Michigan Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Michigan is first football program with 3 assistants making $1M

    USA Today "Michigan's assistants will set a new standard for college football coach salaries, with three -- offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, defensive coordinator Don Brown and passing game coordinator and assistant head coach Pep Hamilton -- making $1 million for the next three seasons. LSU and Alabama..." January 25

  • 4-star OL Kai-Leon Herbert decommits from Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's 2017 class is one player less today. Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage offensive lineman Kai-Leon Herbert decommitted, 247Sports' Steve Lorenz reported. Herbert has been giving those indications for more than a month, lining up visits to Miami (Fla.), Florida and..." January 23

  • Jim Harbaugh could take Michigan to Italy for final week of spring practice

    Sportsnaut "Never doubt that Jim Harbaugh has a trick up his sleeve when it comes to recruiting tactics at the University of Michigan. As the NCAA cracks down on one aspect of Harbaugh’s tactics to prohibit hosting off-campus practices during vacation periods like spring break, Harbaugh and Co. have been..." January 22

  • David Dawson announces grad transfer to Iowa State

    Land of 10 "Michigan OL David Dawson is going from the Big Ten to the Big 12. On Sunday, Dawson announced he will end his career with Iowa State. “I would like to thank God for granting me another opportunity to play the game that I love and also allowing me to meet such a great staff and team in Iowa..." January 16

  • Pep Hamilton joins Michigan as passing game coordinator

    Detroit News "Pep Hamilton has officially joined Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s staff as assistant head coach and passing game coordinator. The announcement was made Thursday. “Pep Hamilton s a proven, outstanding football coach, husband and father," Harbaugh said in a release. "His teaching and mentoring..." January 12

  • Jim Harbaugh says he slept through the Clemson-Alabama national title game

    Washington Post "College football fans may have been divided over the legality of the final scoring play in Monday’s Clemson-Alabama game, but everyone agreed on one thing: The 35-31 thriller to decide the national championship was an instant classic. But at least one major figure in college football, namely..." January 11

  • Michigan's Jabrill Peppers declares for NFL draft

    SI "Michigan junior Jabrill Peppers, who captivated the country with his dynamism and versatility on his way to becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist this season, told Sports Illustrated on Tuesday he’s leaving Michigan to declare for the NFL draft. Peppers projects as a safety and return specialist in..." January 10

  • Browns lose top assistant Pep Hamilton to Michigan

    Sportsnaut "Jim Harbaugh’s staff at the University of Michigan is gaining some NFL experience. Pep Hamilton, who spent 2016 as an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach, is headed to Ann Arbor. The move was reported by Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that he’ll..." January 10

  • Harbaugh telling recruits Pep Hamilton will be hired

    Detroit News "Pep Hamilton, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Cleveland Browns, reportedly has joined Michigan's staff. According to a report Sunday by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has shared the hiring news with recruits. "Note on #Browns AHC-offense Pep..." January 08

  • Michigan gives Jim Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator a new contract

    Fox Sports "Michigan and offensive coordinator Tim Drevno have agreed to a new contract, a source told FOX Sports on Tuesday. With the new five-year deal, Drevno will make $1 million annually. Under Drevno’s direction, Michigan was No. 1 in the Big Ten in scoring this season. Before head coach Jim..." January 04

  • Michigan passing coordinator Jedd Fisch headed to UCLA

    Detroit News "Michigan pass-game coordinator Jedd Fisch is UCLA’s new offensive coordinator according to a sourced report Monday by FOXSports.com. Fisch just completed his second season with Jim Harbaugh’s staff and a year ago signed a two-year extension with the Wolverines. He made $700,000 this past season..." January 02

  • Michigan's Jake Butt suffers torn ACL in Orange Bowl

    Detroit Free Press "Jake Butt knew Friday would be the final game of his storied Michigan career. But it ended in a way he could never imagine. Michigan's two-time All-America tight end suffered a significant knee injury in the second quarter of U-M's 33-32 Orange Bowl loss to Florida State that likely will..." January 01

  • Florida State wins thriller vs. Michigan at Orange Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Friday night's Orange Bowl was a dud in the first half. And then it became a classic, with two lead changes in the final 125 seconds. In the end, Deondre Francois hit Nykwan Murray with the go-ahead 12-yard touchdown pass with 36 seconds left as the No. 10..." December 31

  • Michigan, DC Don Brown agree to 5-year extension

    ESPN "Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown has signed a five-year deal worth more than $1 million per season, sources told ESPN, confirming a report by FOX Sports. This season, his first with Michigan, Brown made $880,000 as the Big Ten Conference's highest-paid assistant. Brown led a Michigan..." December 31

  • Jabrill Peppers, in tears after Orange Bowl: 'I couldn't even run'

    Detroit Free Press "It appears Jabrill Peppers' Michigan career will end with a whimper. U-M's Heisman Trophy finalist will not play in in tonight's Orange Bowl against Florida State (click here to join our live blog at 8 p.m.) after sustaining an injury in practice this week. ESPN reporter Adam Schefter..." December 31

  • Michigan unsure on severity of Jake Butt's knee injury, could be MCL or ACL

    Michigan Live "Michigan senior All-American tight end Jake Butt left Friday's Orange Bowl game in the second quarter with a right knee injury. After the game, coach Jim Harbaugh said he wasn't sure about the severity or nature of Butt's injury, but did confirm it was a knee. "Not sure yet," Harbaugh said...." December 31

  • Paul Finebaum continues ranting against Michigan fans, calls them the most arrogant

    Awful Announcing "ESPN and SEC Network personality Paul Finebaum really, really doesn’t like the Michigan Wolverines or their fans. In February, Finebaum went after Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, calling him “the Donald Trump of college football,” and in September, Finebaum asked “Is there a more pathetic fan..." December 29

  • Florida State cornerback wants to piss off Jim Harbaugh in Orange Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "One Florida State player has a rather unique goal for the Orange Bowl: make Jim Harbaugh angry. Seminoles cornerback Marquez White knows that an angry Harbaugh means things are probably going poorly for the Michigan Wolverines, so he wants to make that happen when the teams square off..." December 29

  • Michigan's Khalid Hill returning in 2017

    Detroit News "Michigan fullback Khalid Hill has decided to return for his final season of eligibility. A day after saying he was still weighing his options, Hill announced Thursday night on Twitter that he plans to play for the Wolverines in 2017. “I know I said I would wait for my NFL grade to get back..." December 23

  • UM football player charged with sexual assault in East Lansing

    Detroit Free Press "A University of Michigan football player was arraigned Wednesday on four charges related to a sexual assault that officials say took place in East Lansing in October. Grant Perry, a sophomore wide receiver from Royal Oak, was arraigned in East Lansing in 54B District Court on one felony count..." December 22

  • Michigan DT Maurice Hurst says he's returning to school

    Michigan Live "Maurice Hurst considered leaving Michigan early. In the end, though, he'll play for the Wolverines in 2017 as a fifth-year senior. The junior defensive tackle from Massachusetts explained his decision to reporters Wednesday afternoon in Ann Arbor. He said he seriously thought about taking on..." December 22

  • Michigan lands four-star receiver Tarik Black

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan added its first 2017 football recruit of the week today, when Cheshire, Conn. four-star receiver Tarik Black committed to the Wolverines. Black, a 6-foot-4, 208-pound receiver, chose the Wolverines over Auburn, Alabama and Stanford, among others. He is ranked as the nation's No. 17..." December 14

  • Jim Harbaugh: 'I'm not leaving Michigan'

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh says he's not going anywhere. In case you were wondering. Michigan's head football coach, speaking at the team's annual football bust Tuesday night in Livonia, took a moment to address some speculation that he might be interested in taking another look at coaching in the..." December 14

  • Jim Harbaugh leaving Michigan for the Rams is reportedly a 'very real' possibility

    CBS Sports "If you were going to make a list of NFL coaches who are sitting on the hot seat this week, it would definitely include Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who watched his team get trampled 42-14 by the Falcons on Sunday. The Rams were so bad in the loss that after the game running back Todd Gurley said his..." December 13

  • Detroit King star DB Ambry Thomas commits to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan is beginning to grab a hold of Detroit in the talented 2017 class. The No. 2 player in the state, Detroit King's Ambry Thomas, announced he'll be a a Wolverine in a YouTube video. Thomas, a 5-10 receiver/defensive back, chose Michigan over Michigan State and Pittsburgh, Penn State..." December 08

  • Wolverines' Jabrill Peppers wins Hornung Award for versatility

    Detroit Free Press "Jabrill Peppers always gives the same answer when asked why he plays so many positions for the Michigan football team. Because they ask him to. After 933 snaps this season at 12 positions, Peppers won the Paul Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile player. Peppers was consistently..." December 07

  • Report: Michigan QB Shane Morris pursuing graduate transfer

    Detroit News "Shane Morris, who had high hopes of becoming Michigan’s starting quarterback when he committed as a high school sophomore for the 2013 class, is pursuing a graduate transfer, ESPN.com reported Tuesday. As a graduate transfer, Morris will be eligible to play immediately. Morris, who graduated..." December 07

  • Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Jabrill Peppers among Heisman finalists

    ESPN "Could it be the Year of the Quarterback once again for the Heisman voters? Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson were announced as Heisman Trophy finalists..." December 05

  • Big Ten reprimands Jim Harbaugh, fines him $10k for criticizing officials

    Sportsnaut "Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was not happy with the way the officials called the epic double-overtime matchup between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan this past weekend. The game was in Columbus and it was a contest that Ohio State won, 30-27. Michigan was called for seven penalties..." November 29

  • Jabrill Peppers Asks Mother To Help Pick NFL Agent

    Forbes.com "Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers may return to school for his senior season, but he is at least exploring the option of leaving early and entering 2017 NFL Draft. He has retained the services of his mother to assist in the process of making that difficult decision. Peppers’ mother is directly..." November 28

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