Michigan Rumors & News

  • How long will Harbaugh last in Michigan?

    Pro Football Talk "Now that Jim Harbaugh is reportedly doing the unexpected and uprooting from California and heading to Michigan, the question becomes how long he’ll be the Michigan coach? Harbaugh hasn’t stayed in any one place for very long as a head coach. He spent two years with the Raiders, three at the..." December 28

  • Sources: Jim Harbaugh Expected to Take Michigan Job

    Bleacher Report "Two members of the San Francisco 49ers staff and a third NFL source said Saturday they expect 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to accept a six-year, $48 million contract to become the head coach of the University of Michigan. "That's what everybody on staff believes is going to happen this..." December 28

  • John Harbaugh disputes report that Jim’s family is pushing him to Michigan

    Pro Football Talk "Jim Harbaugh reportedly is “torn” between taking the job at Michigan and staying in the NFL. Harbaugh’s “family and friends” reportedly are urging him to return to his alma mater. His brother, John, disputed that on Wednesday. Strongly. “My dad and I both . . . I will say this: The report..." December 24

  • Michigan's Doug Nussmeier expected to be named Florida off. coordinator

    SI - College Football "Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier is expected to be named to the same position at Florida, per a source. Nussmeier would join new Gators coach Jim McElwain's staff after McElwain was hired to replace the fired Will Muschamp. Nussmeier has spent one season with the Wolverines..." December 23

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    Michigan Football @umichfootball

    Happy Birthday, Jim. #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/kameWJ7F5S

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    Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB

    As I said on @FoxSports1 today, I was told by sources the reports on the $8M per offer by #Michigan to Jim Harbaugh are not accurate.

  • Michigan wants to make Jim Harbaugh rich but that isn't enough

    USA Today "According to reports, Michigan wants to make San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh the highest paid coach in college football. The offer according to the NFL Network would see Harbaugh paid $8 million per year for six years. It’s an offer that makes all the sense for the..." December 18

  • Michigan LB Michael Ferns transferring

    Detroit Free Press "The fallout from Michigan football coach Brady Hoke's firing Dec. 2 continues. According to multiple reports, U-M freshman linebacker Michael Ferns will transfer to West Virginia. A Michigan spokesperson today confirmed that Ferns asked for and received a release from his scholarship. The..." December 16

  • UM tries to fend off Notre Dame for Tyree Kinnel

    Detroit News "Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne defensive back Tyree Kinnel is still committed to Michigan this week and the Wolverines continue to stay in contact with him. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior detailed his most recent conversation with the Maize and Blue to Scout's Dave Berk. "I did talk with Michigan..." December 10

  • David Cutcliffe reportedly turned down Michigan job

    Yahoo! Sports "Was Duke coach David Cutcliffe approached by Michigan about the Wolverines' coaching job? According to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, Cutcliffe was offered the job by Michigan and turned it down. Cutcliffe, 60, has been at Duke since 2008. After four losing seasons, Cutcliffe's Blue Devils are..." December 10

  • Michigan contacts LSU's Les Miles about coaching job, according to report

    SB Nation "Still searching for a new head coach, Michigan has contacted LSU's Les Miles about the position, per Sam Webb of U-M's Scout site. However, Football Scoop says it's unlikely anything will come from the overture. Miles has a history of being a potential candidate for the Wolverines, seeing his..." December 10

  • Michigan WR Funchess enters draft

    Covers.com "Second-team All-Big Ten wide receiver Devin Funchess is done at Michigan. The junior, projected as a first-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com, announced Tuesday that he would not return to Ann Arbor, instead pursuing a pro career in the NFL. "I would like to thank my family, coaches and..." December 09

  • Michigan reportedly interested in Duke's David Cutcliffe

    SB Nation "After many reports that Jim Harbaugh-to-Michigan might be unlikely (since going back to college is a bad idea for NFL coaches), the Wolverines are reportedly interested in a strong X's and O's coach from the collegiate ranks. According to 247 Sports, UM has "gauged the interest" of Duke's David..." December 09

  • Report: Oregon State Reached Out To Brady Hoke About Head Coaching Vacancy

    College Spun "Brady Hoke may not be out of work for very long. According to a report by Josh Newberg of 24/7 Sports, Oregon State has reached out to the former Michigan coach in regards to its head coaching vacancy. Longtime Beavers coach Mike Riley left the school on Dec. 4 to become Nebraska’s head coach...." December 09

  • Lloyd Carr's choice for Michigan coach: Jim Harbaugh

    Detroit News "Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr is not involved in the search for the Wolverines' next head coach, but he does have a preference. Carr is on the sideline as interim athletic director Jim Hackett works to find a replacement for Brady Hoke, fired on Tuesday after four seasons. The fan..." December 05

  • LSU's Les Miles tells recruit he's staying, report says

    Detroit News "LSU coach Les Miles, a former Michigan player and assistant coach thought to be in the running for Michigan's head coaching position, has told at least one recruit he's not heading to Ann Arbor. Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday after four years as Michigan's coach. Interim athletic director Jim..." December 05

  • Could Bret Bielema Be The Right Man For Michigan?

    The Big Lead "Michigan fired Brady Hoke. If reports are to be believed, Jim Harbaugh ranges from unlikely to a definite no. Michigan native Butch Jones is a no. Les Miles may not be interested and would be controversial within Michigan circles if he was chosen. Dan Mullen seems content to stay at Mississippi..." December 02

  • Report: Brady Hoke fired at Michigan, announcement at 4:30 p.m.

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Michigan Insider host Sam Webb reports Michigan has fired Brady Hoke. The announcement is coming after at a 4:30 p.m. press conference, the university confirmed. Michigan has a team meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett will address the media. Hoke took over at..." December 02

  • ESPN's Schefter thinks Harbaugh prefers NFL over UM

    Detroit News "ESPN's Adam Schefter believes Jim Harbaugh is "more interested in staying in the pros" than coaching at Michigan. Schefter, who went to Michigan, made his comments on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" radio show Monday morning. The comments were reported by MLive.com Speculation is heavy Michigan will..." December 01

  • Source: Michigan tailback Drake Johnson has torn ACL

    Detroit News "Michigan tailback Drake Johnson, who made a late-season surge to boost the Wolverines' running game, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Ohio State last Saturday. This is the second ACL to that knee he has suffered. A source confirmed the injury to The Detroit News on..." December 01

  • What if Ohio State and Michigan fight again? 'If anybody throws a punch, they're dismissed'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Ohio State safety Vonn Bell was asked if he thought there would be punches thrown on Saturday when the Buckeyes host Michigan in the 111th edition of The Game, it's likely his answer didn't sit well with Urban Meyer. "I don't know yet," Bell said after Ohio State beat Indiana last Saturday..." November 25

  • LSU's Les Miles sidesteps questions about Michigan

    Michigan Live "Les Miles and Michigan go way back. And every time there's been speculation about the future of the Michigan football head coaching job since 2007, Miles' name has been right there. It was there in 2007, when he sternly denied a report he was headed to Ann Arbor while his LSU team was..." November 25

  • Ohio State Students Are Covering Every ‘M’ On Campus With Red Tape

    College Spun "Rivalry week is one of the most fun times in college football, and the antics at Michigan and Ohio State in the week leading up to The Game are always entertaining. As is tradition in Columbus, Ohio State students are covering up every ‘M’ visible on campus with red tape." November 25

  • Jim Hackett to decide on Brady Hoke

    ESPN.com "It's not yet clear when a decision will come on Brady Hoke's future as Michigan's football coach, but interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Saturday that he would be the one making the decision. Hackett stepped in as a temporary leader of the university's athletic department on Oct. 31,..." November 23

  • Brady Hoke has $3 million reasons to hope Michigan fires him soon

    USA Today "If Brady Hoke is going to be fired by the University of Michigan, he should hope it acts quickly. The move could be worth $1 million to him. Under the terms of his contract, Hoke would be owed a buyout payment of $3 million if he gets fired without cause through Dec. 31, the final day of his..." November 19

  • Michigan's Frank Clark dismissed from program following arrest

    CBSSports.com "Michigan defensive end Frank Clark has been dismissed from the program following an arrest over the weekend. The school announced the decision via a release Monday morning. "Frank Clark has been dismissed for violating team rules from the Michigan football program," said Michigan coach Brady..." November 17

  • Michigan's Frank Clark arrested

    ESPN.com "Michigan starting senior defensive end Frank Clark was arrested on charges of domestic violence Sunday, according to Erie County, Ohio, jail records. The 6-foot-2, 277-pound Clark, who is from Cleveland, was still in the Erie County jail Sunday morning, according to the jail's official..." November 17

  • Ex-UM LB talks ‘trust-fund babies,’ Harbaugh not headed to Big House

    College Football Talk "Give Larry Foote a microphone and a platform, and more times than not he’ll entertain. And very often stir things up in the process. With most considering Brady Hoke a dead man coaching at Michigan, much of the attention has turned to potential replacements for the beleaguered head coach...." November 12

  • No surgery for UM's Peppers but he'll be redshirted

    Detroit News "Michigan freshman defensive back Jabrill Peppers has a leg injury, and while it will not require surgery, he will be redshirted this season. He will be "in good shape" in the next month or so, coach Brady Hoke said Wednesday during his regular mid-week press conference." November 05

  • Drake Johnson proves to be worth the wait for Michigan

    Detroit News "There are a bunch of shoeboxes filled with track medals somewhere in the attic in the home where Drake Johnson grew up. Johnson, a sophomore running back at Michigan, was a track star at Ann Arbor Pioneer, where he also played football in the shadow of Michigan Stadium. His father, Michael,..." November 05

  • Brady Hoke might have a decision on Jabrill Peppers soon

    College Football Talk "The Jabrill Peppers era at Michigan has been off to quite a rocky and disappointing start this fall. One of the top prized recruits in the Class of 2014, Peppers has had little impact on the Wolverines this season due to injury concerns. After initially being dropped from the depth chart, the..." November 04

  • AD Dave Brandon leaving Michigan

    ESPN.com "Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is resigning and will not return next season, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The university will hold a news conference Friday afternoon." October 31

  • Michigan's Brady Hoke: No one has talked to me about job status

    USA Today "Michigan football coach Brady Hoke said no one from the university has approached him about his job status. Despite widespread speculation during the past month, increasing with four losses in Michigan's past five games and 3-5 overall record, Hoke said his job is a postseason discussion. "I..." October 28

  • Csont'e York also must pay $2K

    ESPN.com "Former Michigan wide receiver Csont'e York was sentenced to seven days in jail after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and assault and battery charges a month ago. York broke a man's jaw and knocked him unconscious when he punched him outside an Ann Arbor bar on July 18. York was suspended..." October 25

  • Michigan State fans vandalize iconic Ann Arbor campus symbol

    Fox Sports - College Football "It must be Michigan-Michigan State week. Wednesday morning, as Michigan students awoke and began their days, they were treated to a surprise. Sometime overnight, a Spartans fan or fans presumably snuck onto campus and left their mark on an iconic campus symbol. The block ‘M’ on the..." October 22

  • Michigan QB: 'I've been called the N-word so many times this year'

    Fox Sports "The Michigan Wolverines are struggling through another mediocre season at 3-4 heading into this weekend's game against Michigan State. Part of the issue has been subpar quarterback play from fifth-year senior Devin Gardner, who entered the year as the starter, and backup Shane Morris, who got..." October 21

  • Jon Gruden's goal in college was to be the coach at Michigan

    CBSSports.com "I haven't taken a physics class in some time, but there were a couple of things I learned while there that have stuck with me since. First, every action will have an equal and opposite reaction. That is Newton's Third Law. What a lot of people don't remember is Newton's First Law. If there is..." October 09

  • Michigan sticking with Devin Gardner at QB

    College Football Talk "Looking to snap a three-game losing streak back home in Ann Arbor this weekend, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke has named Devin Gardner the team’s starting quarterback for this weekend’s primetime match-up with Penn State. As far as Hoke is concerned, Gardner will be the starter for as long as he..." October 06

  • Michigan RB Derrick Green out for the season

    CBSSports.com "Things continue to go wrong for Michigan. Running back Derrick Green suffered a broken clavicle during Michigan's loss to Rutgers on Saturday night, and Brady Hoke announced at his press conference Monday that Green will miss the rest of the season. This is just more bad news in a season..." October 06

  • Michigan AD not considering resignation or firing Brady Hoke

    Michigan Daily "Amid nationwide controversy of fans, alumni and students calling for his removal, University Athletic Director Dave Brandon has not considered resigning. Nor has he considered firing Michigan football coach Brady Hoke, he said. And he admits that the Athletic Department made a mistake on..." October 03

  • Devin Gardner to start at Rutgers; Shane Morris doubtful

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner will resume his role as the Wolverines' starting quarterback Saturday at Rutgers (7 p.m., BTN). "He will be our quarterback, and we have great belief in Devin," coach Brady Hoke said today, during his usual Wednesday news conference. "We have great belief in..." October 01

  • Big Ten commissioner contacts Michigan regarding handling of Shane Morris, no punishment coming

    Michigan Live "Michigan's handling of injured quarterback Shane Morris on Saturday has not gone unnoticed by the Big Ten Conference office. Big Ten associate commissioner of communications Scott Chipman confirmed to MLive on Tuesday that league commissioner Jim Delany has been in contact with the university..." October 01

  • Congressman urges Big Ten to investigate Michigan concussion

    CBSSports.com "A U.S. Congressman wants Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany to investigate why Michigan returned injured quarterback Shane Morris into last Saturday's game despite signs of a concussion. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) sent a letter Tuesday to Delany seeking an investigation and for the Big Ten to..." September 30

  • Petition to fire Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has 5,000+ signatures

    SB Nation "Michigan student has started a petition to remove athletic director Dave Brandon from his position at the university, accusing the former Domino's Pizza CEO of "alienating the current student body" due to poor decision-making and bringing negative press to the athletic department and the..." September 30

  • Dave Brandon's athletic department failed Brady Hoke early Tuesday morning

    Fox Sports Detroit "On Saturday, Brady Hoke and his football staff failed Shane Morris. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Dave Brandon's athletic department failed Brady Hoke. As far as anyone can tell from the power plays currently underway on Michigan's athletics campus, the first mistake was one of..." September 30

  • Darian Roseboro decommits from Michigan

    Maize N Brew "Darian Roseboro, a four-star defensive end, has decommitted from the University of Michigan's 2015 class. Darian Roseboro (Lincolnton, North Carolina) announced Monday evening that he has officially decomitted from Michigan, according to his Twitter account. Roseboro committed to the..." September 30

  • Michigan AD admits lack of communication regarding Shane Morris concussion, but statement raises more questions

    College Football Talk "Michigan’s lack of communication on the sideline led to the mishandling of a head injury to quarterback Shane Morris on Saturday. As it turns out, Morris did suffer a concussion to go with a high ankle sprain. Michigan athletics director Dave Brandon says he has been thoroughly reviewing the..." September 30

  • John Harbaugh not interested in potential Michigan job

    CBSSports.com "Suffering through a 2-3 start and with the national criticism of coach Brady Hoke for sending his quarterback back into the game Saturday with what appeared to be a head injury, it's not difficult to imagine the University of Michigan coach losing his job. And almost immediately after the..." September 29

  • Brady Hoke insists ‘we would never put (in) a quarterback who was hurt’

    College Football Talk "Without mentioning anything about concussion protocol, Michigan coach Brady Hoke continued to play defense about leaving quarterback Shane Morris in on Saturday despite what appeared to not only a leg injury, but a blow to the head as well." September 29

  • Did Brady Hoke send Shane Morris into the game with a concussion?

    CBSSports.com "Did Brady Hoke send his quarterback into the game with a concussion on Saturday? It's hard to know for sure, but the video evidence is somewhat damning. Early in the fourth quarter with the Wolverines trailing 30-7, Shane Morris took a blow to the head from Minnesota defensive lineman Theiren..." September 29