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Derrick Ryan

About Derrick Ryan

What's up guys. I'm Derrick Ryan, the Webmaster for this site. I'm also an editor and blogger for The BluePrint Blog. Aside from these responsibilities, I also work full-time at a Fortune 500 company in IT, in my not-so-spare time. In addition to the above, I also love spending time with my family. I have a beautiful wife and was blessed with twin children, a boy and a girl. Our children keep us busy with sports, school and music, but I also enjoy video games (hit me on on XBox Live: DertyDoc), movies, music, camping, and cooking (I'm a goon with the spoon). Lastly, I'm extremely passionate about the University of Michigan and Michigan Athletics. GO BLUE! P.S. -Thank you RaSean aka Michigan Man Ray for giving people like me a platform to express my interests and opinions.

BluePrint Reacts: Tim Drevno Resigns

BluePrint Reacts: Tim Drevno Resigns

(Featured Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier, DFP) Happy Friday to the great city of Ann Arbor, whether you were a fan or not, Offensive Coordinator Tim Drevno has resigned (CC:TheWolverineLounge.com).  With the news hitting the airwaves, blogs, Social Media and everything in between, we felt it would be fun to share our reactions to this news. Think of this as a round table podcast, in written

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Tale of the Tape: Week 10 Michigan vs. Minnesota

Tale of the Tape: Week 10 Michigan vs. Minnesota

Quick recap of last week: Michigan faced Rutgers as heavy favorites.  The game looked to be way closer than expected with the Wolverine offense struggling to find rhythm once again, until towards the end of the first half.  It was at this point when Coach Harbaugh and staff decided it was time to give RS Freshman QB, Brandon Peters, a shot.  Best decision ever. Peters

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Tale of The Tape: Week 8 Michigan @ Penn State

Tale of The Tape: Week 8 Michigan @ Penn State

Last week Michigan started their two-game road-trip by venturing to Bloomington, where they faced Indiana in a crazy game.  Crazy games seem to be the theme when those two teams meet, at least as of late. Nonetheless, Michigan was able to pull off an OT victory thanks to solid defense along with RB Karan Higdon having a career day.  Higdon toted the rock 25 times

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Tale of the Tape: Week 7 Michigan @ Indiana

Tale of the Tape: Week 7 Michigan @ Indiana

I think this is where I’m supposed to go all “the honeymoon’s over”, “Natty or bust”, “This staff needs to produce or else”, but there’s enough of that from the dark, dampened, and disturbed parts of the Michigan Fan Base.  Plus, that just isn’t my style, nor does that thought process really fit logically.  Yes, Michigan dropped a game to a rival that they should

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Disappointed – To be or not to be, that’s the question

Disappointed – To be or not to be, that’s the question

Five games into the season and clearly there are some things to be happy about and some things that cause disappointment, as we reflect on the season thus far. The Michigan fan-base is a divided mess, which is not uncommon, as even John U. Bacon has been quoted as saying “Michigan fans aren’t happy unless they’re unhappy” and he too sees things to be unhappy

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Dear Michigan Fans – Part II

Dear Michigan Fans – Part II

It was the season opener in 2007, where Michigan faced an overlooked opponent and expected to crush the competition.  Most fans, as most Michigan fans tend to be, were cocky and saw no way that this Michigan team could lose this game. Little did they know, App. State had won the previous 2 FCS/Division I-AA Football championships, and would go on to win a third

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