Michigan Rumors & News

  • Harbaugh: I see myself coaching Michigan for 20-25 years

    Detroit News "There is no question Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been fully embraced by Wolverines’ rabid fan base and also is being well-compensated by his alma mater. There also is no question that many observers outside the program think Harbaugh will have a short stay in Ann Arbor coaching the..." August 25

  • Suspended receiver Ahmir Mitchell leaving Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Suspended receiver Ahmir Mitchell apparently is leaving the Michigan football program. Mitchell, a freshman from Egg Harbor City, N.J., was one of two players suspended by coach Jim Harbaugh entering fall camp. He announced his departure with a statement on Twitter today. "I will like to..." August 24

  • Michigan AD Warde Manuel: Jim Harbaugh is worth every penny

    Detroit Free Press "When Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh's contract addendum emerged last week, the addition pushed him to the brink of being the highest-paid coach in the country. Harbaugh's annual salary, including the $2-million life-insurance payment agreed to in June, now is $7 million per year (actually..." August 23

  • Aubrey Solomon decommits from Michigan after embarrassing mail mistake

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan lost a four-star defensive tackle recruit this week because somebody wasn’t paying attention. Aubrey Solomon, a U.S. Army All-American from Leesburg, Ga., announced on Twitter Monday that he is re-opening his recruitment after previously committing to the Wolverines. Solomon, who..." August 23

  • Michigan, Jim Harbaugh agree to increased compensation in form of life insurance loan

    ESPN "Michigan and football coach Jim Harbaugh agreed to a contract amendment that will increase total payments from the school to $9 million in 2016. In addition to paying a $5 million salary for each of the remaining six years on his deal, Michigan also will loan Harbaugh $4 million in 2016 and an..." August 18

  • Jim Harbaugh Goes After Jim Rome on Twitter for Criticizing Him

    Complex "Can you imagine what would happen if every coach and athlete that was criticized on a radio or TV show went after the person who was critical of them? It would be total chaos, because these days, criticism is something that comes with the job when you sign up to coach or play sports. Go turn on..." August 17

  • Michigan suspends DE Shelton Johnson, WR Ahmir Mitchell

    The Score "As the 2016 college football season approaches, Michigan will not have two of its freshman players with them until further notice. The Wolverines have suspended defensive end Shelton Johnson and wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell, according to The Associated Press. Head coach Jim Harbaugh initially..." August 16

  • Nike will design Jim Harbaugh's khakis this year

    USA Today "Nike will be making Michigan’s football uniforms this season. That apparently includes their coach’s uni That’s right, instead of Harbaugh picking out $8 pleated khakis from Walmart, he’ll have pairs provided by Nike. That’s how iconic Harbaugh’s khakis are … and now he’ll have what I would..." August 02

  • Michigan most popular bet to win college football national title

    ESPN "Six weeks before the college football season kicks off, Alabama is the consensus favorite to win the national championship. But the Crimson Tide are not the most popular bet in Las Vegas. More bets have been placed on the Michigan Wolverines to win the national title than any other team at..." July 21

  • Michael Jordan to serve as Michigan's honorary captain in opener

    Michigan Live "The Jumpman himself will be on hand for the debut of Michigan football's new digs. Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show on Friday, U-M coach Jim Harbaugh revealed that Michael Jordan will serve as the Wolverines' honorary captain for the 2016 season opener against Hawaii. On that day, not..." July 15

  • Ex-Michigan RB Derrick Green transferring to TCU

    247 Sports "Former Michigan running back Derrick Green has reportedly decided to transfer to the TCU Horned Frogs, sources have told 247Sports. Having completed his degree at Michigan in the spring, Green will be eligible to play immediately for the Horned Frogs." July 15

  • Michigan and Notre Dame to restart football series

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan vs. Notre Dame football series is back. The winningest programs in college football history have been discussing a short revival of the series for nearly a year, and an official announcement is expected today. A reporter for WLNS-TV and a writer for si.com reported that the..." July 07

  • Four-star OT Kai-Leon Herbert to attend Michigan

    Detroit News "Kai-Leon Herbert is headed to Ann Arbor. The four-star offensive tackle from Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday to attend the University of Michigan. " July 07

  • Three-star lineman Joel Honigford commits to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's 2017 offensive line class is filling in quickly. The Wolverines got their second offensive line commitment in the past week today, when Sugarcreek (Ohio) Garaway three-star tackle Joel Honigford pledged. Posting on Twitter, he wrote: "For with God nothing shall be impossible. -..." June 29

  • Four-star DT Aubrey Solomon, four-star S Otis Reese (2018) commit to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan's long day of on-campus football camps paid off. And two elite prospects from the Southeastern Conference's backyard have committed to Michigan. Per a report from 247sports' Steve Lorenz, Michigan picked up pledges from 2017 four-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon and four-star..." June 19

  • Rashan Gary's ready to get rolling at Michigan, excited to make an impact

    Michigan Live "There aren't many places Rashan Gary can walk around here without drawing a crowd. He's every bit of 6-foot-5, every bit of 290 pounds. He's in shape. He looks like he's in his mid-20s. But in reality, he's preparing to formally graduate from high school Thursday. It's Gary's last week in..." June 15

  • Four-star 2017 DE Luiji Vilain commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "One of the top defensive end recruits in America says he's headed to Michigan. Four-star defensive end Luiji Vilain, who currently plays at Episcopal High School in Virginia, announced his commitment to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. Vilain, the No. 8-ranked weakside defensive end in the 2017..." June 12

  • Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen Trolls Michigan Incredibly Hard After Working With Jim Harbaugh At Camp

    College Spun "Jim Harbaugh can certainly give it on Twitter. Can he take it? We’re about to find out. Harbaugh and his Michigan coaches are in Mississippi today, along with Dan Mullen and Mississippi State. After the camp, Mullen took a nice swipe at Michigan, posting a picture of the team’s 2011 Gator Bowl..." June 08

  • 4-star DE Corey Malone-Hatcher commits to Michigan

    The Score "Michigan has added its latest recruit, as defensive end Corey Malone-Hatcher has announced his commitment to the Wolverines. The 6-foot-3, 246-pound defensive standout from Saint Joseph High School is a 4-star recruit that adds to a class that is already ranked 9th " June 02

  • Nick Saban responds to Jim Harbaugh: 'I don't care what he thinks'

    Fox Sports "At the SEC spring meetings on Tuesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban got alittle fired up when discussing satellite camps. Saban's main problem with the camps is the lack of compliance oversight and how that can potentially put programs in position to violate NCAA rules because they don't know..." June 01

  • Plaxico Burress goes in on Jim Harbaugh, defends Nick Saban in spat

    CBS Sports "Step one: Alabama's Nick Saban treats the podium like a pulpit with a turned-up rant against satellite camps, including the veiled allegation that some activity might not fall within NCAA rules since it's impossible to keep an eye on these events. He did not blame Jim Harbaugh for the trend of..." June 01

  • Jim Harbaugh fires back at Nick Saban for satellite camp 'lecturing'

    ESPN "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fired back at Nick Saban's "lecturing" in a tweet Tuesday night after the Alabama coach called satellite camps "bad for college football" and compared them to "the wild, wild West" during Tuesday's SEC spring meetings. After initially saying he would not discuss..." June 01

  • Michigan QB Alex Malzone charged with altering driver's license, disorderly conduct

    Michigan Live "Michigan redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Malzone was in Ann Arbor's 15th District Court on Tuesday facing one charge of altering a driver's license and one charge of disorderly conduct. Malzone -- a 6-foot-1, 222-pounder from Birmingham Brother Rice High School -- was cited for both..." May 31

  • 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

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