Michigan Rumors & News

  • Michigan RB Drake Johnson was run over by forklift

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan running back Drake Johnson's accident last month was caused by a forklift driver's error, according to a traffic report obtained today via a public-records request. The driver, Matt Johnson, stated he was moving a large cabinet that was at eye level at the U-M indoor track building..." May 25

  • Michigan to hold satellite camp in Australia

    The Score "Jim Harbaugh's next recruit just may come from Down Under. Michigan will be holding a satellite camp in Australia on June 3, as Harbaugh continues to add to his massive number of clinics after the NCAA rescinded its ban." May 11

  • Jabrill Peppers Is Already the 2017 NFL Draft's Most Intriguing Prospect

    Bleacher Report "With the 2016 NFL draft having officially passed, fans and prognosticators alike have already turned their attention toward next year's selection show. And if you've looked at any one of the many "way-too-early" 2017 mock drafts that seem to flood the market this time of year, you may have..." May 04

  • NCAA satellite camp ban could be revisited

    Michigan Live "Last week, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he and school athletic director Warde Manuel were still contemplating their formal response to the NCAA Division I Committee's vote to ban satellite camps. The NCAA may still be contemplating things, too. Per a report from Pro Football Talk, NCAA..." April 18

  • 5-Star Rashan Gary Received Disturbing, Race-Driven Voice Mail On Day Before His Clemson Visit

    North Jersey "The phone message left at the Paramus Catholic athletic department was delivered in a thick, Southern drawl and with a thinly veiled threat. “If you’re coming down here, you gotta do just like the KKK and be serious about your football. Clemson and the KKK, the two things we love the most,” the..." April 18

  • Ezekiel Elliott: 'I'm tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh'

    Detroit Free Press "Ezekiel Elliott has had enough of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. The former Ohio State running back, entering this year's NFL draft, aired his grievances to Paul Finebaum on ESPN Radio today as Harbaugh continues to make headlines, most notably over the satellite camp controversy and his barbs..." April 16

  • Ugly Injury Rumor Circulating About Drake Johnson

    Die Hard Sport "Senior RB Drake Johnson, who has torn his ACL twice already in his Michigan career, sounds to have suffered another unfortunate injury. Whispers on UM message boards that Johnson was not just hit, but run over by a forklift while laying down stretching today and is in the hospital..." April 14

  • Finebaum: Harbaugh is Donald Trump of college football

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, not unexpectedly, has drawn plenty of reaction since he called the NCAA’s vote to ban satellite camps a “knee-jerk” reaction, criticized Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze for not wanting to “work harder” and said the term “student-athlete” should be dropped for..." April 14

  • Michigan's Tyrone Wheatley currently the No. 1-ranked recruiter nationally

    Michigan Live "Michigan had a big run on the recruiting trail last week, picking up a total six commitments. At the moment, Michigan has 11 players committed to its 2017 class. And right now, no one on the Wolverines' staff is recruiting better than running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley. Actually, per..." April 06

  • Braxton Miller gets in on the Jim Harbaugh-Ohio State Twitter fight

    Fox Sports "When Jim Harbaugh was hired at Michigan, neutral observers hoped it would re-ignite the somewhat dormant Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. Yep, it's lit. Well, on Twitter, at least. After Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith threw some shade at Harbaugh over his Florida spring break trip,..." March 24

  • Ex- Michigan WR Da’Mario Jones lands at Bowling Green

    College Football Talk "In the end, Da’Mario Jones has traded That School Up North for one in That State Down South. The erstwhile Michigan wide receiver confirmed via social media earlier in the week that he will finish his collegiate playing career at Bowling Green. It was confirmed very late last month that Jones..." March 23

  • Four-star 2017 linebacker Joshua Ross commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Another linebacker pledge is on board for Michigan. And this time it's a familiar face. Four-star 2017 linebacker Joshua Ross (Orchard Lake St. Mary's), the brother of now former Michigan linebacker James Ross III, announced his commitment to Michigan on Tuesday morning. Ross' commitment..." March 22

  • Ohio State AD Gene Smith ice burns Michigan on spring break trip

    College Football Talk "Jim Harbaugh took Michigan to Florida for spring break earlier this month. You know this already. In the days afterward, Urban Meyer mused that he may do the same thing next year. On Tuesday, Meyer reversed course. “Somebody asked me a question, ‘Would we look into it?'” Meyer said Tuesday,..." March 22

  • Urban Meyer says he's considering remote spring break football practices next year for Ohio State

    Michigan Live "Urban Meyer knows a creative idea when he hears one, apparently. And Jim Harbaugh's spring break trip to Florida this year might be something Ohio State's coach tries out next year. Speaking with WUFT News in Florida on Tuesday, Meyer said the Buckeyes might have some travel plans of their..." March 16

  • Jim Harbaugh endorses Judge Judy for Supreme Court nomination

    The Comeback "Another day, another Jim Harbaugh story. When the Michigan football coach isn’t tied up with wrestling recruits, coaching first base for the Detroit Tigers, holding satellite camps in Florida or climbing trees, he apparently has strong thoughts on who President Obama should put forth as a Supreme..." March 10

  • Jim Harbaugh heading to Alabama high school for June 6 satellite football camp

    Alabama "Jim Harbaugh will be back in Alabama this summer for another satellite football camp. Bob Jones coach Kevin Rose confirmed that Harbaugh and his Michigan staff will be at Bob Jones High in Madison on June 6 for a camp that is open to all high school players. Harbaugh's use of satellite..." March 04

  • Bret Bielema Says The NCAA Told Him He Cannot Attend Michigan’s Open Practice At IMG Academy

    College Spun "On Wednesday, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema tweeted that he was might head to Bradenton, Fla. to check out Michigan’s open practice at IMG Academy. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio even responded, asking if he wanted to do lunch in the area. Apparently Bielema wasn’t just trolling. This morning,..." March 04

  • Jim Harbaugh slays Butch Jones on Twitter

    The Score "Jim Harbaugh's Twitter antics have forced his fellow coaches to up their social media game. Without getting into too much detail, it's clear Harbaugh likes to have fun on social media. So when Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio joked about having lunch in Florida while..." March 03

  • NCAA bans Bret Bielema from watching Michigan practice at IMG

    The Score "On Wednesday, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema tweeted that he wanted to watch Michigan's practice at IMG Academy in Florida. A day later, the NCAA put a rain check on that plan, saying it would be a violation." March 03

  • Jabrill Peppers’ move to LB key to new Michigan DC Don Brown’s defense

    Detroit Free Press "Don Brown has been coaching for 34 years. So when he arrived as Michigan’s defensive coordinator this offseason, he quickly knew what he wanted to do. Most of it involved pressure and having a dynamic player like redshirt sophomore Jabrill Peppers makes that even more intriguing. While..." March 03

  • Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher ‘applauds’ Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh for trying something different

    Palm Beach Post "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has no problem with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh holding a week of practice in Florida. But it’s the rules that allow a team to travel 1,200 miles to practice on a high school campus but not permit a coach to speak to coaches on that same campus that must be..." March 01

  • Blake Bars, Da'Mario Jones no longer with Michigan; Chase Winovich now a DE

    Michigan Live "Two more players have left Michigan's program. Michigan's updated spring roster does not feature senior receiver Da'Mario Jones or senior offensive lineman Blake Bars. A Michigan spokesman confirmed that both players are no longer with the program Monday in Bradenton, Florida. The Wolverines..." February 29

  • Recruit says Michigan's Harbaugh wrestled him during visit

    The Score "Whether it's sleeping over at someone's house or climbing a tree, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has proven he will stop at nothing to land a recruit. Harbaugh is back at it for the 2017 class, and he is apparently also willing to get physical with a recruit." February 27

  • Harbaugh: Derrick Green no longer on Michigan's football team

    SI - College Football "Former five-star running back prospect Derrick Green is no longer with Michigan's football program, head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed on Friday. Last month, CollegeFootballTalk reported that Green was granted his release and was planning on transferring. Green was once ranked the top running..." February 22

  • Jim Harbaugh says spring break criticism 'doesn't hold water'

    ESPN "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh thinks all the criticism about his intent to take the Wolverines to Florida to practice during spring break is "comical." The latest to pile on: NCAA president Mark Emmert, who voiced his disapproval Friday as he addressed the University of South Carolina board of..." February 20

  • Michigan adding signee's dad, Florida HS coach Devin Bush Sr., to staff

    CBS Sports "Michigan's extension into the state of Florida will reportedly continue with the addition of a state title-winning head coach. 247Sports' Ryan Bartow is reporting that former Florida State standout and NFL player Devin Bush Sr., more recently the coach at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines,..." February 18

  • QB Dylan McCaffrey, No. 25 in 2017 class, commits to Michigan

    ESPN "Quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, the No. 25 prospect in the 2017 class, has committed to Michigan. The commitment gives the Wolverines two ESPN 300 commitments in the 2017 class, with McCaffrey ranked higher than fellow commit Ja'Raymond Hall, an offensive lineman. He announced news of the..." February 16

  • Jim Harbaugh is spending a bunch of Michigan's money on private jets

    Fox Sports - College Football "One of the great things about being a big-time college football coach is you get perks, and Jim Harbaugh is taking full advantage of his at Michigan as he should. Harbaugh's contract includes a certain amount for private jets, both for business and personal uses. USA Today requested financial..." February 12

  • WR/DB Jeremiah Holloman decommits from Michigan

    Detroit News "Jeremiah Holloman, a receiver / defensive back from Newton High in Covington, Ga., has decommitted from Michigan's 2017 recruiting class. Two tweets from Holloman on Friday indicate that he was not satisfied with the level of communication from Michigan's coaching staff. "I'm a free agent,"..." February 12

  • SEC commissioner does not want to partake in 'childhood use of Twitter' with Jim Harbaugh

    Alabama "The SEC's request to block programs such as Michigan from conducting practices during spring break is not about eliminating competitive advantages, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey told AL.com. The SEC asked the NCAA recently to block programs from holding practices during spring break due to time..." February 10

  • Ex-U-M football player pleads guilty to illegally videotaping sex

    Michigan Live "A former Michigan football player has pleaded guilty to filming a woman without consent during sex. Logan Tuley-Tillman, 20, pleaded guilty to capturing or distributing an image of an unclothed person and using a computer to commit a crime during a pretrial hearing on Feb. 8 in Washtenaw County..." February 09

  • SEC looking to block Michigan from holding spring practice in Florida

    CBS Sports "The SEC has asked the NCAA to prohibit college football teams from holding spring practice during spring break, commissioner Greg Sankey told CBS Sports on Tuesday. The move is obviously a direct response to Michigan's recent announcement that it would conduct part of its spring practice at IMG..." February 09

  • Report: U-M WR Cole transferring to Kentucky

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan has lost another formerly highly ranked recruit from its football team. According to a report on the Kentucky Rivals site, second-year receiver Brian Cole is transferring to the Wildcats. Cole, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete from Saginaw Heritage, played early in three games during..." February 08

  • Michigan-ND football series appears to be gaining momentum

    Notre Dame Insider "The thaw in the Notre Dame-Michigan football scheduling cold war is picking up momentum, but some new logistical hurdles are in play now that didn’t exist when the series took an indefinite hiatus. Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett, appearing Friday morning on the “Michigan..." February 08

  • Michigan's glitzy Signing Day showcase raised $120,000 for cancer research

    Fox Sports "Michigan's glitzy Signing of the Stars showcase on Wednesday not only celebrated the signing of the nation's top recruit, Rashan Gary -- and helped coaching legend Lou Holtz learn what dabbing is -- it also has raised over $120,000 so far for the Chad Tough foundation, honoring the late Chad Carr..." February 05

  • U-M frosh RB Walker has no plans for ‘riding the bench’

    Detroit Free Press "Kareem Walker has been on Michigan’s campus for less than a month. But he already has a sense of where he fits on the team. The DePaul (N.J.) Catholic four-star product, who finished as the No. 4 overall running back in the 247Sports composite rankings, isn’t planning on waiting this..." February 04

  • Michigan shows the future of National Signing Day: An even bigger spectacle

    CBS Sports "I have seen the future of National Signing Day, and it's Jim Harbaugh asking Lou Holtz to dab on the stage of a star-studded, marketing extravaganza for Michigan. “What is a dab?” asked Holtz, who won the last national championship at Notre Dame, a rival of Michigan. “It's like sneezing into..." February 03

  • No. 1 overall recruit Rashan Gary commits to Michigan

    The Score "The top-rated high school defensive tackle in the country is headed to Michigan. Rashan Gary committed to the Wolverines on National Signing Day after he previously narrowed down his field of suitors to Michigan and Clemson." February 03

  • King's Lavert Hill picks Michigan over MSU

    Detroit News "It’s no wonder multiple head coaches of national powers were trying to get their hands on Detroit King's Lavert Hill. Hill, a four-star standout, had the ability to change the momentum of a game on both sides of the ball for the Division 2 state champion Crusaders. He got in on 40 tackles and..." February 03

  • Rockford's Quinn Nordin, nation's No. 1 kicker, signs with Michigan

    Michigan Live "Quinn Nordin announced last summer that he was headed to Penn State, and that surprised friends and family because the Rockford kicker grew up a University of Michigan fan. It appears Nordin’s inner circle had it right after all. Nordin signed his national letter of intent with Michigan during..." February 03

  • No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary deciding between Clemson and Michigan

    The Score "A process that began with a list of teams too long to recount is down to just two: Clemson and Michigan. Five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary, the No. 1 recruit in the country, knows he'll commit to the Tigers or Wolverines during Wednesday's National Signing Day. However, he's having a..." February 02

  • Meyer eyeing Harbaugh's recruiting stunts, but no plans to copy them

    ESPN "Urban Meyer has taken notice of the recruiting tactics of his new rival after a full year of competing head to head with Michigan's Jim Harbaugh. Just don't expect the Buckeyes coach to copy them and start sleeping over at the houses of recruits, climbing trees or taking his shirt off at..." February 02

  • Ex-Michigan pledge Erik Swenson commits to Oklahoma

    Michigan Live "Erik Swenson needed 10 days to find a new home. And it's a pretty impressive landing spot. Swenson, a four-star offensive tackle and ex-Michigan commitment, announced his verbal pledge to Oklahoma on Saturday night during an official visit to the school. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Swenson..." February 01

  • Rutgers new home for Michigan grad transfer Ross Taylor-Douglas

    College Football Talk "Normally a graduate transfer doesn’t leave with two years of eligibility remaining nor does he end up in the same division of the same conference as his old home. In the case of Ross Taylor-Douglas, he’s doing both. Taylor-Douglas (pictured, No. 29) revealed earlier this month that he would be..." February 01

  • Derek Jeter, Tom Brady headline star-studded Michigan signing day event

    The Score "It turns out the Nature Boy was simply the appetizer to Michigan's National Signing Day party. Just days after it was announced that Ric Flair will be in attendance for the Wolverines' festivities on Wednesday, it's now clear he will be one of many celebrities on hand including Tom Brady and..." January 31

  • Four-star Devery Hamilton flips from UM to Stanford

    Detroit News "Michigan no longer has four-star offensive tackle Devery Hamilton in the 2016 freshman class. Hamilton flipped his commitment to Stanford, 247Sports reported Saturday morning, citing Baltimore Gilman School assistant coach Henry Russell. Hamilton (6-6, 265 pounds) had committed to the..." January 30

  • Florida TE Nick Eubanks picks Michigan

    Detroit News "Tight end recruit Nick Eubanks of Plantation, Florida, is currently on his official visit to Michigan and has not wasted any time committing to the Wolverines’ 2016 freshman class. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Eubanks announced his decision Thursday on Twitter. Eubanks, who visited Alabama on Jan...." January 30

  • Harbaugh: Rescinded offers part of 'meritocracy'

    ESPN "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh laid out the rules of his "meritocracy" recruiting philosophy Friday afternoon, responding to recent criticism about the rapid prospect turnover the football team has had in the weeks leading up to Wednesday's national signing day. Harbaugh said his coaching staff..." January 30

  • Michigan drops third commit in past week

    ESPN "ESPN 300 defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, the No. 82 prospect in the 2016 class, confirmed to ESPN that he has decommitted from Michigan. Elliott is the third lost recruit for Michigan in the past week, joining defensive end Rashad Weaver and defensive back Antwaine Richardson. Richardson..." January 29

  • Jim Harbaugh's bringing Ric Flair to Michigan's National Signing Day party

    CBS Sports "Jim Harbaugh is pulling out all of the stops this recruiting period. He's been going to sleepovers with recruits, climbing trees and doing anything else he feels necessary to land top prospects. On National Signing Day, Harbaugh and Michigan's football program are throwing a party with some big..." January 29

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