Michigan Rumors & News

  • 8.6 percent of 2014 Michigan attendance came via free tickets

    CBSSports.com "First things first: paid attendance figures are inflated in countless ways at every conceivable level of American sports. "Announced attendance figure for major sporting event not, in fact, accurate" is a BREAKING NEWS headline on par with "E-mailer claiming to be cash-laden Nigerian prince not,..." April 18

  • Michigan formally announces addition of Jake Rudock

    College Football Talk "The worst kept secret in college football this spring is no longer a secret. Michigan has announced the addition of former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock to its roster. “I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program,” said Michigan passing..." April 10

  • Southfield RB Matt Falcon commits to UM

    Detroit News "Matt Falcon, a running back at Southfield High, committed to play for Michigan on Wednesday, confirming his decision in a post on Twitter. He will join the 2016 freshman class. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder is rated four stars by various recruiting services" April 09

  • UM commit Peters undaunted by QB competition

    Detroit News "Jim Harbaugh received his first three commitments of the 2016 class in the span of a few days, as Avon (Ind.) quarterback Brandon Peters committed on Friday, the night before the team's annual spring game; Farmington linebacker-fullback David Reese gave his word to be a Wolverine on Saturday just..." April 08

  • Legal system will determine Graham Glasgow's future at Michigan

    Michigan Live "Graham Glasgow's suspension this spring lasted for roughly two weeks, and at this point, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has no further plans to extend that punishment on his own. What happens within the legal system, however, is a separate matter entirely. The 6-foot-6, 303-pound Glasgow was..." April 07

  • Jabrill Peppers gives Jim Harbaugh 'A-plus' playmaker for 2015

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jim Harbaugh isn’t the only one at Michigan judged on an impossible bell curve. Sophomore cornerback Jabrill Peppers faces the same report card. What’s the grading scale? Impossible. If Michigan fans perceive Harbaugh as the savior on the sidelines, then Peppers is expected to be the second..." April 06

  • Michigan has a ticket wait list for first time in seven years

    Fox Sports "We are just now getting to see some tangible evidence of how starved Michigan fans are for the Jim Harbaugh era and just decent football. Until now, it's been mostly a lot of cheery quotes about the excitement around town. But as Michigan held its spring game this past weekend, athletic..." April 06

  • Adidas, Nike or Under Armour? Michiagn reviewing all options

    College Football Talk "The University of Michigan currently has an athletics apparel deal in place with Adidas, which has resulted in some silly looking alternate football uniforms in recent years such as these, these and these. And don’t even start with the basketball uniforms. At an open forum discussion with..." April 02

  • Report: Big Ten waiver granted, Jake Rudock to transfer to Michigan

    CBSSports.com "The long-simmering Jake Rudock-to-Michigan transfer appears to be all but a done deal after a Wednesday report that the Big Ten won't stand in Rudock's way. From FoxSports reporter Bruce Feldman: With the waiver granted, multiple outlets including Wolverine247.com reported that Rudock will..." April 01

  • Michigan coaches not fretting over QB logjam

    Detroit News "A frontrunner at quarterback has not emerged at Michigan during spring practice, and offensive coordinator Tim Drevno is just fine with that. Three scholarship quarterbacks are practicing — Shane Morris, Wilton Speight and early enrollee freshman Alex Malzone — and Zach Gentry, an incoming..." April 01

  • UM lands Stanford CB Wayne Lyons as graduate transfer

    Detroit News "Michigan defensive backs coach Mike Zordich essentially confirmed after practice Thursday that the Wolverines will add Stanford graduate transfer cornerback Wayne Lyons to the roster this fall. The Lyons transfer was speculated last month, and further fueled when his mother, Gwendolyn Bush, was..." March 27

  • Michigan expanding recruiting presence through football camps

    CBSSports.com "Jim Harbaugh has been everywhere since taking over at Michigan, and that trend will continue this summer with football camps planned in both Alabama and Texas. Harbaugh and the Michigan coaching staff will be appearing at satellite football camps in Prattville, Alabama as well as Dallas, Texas..." March 26

  • Harbaugh uses loophole to coach at Alabama camp

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff are taking advantage of a Big Ten rule loophole, as Penn State coach James Franklin did last year. The Michigan program will be featured at satellite football camp this summer at Prattville High School in Alabama. The four-hour session costs $25 and..." March 25

  • Michigan's center quits over concussion fears

    ESPN.com "Former Michigan starting center Jack Miller announced earlier this month he would not play his senior season and on Wednesday he told ESPN concern about the long-term impact from past and possible future concussions was a factor in the decision. "I know I've had a few and it's nice walking away..." March 25

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh doesn't think he's worth $5M per year

    Detroit Free Press "During the courting process of Jim Harbaugh, much was made about how much he would be paid by Michigan if he took the head football job. One NFL.com report cited the figure at $8 million per year. When the contract was finally signed and announced, the yearly salary was $5 million, but..." March 24

  • Australian punter Blake O'Neill to visit Michigan this week

    Michigan Live "Michigan's answer to its void at punter could very well be Australian, and could be one step closer to becoming a Wolverine. Australian-born punter Blake O'Neill, a graduate transfer from Weber State, announced Tuesday that he'll be flying to Ann Arbor on Wednesday for an official visit to..." March 24

  • Jim Harbaugh bringing helmet stickers back to Michigan

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jim Harbaugh is back at Michigan, and he’s bringing back another tradition. According to a report from Rivals’ Chris Balas, Michigan is bringing back helmet stickers and getting rid of the Legends jerseys in 2015. What does this mean? Harbaugh is honoring former coach Bo Schembechler,..." March 23

  • Jabrill Peppers garnering memories of former NFL All-Pro Rodney Harrison for coach Greg Jackson

    Michigan Live "For a stretch of time in the late 1990s, current Michigan secondary coach Greg Jackson shared the defensive backfield in San Diego with one of the most feared players in the NFL. While having a reputation for brutal hits, Rodney Harrison also found plenty of success in his career, ultimately..." March 20

  • Report: Iowa will release Jake Rudock to any school, QB to visit Michigan this week

    Michigan Live "Michigan's entry into the market for a graduate transfer quarterback began earlier this month. And its looking inside its own league. News broke earlier this month that now former Iowa quarterback -- and potential grad transfer -- Jake Rudock had plans to visit Michigan this spring with..." March 19

  • Michigan suspends Graham Glasgow

    ESPN.com "The Michigan Wolverines suspended senior offensive lineman Graham Glasgow on Monday after the offensive lineman admitted to violating terms of his probation during the weekend. Glasgow told the court he had consumed alcohol after he blew a .086 on a breathalyzer test Sunday morning. Glasgow..." March 17

  • Michigan's Jack Miller surprises with decision to not play senior season

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Spring practice is a time for all sorts of change — position, depth chart changes and personnel. On Tuesday, Michigan is dealing with an unexpected one. Fifth-year starting senior center Jack Miller is not returning to the team, TheWolverine.com reported." March 12

  • Report: Iowa QB Jake Rudock to transfer, will visit Michigan

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh's quarterback room may need one more chair after all. Rumors of Michigan's interest in another quarterback for the 2015 season have swirled for some time now, and Wednesday, things started moving a bit on that front. Fox's Bruce Feldman reports that Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock..." March 11

  • Favorite yet to emerge in Michigan quarterback race

    Detroit News "Through four spring practices, a quarterback still has not emerged as the front-runner at Michigan. And as far as quarterback coach and pass-game coordinator Jedd Fisch is concerned, that's just fine, as long as the players continue to grasp the playbook and understand decision-making is more..." March 11

  • Michigan offensive coordinator: Quarterback job is 'wide open'

    SI - College Football "Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno said that he thinks the team's starting quarterback job is "wide open," according to a report from MLive.com. The Wolverines will have three scholarship quarterbacks—junior Shane Morris, redshirt freshman Wilton Speight and true freshman Alex Malzone—at..." March 08

  • Jim Tressel: Michigan isn't close to being as good as Ohio State

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jim Tressel may no longer be an Ohio State employee, but he's still a Buckeye. The president of Youngstown State and former OSU football coach spoke with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club in Canton, Ohio, this week and was asked about how the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry may be..." March 04

  • Jim Harbaugh Helps Motorists Who Crashed on Interstate

    Complex "View this as some sort of Better Call Saul-like PR stunt, or a PSA for slowing the hell down on icy roads, but today newly minted Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh came to the aid of two motorists who crashed on Interstate-94. Some time earlier this afternoon, the 53-year-old driver slipped on the..." March 03

  • U-M's Durkin has high expectations for Peppers

    Detroit Free Press "Early in spring practice, the Michigan coaches are trying not to publicly single out players. They want to let the competitions play out without rushing to judgment because they have promised the players a clean slate. But even when he was at Florida, U-M defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin knew..." March 01

  • Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is hungry to prove himself

    College Football Talk "When Michigan added defensive back Jabrill Peppers in the Class of 2014, the expectations were incredibly high. Unfortunately for Peppers, and for Michigan, things did not play out as scripted last fall. Peppers was redshirted in November after a pair of leg injuries slowed him down earlier in the..." February 24

  • WR Fitzpatrick taking his time with UM offer

    Detroit News "Farmington High junior wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick admits that throughout his childhood he was a big fan of Michigan football. In his middle school years, it was not uncommon to see him dressed in Maize and Blue at school, and he grew up emulating Wolverine receivers such as Desmond Howard,..." February 24

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh compares spring practice to childbirth

    CBSSports.com "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh spent years dropping fantastic quotes at Stanford before the NFL stole his larger-than-life personality for a few years. Now that he's back in college football, all of Harbaugh's emotion, energy and wit are back as well for us to enjoy. Harbaugh sat down with..." February 24

  • Former U-M QB Bellomy lands at Texas-San Antonio

    Detroit Free Press "With all of the quarterbacks coming into Ann Arbor, Russell Bellomy decided to finish elsewhere, announcing in January that he likely would play his fifth year at another school. The Texas native and U-M grad transfer has landed at Texas-San Antonio, according to the Instagram photo of him..." February 23

  • 49ers' GM: Jim Harbaugh 'always wanted' Michigan job

    Michigan Live "There weren't a whole lot of people around the NFL who thought Jim Harbaugh would leave the league, even if it were for his alma mater. Turns out, he's always had his eyes set on the Michigan -- at least, according to his former general manager. "The head coach at the University of Michigan..." February 18

  • Clark's past could damage future in NFL

    Detroit News "NFL Network senior draft analyst Mike Mayock doesn't believe former Michigan defensive lineman Frank Clark, dismissed from the team last November after his arrest for domestic violence, will be drafted. Defensive linemen are expected to arrive in Indianapolis on Thursday and have on-field..." February 17

  • Michigan LB Desmond Morgan says his fifth year's been cleared by NCAA

    Michigan Live "Desmond Morgan says it's official. He'll be back for a fifth year at Michigan. The move has been expected for some time, though the Wolverine linebacker made it 100 percent Tuesday by posting confirmation that he's been granted a fifth year of eligibility via Twitter. Morgan missed the..." February 10

  • UM in strong position with '16 No. 1 Rashan Gary

    Detroit News "The Michigan coaching staff doesn't get much of a break following National Signing Day as the page turns to the 2016 recruiting class. The Wolverines have opportunities to get young prospects on campus with several late-season home basketball games, and spring practices for football starting..." February 10

  • Is Jim Harbaugh taking a jab at Urban Meyer with 'deceive' tweet?

    CBSSports.com "Jim Harbaugh's Michigan Twitter account has been one of college football's most entertaining coaching follows since the day of its inception way back in, uh, January. But it's never been more interesting than it was Saturday afternoon. Is Jim Harbaugh taking a jab at Urban Meyer with..." February 09

  • Mother of Stanford grad transfer Wayne Lyons has job at Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan has reportedly been in strong position to land Stanford graduate transfer cornerback Wayne Lyons for some time now. For apparently more reasons than just football. Lyons' mother, Gwendolyn Bush, appears in the school's directory as an athletics player development staffer. Michigan's..." February 07

  • Ex-Houston QB John O'Korn says he's transferring to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh continues to add bodies to his program, and arms to his quarterback pool. On Thursday, former Houston starting quarterback John O'Korn tweeted that he'll be transferring to Michigan. O'Korn was granted his release from Houston's program last month. He was a sophomore at Houston..." February 06

  • Five-star TE Chris Clark picks UCLA over Michigan

    Michigan Live "While Michigan got a surprise earlier Wednesday when four-star running back Karan Higdon flipped from Iowa to Michigan, the Wolverines took a hit when Chris Clark went west. Clark, a five-star tight end from Avon, Connecticut (and a former Michigan commit), picked UCLA over Michigan during a..." February 04

  • Keith Washington flips commitment to Michigan from California

    Maize N Brew "The three-star athlete has joined the 2015 class as Michigan's 12th commitment. Another surprise for the Wolverines. Michigan has landed its second commitment of the day in the form of 2015 athlete Keith Washington (Prattville, Alabama), who has flipped his pledge to the Wolverines from..." February 04

  • Report: Brady Hoke refutes Notre Dame rumors

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Brady Hoke might not be going to South Bend after all. CoachingSearch.com reported Hoke would join Notre Dame's staff after Signing Day as the defensive backs coach. The report says Notre Dame defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks will join Oklahoma's staff." February 04

  • Four-star QB Zach Gentry makes flip complete, signs with Michigan

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh's hand-picked quarterback is now officially a Michigan Wolverine. Four-star quarterback Zach Gentry had his national letter of intent to Michigan signed at faxed just after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, giving the Wolverines two signed quarterbacks for the 2015 class. The 6-foot-7,..." February 04

  • Four-star RB Mike Weber's reaffirms commitment to Urban Meyer, to sign with Ohio State over Michigan

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State just can't miss on National Signing Day. The latest success for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes was holding off Michigan to land four-star running back Mike Weber of Detroit Cass Tech, as the prospect announced during a ceremony at his school his intentions of going to Ohio State...." February 04

  • Michigan flips four-star RB Karan Higdon from Iowa on signing day

    Michigan Live "The first surprise of the day is in, and it didn't take very long. Michigan was able to flip four-star running back Karan Higdon from his Iowa commitment on national signing day, per multiple reports. Higdon signed his letter at his high school in Sarasota, Fla., though it has not yet been..." February 04

  • Report: Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke joining Notre Dame's staff

    CBSSports.com "While the rest of the country has its eyes on the nation's top recruits -- and you can too with our Signing Day Live coverage on CBSSports.com -- former Michigan coach Brady Hoke has reportedly made a commitment to rival Notre Dame , joining the Irish staff as a defensive assistant. According..." February 04

  • Why Michigan and Florida get a pass for the Class of 2015

    College Football Talk "With National Signing Day coming up on Wednesday, Florida finally added its first four-star recruit to the Class of 2015 Monday evening. Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas running back Jordan Scarlett gave Florida head coach Jim McElwain a nice recruiting victory over in-state rivals Florida..." February 03

  • Report: Rice's Perry weighs new UM offer

    Detroit News "Wide receiver Grant Perry of Birmingham Brother Rice, who has been committed to Northwestern, reportedly is now weighing a new offer from Michigan. Perry, the No. 10 player on The Detroit News Blue Chip list, told Kyle Bogenschutz of GoBlueWolverine.com that UM coach Jim Harbaugh offered him a..." February 03

  • Michigan will have at least one night football game; Michigan State, Ohio State possibilities

    Michigan Live "Michigan has a new athletic director, but it's not going to ease back on the night football game craze started by former AD Dave Brandon . Interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Sunday at halftime of the Michigan-Michigan State basketball game that the Wolverines will host at least one..." February 02

  • Michigan tight end Jake Butt has minor knee surgery

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan tight end Jake Butt will be sidelined temporarily after a minor knee surgery earlier this week. A U-M official confirmed that Butt "had a minor arthroscopic procedure but will be fine for spring ball." Butt, a junior, suffered an ACL and meniscus tear 11 months ago and had major..." January 30

  • QB Russell Bellomy, two others leaving UM

    Detroit News "Michigan football has lost three players to transfer this week, including two new additions Friday when quarterback Russell Bellomy and tight end Keith Heitzman announced their decisions via social media. Running back Justice Hayes earlier in the week said he was offered an opportunity to..." January 30

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