Michigan Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Ohio State needs OT to beat Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Thousands of celebratory fans who stormed the field lingered in Ohio Stadium long after they had witnessed an instant classic in the history of one of the greatest rivalries in college football. They wanted to soak in the moment after watching No. 2 Ohio State come back..." November 26

  • Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson hold on to top four spots

    ESPN "With wins by each of the top four teams this past weekend, the College Football Playoff rankings remain unchanged at the top ahead of an intriguing rivalry weekend slate of games. Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson continue to hold the inside track for spots in the PlayStation Fiesta..." November 23

  • Wilton Speight took reps during Michigan’s practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Don’t count Wilton Speight out of Michigan’s big game against Ohio State on Saturday just yet. Speight injured his left shoulder in Michigan’s loss to Iowa a week and a half ago and did not play in the team’s game against Indiana over the weekend. Reports said he suffered a broken collarbone..." November 23

  • Michigan students use dorm lights to send vulgar message to Ohio State

    Fox Sports "It's rivalry week in college football, and nowhere do the embers of hate burn more brightly than in the Midwest, as Michigan and Ohio State get set to battle in Columbus on Saturday. As we know, the stakes are insanely high this weekend. Not only is it a battle of No. 2 vs. No. 3, but also a..." November 22

  • Good luck finding an 'M' on the Ohio State campus this week

    Sporting News - NCAAF "It's Michigan-Ohio State, which means you won't see the word "Michigan" anywhere, but simply TSUN (translation: "That School Up North," as longtime Buckeyes coach Woody Hayes used to say). In fact, as tradition has it, when it's Michigan week, you won't even see the letter "M" in a lot of..." November 22

  • No. 3 Michigan skates past Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Time will tell if No. 3 Michigan needs its starting quarterback to win a national championship from here on out, but the Wolverines managed to survive just fine on Saturday without him to stay in the title hunt. With regular starting quarterback Wilton Speight sidelined..." November 19

  • Cass Tech star Jaylen Kelly-Powell picks Michigan

    Detroit News "Jaylen Kelly-Powell, a four-star safety from Detroit Cass Tech, has committed to Michigan’s 2017 recruiting class, according to The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb. Webb revealed news of Kelly-Powell’s commitment on Tuesday morning on WTKA-AM 1050 in Ann Arbor. Kelly-Powell (6-0, 180 pounds) is..." November 15

  • Michigan QB Wilton Speight out for rest of regular season with broken collarbone

    Land of 10 "Michigan QB Wilton Speight will reportedly miss the rest of the regular season because of a broken collarbone. Ace Anbender of mgoblog.com reports that Speight broke his collarbone. Anbender said it’s possible Speight could return for the bowl game. Earlier on Monday, Michigan coach Jim..." November 14

  • NFL teams preparing ‘mega-offers’ for Jim Harbaugh

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh’s decision to go back to coaching at the collegiate level after leaving the San Francisco 49ers was clearly the right one. His Michigan Wolverines are already one of the best teams in the nation, and Harbaugh is the highest-paid coach in college football. That doesn’t mean NFL..." November 09

  • Jim Harbaugh says he models himself after SpongeBob SquarePants

    Fox Sports "Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was mentioned in the latest episode of the Simpsons, which Harbaugh said earlier this week is one of his all-time favorite shows. Via the Detroit Free Press: "People have been making sport of me since I can remember. My earliest memories, 5, 6, 7,..." November 09

  • No. 2 Michigan dominates rival Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Once again, the Michigan-Michigan State game featured a last-second fumble return for a score. This time, the Wolverines sideline went wild and it didn't change the outcome. Jabrill Peppers returned a fumble on a Spartans two-point conversion try for two points,..." October 29

  • Jim Harbaugh Headlines USA Today List of College Football's Highest-Paid Coaches

    Bleacher Report "Jim Harbaugh has taken the University of Michigan's football team from a laughingstock to a national title contender in just two seasons, and according to a list released by USA Today Wednesday, he is being compensated handsomely as the highest-paid coach in college football. Harbaugh is making..." October 26

  • LB Willie Gay 'fell in love' with Michigan, decommits from Ole Miss

    Detroit Free Press "Just a day after returning from his Michigan recruiting visit, Starkville, Miss., 2017 four-star linebacker Willie Gay has decommitted from Ole Miss. Before he went on the visit last week, Gay told thewolverine.com that "Michigan is my No. 1 school right now." After the visit, he told the..." October 24

  • 4-star defensive end Donovan Jeter commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Donovan Jeter was a Notre Dame commit a week ago. Now, the four-star prospect says he'll play at Michigan. Jeter -- a 6-foot-5, 250-pound 2017 defensive end from Pennsylvania -- announced his commitment to Michigan on Sunday after wrapping up an official visit to the school over the..." October 24

  • No. 3 Michigan tunes up for rival, routs Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Following another blowout victory, Michigan's football team could finally start thinking about exacting revenge against its in-state rival. The No. 3 Wolverines dismissed depleted Illinois with ease, 41-8, on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Their thoughts quickly drifted to..." October 22

  • Michigan signs IMPACT recruit who overcame 90 surgeries

    Fox Sports "The University of Michigan landed a prized recruit this week. Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines were honored to have Larry Prout Jr. commit to Ann Arbor. Prout, 15, would have had it no other way. Larry Prout Jr. is not your ordinary 15-year-old. He has battled physical ailments since birth..." October 13

  • No. 4 Michigan wallops Rutgers 78-0

    The Sports Xchange "PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Taco Charlton said he wants to prove that the Michigan defense is the best in the country. It would be hard to argue with the Wolverines defensive end after No. 4 Michigan's 78-0 drubbing of Rutgers on Saturday night before 53,292, the fourth-largest crowd at High Point..." October 08

  • Michigan LT Grant Newsome is out for the year with 'serious knee injury'

    Michigan Live "Michigan left tackle Grant Newsome is out for the season and, per Jim Harbaugh, he will have a challenging rehabilitation process in front of him. Newsome -- Michigan's starter through the first five games -- left Saturday's 14-7 win over Wisconsin after taking a hit to the knee midway through..." October 03

  • No. 4 Michigan wins Big Ten showdown over No. 8 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No. 4 Michigan finally received the test of a close game that many wanted to see. Consider that test passed, despite several self-inflicted errors. Junior quarterback Wilton Speight hit senior wideout Amara Darboh for the game-winning touchdown pass with 7:56..." October 01

  • Jim Harbaugh supports players who raised fists during national anthem

    ESPN "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he supports the Wolverines players who raised their fists during the playing of the national anthem prior to the team's 49-10 home win over Penn State on Saturday. Those Wolverines were among a group of players throughout the country who demonstrated on..." September 25

  • Smith, No. 4 Michigan run over Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- With one-third of the regular season finished, No. 4 Michigan has done exactly what many expected it do: Defeat inferior opponents. The latest victim was Penn State, which was sent back to Happy Valley feeling sad after Michigan dominated in just about every phase of the..." September 24

  • Michigan is now all-time winningest program in college football history

    Sportsnaut "With a win Saturday over Penn State coupled with a Notre Dame loss to Duke, Michigan is the all-time winningest program in college football history. Zach Shaw of 247 Sports breaks down the record for us: “With a historical record of 929-331-36, the Wolverines (4-0 in 2016) have a winning..." September 24

  • Jim Harbaugh takes jab at Urban Meyer for a very surprising reason

    Fox Sports "Jim Harbaugh has shown an affinity for a lot of things through the years, be it satellite camps, rapping, and yes, even milk. If you'll remember back to last year, a small child asked Harbaugh about drinking milk, and Harbaugh gave a near-perfect response: "Drink as much milk as your little..." September 20

  • No. 4 Michigan rallies to knock off Colorado

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A little adversity didn't hurt No. 4 Michigan as it wrapped up its non-conference schedule. The Wolverines won their first two games by a combined 97 points but found themselves staring at a 14-point deficit against Colorado on Saturday. With a flurry of big plays, plus..." September 17

  • 2019 No. 1 recruit on U-M: I'm glad they found me

    Detroit Free Press "When Kayvon Thibodeaux came off the field after practice in the middle of last week at Los Angeles Dorsey High School, he was told he had a call waiting for him. "My coach didn't tell me who was on the phone, he just handed me the phone," Thibodeaux said. On the other end was Michigan..." September 17

  • Jim Harbaugh wasn't amused by Colorado's depth chart, no decision on Jourdan Lewis

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh did not find Colorado's fake depth chart amusing. In fact, he's not real big on any public depth charts. Earlier this week, Colorado circulated a fake version of its depth chart for Saturday's game against No. 4 Michigan. The sheet had names like Elmer Fudd and Eric Cartman on..." September 15

  • Jim Harbaugh swears he’s ‘never eaten a booger in my entire life’

    College Football Talk "I guess there’s now something we can officially label as Boogergate? And, to put the green cherry on top of the nasal soufflé, it involves the most headline-making head coach in college football. Michigan had little problem dispatching UCF this past Saturday, with the Wolverines pushing their..." September 14

  • Colorado jabs Michigan with parody depth chart

    Sportsnaut "Michigan is hosting Colorado in Week 3. It’s not going to be a friendly battle, but the Buffaloes are having a bit of fun before the action commences. You see, Michigan does not release a depth chart. So with that in mind, Colorado released a hilarious parody depth chart for the upcoming..." September 13

  • Speigt passes No. 5 Michigan past UCF

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It's not often a team gets outrushed by a more than a two-to-one margin but still wins by almost 40 points, but that was the case for No. 5 Michigan at home against Central Florida on Saturday. Thanks to another brilliant performance by junior quarterback Wilton Speight..." September 10

  • Speight throws 3 TDs as No. 7 Michigan routs Hawaii

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, MICH. -- This obviously was not the first impression that Wilton Speight wanted to make. A junior for Michigan who won the starting quarterback in August camp job going into Saturday's season opener at home against Hawaii, Speight rolled out to throw a pass on his team's first..." September 03

  • Jim Harbaugh: 'I don't respect' action of Colin Kaepernick's protest

    ESPN "Michigan Wolverines football coach Jim Harbaugh didn't mince words when asked Monday about the recent protest made by his former quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. "I acknowledge his right to do that. I don't respect the motivation or the action," said Harbaugh, who coached Kaepernick with the San..." August 30

  • Michigan QB Wilton Speight prepared to start in opener

    Detroit Free Press "Wilton Speight didn’t want to say it. He knew he wasn’t supposed to say it. But as Michigan’s quarterback race winds to its final days, Speight is acting like he will be this team’s starting quarterback, just as he has for the past five months. “I feel good,” he said Friday when asked if..." August 27

  • Harbaugh: I see myself coaching Michigan for 20-25 years

    Detroit News "There is no question Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been fully embraced by Wolverines’ rabid fan base and also is being well-compensated by his alma mater. There also is no question that many observers outside the program think Harbaugh will have a short stay in Ann Arbor coaching the..." August 25

  • Suspended receiver Ahmir Mitchell leaving Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Suspended receiver Ahmir Mitchell apparently is leaving the Michigan football program. Mitchell, a freshman from Egg Harbor City, N.J., was one of two players suspended by coach Jim Harbaugh entering fall camp. He announced his departure with a statement on Twitter today. "I will like to..." August 24

  • Michigan AD Warde Manuel: Jim Harbaugh is worth every penny

    Detroit Free Press "When Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh's contract addendum emerged last week, the addition pushed him to the brink of being the highest-paid coach in the country. Harbaugh's annual salary, including the $2-million life-insurance payment agreed to in June, now is $7 million per year (actually..." August 23

  • Aubrey Solomon decommits from Michigan after embarrassing mail mistake

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan lost a four-star defensive tackle recruit this week because somebody wasn’t paying attention. Aubrey Solomon, a U.S. Army All-American from Leesburg, Ga., announced on Twitter Monday that he is re-opening his recruitment after previously committing to the Wolverines. Solomon, who..." August 23

  • Michigan, Jim Harbaugh agree to increased compensation in form of life insurance loan

    ESPN "Michigan and football coach Jim Harbaugh agreed to a contract amendment that will increase total payments from the school to $9 million in 2016. In addition to paying a $5 million salary for each of the remaining six years on his deal, Michigan also will loan Harbaugh $4 million in 2016 and an..." August 18

  • Jim Harbaugh Goes After Jim Rome on Twitter for Criticizing Him

    Complex "Can you imagine what would happen if every coach and athlete that was criticized on a radio or TV show went after the person who was critical of them? It would be total chaos, because these days, criticism is something that comes with the job when you sign up to coach or play sports. Go turn on..." August 17

  • Michigan suspends DE Shelton Johnson, WR Ahmir Mitchell

    The Score "As the 2016 college football season approaches, Michigan will not have two of its freshman players with them until further notice. The Wolverines have suspended defensive end Shelton Johnson and wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell, according to The Associated Press. Head coach Jim Harbaugh initially..." August 16

  • Nike will design Jim Harbaugh's khakis this year

    USA Today "Nike will be making Michigan’s football uniforms this season. That apparently includes their coach’s uni That’s right, instead of Harbaugh picking out $8 pleated khakis from Walmart, he’ll have pairs provided by Nike. That’s how iconic Harbaugh’s khakis are … and now he’ll have what I would..." August 02

  • Michigan most popular bet to win college football national title

    ESPN "Six weeks before the college football season kicks off, Alabama is the consensus favorite to win the national championship. But the Crimson Tide are not the most popular bet in Las Vegas. More bets have been placed on the Michigan Wolverines to win the national title than any other team at..." July 21

  • Michael Jordan to serve as Michigan's honorary captain in opener

    Michigan Live "The Jumpman himself will be on hand for the debut of Michigan football's new digs. Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show on Friday, U-M coach Jim Harbaugh revealed that Michael Jordan will serve as the Wolverines' honorary captain for the 2016 season opener against Hawaii. On that day, not..." July 15

  • Ex-Michigan RB Derrick Green transferring to TCU

    247 Sports "Former Michigan running back Derrick Green has reportedly decided to transfer to the TCU Horned Frogs, sources have told 247Sports. Having completed his degree at Michigan in the spring, Green will be eligible to play immediately for the Horned Frogs." July 15

  • Michigan and Notre Dame to restart football series

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan vs. Notre Dame football series is back. The winningest programs in college football history have been discussing a short revival of the series for nearly a year, and an official announcement is expected today. A reporter for WLNS-TV and a writer for si.com reported that the..." July 07

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