Michigan Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Jim Harbaugh plans to take Michigan to South Africa or Brazil next spring

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh's tour of the globe won't be a one-time deal. So long as it's still legal, of course. Michigan's head coach said Saturday in Rome that he'd like to take the team to either South Africa or Brazil next spring for a similar trip the group is currently experiencing in..." April 30

  • Michigan sets program record with 11 players drafted

    Detroit News "Michigan cornerback Jeremy Clark was part of a record-breaking NFL draft for the Wolverines, getting picked by the New York Jets in the sixth round Saturday afternoon with the 197th overall pick. Clark became the 11th Michigan player taken in the draft, setting a school record for players taken..." April 30

  • Texas twins, Gemon and German Green, commit to Michigan for 2018 class

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan landed two football commitments Thursday afternoon when twin cornerbacks out of DeSoto, Texas, committed for the 2018 class. Gemon and German Green, both three-star corners, visited Michigan this week, and that was enough to make their decisions. Both are 6 feet 2 and around 165..." April 20

  • 4-star S Myles Sims commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan has received a commitment from four-star cornerback Myles Sims, who made the announcement Friday on Twitter. The 6-foot-2, 173-pounder from Atlanta picked Michigan over Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame, among others. “First and foremost, I would like to..." April 07

  • Jim Harbaugh ditches signature cheap khakis

    Sportsnaut "Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has long been known for wearing baggy, cheap khakis and once famously grabbed $8 pairs in bulk from Walmart during his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers. Sadly, or not depending on your point of view, those are a thing of the past. The energetic coach..." March 24

  • Former Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis charged with domestic violence

    ESPN "Former Michigan cornerback and NFL draft prospect Jourdan Lewis was charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic violence on Wednesday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, according to court records. Ann Arbor Det. Lt. Matthew Lige told ESPN that police responded to a 911 call around 1 a.m. Wednesday from..." March 16

  • UCLA adds Michigan transfer Devin Asiasi

    Land of 10 "Michigan TE Devin Asiasi wanted to go back to the West Coast. It looks like he’s found a home. UCLA announced on Thursday that Asiasi has transferred from Ann Arbor to play for the Bruins. The news doesn’t come as too big of a surprise, as Asiasi is a native Californian and reports last month..." March 10

  • Jim Harbaugh: I deserve ‘courage medal’ for enduring four seasons with 49ers

    Sportsnaut "Jim Harbaugh has remained mostly quiet about his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers since his “mutual decision” to leave the franchise. He’s taken a few veiled shots at the organization, but for the most part he’s been low key about taking shots at Jed York and Co. No longer. Speaking with..." February 23

  • Michigan lands four-star DE Aidan Hutchinson

    Detroit News "Aidan Hutchinson, a four-star defensive end from Dearborn Divine Child, has committed to Michigan’s 2018 class. Hutchinson made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter, shortly after making a visit to Notre Dame. The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder is ranked No. 4 in Michigan by 247Sports composite..." February 22

  • Dad of top 2019 QB will take job at Oregon, not Michigan

    College Football Talk "In the end, and at least when it comes to the Michigan angle, it was much ado about nothing. Much to the chagrin of ESPN talking head Paul “Pete” Finebaum, Jim Harbaugh had hired Michael Johnson Sr. as a part of his UM football staff in an unspecified role, with the expectation being that the..." February 17

  • Jim Harbaugh hires father of top 2019 quarterback recruit

    Sportsnaut "Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh has been known to toe the line on the recruiting trail, and if you don’t believe it, simply google “satellite camps.” His latest hire is just one more in a long line of controversial moves. According to Bill Bender of SportingNews, Harbaugh and the..." February 13

  • Notre Dame lands former Michigan WR Freddy Canteen

    Michigan Live "It appears former Michigan wide receiver Freddy Canteen knows where he'll finish his collegiate career. Canteen, who wasn't on Michigan's roster in 2016 and announced last month that he would seek a graduate transfer, visited Notre Dame this weekend and committed to the Fighting Irish,..." February 12

  • Ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke will coach Tennessee's defensive line

    CBS Sports "It apparently didn't take long for former Michigan coach Brady Hoke to find work. According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, Hoke is expected to become Tennessee's defensive line coach. SEC Country reported over the weekend that the Volunteers were "in discussions" to hire Hoke. If and when..." February 06

  • Jim Harbaugh says he has Michigan foreign trips planned out for five years

    Larry Brown Sports "Let it never be said that Jim Harbaugh doesn’t plan ahead. The Michigan football coach revealed Wednesday that his practice of taking foreign trips with his team is expected to become an annual occurrence, and he has some planned out well in advance already. Harbaugh is already taking his..." February 01

  • Michigan adds gem in five-star Aubrey Solomon

    Detroit News "Michigan is bringing in a solid class of defensive linemen and added a gem in five-star Aubrey Solomon. Solomon committed to the Wolverines on Signing Day. He is 6-foot-3, 288 pounds and the No. 3 player in Georgia and No. 2 nationally at defensive tackle. He played for Lee County High in..." February 01

  • Michigan football commit Phil Paea recruiting top defensive lineman

    Detroit Free Press "The work continues for Phil Paea. As Signing Day approaches Wednesday, Michigan’s three-star defensive line commit from Berrien Springs has a plan. “I’ve been trying to get Jay,” he said last week of four-star defensive tackle Jay Tufele, from South Jordan, Utah. Paea, whose family is..." January 29