Michigan Rumors & News

  • Jim Harbaugh's been busy this offseason trying to replenish his staff

    Michigan Live "Between signing day and the inevitable coaching carousel, college football coaches are used to a busy offseason. But Jim Harbaugh had a busier-than-usual go of it. The Michigan football coach watched three coaches depart, nearly lost a fourth, and had to make four separate hires. The..." February 20

  • McElwain accepts coaching job with Michigan

    ESPN "Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain has signed a deal to join Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan as an assistant on offense. "I'm excited to get back into it and am looking forward to going there and learning and helping Michigan get better," McElwain told ESPN. McElwain said he's scheduled..." February 18

  • Jim McElwain reportedly offered job on Michigan’s staff

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim McElwain has been offered a job on Michigan’s coaching staff, according to a report. SI’s Bruce Feldman says McElwain has been offered a job that could eventually include a role as the Wolverines’ offensive coordinator. Michigan has been looking for an offensive coach since Dan Enos left..." February 17

  • Michigan to reportedly hire former Florida head coach Jim McElwain

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh has reportedly settled on the final addition to his staff. Ex-Florida head coach Jim McElwain is expected to join the Michigan football coaching staff for the 2018 season, according to FootballScoop and 247Sports. Both outlets reported the news Wednesday night, though neither..." February 15

  • McElwain a strong candidate to join Michigan as WRs coach

    SI "Jim McElwain has emerged as a strong candidate to join Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan working with receivers, multiple sources told SI. It’s the position Dan Enos held briefly before taking a job at Alabama. One of the candidates for the job, Toledo offensive coordinator Brian Wright pulled out..." February 11

  • Longtime Jim Harbaugh assistant causing frustration

    Sportsnaut "Tim Drevno has served as an assistant coach under Jim Harbaugh for most of the last 15 years, but that prolonged faith is reportedly the root of some frustration at Michigan. According to Gregg Henson of Gridiron Now, sources at the school said nobody in the athletic building can understand how..." February 09

  • Michigan football: QB Kevin Doyle decommits in class of 2018

    Detroit Free Press "Kevin Doyle held off on signing a national letter of intent with Michigan football in December. Now, he won't sign one at all. The three-star quarterback from St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C., announced his decision to decommit from Michigan on Sunday. The regular signing..." February 05

  • QB recruit Kevin Doyle decommits from Michigan

    Larry Brown Sports "Quarterback recruit Kevin Doyle announced on Twitter Sunday that he is de-committing from Michigan. Doyle is a 3-star quarterback according to 247 Sports. He attends St. John’s College High School in the Washington D.C. area. " February 04

  • Ian Bunting announces intentions to transfer from Michigan

    247 Sports " Michigan redshirt junior tight end Ian Bunting has announced that he will play his fifth year of eligibility elsewhere. Taking to the social media app Instagram on Monday, he made his intentions to become a graduate transfer public. " January 31

  • Source: Dan Enos leaving Wolverines to coach Crimson Tide QBs

    ESPN "Michigan has seen its fair share of turnover within the coaching staff the past few seasons, and another assistant coach is on his way out, as Dan Enos is expected to join Alabama as its quarterbacks coach, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. Enos was only officially announced to Michigan's..." January 26

  • Speight open to returning to Michigan if Patterson ruled ineligible

    Detroit Free Press "As Michigan's quarterback job for the 2018 season remains in limbo, one quarterback would consider another season with the Wolverines if the situation is right. A source with knowledge of former Michigan starter Wilton Speight's thinking told the Free Press on Thursday the quarterback would be..." January 25

  • Former Utes starting cornerback Casey Hughes set to transfer to Michigan

    Salt Lake Tribune "Former Utah starting cornerback Casey Hughes has found a new home, and it will be in the Big Ten Conference. Hughes, who announced last week that he would seek a graduate transfer for his final season of eligibility, posted via Twitter on Sunday afternoon that he’ll play for the University of..." January 23

  • Michigan football pursues grad transfer offensive tackle Calvin Anderson

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan has to find an answer at both right and left tackle next season. If the offense wants to improve, this isn't an option. As a result, U-M coach Jim Harbaugh is looking anywhere he can for help, including the graduate transfer route. Harbaugh and members of his staff visited with..." January 16

  • Michigan football: Assistant coach Chris Partridge reportedly staying

    Detroit Free Press "One of Jim Harbaugh's top recruiters, and one of the more coveted assistants in the country during the current coaching cycle, appears to be staying in Ann Arbor. Michigan linebackers coach Chris Partridge has signed a new contract and will remain at U-M, per a report from ESPN. Whether or..." January 15

  • Harbaugh in line for 10% raise after 8-5 Michigan season

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh is due a pay raise this week, while two of his top assistants are in line for six-figure retention bonuses. Thursday marks the day Harbaugh, who enters his fourth year as head football coach at Michigan, is due a 10 percent boost to his yearly compensation. According to the..." January 10

  • Michigan's Charles Woodson elected to College Football Hall of Fame

    Michigan Live "Charles Woodson, who remains the only primary defensive player to win college football's Heisman Trophy, will be enshrined among the game's all-time greats later this year. The legendary Michigan defensive back was informed on Sunday during ESPN's "NFL Countdown" that he will be inducted into..." January 07

  • Central Michigan confirms addition of Michigan transfer Ja’Raymond Hall

    College Football Talk "Ja’Raymond Hall may have left the Big Ten, but, as it turns out, he’s not leaving the state of Michigan. Central Michigan announced over the weekend that Hall has transferred into the Chippewas football program. Because of NCAA transfer rules, the Michigan native will be forced to sit out the..." January 02

  • Jim Harbaugh says he’s not leaving Michigan

    Pro Football Talk "Jim Harbaugh has stayed at each of his other coaching jobs for exactly four years. He’s staying at Michigan, where he has worked for only three years. Via Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News, Harbaugh said after Monday’s Something-Or-Other Bowl game loss that he has not coached his final..." January 01

  • Former Wolverine Amani Toomer Likens Jim Harbaugh To Paris Hilton

    CBS Detroit "Jim Harbaugh got a supermodel’s welcome at Michigan, and some fans still hold him in that regard. But when former Wolverines wide receiver Amani Toomer looks at Harbaugh’s track record over his first three seasons, particularly his 1-5 mark versus Ohio State and Michigan State, he sees..." December 21

  • No five-star recruits, but Jim Harbaugh likes his '18 class for these reasons

    Michigan Live "There were no five-star recruits this year, or at least so far, but that doesn't seem to bother Jim Harbaugh. Michigan received signed National Letters of Intent from 16 players on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, and expects to get three more come February. The common..." December 21

  • Ben VanSumeren flips to Michigan from Iowa

    Detroit News "Michigan has flipped Iowa commitment Ben VanSumeren, a three-star fullback/tight end. The 6-foot-3-inch, 228-pounder from Essexville Garber High in Essexville, Mich., was offered by the Wolverines three days ago. VanSumeren had committed to the Hawkeyes on Nov. 10 and expected to sign during..." December 18

  • Report: UM strength coach Tolbert not returning

    Detroit News "Kevin Tolbert, Michigan’s strength coach since Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach in 2015, will not return to the program, according to a sources report Wednesday in The Sporting News. " December 13

  • QB Shea Patterson says he's transferring to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Shea Patterson, the top quarterback from the 2016 class, makes it official: He's transferring from Ole Miss to Michigan Shea Patterson is coming to Michigan. The former five-star prospect and No. 1-ranked quarterback in the class of 2016 announced his decision to transfer from Ole Miss to..." December 11

  • Michigan football's Grant Newsome hopes to return 'as soon as possible'

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan left tackle Grant Newsome still holds the goal of being medically cleared to return to football by the start of the 2018 season. "Before then hopefully," Newsome said Sunday night. "As soon as possible." Newsome, a 6-foot-7, 315-pounder from New Jersey, sat out the 2017 season to..." December 11

  • Michigan favored to land Shea Patterson

    Sportsnaut "Jim Harbaugh and Michigan need a quarterback, and he’s not going to find a better one than Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson. According to Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade, that connection may be happening. Rowland reports the Wolverines are the favorite to land Patterson, who is expected to be..." December 06

  • Jim Harbaugh's rebuttal of Mark Dantonio adds needed fuel to rivalry

    Detroit Free Press "Mark Dantonio has been trolling Michigan for years. He did it back in the fall after his Michigan State Spartans upset the Wolverines by mentioning the number of formations Jim Harbaugh uses on offense. As if to say: “I know football, too!” And he did it again this week, when asked what he..." December 06

  • 5-star Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson to visit Michigan

    Fanbuzz "This appears to be progressing quickly. Just a few days after being granted permission to transfer, Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson has reportedly lined up an official visit to Michigan this weekend. Considering some of the issues that Michigan has had at quarterback, Patterson would be..." December 05

  • Jim Harbaugh supports Wilton Speight's move, thankful for discussion

    Detroit Free Press "More than anything, Jim Harbaugh was thankful for the conversation. When now former Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight walked into Harbaugh's office to tell him his plans to take a graduate transfer recently, the head coach's first reaction was to support. His second was to say thanks...." December 05

  • Michigan-Michigan State rivalry gets more heated after bowl game announcements

    CBS Sports "Michigan vs. Michigan State has been a legacy rivalry forever, but it would be easy to argue that for the last 10 years it's been more contentious than ever. Blame it on Mike Hart's "little brother" comments or blame it on having a Michigan State coach that hates Michigan more than you'll ever..." December 04

  • Shea Patterson granted permission to seek transfer from Ole Miss, Michigan a possibility

    Yardbarker "Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson could be on his way out after the school reportedly granted him permission to seek a transfer, per David Johnson of 247Sports. “Multiple well-placed sources have confirmed to the Ole Miss Spirit today that quarterback Shea Patterson has been granted permission..." December 02

  • UM QB Malzone announces plans to transfer

    Detroit News "Michigan quarterback Alex Malzone will graduate next spring and has decided to transfer. He will have two years of eligibility remaining Malzone, a former Birmingham Brother Rice star, announced his decision via social media on Wednesday. Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight announced Sunday he..." November 29

  • 3-star WR Dillon Spalding chooses West Virginia over Michigan

    Detroit News "Three-star wide receiver Dillon Spalding of Lorton, Virginia, committed to West Virginia on Monday night. He chose the Mountaineers over Michigan. Spalding, 6-foot-1 and 216 pounds and a member of the Class of 2018, made the announcement on Twitter, writing, "100% COMMITTED." Spalding also..." November 28

  • Four-star QB Joe Milton will enroll early at Michigan

    Detroit News "Four-star quarterback Joe Milton revealed Sunday night that he will enroll early at Michigan, confirming a report from nearly two weeks ago. The 6-foot-5, 222-pounder from Orlando took an official visit to Michigan over the weekend for the Michigan-Ohio State game. He posted on Twitter Sunday..." November 27

  • Report: NFL teams believe they can lure Harbaugh away from Michigan

    Sportsnaut "While no NFL team has yet fired its head coach, several jobs are likely to come available at season’s end, or even before that. According to FOX’s Jay Glazer, some NFL teams believe that current Michican and former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh “could possibly be..." November 27

  • Wilton Speight declares he will transfer from Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight will move on to play his final year of college football as a graduate transfer and can play immediately. Now the quarterback competition at Michigan seems to be focused on two young players, redshirt freshman Brandon Peters, who made three starts this season..." November 27

  • 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