Michigan Rumors & News

  • Jim Harbaugh calls threats by former Michigan player on Twitter a 'serious matter'

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh would not say whether he felt threatened by tweets directed at him this week by a former player, but he is confident the matter is being fully investigated. For the last several days, a stream of menacing tweets have been posted to the Twitter account belonging to..." April 20

  • Shea Patterson details scope of Ole Miss deception in lengthy letter to Michigan

    CBS Sports "In a detailed filing regarding his transfer case, former Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson tells Michigan officials he was lied to by former Rebels coach Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss officials repeatedly over a 20-month period in an attempt to keep him on campus and discredit both media and the..." April 18

  • Michigan AD on Shea Patterson appeal: 'We continue to work, monitor'

    Michigan Live "The University of Michigan and attorney for Shea Patterson remain in the dark with the NCAA regarding a timeline for a decision on the transfer quarterback's eligibility. On Wednesday, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel told reporters that he did not know where Patterson's appeal stood..." April 18

  • Michigan: LB who directed threatening tweets at Jim Harbaugh left program in November

    College Football Talk "There’s been yet another twist in a bizarre situation that surfaced overnight in Ann Arbor. In a statement released Tuesday evening, Michigan announced that “Elysee (Mbem-Bosse) left the football program in mid-November and is no longer with the team.” It was Mbem-Bosse, or someone with access..." April 18

  • Michigan LB appears to threaten Jim Harbaugh with violence in series of disturbing tweets

    College Football Talk "In a bizarre — and wholly disturbing — development, one Michigan football player appears to have threatened violence against his head coach. A series of tweets from Elysee Mbem-Bosse Monday night indicated that he was having some type of unspecified family crisis and “was suspended for going to..." April 17

  • Michigan lands three-star Connecticut OL Jack Stewart

    Detroit News "Jack Stewart, a three-star offensive lineman from Connecticut announced Monday he has committed to Michigan. Stewart is Michigan's ninth commitment to the 2019 class and second in the last few days. Four-star cornerback Te'Cory Couch flipped his commitment from Tennessee to Michigan on..." April 17

  • Michigan flips 4-star CB Te'Cory Couch from Tennessee

    Detroit News "Four-star cornerback / athlete Te’Cory Couch, a Tennessee commitment, has flipped to Michigan. "I thank God and my parents and coaches for help leading me in making this difficult decision but I am proud to announce that I am flipping my commitment to the University of Michigan," he wrote on..." April 16

  • Michigan graduate transfer QB Wilton Speight decides to play for UCLA in 2018

    CBS Sports "Wilton Speight will not be returning to Michigan after all, announcing on Thursday his intentions to join UCLA as a graduate transfer. Speight started for the Wolverines during each of the last two seasons but missed much of 2017 after suffering three fractured vertebrae in the Big Ten opener..." April 12

  • Michigan football's Shea Patterson still competing despite unclear situation

    Detroit Free Press "Shea Patterson's eligibility quest may be coming to a close soon, one way or another. But neither Michigan nor the quarterback has any concrete indication whether or not he'll be able to play in 2018. Still, both sides are controlling what they can control. Patterson has been a full..." April 12

  • Michigan football: Shea Patterson's attorney confident QB will get cleared

    Detroit Free Press "Ole Miss formally objected to Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson's NCAA waiver request for immediate transfer eligibility in 2018. And while Patterson's attorney, Thomas Mars, wholeheartedly disagrees with the school's decision to do so, he doesn't believe it'll have "any influence on the..." April 11

  • What does Ole Miss' objection mean for Shea Patterson's appeal?

    247 Sports "The Division I Committee for Legislative Relief is considering an appeal from Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson to waive his year-in-residence at his new school, Michigan, so that he can play in the 2018 season instead of having to wait until 2019. But Dennis Dodd reported on Monday that Ole Miss..." April 11

  • QB Wilton Speight attends UCLA practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Prospective graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight was spotted at a UCLA Bruins football practice. Speight announced late last year that he was planning to leave the Wolverines program as a graduate transfer. At the moment he is without a place to play next season, but speculation will..." April 06

  • Michigan paying Virginia Tech $375,000 to back out of home-and-home series

    CBS Sports "When I was very young, there was a song called "Money for Nothing" by a band called Dire Straits. I remember this because my dad liked the song and because the music video for the song was probably the most 1980s thing that ever existed. Seriously, if you don't believe me, check it out for..." March 30

  • Jim Harbaugh confirms: QB Wilton Speight hasn't ruled out return to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Word began trickling out in late January that Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight was re-thinking his decision to transfer. Apparently that remains a possibility. On his "Attack Each Day" podcast Tuesday, Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn't rule out a Speight return in..." March 27

  • Harbaugh connection helped Michigan land QB Cade McNamara

    Detroit News "Cade McNamara has started at quarterback for Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch since his freshman year. In his first ever start on the varsity, he completed 12-of-15 passes in a 42-7 win. That first season, McNamara threw for 2,042 yards and 17 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. There were signs that he..." March 27

  • Jim Harbaugh: No decision yet on Michigan football play caller

    Michigan Live "There's been plenty of change when it comes to the Michigan football team's offensive coaching staff in recent months. Jim Harbaugh watched his tackles and tight ends coach, Greg Frey, depart for Florida State. A hire backfire on him and depart for Alabama. Then one of his long-time confidants,..." March 26

  • Michigan WR Maurice Ways says he's transferring to California

    Michigan Live "Maurice Ways has decided on where's transferring. And he's headed out west. The former Michigan wide receiver announced Sunday plans to play his fifth and final season of eligibility at the University of California in Berkeley. "Blessings on blessings on blessings," Ways wrote on..." March 19

  • Report: Michigan QB Shea Patterson's eligibility ruling 'at a standstill'

    Michigan Live "It's looking less likely the University of Michigan receives a ruling from the NCAA on Shea Patterson's eligibility for 2018 by the time spring practice begins. According to a new report from CBS Sports, Patterson and his five former University of Mississippi teammates are currently "at a..." March 13

  • Shea Patterson has ‘great case,’ legal experts say, to play for Michigan in 2018

    Land of 10 "So Miles Bridges gets rubber-stamped in a few hours, while Shea Patterson twists in the wind for months. Say this for the NCAA and its strike zone: It’s all over the damn place, but at least it’s consistently all over the damn place. “I still think it’s a coin-flip to decide, but I think the..." February 26

  • Tim Drevno leaving Michigan football; Ed Warinner to join the staff

    Detroit Free Press "Tim Drevno's run as Michigan's offensive coordinator/offensive line has come to a close and Ed Warinner is expected to join the team's coaching staff, a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells the Free Press. The source requested anonymity because Michigan has not made these moves..." February 23

  • Michigan lands 4-star Georgia OL Trente Jones

    Detroit News "Offensive tackle Trente Jones has committed to Michigan's 2019 class, making the announcement Wednesday on Twitter. The lineman from Loganville Grayson in Georgia is rated 4-stars by 247Sports composite ratings. " February 22

  • 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

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