Michigan Rumors & News

  • Report: Michigan Considering A “Lifetime Deal” For Harbaugh

    CBS Detroit "Almost since the day Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach at Michigan, it’s been rumored that he could return to the NFL. How about the alternative: Could Harbaugh stay in Ann Arbor forever? Per former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, Michigan wants to make it happen. Quinn, now a college..." November 21

  • Michigan football's OL woes continue to haunt offense, stunt growth

    Detroit Free Press "It's the problem that just won't disappear. It's the biggest thing standing between Jim Harbaugh's football program and all the success everyone in it, surrounding it and supporting it wants. Michigan's offensive line. "(We'll) work on it," Harbaugh said Monday afternoon. "We'll get..." November 21

  • Brandon Peters in concussion protocol; playing status uncertain

    Detroit News "Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters is in concussion protocol after taking a hard hit at Wisconsin last Saturday and his availability the upcoming rivalry game against Ohio State is uncertain. “He’ll be coming in shortly,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. “He was seen (Sunday) and we’ll..." November 20

  • Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan tenure isn’t going as well as expected

    Pro Football Talk "Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh has a habit of staying at each of his coaching stops only four years at a time. University of San Diego, four years. Stanford, four years. 49ers, four years. But none of those tenures ended because Harbaugh was struggling. To the contrary, he has consistently performed..." November 19

  • Brandon Peters leaves game on cart after being hit hard by Wisconsin defender

    ESPN "Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters left Saturday's game on a medical cart after being hit hard by a Wisconsin defender in the third quarter. Badgers linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel hit Peters as he released a pass on third down, and then quickly began motioning to the Michigan sideline for..." November 18

  • Jim Harbaugh: Expand the playoff to 16 teams

    Yardbarker "The format of college football’s championship has been a popular topic over the last decade, and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh wants to see the current tournament expanded. According to Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News, Harbaugh told 97.1 The Ticket that he’d quadruple the number of College..." November 01

  • Jim Harbaugh won’t commit to starting Brandon Peters

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will not say for sure that redshirt freshman quarterback Brandon Peters will start against Minnesota on Saturday in the night game at Michigan Stadium. Peters played most of the game against Rutgers last Saturday, coming in with 7:01 left in the first half and..." October 30

  • Alabama flips 4-star OL Emil Ekiyor from Michigan

    Land of 10 "Michigan has lost its top-rated 2018 commit to Alabama. Offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor Jr. of Indianapolis Cathedral High School announced Sunday via Twitter that he has changed his mind about signing with the Wolverines and instead is committing to the Crimson Tide. Ekiyor, a 4-star prospect..." October 29

  • Michigan QB Wilton Speight has ‘good chance to play this year’

    Larry Brown Sports "Wilton Speight has a chance to return this season for Michigan, his father says. Speight’s father spoke with The Detroit News and shared an update on his son, who is recovering from three fractured vertebrae suffered on Sept. 23 against Purdue. “He’s got a good chance to play this year,”..." October 28

  • Speight’s father decries Purdue's handling of son’s injury

    Detroit News "As Wilton Speight lay on the field, sacked and then hit by a second Purdue defender, his parents urgently made their way toward the locker room. Bobby and Martha Speight, worried about their son, could not have anticipated what would transpire over the next few hours, when they thought the..." October 27

  • If Jim Harbaugh 'fails' at Michigan, it says more about the Wolverines than Harbaugh

    USA Today "The snickering has started across college football, from coaches meetings in the Big Ten to radio shows in the South. Hey, that’s what happens when you’re Jim Harbaugh and you parachute back in from the NFL with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, when you spend nearly three years as a whirling..." October 25

  • Michigan’s Lavert Hill regrets ‘inappropriate gesture’

    Detroit News "Michigan cornerback Lavert Hill apologized Monday for his “inappropriate gesture” directed toward Penn State fans at the end of the Wolverines’ loss to the Nittany Lions on Saturday. “I sincerely regret my inappropriate gesture at the end of Saturday’s football game,” Hill said in a statement...." October 23

  • Michigan lands 4-star TE Mustapha Muhammad

    Land of 10 "Michigan got its 15th commitment for the Class of 2018 Friday when 4-star TE Mustapha Muhammad announced his intention to join the Wolverines. Muhammad made his announcement prior to Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point High School’s homecoming game against Fort Bend Dulles. Muhammad is the..." October 21

  • UM’s Harbaugh: Blaming QB is ‘low-hanging fruit’

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh emphasized yet again the offensive hiccups are not because of one player, but the entire unit and pointed at the “low-hanging fruit” for always singling out the quarterback when things go wrong. Harbaugh, appearing Wednesday morning on the “Jamie and Stoney” show on..." October 18

  • Michigan QB Wilton Speight 'likely' out for season with broken vertebrae

    CBS Sports "Michigan's 14-10 loss to Michigan State is being compounded by more bad news regarding Week 1 starting quarterback Wilton Speight. Speight suffered three broken vertebrae in his back and is "likely" to miss the rest of the season against Purdue, according to ESPN. He will be re-evaluated in..." October 08

  • Jim Harbaugh's son recalls coming out story, support from his father

    USA Today "James Harbaugh Jr., the son of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, remembers the moment he told his father he was gay. And his father's response. Harbaugh Jr. gave a wide-ranging interview with the Boston-based "Two Outs" podcast with WEEI's Alex Reimer and the Boston Globe's Steve Buckley...." October 06

  • Michigan QB Wilton Speight out for several weeks, John O’Korn to start

    Land of 10 "Michigan QB Wilton Speight will be out for several weeks, Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. “He wont’ be able to compete this week or for multiple weeks,” Harbaugh said about Speight. Harbaugh didn’t go into the specifics of the injury. John O’Korn will be the start as Michigan..." October 02

  • Jim Harbaugh rips Purdue’s facilities: This is no different than what I saw in 1986

    Land of 10 "The facilities at Purdue are not up to an acceptable standard, according to Jim Harbaugh. The Michigan coach ripped the team’s facilities in a rant during his Monday press conference, calling on the Big Ten to intervene and set up a “minimum standard of care” for opposing teams. “We are going..." September 25

  • Michigan WR Tarik Black has 'a crack' in his foot, coach Jim Harbaugh says

    ESPN "Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black will need surgery to repair "a crack" in his foot, coach Jim Harbaugh said on Monday. Black left Saturday's win over Air Force on the back of a golf cart after injuring his foot. Harbaugh said Monday that he isn't sure whether Black will be healthy enough to..." September 18

  • Michigan announces Amazon series will document football season

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Life behind the scenes of University of Michigan football is coming to an Amazon account near you. The Wolverines and Amazon Prime announced a new series airing in January that will showcase the 2017 football season. "We are proud to partner with Amazon Prime Video in documenting our..." September 12

  • Jim Harbaugh, Michigan finally release 2017 roster

    Sportsnaut "College football teams typically update their roster heading into spring practice. Jim Harbaugh is not a typical coach. Just three days before his Michigan Wolverines open the 2017 campaign against the Florida Gators, Harbaugh finally unveiled the list of players suiting up in maize and blue..." August 30

  • Harbaugh has 'no problem' with Florida coach Jim McElwain

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he has no issues with Florida coach Jim McElwain. During his first “Inside Michigan Football” radio show of the season Monday night, new show host Brad Galli asked how the two coaches will interact before Saturday’s season opener at AT&T Stadium in..." August 29

  • Annoyed by Michigan's refusal to release a 2017 roster, media files FOIA request

    CBS Sports "Jim Harbaugh is all about gamesmanship. As Michigan's coach, he's become notorious for not announcing starting quarterbacks and even ceasing the practice of releasing and exchanging depth charts during game week. If you check Michigan's football roster, you'll see it hasn't been updated since..." August 18

  • Michigan QB job is Wilton Speight's to lose, but watch out for Peters

    Detroit Free Press "Let's bounce around the world and back – all in the search for a starting quarterback at Michigan. Let’s start in Chicago. At Big Ten media days last week, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said three quarterbacks were “tied for first” for the Wolverines' starting spot – redshirt junior Wilton..." August 02

  • Jim Harbaugh: 3 quarterbacks battling for starting job

    ESPN "Jim Harbaugh said Michigan has a three-way tie for its starting quarterback position as the team gears up for preseason training camp. While addressing reporters at Big Ten media days Tuesday morning, Harbaugh said incumbent starter Wilton Speight is "in a good spot," but he expects there to be..." July 25

  • Jim Harbaugh hiring former 49ers executive Tom Gamble

    Sportsnaut "Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh has reportedly bolstered his talent evaluation department by hiring former San Francisco 49ers executive Tom Gamble. Tim Kawakami of The Athletic reported this news, which has yet to be confirmed by the school’s athletic department. Gamble and..." July 20

  • UM nets first 2019 commit in four-star Charles Thomas

    Detroit News "Four-star linebacker Charles Thomas became Michigan's first 2019 commitment on Saturday. Thomas, who was in Ann Arbor on Saturday, made the announcement on Twitter. "Blessed to say that I am officially committed to Michigan #GoBlue #bluebloods19," Thomas tweeted. " June 25

  • Michigan’s spring football excursion to Italy carried nearly $800,000 price tag

    Detroit News "Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said the football team’s trip to Rome in late April will wind up costing between $750,000 and $800,000, all of which was covered by an unrestricted financial gift by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Football coach Jim Harbaugh took the Wolverines..." June 13

  • Michigan's Grant Perry back with Wolverines despite unresolved court case

    Detroit Free Press "Junior receiver Grant Perry is back with the Wolverines, despite having four charges remaining, including two for criminal sexual conduct. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Friday night after mentioning that Perry would be one of the receivers in the mix this fall. "He's back..." June 03

  • Brandon Jacobs vows to get Jim Harbaugh fired

    Pro Football Talk "Former NFL running back Brandon Jacobs recently reopened his five-year-old feud with Jim Harbaugh, telling CBS Sports Radio that the former 49ers coach “didn’t know what he was doing.” Harbaugh took the high road in response, advising Jacobs via Twitter to “[l]et all bitterness & wrath & anger &..." May 28

  • Jim Harbaugh responds to Brandon Jacobs' criticism with 'biblical advice'

    SEC Country "Jim Harbaugh appears to be taking the high road when it comes to comments made by one of his former players. Former Auburn running back Brandon Jacobs called out Harbaugh in a radio interview was critical of the Michigan head coach’s schemes, saying “That guy knew nothing.” Harbaugh choose..." May 28