fullback Ben Mason joins the show to discuss the origin of his nickname "Bench" (28:00), how the Wolverines have handled this difficult offseason (31:00), his position flexibility and where his focus is now (33:30), how he balances football with schoolwork (41:40), and the status of his hair (47:00).

Jul 17, 2020
In the Trenches 132 - David Ojabo
00:29:27

Jon begins the episode by discussing Michigan's important ticket policy announcement for the 2020 football season (3:20). Then, he catches up with redshirt freshman defensive lineman David Ojabo, who has spent the last three months in his home country of Scotland because of the COVID-19 pandemic. David provides an update on his situation in Scotland (8:30), details his unique journey to the United States and to the game of football (16:30), shares some amazing stories from his recruitment (20:15) and discusses why he ultimately chose Michigan (23:15). You can follow along with more from this unique story on Twitter by searching #FreeJabo.

Jul 15, 2020
In the Trenches 131 - Bubba Paris
01:05:20

We begin the episode by discussing the newest developments in the football world, including the next wave of COVID-19 testing at U-M (4:00), the Pac-12's conference game-only schedule (11:30) and a new nickname for Washington's NFL team (14:45). Then, as we celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the 1980 Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championship Team, Jon sits down with fellow offensive lineman great Bubba Paris. Paris puts the 1980 season in similar standing with his three Super Bowl titles (20:50), reflects on his reasoning for picking Michigan over Purdue (26:30), discusses teammates like John Wangler and Anthony Carter (29:45), breaks down the three things necessary for a championship season (37:40), and shares some stories from the big games in 1980 (44:00).

Jul 14, 2020
In the Trenches 130 - Ross, Harbaugh and Reaction to B1G News
01:01:58

On the heels of the Big Ten's decision to shift to a conference-only schedule for 2020 fall sports, Jon provides his initial thoughts and discusses how the changes may affect the Wolverines (5:00). Then, Jon and Brian break down some key topics from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh's video conference on Wednesday, including full context on his statement about dealing with COVID-19 (16:30), his players' desire to be part of the solution (21:15) and some observations on the position battles at quarterback and offensive line (28:00). We conclude with a great conversation with senior linebacker Josh Ross, who talks about his experiences during the pandemic (42:15), the lessons from his injury-plagued 2019 season (47:00), and his excitement level for the upcoming schedule (50:40).

Jul 10, 2020
In the Trenches 129 - Darryl Conway
01:04:21

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss the MGoBlue Awards (4:15), Greg Harden's impact on U-M (8:30), some funny clips from last year's radio broadcasts (17:15), and this weekend's hot dog eating contest (27:00). Then, Senior Associate AD and Chief Health & Welfare Officer Darryl Conway stops by to talk about his vital role in student-athlete safety during the pandemic (32:45), the safety measures in place for student-athletes and staff members (39:10), the early results of all the new protocols (52:15), and the importance of monitoring student-athletes' mental health during this unprecedented time (59:50).

Jul 03, 2020
In the Trenches 128 - Kwity Paye
00:36:06

Michigan defensive lineman Kwity Paye joins the podcast to discuss his offseason training (13:45), the new safety measures around Schembechler Hall (17:45), his thoughts on the defense and the team as a whole for 2020 (23:00) and his role with The Uniform Funding Foundation, a non-profit organization that outfits youth teams in need with high-quality uniforms and gear (29:30). Jon and Brian kick off the show by sharing some early thoughts on the potential of the Michigan defensive line and defense as a whole.

Jun 30, 2020
In the Trenches 127 - Julius Curry
00:54:57

In this week's "Seven from 77" (3:40), Jon talks about the early results of re-introducing players and coaches back to Schembechler Hall, his thoughts on recent college football news nationally, and his first look at the Big Ten for 2020. Then, former Wolverine defensive back Julius Curry stops by to discuss his playing days at Michigan (18:20), some of his important plays in the Winged Helmet (25:00), how his classwork at Michigan aided him in transitioning to NASCAR (37:00), how diversity has evolved and must continue to improve in motorsports (43:00), and what it is like to own a NASCAR team, Julius Curry Racing (46:15).

Jun 26, 2020
In the Trenches 126 - Remembering the 2019 Run to Omaha
01:11:21

After discussing Dr. Mark Schlissel's announcement about the academic calendar and the presence of students on campus for 2020-21 (4:30), Jon and Brian remember last year's magical run to the College World Series for the Michigan baseball team (8:15). They chat with four members of that team: infielder Jimmy Kerr (13:45), right-hander Karl Kauffmann (26:00), left-hander Tommy Henry (38:30), and outfielder Jordan Brewer (52:45).

Jun 22, 2020
In the Trenches 125 - Warde Manuel
00:49:32

Jon catches up with the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel about a number of important topics, including the following: the process for student-athletes' return to sports (1:30), the importance of everyone being accountable for their actions as student-athletes get back to campus (9:45), his early impressions on attendance at games this fall (23:45), the murder of George Floyd (33:45) and the impact of new entities like the Big Ten's Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition (42:00).

Jun 19, 2020
In the Trenches 124 - Hunter Reynolds and Adam Shibley
00:41:22

Jon and Brian catch up on all that has happened in the country over the last few weeks in this week's Seven from 77, including the Black Lives Matter movement (3:40), Coach Harbaugh's involvement (9:30) and Michigan's Process for Student-Athlete Return to Sports (11:45). Then, Jon chats with a pair of Wolverines who are on the Big Ten's Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, defensive back Hunter Reynolds and linebacker Adam Shibley, about the importance of this new initiative, how Coach Harbaugh has empowered his players to make a difference, and the process of returning to campus (22:20).

Jun 17, 2020
In the Trenches 123 - Erik Bakich
01:00:05

Jon and Brian discuss some of the recent developments around the college football landscape in this week's "Seven from 77." Then, Michigan head baseball coach Erik Bakich joins the show to update fans on how he and the team are handling this unprecedented time, detail some of the important aspects of the "New Baseball Model" proposal for which he is lobbying, and relive last year's magical run to Omaha (27:00).

May 28, 2020
In the Trenches 122 - Jarrett Irons
01:01:46

In this episode's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss the NCAA's decision to allow football and basketball student-athletes to return to campus on June 1, the new Michigan Hall of Honor inductees and an interesting proposal for college baseball's schedule. Then, Jon chats with fellow two-time Michigan captain Jarrett Irons about his memories from his playing career, the importance he placed on education while in Ann Arbor and the exciting things he is up to now (20:30). You won't want to miss their breakdown of a classic Michigan-Penn State clash when Jarrett was wearing the Winged Helmet, either.

May 22, 2020
In the Trenches 121 - 1998 Rose Bowl Flashback, Fan Q&A
00:37:37

Following BTN's airing of the 1998 Rose Bowl on Tuesday night, Jon takes a stroll down memory lane to describe his memories of the game, his "blur" from immediately after the game, some of the 1997 team's unsung heroes, and much more. Then, we take some fan questions on a wide variety of topics, including the quarterback position, the evolution of recruiting in recent years, the team's focus on beating Ohio State, and the best way to cook bacon.

May 20, 2020
In the Trenches 120 - Dan Dierdorf
01:15:30

The great Dan Dierdorf joins the show to talk about the effects of COVID-19 on his day-to-day life, share some amazing stories about Bo Schembechler and the 1969 Big Ten Championship team, break down the 2020 Wolverines and so much more (33:30). Before that, in today's "Seven from 77," Jon and Brian discuss some comments from league commissioners on college football's plans for 2020, the newly-drafted Wolverines' fits with their teams and the beginning of bacon's relationship with eggs.

May 15, 2020
In the Trenches 119 - Don Brown
01:02:37

Defensive Coordinator Don Brown joins the podcast to share his thoughts on the unique offseason, his team's attentiveness in preparation, and some of the fits for recently-drafted Wolverines (36:30). Before that conversation, Brian makes his return to chat with Jon about Jim Harbaugh's letter, the sports that are slowly returning in the U.S., and some national college football observations.

May 12, 2020
In the Trenches 118 - Jim and Jack Harbaugh
00:28:54

Jim and Jack Harbaugh sit down and provide detail, background and perspective on why Jim wrote his open letter to the football community.

May 08, 2020
In the Trenches 117 - Warde Manuel
00:41:09

Michigan's Athletic Director, Warde Manuel, covers a lot of topics including student-athlete health and wellness, impacts on the budget, protocol for protecting every individual in the AD, will there be football games, B1G and the June 1 landmark, NIL(name, image and likeness), one time transfers and an open letter from Head Coach Jim Harbaugh. Plus a note to all the moms as we start to celebrate Mother's Day.

May 07, 2020
In the Trenches 116 - Jim Abbott
00:43:33

Jim Abbott shares his experience at Michigan, what drove him to Ann Arbor and his dream of wearing the maize and blue. He also highlights some of his greatest memories of winning a gold medal, throwing a no-hitter for the New York Yankees and what he misses about playing baseball. He starts by talking about the legacy of the Abbott family and their legacy with Michigan Athletics. 

May 06, 2020
In the Trenches 115 - Josh Gattis
00:30:12

Josh Gattis, Michigan's offensive coordinator, talks about the challenges facing the team, the difference between being in shape and being in football shape, and the culture created by the players. Since he is working from home and able to pitch in a bit more than a coach's schedule normally allows, he has a go to meal for the family. Hint: it will gain great favor with the offensive line.

May 02, 2020
In the Trenches 114 - Adam Schefter
00:35:22

NFL Insider for ESPN and Michigan alum, Adam Schefter talks about Wolverines in the NFL, his journey from the Michigan Daily to ESPN. He also shares who inspired him and why he loves what he does.

Apr 30, 2020
In the Trenches 113 - Onwenu, Metellus and Danna
00:41:05

The NFL Draft has come and gone. Ten Woverines were drafted. Three of them (Michael Onwenu, Josh Metellus, Michael Danna) drop into the Studio of Champions(home version) to share their experience, the reaction of their families and a glimpse of what is next.

Apr 28, 2020
In the Trenches 112 - The Runyans
01:27:31

Doug Karsch joins the podcast and gives his thoughts on the virtual draft as well as is first six picks. Then I'm joined by the Runyans. Jon Sr. joins us first and shares some of his experiences as a player and former Congressman. His son, Jon Jr. then talks about the influence his dad had on him, when he fell in love with the game of football, and his own dream of being an NFL Football player.

Apr 23, 2020
In the Trenches 111 - Cesar Ruiz
00:31:14

Jon and Cesar Ruiz previews Thursday's draft.

Apr 22, 2020
In the Trenches 110 - Ben Bredeson
00:29:57

Jon sits down with Ben Bredeson to discuss his draft prospects and much more in advance of Thursday's draft.

Apr 21, 2020
In the Trenches 109 - Three Wolverine Parents
01:16:07

Jon begins this episode with a look at his evolution as a father during the pandemic, his perfect fits for soon-to-be drafted Wolverines, a mock draft top 10 and some basketball recruiting talk with Brian. Then, Jon chats with three Wolverine parents--Peach Pagano (Carlo Kemp's Mom), Ben Hall (Zach Charbonnet's Dad) and Tiffany Zinter (Zak Zinter's Mom)--about training for football during this unprecedented time and the chance to have their sons home for an extended stretch.

Apr 16, 2020
In the Trenches 108 - Harold Goodwin
00:50:06

Jon catches up with former Wolverine player and graduate assistant Harold Goodwin, who is now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Assistant Head Coach and Run Game Coordinator (22:00). Coach Goodwin discusses Tom Brady's decision to join the Buccaneers, some memories from the 1997 championship season and what his time at Michigan meant to him. Before the interview, Jon and Brian break down the nominees for this year's Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, the mental side of the preparation for the upcoming season and Jon's favorite topic--new jersey designs.

Apr 14, 2020
In the Trenches 107 - Mark Campbell
00:54:24

Jon talks with former teammate Mark Campbell about his recent bout with Coronavirus, his high school duels with Jon in multiple sports, the 1997 championship season and so much more. Then, Jon and Brian react to the Stadium survey regarding CFP expansion, discuss the latest Michigan men's basketball news and conclude with a few Would You Rather questions.

Apr 10, 2020
In the Trenches 106 - Bill Martin
01:09:20

After Jon and Brian discuss some college football news, the "fully virtual" NFL Draft, David DeJulius' decision to enter the transfer portal, and a new dog in the Jansen household, Jon welcomes former U-M Athletic Director Bill Martin to the podcast (29:30). They discuss the current and future impacts of the pandemic on collegiate athletics, along with plenty of other topics.

Apr 07, 2020
In the Trenches 105 - Terry Mills
00:45:44

Jon and Brian catch up with Terry Mills on the 31st anniversary of the men's basketball National Championship in 1989. Terry takes fans through the entirety of that magical NCAA Tournament run, including his desire to get another chance at Illinois, Rumeal Robinson's journey to the game-winning free throws in the title game and his reaction to seeing the parties in Ann Arbor after the game. We wrap up with some pieces from the 1989 team to the 2018 team during their Final Four run and a few Would You Rather questions.

Apr 03, 2020
In the Trenches 104 - Ben Herbert
00:44:22

How are the Wolverines preparing for the season during this pandemic? Jon catches up with Michigan's Director of Strength and Conditioning Ben Herbert to discuss his flexible plans, recent uptick in technology and much more (24:30). Jon and Brian also chat about the NCAA's waiver for spring sports athletes, the bond that the team is forming during this unprecedented time and Tiger King.

Mar 31, 2020
In the Trenches 103 - Awards Ceremony
00:55:51

Jon and Brian take a stroll down memory lane and recap the highlights from the first 100 episodes of In the Trenches. We break it all down into seven categories: Podcast Firsts, Food-Related Clips, Lessons Learned, Best Stories, Most Impactful Quotes, Brian's Favorites and What is Jon Saying?!?. Thanks to our listeners for helping us surpass the 100-episode mark! 

Mar 27, 2020
In the Trenches 102 - Warde Manuel, Two Olympians
00:35:39

The University of Michigan's Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel joins the show to discuss the latest developments on the athletic department and University's response to COVID-19 (10:30). Then, we share some sound pertaining to the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games from a pair of Wolverines-turned-Olympians in Sam Mikulak and Dr. Jeff Porter.

Mar 24, 2020
In the Trenches 101 - Brian Griese, Part 2
00:33:37

In part two of Jon's conversation with Brian Griese, the former Wolverines quarterback goes through the National Championship season of 1997, including his halftime speech during the Iowa game, the victory over Ohio State to clinch the Big Ten title and the special conversation with his father shortly after the Rose Bowl. We conclude the episode with a few would you rather questions and the importance of video work for the team during the next few weeks.

Mar 21, 2020
In the Trenches 100 - Brian Griese, Part 1
00:46:09

We begin the show with a "Seven from 77" that focuses on Jon's reading of a classic during this period of social distancing, his thoughts on Tom Brady's reported decision to sign with Tampa Bay and a broad look at the first few days of NFL Free Agency. Then, we have part one of a two-part interview with former Michigan quarterback Brian Griese (26:45). The former Rose Bowl MVP talks about the lead-up to the 1997 championship season, including his decision to come to Michigan, his brother's role in a return for a fifth season, and the team's collective chip on its shoulder.

Mar 19, 2020
In the Trenches 99 - Juwan Howard, Kim Barnes Arico, Carol Hutchins
00:37:10

The coronavirus prompted the Big 10 to cancel the rest of all winter and spring sports for this academic year. So, Brian caught up with men's basketball head coach Juwan Howard (1:15), women's basketball head coach Kim Barnes Arico (11:15) and softball head coach Carol Hutchins (26:15) to discuss their student-athletes' reactions to the news, recap their shortened seasons and try to look ahead to a cloudy future.

Mar 17, 2020
In the Trenches 98 - Jumbo Elliott, COVID-19 talk
00:45:09

It's a special edition of In the Trenches. Jon sits down with John "Jumbo" Elliott, the newest Wolverine (and 32nd all-time) selected to the College Football Hall of Fame (9:20). We also talk about the impact of COVID-19, as Brian shares his experience from a surreal day in Indianapolis at the Big 10 men's basketball tournament.

Mar 14, 2020
In the Trenches 97 - Linebacker Preview, Don Brown
00:52:34

We conclude our defensive preview with a look at the linebacker position, as Jon discusses the impact of Khaleke Hudson and Jordan Glasgow's departures, the growth of Cam McGrone last season and the outlook for Josh Ross in 2020. Then, Defensive Coordinator Don Brown stops by the show to talk about the linebackers and the defense as a whole (18:00). We conclude with a preview of the Big 10 men's basketball tournament, a look back at successful weekends for women's basketball and hockey, and an all-time Would You Rather question.

Mar 11, 2020
In the Trenches 96 - Secondary Preview, Bob Shoop, Mike Zordich
01:06:23

Our 2020 preview rolls along with a breakdown of the Wolverines' secondary. Jon previews the upcoming season for key defensive backs like Dax Hill, Brad Hawkins, Ambry Thomas and Vincent Gray, while also mentioning some up-and-comers to watch. Then, safeties coach Bob Shoop (21:15) and cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich (34:20) chat with Jon about their position groups. We conclude with some basketball talk, Jon's NFL Mock Draft top five and Jon's weekly way Michigan can get into the top four next season.

Mar 04, 2020
In the Trenches 95 - Defensive Line Preview, Shaun Nua
01:10:28

Our 2020 preview shifts to the defensive side, as Jon gives his early thoughts on the Wolverines' defensive line. He talks about Carlo Kemp's importance to the defense, Aidan Hutchinson and Kwity Paye's room for growth and some potential X-factors for next season. Then, defensive line coach Shaun Nua stops by the show to look back at last season and preview many of the key cogs on that defensive front. We finish up with some basketball talk, the potential changes to transfer rules and a few Wonderlic questions.

Feb 26, 2020
In the Trenches 94 - Wide Receiver and Tight End Preview, Josh Gattis
01:12:30

After Jon and Brian praise some of the red-hot Wolverines teams around campus, like men's basketball's 2-0 week and baseball's #1 ranking, Jon breaks down the final units on the offensive side - wide receivers and tight ends. He talks about the growth potential for Nico Collins, Ronnie Bell and Nick Eubanks and identifies some young players who will be vital to the Wolverines in 2020. Then, Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis joins the show to discuss the pass catchers and the offense as a whole before we finish with some interesting national topics.

Feb 19, 2020
In the Trenches 93 - Running Back Preview, Jay Harbaugh
01:07:14

After talking about Saturday's win for men's basketball over Michigan State, Jon shares his thoughts on Zach Charbonnet, Hassan Haskins, Chris Evans and the rest of the Wolverines' running backs. Then, Jon sits down with Running Backs Coach Jay Harbaugh to preview that position group. We conclude with some discussion on the national coaching carousel, the Wolverines at the NFL Scouting Combine and Valentine's Day.

Feb 12, 2020
In the Trenches 92 - Offensive Line Preview, Ed Warinner
00:53:43

It's Jon's favorite episode of the offseason, because it's time to preview the offensive line! After Jon shares his thoughts on Jalen Mayfield's strong 2019 season and the four other spots up for grabs, he chats with Offensive Line Coach Ed Warinner about some of the same topics (23:20). We finish up with some Super Bowl talk and Jon's thoughts on the XFL.

Feb 05, 2020
In the Trenches 91 - Quarterback Preview
00:55:26

We are going to preview the 2020 Wolverines by position group over the next few weeks, and we're starting with the most important position in football. Jon breaks down the upcoming quarterback battle, discusses what a quarterback must do on and off the field, and sizes up the race as it stands right now. Then, we talk some non-football topics, including the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, the Astros' cheating scandal and some other Michigan teams doing well as of late.

Jan 29, 2020
In the Trenches 90 - Carlo's Return, New Coaches, Senior Bowl
00:50:32

There is plenty of news to discuss around the Wolverines' football program. Jon shares his thoughts on Carlo Kemp's return for 2020, Brian Jean-Mary and Bob Shoop's impact on the coaching staff and the keys for the six Wolverines participating in the Senior Bowl. We also discuss the well-traveled Michigan men's basketball team, some relevant national storylines in college football, what a Bacon Explosion is and dogs versus cats.

Jan 22, 2020
In the Trenches 89 - More Player News, CFP Title Game
00:49:49

Jon and Brian touch on plenty of recent news about the Wolverines, including Ambry Thomas' return for his senior season, Tru Wilson's grad transfer decision and the team's schedule until spring practice. The guys also discuss Monday's national championship game between LSU and Clemson and the Michigan men's basketball team.

Jan 15, 2020
In the Trenches 88 - NFL Draft Decisions
00:56:07

After some basketball talk, Jon shares his thoughts on the Wolverines who have made their NFL Draft decisions (19:00), nominates some captain candidates for 2020 and reflects on the 2019 Michigan football team. Then, Jon gives his thoughts on the Big Ten and national landscape, including the Big Ten's bowl performances and a preview of the national title game. Oh, and you won't want to miss the 2019 podcast year in review (16:00).

Jan 08, 2020
In the Trenches 87 - Alabama Postgame
00:21:14

We recap Michigan's Citrus Bowl loss to Alabama on New Year's Day with Jim Harbaugh, Ben Bredeson, Josh Metellus and Khaleke Hudson. Then, Jon looks ahead to 2020 and discusses some of the early storylines he will be watching for Michigan football in the coming year.

Jan 01, 2020
In the Trenches 86 - Citrus Bowl Preview
00:37:13

We're less than a week away from the Vrbo Citrus Bowl, and Jon breaks down the game from all angles - offensive and defensive scouting reports, keys to the game and what a win would mean for the Wolverines. Jon also gives his predictions for the College Football Playoff and the New Year's Six Bowl Games before the final Locker Room Speech of the season, and it's a good one.

Dec 26, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - December 23, 2019
00:59:50

In our final "Inside Michigan Football" radio show of the season, Jon chats with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, Defensive Coordinator Don Brown and Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis about the Citrus Bowl against Alabama, last week's early Signing Day and the season as a whole.

Dec 24, 2019
In the Trenches 85 - Harbaugh and Dudek on Signing Day
01:13:59

After a "Seven from 77" that touches on Tarik Black, Ben Bredeson, bowl practices and basketball, Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (32:00) and Director of Recruiting Matt Dudek (45:45) to talk about the impressive group of commits for the Class of 2020. Coach Harbaugh discusses some of the key units to this class, like linebacker and defensive back. Dudek has some high praise for several new Wolverines and tells us about the young men who will get to wear the Winged Helmet this weekend. We conclude with some national talk after an eventful week in college football.

Dec 19, 2019
In the Trenches 84 - Uche, Citrus Bowl Thoughts
00:45:21

The Wolverines are heading to the Citrus Bowl to meet Alabama on January 1. Jon offers his initial thoughts on the matchup with the Crimson Tide and the full postseason lineup in college football. Then, he chats with Josh Uche about the bowl game, his decision to head to the NFL and his upcoming graduation. We conclude with some national discussion about coaching changes and some of the top bowl games.

Dec 11, 2019
In the Trenches 83 - Recruiting, Championship Weekend and more
00:57:36

After a few more thoughts on Saturday's game against Ohio State and an early look-ahead at the bowl game, Jon sits down with Director of Recruiting Matt Dudek to discuss the upcoming early signing day on December 18. Then, Jon gives his picks for some of the conference championship games this weekend before sharing a few of his favorite Christmas traditions.

Dec 04, 2019
In the Trenches 82 - Ohio State Postgame
00:15:22

We recap a tough day at the Big House, as Jon shares his thoughts on Saturday's loss to Ohio State. Then, we chat with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, offensive lineman Ben Bredeson, running back Hassan Haskins and tight end Sean McKeon.

Dec 01, 2019
In the Trenches 81 - Previewing The Game
00:49:01

You've found the most comprehensive preview of Saturday's Michigan-Ohio State game. Jon shares his takeaways from the Buckeyes' win over Penn State, discusses how the Wolverines can slow down Justin Fields and Chase Young, and offers his keys to victory. Then, he sits down with captains Ben Bredeson (23:00) and Carlo Kemp (31:30), who talk about the importance of this rivalry. We conclude with Jon's memories from his three wins over the Buckeyes, before his biggest Locker Room Speech of the season.

Nov 27, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - November 25, 2019
00:59:50

We kick off Ohio State week with a jam-packed radio show. Jon sits down with Jim Harbaugh (4:45), Sean McKeon (28:30), Nico Collins (38:15) and Ronnie Bell (48:30) to discuss Saturday's rivalry matchup.

Nov 26, 2019
In the Trenches 80 - Indiana Postgame
00:27:49

The Wolverines pulled away from Indiana on Saturday, and we have a full breakdown of the 39-14 victory. Then, we catch up with Jim Harbaugh, Nico Collins, Ben Bredeson, Josh Uche and Daxton Hill before Jon shares his initial thoughts on next weekend's matchup with Ohio State.

Nov 24, 2019
In the Trenches 79 - Indiana Preview and Shea Patterson
00:57:40

A tough challenge awaits the Wolverines on Saturday, and Jon gives you a full preview of the road matchup with the Indiana Hoosiers. Then, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson joins the show to talk about his record-setting performance against Michigan State, his connection with the rest of the offense and the keys to winning this weekend. We conclude with a look around the Big 10, Jon's current Heisman contenders, a top five list of Thanksgiving foods and another Locker Room Speech.

Nov 20, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - November 18, 2019
00:59:50

We have an extended conversation with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh on this week's radio show archive. Then, Jon chats with defensive utility man Josh Uche (27:30) and linebackers coach Anthony Campanile (39:00) about the win over the Spartans and this weekend's matchup with Iowa.

Nov 19, 2019
In the Trenches 78 - Michigan State Postgame
00:32:29

Paul Bunyan is staying in Ann Arbor! Jon gives you the best recap of Saturday's dominant Wolverines win over Michigan State at the Big House. Then, we chat with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (14:45), Shea Patterson (21:00), Ronnie Bell (24:20), Carlo Kemp (27:50) and Josh Metellus (29:15).

Nov 16, 2019
In the Trenches 77 - MSU Preview, Thomas, Wilson
00:49:16

Jon analyzes the Wolverines' matchup with Michigan State from all angles, including his observations from MSU-Illinois, a scouting report on the Spartans' offense and defense, and what Michigan must do to win on Saturday. Then, Jon sits down with Michigan natives Ambry Thomas (20:45) and Tru Wilson (27:30) to discuss the meaning of this in-state rivalry. We finish up with some Big 10 and national topics and another fantastic Locker Room Speech.

Nov 13, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - November 11, 2019
00:57:27

On this week's radio show, Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and a pair of defensive linemen, Aidan Hutchinson and Qwity Paye, to talk about this weekend's matchup with Michigan State.

Nov 12, 2019
In the Trenches 76 - Don Brown, Chase Winovich
01:04:04

After a "Seven from 77" that covers a ton of topics, Jon catches up with Defensive Coordinator Don Brown on his defense's improvements since the Wisconsin game, the emergence of several young players and the outlook for the rest of the season. Then, former Wolverine and current New England Patriot Chase Winovich joins us to talk about his first season in the NFL, what it's like to have Tom Brady as a teammate, and what lessons from college he has applied in the pros.

Nov 06, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - November 4, 2019
00:59:51

Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis to discuss Saturday's win over Maryland, break down the offense's improvements in recent weeks, map out the bye week and much more.

Nov 05, 2019
In the Trenches 75 - Maryland Postgame
00:20:49

Jon breaks down Michigan's impressive victory at Maryland on Saturday, including the success of the running game, the performance by Josh Metellus and the big plays on special teams. We also chat with Jim Harbaugh (8:00), Jon Runyan, Jr., (11:30), Aidan Hutchinson (12:45), Cam McGrone (15:00) and Metellus (17:00).

Nov 03, 2019
In the Trenches 74 - Maryland Preview, Bredeson
00:44:12

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon offers his final thoughts on the Notre Dame game and previews the Wolverines' trip to Maryland this weekend. Then, he sits down with captain Ben Bredeson to discuss the feelings after Saturday's win, break down why the offense has thrived lately and talk about the team's goals the rest of the season (22:00). Also, Halloween candy rankings, desirable future non-conference opponents, another great Locker Room Speech and much more!

Oct 30, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - October 28, 2019
00:59:50

Fresh off Saturday's victory over Notre Dame, Head Coach Jim Harbaugh sits down with Jon Jansen on this week's "Inside Michigan Football" radio show. Also, Jon catches up with running backs coach Jay Harbaugh and Saturday's leading rusher Hassan Haskins.

Oct 29, 2019
In the Trenches 73 - Notre Dame Postgame
00:27:13

The Wolverines blasted Notre Dame 45-14, and we have you covered with Jon's postgame analysis. Plus, we chat with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, Carlo Kemp, Shea Patterson, Hassan Haskins and Cesar Ruiz.

Oct 27, 2019
In the Trenches 72 - Notre Dame Preview and Carlo Kemp
00:45:09

With a few days to reflect, Jon breaks down his key observations and thoughts from Saturday's loss to Penn State before turning to this Saturday's primetime matchup with Notre Dame. He discusses all of the key matchups and shares why this rivalry means so much to him. Then, captain Carlo Kemp joins the show to talk Penn State, Ronnie Bell, Notre Dame and this team's identity (19:00). We finish with another edition of "4th and Short" before Jon's Locker Room Speech.

Oct 23, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - October 21, 2019
01:00:03

We have a star-studded radio show in advance of the Notre Dame Game: head coach Jim Harbaugh, quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels, quarterback Shea Patterson and Michigan great Remy Hamilton.

Oct 22, 2019
In the Trenches 71 - Penn State Postgame
00:18:54

We break down Saturday's tough loss to Penn State, including what plagued the Wolverines early and what sparked them to get back in it late. Then, Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, linebackers Jordan Glasgow and Khaleke Hudson, and quarterback Shea Patterson join us, starting at the 8:30 mark.

Oct 20, 2019
In the Trenches 70 - Penn State Preview, Danna, Haskins
00:48:52

Jon looks ahead to Saturday's huge game with a "Seven from 77" fully dedicated to breaking down the matchup with Penn State. Then, he chats with defensive lineman Mike Danna (19:45) and running back Hassan Haskins (34:30) about last week's win over Illinois and this week's road trip. Toward the end, we introduce a new segment, "4th and Short," and deliver a big-time Locker Room Speech.

Oct 16, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - October 14, 2019
00:56:49

In advance of Saturday's huge game at Penn State, Jon chats with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, offensive lineman Jon Runyan, Jr., and offensive line coach Ed Warinner on this week's "Inside Michigan Football" radio show.

Oct 15, 2019
In the Trenches 69 - Illinois Postgame
00:27:09

Jon discusses the positives and negatives from Saturday's road win over Illinois. Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (9:30), quarterback Shea Patterson (13:45), running back Hassan Haskins (16:45), linebacker Jordan Glasgow (19:20) and defensive lineman Carlo Kemp (20:50) also join the program to talk about the win and share their early thoughts on Penn State.

Oct 12, 2019
In the Trenches 68 - Ruiz, Hill, Illinois Preview
00:52:30

Jon touches on several big topics during this week's Seven from 77, including his film observations from the win over Iowa, thoughts on the national perception of the program, and keys to Saturday's game against Illinois. Then, center Cesar Ruiz (27:15) and cornerback Lavert Hill (37:15) join the show. Also, we spotlight some young players shining for the Wolverines, rank our top five beards in honor of Lovie Smith, and share another great Locker Room Speech.

Oct 09, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - October 7, 2019
00:59:54

On this week's radio show, Jon and Head Coach Jim Harbaugh discuss Saturday's win over Iowa and look ahead to the upcoming road trip to Illinois. Then, captain Khaleke Hudson (29:00) and defensive coordinator Don Brown (45:15) stop by the program to discuss the defense's dominant performance last weekend.

Oct 08, 2019
In the Trenches 67 - Iowa Postgame
00:28:23

Jon breaks down the Wolverines' huge victory over Iowa at the Big House on Saturday, including his take on why Michigan enjoyed so much success defensively. Then, Jim Harbaugh (12:20), Josh Metellus (16:20), Ambry Thomas (17:35), Khaleke Hudson (20:40) and Shea Patterson (23:55) join the show.

Oct 05, 2019
In the Trenches 66 - McGrone, Collins, Iowa Preview
00:45:53

How can the Wolverines slow down Nate Stanley and the Iowa offense? How can Michigan's running game get going? What is the biggest key to Saturday's matchup with the Hawkeyes? Jon answers all those questions and more as we preview the huge game at the Big House. Then, Jon chats with linebacker Cam McGrone (21:45) and wide receiver Nico Collins (30:00) before his weekly Locker Room Speech.

Oct 02, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - September 30, 2019
00:59:51

Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to discuss Saturday's win over Rutgers and look ahead to this weekend's matchup with Iowa. Then, we talk tight ends with Nick Eubanks and Sherrone Moore.

Oct 01, 2019
In the Trenches 65 - Rutgers Postgame
00:27:26

The Wolverines get back in the win column on Saturday, and we break it all down here. Plus, Jim Harbaugh (11:30), Shea Patterson (17:40), Christian Turner (20:00), Cam McGrone (21:10), and Kwity Paye (23:20) share their thoughts on the victory. At the end of the episode, Jon gives his initial thoughts on next week's matchup with Iowa.

Sep 28, 2019
In the Trenches 64 - Runyan, Metellus, Rutgers Preview
00:48:30

With a few days to further analyze Saturday's game at Wisconsin, Jon shares his thoughts on what Michigan players and coaches can do to improve and looks ahead to this weekend's matchup with Rutgers. Then, offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr. (22:45) and defensive back Josh Metellus (35:45) detail what the team must do to turn things around. Jon concludes the episode with a Locker Room Speech that is for the team and the fans.

Sep 25, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - September 23, 2019
00:58:51

On this week's radio show, Jon and Head Coach Jim Harbaugh discuss Saturday's trip to Madison and look ahead to the matchup with Rutgers. Then, Linebacker Jordan Glasgow gives us a pulse of the locker room since Saturday, before Safeties Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Chris Partridge joins the program in the final two segments.

Sep 24, 2019
In the Trenches 63 - Wisconsin Postgame
00:21:04

Following Saturday's loss in Madison, Jon breaks down what went wrong for the Wolverines, and what they must do to bounce back. Then, we chat with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (9:30), Khaleke Hudson (14:00), Josh Metellus (15:30) and Nick Eubanks (16:15), before looking ahead to next week.

Sep 21, 2019
In the Trenches 62 - Wisconsin Preview, Uche, Bell, 10 Seconds
00:47:45

The Big 10 season is almost upon us! Jon previews the huge showdown with Wisconsin on Saturday by breaking down what the Wolverines did during Improvement Week, why Jonathan Taylor and Jack Coan have shined so far this season for the Badgers, and how the Wolverines can score against the strong Wisconsin defense. Then, Josh Uche (20:30) and Ronnie Bell (29:30) join the show before we finish with our "10 Second" game, as Jon discusses each Big 10 team in 10 seconds (or maybe a bit longer). This episode's presenting sponsor is Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical - learn more at familyheating.com!

Sep 18, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - September 16, 2019
00:58:31

In this week's edition of the "Inside Michigan Football" radio show, Jon chats with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh about improvement week and this weekend's matchup with Wisconsin. Then, Captain Carlo Kemp and Defensive Line Coach Shaun Nua stop by the Studio of Champions inside Schembechler Hall.

Sep 17, 2019
In the Trenches 61 - Aidan and Chris Hutchinson
01:02:40

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down what the Wolverines need to do during Improvement week, gives his initial thoughts on next week's matchup with Wisconsin and talks about what has stood out in the first two weeks of the season within the Big 10 and throughout college football. Then, defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson (25:45) and his father, former Michigan captain Chris Hutchinson (36:15), stop by the show. At the end of this week's episode, Jon shares what it was like to be in Washington D.C. during and after the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Sep 11, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - September 9, 2019
00:59:51

As Improvement Week gets underway for the Maize and Blue, Jon sits down with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh to discuss what he wants to see from his team heading into the Wisconsin game in two weeks. Jon also catches up with Director of Athletics Warde Manuel and former Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr.

Sep 10, 2019
In the Trenches 60 - Army Postgame
00:28:27

It was a wild one on Saturday at the Big House, as the Wolverines outlasted Army in double-overtime. Jon tells you what excited and frustrated him about Saturday's game, and we chat with Coach Harbaugh (11:20), Aidan Hutchinson (17:00), Josh Metellus (18:00), Lavert Hill (21:00), and Zach Charbonnet (23:00).

Sep 07, 2019
In the Trenches 59 - Mayfield, Thomas, Army Preview
00:52:51

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down some of Coach Harbaugh's comments from Monday's "Inside Michigan Football" episode. Then, he catches up with offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield (26:00) and defensive back Ambry Thomas (36:30) to discuss their strong performances on Saturday. We conclude with some talk about the defense before Jon summons a former U.S. President for his Locker Room Speech. This episode's presenting sponsor is Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical - learn more at familyheating.com!

Sep 04, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - September 2, 2019
00:59:57

Head Coach Jim Harbaugh discusses a ton of topics: the usage of quarterbacks Shea Patterson and Dylan McCaffrey, what impressed him about Zach Charbonnet's performance, Josh Gattis' first game as a play caller, why the four-game redshirt rule has changed college football so significantly, and much more. Then, Jon sits down with Offensive Line Coach Ed Warinner and guard Ben Bredeson to break down the play of the guys up front on Saturday.

Sep 03, 2019
In the Trenches 58 - MTSU Postgame
00:24:31

Jon breaks down Saturday's 40-21 win from all angles, including what he saw from the quarterback position, the offensive playmakers and the defense. Plus, we catch up with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (8:10), Shea Patterson (13:30), Zach Charbonnet (16:00), Ambry Thomas (18:00) and Jordan Glasgow (19:45).

Sep 01, 2019
In the Trenches 57 - Josh Ross and Anthony Campanile
00:43:12

It's game week! Jon previews the matchup with Middle Tennessee in this week's "Seven from 77" before linebacker Josh Ross (19:00) and linebackers coach Anthony Campanile (29:00) join the program. Then, Jon finishes the show with the season's first “Locker Room Speech,” one that is certain to get you fired up for Saturday night!

Aug 28, 2019
Inside Michigan Football - August 26, 2019
00:59:53

With Jon hosting "Inside Michigan Football" this season, we are going to include the full archives of these broadcasts on the In the Trenches feed (Don't worry - we'll still have our preview episodes on Wednesdays). In this week's episode, Jon talks to Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, Cornerbacks Coach Mike Zordich, junior defensive back Jaylen Kelly-Powell and sophomore defensive back Vincent Gray.

Aug 27, 2019
In the Trenches 56 - Ed Warinner, Fan Q&A
01:00:08

In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon tells fans what to expect from Jalen Mayfield at right tackle, breaks down the current running back group and gives his impressions of some Wolverines in the NFL. Then, Offensive Line Coach Ed Warinner stops by the show to discuss the situation at right tackle and share why the offensive line has become one of the team's biggest strengths (23:45). We conclude this week's episode with some fan-submitted questions via Twitter at @JonJansen77, e-mail at michiganwolverinesradio@gmail.com and text at 734-328-1760 (46:45).

Aug 21, 2019
In the Trenches 55 - Shea Patterson and Carlo Kemp
00:46:43

During this week's "Seven from 77," Jon breaks down the growth he has seen from quarterback Shea Patterson and highlights the offensive and defensive units he is most excited to see. Then, Jon catches up with Shea (18:40) and defensive lineman Carlo Kemp (28:45) to discuss camp and the upcoming season.

Aug 15, 2019
In the Trenches 54 - Phil Steele
00:45:13

Jon chats with college football expert Phil Steele, who discusses why he is high on the Wolverines in 2019, breaks down some of the key matchups on Michigan's schedule and shares his must-watch games of the college football season.

Aug 12, 2019
In the Trenches 53 - Josh Gattis and Don Brown
00:54:51

In our first "Seven from 77" of season two, Jon shares his early observations on the Wolverines and breaks down the offensive and defensive player he is most excited about for the 2019 season. Then, Jon sits down with offensive coordinator Josh Gattis (23:15) and defensive coordinator Don Brown (39:30) to get their thoughts on the first week of camp.

Aug 08, 2019
In the Trenches 52 - Ben Bredeson, Jordan Glasgow, Khaleke Hudson
00:50:45

Jon catches up with the Wolverines' three player representatives heading to Big 10 Media Days - Ben Bredeson (14:00), Jordan Glasgow (28:00) and Khaleke Hudson (36:30). Jon also discusses the lead-up to fall camp, the offense "frustrating" the defense at times, and--of course--bacon!

Jul 17, 2019
In the Trenches 51 - Erik Bakich
00:37:49
We check in with Michigan baseball head coach Erik Bakich, who talks about this magical ride, the resilience of his club and why it is important to make this season about more than the results between the lines (11:00). Jon also gets a little fired up about the approaching football season at the end of the show (shocking, we know).
Jun 19, 2019
In the Trenches 50 - Warde Manuel
00:41:24
Jon sits down with Michigan's Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel to discuss the hiring of Juwan Howard (4:30), the trip to South Africa (20:00), the football schedule (26:00) and much more.
Jun 05, 2019
In the Trenches 49 - Jake Long
00:52:06
After Jon and Brian share their thoughts on John Beilein's departure, Jon sits down with former Michigan great and fellow #77 Jake Long. Also, be sure to stay tuned for some great news at the end of the podcast.
May 20, 2019
In the Trenches 48 - Jason and Tammi Carr
00:31:09
With the 3rd Annual Champions for Change Gala coming up on May 18, Jon sits down with Jason and Tammi Carr of the ChadTough Foundation about the progress being made to find a cure for the deadliest form of pediatric brain cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please visit chadtough.org/gala.
May 08, 2019
In the Trenches 47 - McCaffrey, Patterson & More from Saturday
00:53:00
After Jon answers some fan-submitted questions, we catch up with the Wolverines' top two quarterbacks - Dylan McCaffrey (25:30) and Shea Patterson (37:15). Plus, Carlo Kemp (39:45), Andrew Stueber (43:15) and Aidan Hutchinson (47:30) stop by to discuss Saturday's open practice and what’s ahead for the Wolverines.
Apr 17, 2019
In the Trenches 46 - Ed Warinner and Spring Game Preview
00:46:51
Jon looks ahead to Saturday's Spring Game at the Big House during this week's "Seven from 77" before chatting with Offensive Line Coach Ed Warinner about the improvement of the four returning starters, the great battle at right tackle and much more (18:30).
Apr 10, 2019
In the Trenches 45 - Spring Practice Observations; Tru Wilson
00:34:55
In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon Jansen breaks down what he has noticed so far in Spring Practice and what names you should keep an eye on during Saturday's open practice at the Big House. Then, running back Tru Wilson joins the program to talk about Josh Gattis and the new offense, how the running backs fit into the #SpeedInSpace mindset and much more (22:15).
Apr 03, 2019
In the Trenches 44 - Mason, Eubanks, Gattis and Basketball Talk
00:44:44
In this week's "Seven from 77," Jon reacts to some sound from new Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis, shares his early observations on Spring Practice and discusses the men's basketball team's run to the Sweet 16, with some thoughts from several players on the team. Then, Ben Mason (26:15) stops by to talk about his new positions, and Nick Eubanks (35:30) drops in to discuss his transition into Gattis' new offense.
Mar 27, 2019
In the Trenches 43 - Bredeson, Kemp and Coach Harbaugh Clips
00:35:51
Jon chats with Ben Bredeson (17:30) and Carlo Kemp (26:30) about the start of Spring Practice and their expectations for the next few months. Plus, Jon breaks down some of the items Coach Harbaugh discussed in Monday's press conference, including the quarterback situation, Christian Turner's rise and Ben Mason's new positions.
Mar 20, 2019
In the Trenches 42 - Shea Patterson, Josh Metellus, Butch Woolfolk
00:46:18
With Spring Practice on the horizon, Jon welcomes Shea Patterson (19:15) and Josh Metellus (25:00) to the show. He also discusses Michigan's upcoming Pro Day, breaks down the importance of Spring Practice and catches up with former Wolverines great Butch Woolfolk.
Mar 13, 2019
In the Trenches 41 - Fitness and Nutrition Edition
00:52:54
With Spring Practice on the horizon, Jon sits down with two important members of the Michigan football program: Ben Herbert, Director of Strength and Conditioning (10:30), and Abigail O'Connor, Director of Football Nutrition (32:00). Jon also shares his thoughts on the six Wolverines who participated in last week's NFL Combine and reinforces his love of bacon.
Mar 06, 2019
In the Trenches 40 - Jake Rudock and Offseason Talk
00:44:31
In this week's edition of "Seven from 77," Jon illustrates what this time of year is like for the Wolverines, shares some great stories from his experience at the NFL Combine and delivers a few food-related hot takes. Then, former Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock joins the show to talk about his new opportunity with the Dolphins, his unique relationship with Jim Harbaugh and the graduate transfer process (27:00).
Feb 27, 2019
In the Trenches 39 - McDaniels, Campanile and Nua
00:54:27
Jon catches up with three new members of the Wolverines' coaching staff - quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels (19:30), defensive assistant Anthony Campanile (31:15) and defensive line coach Shaun Nua (43:00). Plus, Jon discusses Michigan's motivation, some potential NFL destinations for draft-eligible Wolverines and how to knock Valentine's Day out of the park.
Feb 14, 2019
In the Trenches 38 - John Beilein
00:27:15
In a special basketball edition, Jon sits down with John Beilein to discuss Tuesday's emphatic home win over Ohio State, his team's growth during this 20-1 start and what the Wolverines must do to improve heading down the stretch.
Jan 30, 2019
In the Trenches 37 - Josh Gattis
00:57:05
After sharing some thoughts on the early stages of the offseason, Michigan basketball's 17-0 start and the NFL Playoffs, Jon welcomes new Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis (26:00) to the podcast for a great interview. Gattis talks about his decision to come to Michigan, his approach to developing an offense around his personnel and much more. Then, Jon answers some fan-submitted questions.
Jan 16, 2019
In the Trenches 36 - Florida Postgame
00:22:43
Jon breaks down Saturday's Peach Bowl, discusses what excites him most about the preparation for the 2019 season and fills you in on what transpires between now and the season opener. Plus, Jim Harbaugh (7:30), Tyree Kinnel (9:45), Khaleke Hudson (12:30) and Ben Bredeson (15:30) share their thoughts on the tough loss.
Dec 29, 2018
In the Trenches 35 - Peach Bowl Preview and Signing Day Recap
01:06:35
Jon breaks down the matchup with Florida in the Peach Bowl from all angles in this week's edition of "Seven from 77." Then, Jon talks about the exciting class of new Wolverines with Director of Recruiting Matt Dudek (19:15). Also on the show, Jon details his dancing abilities, shares how he learned how to punch and delivers the final locker room speech of 2018.
Dec 21, 2018
In the Trenches 34 - Shea Patterson, Ben Bredeson and Chase Winovich
00:58:36
Jon recaps the Michigan Football Awards Show with Shea Patterson (19:30), Ben Bredeson (26:00) and Chase Winovich (32:15), including a cameo from Chase’s parents. Also, Jon discusses his unique weekend, breaks down the week that was in college football and previews each bowl game in 10-second intervals.
Dec 12, 2018
In the Trenches 33 - Lloyd Carr; First Glance at Peach Bowl
01:07:02
After Jon shares his initial thoughts on Michigan's matchup with Florida in the Peach Bowl, Lloyd Carr stops by the show to reminisce about 1997 and discuss Charles Woodson's induction into the College Football Hall of Fame (26:00). Jon also talks about the situation at Ohio State, the bowl schedule for the Wolverines and his favorite Christmas movies and songs.
Dec 05, 2018
In the Trenches 32 - Devin Bush
00:44:57
Jon sits down with Devin Bush, the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year, to talk about his outstanding season (18:45). Also, Jon looks ahead to the bowl game and answers some fan-submitted questions about Saturday's loss and the Wolverines' future.
Nov 28, 2018
In the Trenches 31 - Ohio State Postgame
00:11:42
Jon shares his thoughts on Saturday's tough loss in Columbus. You will also hear from Jim Harbaugh (4:00), Nico Collins (5:40), Grant Perry (7:30) and Sean McKeon (8:40).
Nov 25, 2018
In the Trenches 30 - Previewing The Game
00:51:30
The Game is almost here. Jon gets you ready for the clash in Columbus with a full breakdown of the matchup, some stories from his three wins over Ohio State and a locker room speech that leaves him out of breath. Carlo Kemp (22:15) and Ben Bredeson (33:15) also stop by the program to talk about the greatest rivalry in sports.
Nov 21, 2018
In the Trenches 29 - Indiana Postgame
00:21:38
Jon breaks down Michigan's 31-20 win over Indiana on Senior Day at the Big House, including which player embodied the definition of a Michigan Man and why the Wolverines rallied in the second half. Then, Jim Harbaugh (6:00), Jacob Moody (10:20), Karan Higdon (11:50), Tyree Kinnel (13:50) and Rashan Gary (16:00) join the show before Jon gives his initial thoughts on next Saturday's clash in Columbus.
Nov 18, 2018
In the Trenches 28 - Indiana Preview and Four Seniors
01:03:30
In advance of Senior Day at the Big House, Jon speaks with four student-athletes from the Wolverines' impactful senior class - Karan Higdon (23:00), Grant Perry (29:15), Chase Winovich (34:00) and Tyree Kinnel (46:00). Before those conversations, Jon shares his thoughts on the Indiana game, the CFP rankings and much more. We finish up the show with some fan-submitted questions and Jon's weekly locker room speech!
Nov 14, 2018
In the Trenches 27 - Rutgers Postgame
00:19:59
Jon discusses all of the positives from Saturday's 42-7 victory at Rutgers, including Karan Higdon's 1,000-yard season, Shea Patterson's strong effort and the Wolverines' ability to deal with chilly conditions. Then, Jim Harbaugh (4:45), Shea Patterson (9:30), Chris Evans (11:30), Nico Collins (13:45) and Lawrence Marshall (14:45) join the show before a quick look-ahead to Indiana.
Nov 11, 2018
In the Trenches 26 - CFP Talk; Rutgers Preview; Three Players
00:51:25
After one last look at Saturday's drubbing of Penn State, Jon shares his thoughts on the Wolverines' new spot in the College Football Playoff Top 4. Then, Cesar Ruiz (22:45), Zach Gentry (30:00) and Ben Mason (36:30) stop by the show before we conclude with some Storytime with Jon Jansen. Oh, and you won't want to miss BOTH of Jon's locker room speeches this week.
Nov 07, 2018
In the Trenches 25 - Penn State Postgame
00:26:54
You better believe that Jon is ecstatic after Michigan's thumping of Penn State on Saturday at the Big House. He shares his thoughts on the Wolverines' eighth consecutive win before Jim Harbaugh (9:00), Josh Metellus (14:45), David Long (17:45), Shea Patterson (18:45) and Karan Higdon (21:30) join the show.
Nov 04, 2018
In the Trenches 24 - Penn State Preview and Three Players
01:01:24
Once again, it's game week! Jon gets you ready for the matchup with Penn State in today's "Seven from 77." Then, we catch up with Chase Winovich (18:30), Carlo Kemp (26:45) and Karan Higdon (37:00). The show concludes with a fan Q&A segment and Jon's locker room speech heading into Saturday's game. Also included: best and worst Halloween costumes, and is a jalapeño a fruit?
Oct 31, 2018
In the Trenches 23 - Three Players and the 10-Second Timer
01:06:55
Jon is still ecstatic after Saturday's win. He shares some more thoughts on what transpired in East Lansing during this week's edition of "7 from 77." Then, it's the return of the 10-Second Timer--Jon discusses 10 topics in 10 seconds (24:00). The show concludes with three interviews--Tyree Kinnel (31:30), Grant Perry (37:30) and Jon Runyan, Jr. (43:20)--and a fan Q&A segment.
Oct 24, 2018
In the Trenches 22 - Michigan State Postgame
00:24:46
You don't want to miss any of the reaction and analysis from East Lansing. Jon breaks down all the fun from Saturday's win before Jim Harbaugh (9:00), Tyree Kinnel (13:20), Chase Winovich (14:35), Shea Patterson (18:05) and Karan Higdon (21:10) join the show.
Oct 21, 2018
In the Trenches 21 - MSU Preview and Three Players
00:49:28
Jon helps you gear up for Saturday's huge matchup with Michigan State by breaking down the game from all angles. Then, Michigan natives Josh Ross (17:15), Lawrence Marshall (23:00) and Tru Wilson (28:00) join the show to discuss the rivalry. We finish the episode with a special Q&A segment and a locker room-esque speech from Jon.
Oct 17, 2018
In the Trenches 20 - Wisconsin Postgame
00:21:55
Jon is fired up after Saturday's emphatic win over Wisconsin at the Big House. After Jon's breakdown of the victory, Jim Harbaugh (7:15), Karan Higdon (10:00), Ben Bredeson (12:30), Josh Metellus (14:40) and Lavert Hill (17:20) join the show. Then, Jon shares his initial thoughts on next week's battle with Michigan State.
Oct 14, 2018
In the Trenches 19 - Wisconsin Preview and Four Players
00:50:33
Jon sizes up Michigan's primetime matchup with Wisconsin from all angles at the beginning of the show. Then, Devin Bush (17:30), Devin Gil (23:40), Sean McKeon (28:00) and Zach Gentry (33:45) join the program. Jon finishes up this week’s episode by answering some fan-submitted questions and discussing what Michigan-Wisconsin means to him (41:00).
Oct 10, 2018
In the Trenches 18 - Maryland Postgame
00:24:51
Jon breaks down Michigan's Homecoming victory over Maryland on Saturday. Also, we catch up with Jim Harbaugh (7:30), Karan Higdon (11:50), Grant Perry (14:20), Donovan Peoples-Jones (17:15) and Tyree Kinnel (18:20) to get their thoughts on the Wolverines' fifth straight win.
Oct 07, 2018
In the Trenches 17 - Higdon, Runyan Jr., Eubanks and Kemp
00:50:05
Jon takes one more look back at the Northwestern win before discussing Saturday’s clash with Maryland. Also, Karan Higdon (17:10), Jon Runyan Jr. (25:05), Nick Eubanks (30:00) and Carlo Kemp (34:00) join the show. Plus, Jon talks a little baseball, shares an important anniversary and answers some fan-submitted questions.
Oct 03, 2018
In the Trenches 16 - Northwestern Postgame
00:21:52
Jon reviews Saturday's come-from-behind victory at Northwestern before Jim Harbaugh (7:10), Josh Uche (10:30), Chase Winovich (11:30), Josh Ross (15:50) and Zach Gentry (18:05) share their thoughts on the thrilling win.
Sep 30, 2018
In the Trenches 15 - Nico Collins, Ben Bredeson and Lavert Hill
01:01:48
With one-third of the regular season in the books, Jon sizes up the Wolverines' first four games and previews Saturday's trip to Northwestern. Then, Nico Collins (20:15), Ben Bredeson (25:20) and Lavert Hill (37:00) stop by the show before Jon answers some fan-submitted questions.
Sep 26, 2018
In the Trenches 14 - Nebraska Postgame
00:26:55
Jon breaks down Michigan's dominant win over Nebraska, including his thoughts on the improvements of the offensive line and special teams. Interviews with Jim Harbaugh (10:30), Ben Bredeson (14:20), Ben Mason (15:30), Josh Metellus (18:30) and Devin Bush (22:00) are also included.
Sep 23, 2018
In the Trenches 13 - The Big 10 in 10 Seconds and Ed Warriner
00:51:04
Jon looks ahead to Big 10 play by previewing each team in 10-second intervals, prompting some very interesting answers. Then, Ed Warriner stops by to talk about the Wolverines' offensive line (21:45) before Jon answers some more fan-submitted questions (41:30).
Sep 19, 2018
In the Trenches 12 - SMU Postgame
00:23:48
Jon analyzes the Wolverines' 45-20 victory over SMU on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. We also share interviews with Jim Harbaugh (7:45), Shea Patterson (11:30), Donovan Peoples-Jones (13:30), Josh Metellus (15:20) and Devin Bush (16:30).
Sep 16, 2018
In the Trenches 11 - Jordan Glasgow, Carlo Kemp and Tru Wilson
00:57:27
Jon examines Saturday's matchup with SMU, shares some early thoughts on the Big 10 and the national scene in college football and remembers his time in Washington after 9-11. Then, Jordan Glasgow (17:00), Carlo Kemp (29:00) and Tru Wilson (35:00) stop by the show before Jon answers some fan questions (43:30).
Sep 12, 2018
In the Trenches 10 - Western Michigan Postgame
00:21:29
Jon breaks down the Wolverines' dominant victory over Western Michigan on Saturday. The episode also includes interviews with Jim Harbaugh (6:40), Shea Patterson (10:25), Karan Higdon (11:45), Nico Collins (14:10), Brad Hawkins (16:30) and David Long (18:30).
Sep 09, 2018
In the Trenches 9 - Gary, Hudson, Collins and McKeon
00:42:34
Jon explains why this can still be a championship season for Michigan before chatting with four key Wolverines: Rashan Gary (18:40), Khaleke Hudson (23:00), Nico Collins (27:00) and Sean McKeon (33:30). The show concludes with Jon discussing his first game at the Big House.
Sep 05, 2018
In the Trenches 8 - Notre Dame Postgame
00:14:57
Jon shares his thoughts from Michigan's road loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. The episode also features postgame interviews with Jim Harbaugh (5:50), Shea Patterson (7:30), Karan Higdon (9:30) and Ambry Thomas (11:20).
Sep 02, 2018
In the Trenches 7 - Notre Dame Preview and Mike Tirico
00:59:55
After reliving some of the great moments in the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry at the beginning of the show, Jon breaks down Saturday's game from all angles (7:15). Then, NBC broadcaster and Ann Arbor resident Mike Tirico joins the podcast to preview the Irish and throw a few jabs at Jon (20:30). The show concludes with Jon answering some fan-submitted questions (46:30).
Aug 29, 2018
In the Trenches 6 - QB Situation, Sherrone Moore and Michael Zordich
00:38:12
Jon analyzes the announcement of Shea Patterson as the Wolverines' starting quarterback at the top of the show. Then, Jon catches up with Tight Ends Coach Sherrone Moore (10:45) and Cornerbacks Coach Michael Zordich (19:00). The show concludes with a great story from Jon Falk (33:00).
Aug 23, 2018
In the Trenches 5 - Grant Newsome
00:40:44
After announcing his retirement from football earlier this week, Grant Newsome discusses his injury, return attempt and future with fellow #77 Jon Jansen (1:00). Teammates Ben Bredeson (29:00) and Patrick Kugler (36:00) also share their thoughts on Newsome's impact both on and off the field.
Aug 21, 2018
In the Trenches 4 - Don Brown and Braylon Edwards
00:40:17
Jon breaks down Michigan's highly-touted defense with Defensive Coordinator Don Brown (3:00). Also, Wolverines legend Braylon Edwards, now with Big Ten Network, shares his impressions of the Wolverines (26:00), and Jon answers some more fan-submitted questions (33:30).
Aug 15, 2018
In the Trenches 3 - LaMarr Woodley
00:43:35
Jon and former Michigan great LaMarr Woodley share stories about their time at Michigan (5:50) before we answer some questions from fans via Twitter, email and text (28:45). Before all of that, Jon does a little singing that will make you feel like a "Victor" after hearing it.
Aug 08, 2018
In the Trenches 2 - Ben Herbert
00:41:30
Jon answers fans questions via twitter, text and email (4:15) before welcoming new Director of Strength and Conditioning Ben Herbert to the program. Herbert discusses his career path, why he came to Michigan, the similarities between Russell Wilson and Shea Patterson and much more (15:00).
Aug 01, 2018
In the Trenches 1 - Karan Higdon, Chase Winovich and Tyree Kinnel
00:56:28
In the inaugural episode of In the Trenches, Jon Jansen sits down with the three men who represented Michigan at Big 10 Football Media Day: Karan Higdon (2:50), Chase Winovich (21:40) and Tyree Kinnel (38:40). Also, Jon shares a great story from his first training camp at Michigan (49:35). You can ask Jon a question via Twitter (@JonJansen77), Email (michiganwolverinesradio@gmail.com) or Text (734-328-1760).
Jul 25, 2018