Michigan Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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