Brandon Folsom

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  • last login Nov 09, 2013
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Brandon Folsom is the Western Michigan football beat reporter for SB Nation and a sports writer for MLive.com.

He is a member of the National Football Foundation, Maxwell Football Club, Football Writers Association of America, and United States Basketball Writers Association. He is a College Football Hall of Fame voter and voter for the following awards:

- Chuck Bednarik Award (College Defensive Player of the Year)
- The Maxwell Award (College Player of the Year)
- Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award
- Oscar Robertson Trophy (National Player of the Year)
- Henry Iba Award (Coach of the Year)
- Wayman Tisdale Award (National Freshman of the Year)
- Ann Meyers Drysdale Award (Women’s Player of the Year)
- Women’s Coach of the Year
- Women’s Freshman of the Year
- Men’s and Women’s All-America Teams

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Tampa Bay signs former U-M lineman Omameh

The Buccaneers stole a former Michigan player the 49ers were hiding on their practice squad.

Hoke talks Funchess' Legends number

Was sophomore tight end Devin Funchess derserving of a Michigan Football Legends number? Hoke thinks so.

CMU's Enos praises Michigan before season opener

Fourth-year Central Michigan coach Dan Enos knows he has a big task, when it comes to beating Michigan in the season opener.

Shane Morris, Brian Cleary split backup reps

Your guess is as good as Al Borges' when it comes to figuring out who will win the No. 2 quarterback spot this fall.

Big Ten to face ACC in Detroit Lions bowl in 2014

It is official: Starting in 2014, the Big Ten Conference squares off against the Atlantic Coast Conference in a to-be-named bowl game at Ford Field in Detroit.

U-M's Abby Cole caps stellar high school career

Michigan freshman Abby Cole finshed her high school career Friday by playing in the MIVCA Mizuno All-Star Match at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.

Michigan debuts at No. 17 in USA Today poll

The coaches have voted and the results are in: Michigan is the No. 17 ranked team in the nation.

Twitter's CEO verifies George Campbell's commitment to Michigan


The CEO of Twitter, Dick Costolo, tweeted out his amazement of Michigan landing 2015 wide receiver George Campbell on Sunday. I don't know what's more amazing: the fact that the CEO of Twitter, a Michigan graduate, is interested in U-M recruiting or the fact that a person with over 1 million followers only got 40 retweets -- regardless of the context?

Hoke hopes Jake Ryan returns in October

Should injured linebacker Jake Ryan return this season from a torn ACL, it would an incredible comeback story.

Michigan has back up quarterback questions

Michigan has its sure-thing at quarterback in Devin Gardner. Now the team needs to shore up its back up quarterback position and decide who is the best available option.

Lewan earns Walter Camp Award honors

Michigan tackle Taylor Lewan earns Walter Camp Award preseason watch list honors

2016 DT Rashan Gary shows interest in Michigan

One name to keep tucked away in your mind is Rashan Gary, the 2016 defensive tackle from Scotch Plains, N.J. (Fanwood). The 6-foot-4, 280-pound sophomore has been recruited by several national...

Branden Oliver earns Doak Walker honors

The Mid-American Conference placed seven running backs on the Doak Walker preseason watch list Thursday, including Buffalo senior Branden Oliver.

Doak Walker Award snubs Fitz Toussaint

Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint did not catch the eye of the Doak Walker Award.

Detroit Lions, Big Ten finalize six-year bowl deal

The Detroit Lions and the Big Ten made it official Wednesday: the conference will play in a to-be-named bowl for the next six years at Ford Field.

Devin Gardner earns Davey O’Brien Award honors

Devin Gardner earned his second watch list honor of the preseason Wednesday, as the Davey O'Brien Award recognized him as a quarterback who could have a huge season in 2013.

Mike Mayock: Devin Gardner has got a buggy whip

Hang in there, sports fans. Watch list season ends Friday, and Big Ten Media Days are July 24 and 25. You can nearly smell the start of the college football season from here. LINKS Michigan QB...

Jeremy Gallon earns Biletnikoff Award honors

He may be small and undersized, but he is certainly a game breaker. Jeremy Gallon earned preseason watch list honors Tuesday.

Former Michigan linebacker Mike Jones will "likely be a starter from the get-go" for Western Michigan

Former Michigan linebacker Mike Jones transferred to Western Michigan for more playing time. MLive announced Monday he will likely be a starter when the season starts.

Lewan, Gardner in SI's CFB "Draft"

Sports Illustrated writer Andy Staples lists offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and quarterback Devin Gardner among college football's best.

Michigan’s Lewan, Ryan earn Lombardi Award honors

Despite his major injury, linebacker Jake Ryan earned preseason watch list honors Monday.

Khalil Mack earns Butkus Award watch list honors

Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack is the second Bulls defender to earn preseason watch list honors.

Buffalo DB Najja Johnson earns watch list honors

On Friday, Buffalo senior Najja Johnson went from former walk-on to a nationally recognized defensive back by picking up watch list honors.

Michigan not among teams after quarterback Brewer

Michigan would benefit from adding former Texas quarterback Connor Brewer, but it is not a likely option for Wolverines coach Brady Hoke.

Jim Thorpe Award snubs Michigan safety Gordon

For the first day this week, a Michigan football player was not named to an award 2013 preseason watch list.

Maize N Brew on ESPN 96.1 (7-11-13)

ESPN 96.1 read one of my articles over the air and provided several comments about the points I made.

Big Ten releases Michigan schedule for 2016, 2017

With the Big Ten's announcement Thursday, Michigan's 2016 schedule is officially completed.

Taylor Lewan makes Outland Trophy watch list

No Michigan player has had a busier week than offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, as he earned his second preseason watch list honor since Monday.

Big Ten non-conference power rankings

It's about time we got into the power rankings clubhouse. Here, we break down all 12 Big Ten schools and the non-conference schedules each team put together.

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