Michigan Rumors & News

  • Report: Jim Harbaugh pursuing elite 2015 quarterback

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's roster currently has four quarterbacks -- none who has played significant snaps and two who have never played in a college football game. That's what new coach Jim Harbaugh inherited. Apparently, he'd like to add another to mix. The Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal quoted Albuquerque..." January 22

  • Jim Harbaugh adds son, Jay Harbaugh, as Michigan TE coach

    CBSSports.com "Jim Harbaugh officially announced on Tuesday the addition of of his oldest son, Jay Harbaugh, to the Michigan football staff. Jay Harbaugh, 25, will coach the tight ends and serve as assistant special teams coach for the Wolverines. After working as an undergraduate assistant for Mike Riley at..." January 20

  • Michigan still waiting for Jim Harbaugh’s first verbal commitment in 2015

    College Football Talk "Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh to be the new head coach of the Wolverines, officially, on December 30, 2014. He has yet to land a verbal commitment to Michigan in the Class of 2015, with National Signing Day just weeks away. Harbaugh’s hiring at Michigan did happen in the middle of the recruiting..." January 20

  • Jedd Fisch says Michigan's NFL staff experience should give team a recruiting boost

    Michigan Live "Jedd Fisch has coached football at a high level for 17 years now. And all but four of those years have come in the National Football League, where the competition is intense, but the recruiting doesn't exist. Fisch -- who served as the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars over..." January 20

  • Washington State hires Michigan defensive assistant Roy Manning

    SI - College Football "Michigan cornerbacks coach Roy Manning has been hired as Washington State’s outside linebackers coach according to a source. A deft and energetic recruiter, Manning, 33, is expected to help the Cougars’ current recruiting class that is ranked as highly as 28th nationally by one service. New..." January 19

  • Tyrone Wheatley newest addition to Harbaugh staff at Michigan

    CBSSports.com "Jim Harbaugh's first staff at Michigan is nearly complete, and its latest addition is one Wolverines fans have been waiting for. Michigan officially put an end to weeks of rumors and reports by naming former Wolverine running back star Tyrone Wheatley the program's new running backs coach..." January 18

  • Ex-Michigan OL Kyle Bosch transfers to West Virginia

    Michigan Live "Kyle Bosch has found his new home. And he'll be joining a familiar face. The former Michigan offensive lineman, who opted to transfer from the school earlier this month, was officially announced as a transfer to West Virginia on Thursday. Bosch is the second Michigan transfer to wind up..." January 16

  • Harbaugh recruiting and 'living that dream' as UM coach

    Detroit News "New Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh looked down at the block M on his shirt and emphasized how good it feels to wear maize and blue again. Harbaugh, officially introduced as the Wolverines new coach Dec. 30, spoke Friday morning at the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association clinic. He..." January 16

  • Harbaugh to look at under-radar Texas QB recruit

    Detroit News "Jeff Traylor has been around enough good quarterbacks to know how much potential McLane Carter, the senior who led Gilmer High to an unbeaten season and Texas state championship, has for the next level. Carter, an accurate left-hander who has flown under the recruiting services radar and, so..." January 15

  • Michigan keeps Greg Mattison on football staff

    Detroit News "Greg Mattison, who spent the last four seasons as Michigan's defensive coordinator, has been retained for new coach Jim Harbaugh'a staff, the school announced Monday. Mattison, who returned to Michigan in 2011 under Brady Hoke, who was fired last month, will coach the defensive line under new..." January 12

  • D.J. Durkin officially named Michigan defensive coordinator

    CBSSports.com "Former Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin has taken the same position on Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan, the Wolverines officially announced Thursday. Only 36, Durkin served under Harbaugh as part of Harbaugh's initial staff at Stanford in 2007 and spent three seasons with the Cardinal..." January 08

  • Michigan hires D.J. Durkin as defensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "Jim Harbaugh has hired D.J. Durkin to be his defensive coordinator at Michigan, SI.com's Thayer Evans confirmed Tuesday. FootballScoop.com first reported the news. The university has yet to confirm the hire. Durkin was the defensive coordinator at Florida the past two seasons, and served as..." January 07

  • Reports: Jim Harbaugh swings, misses on two potential staff hires

    College Football Talk "Once upon a time, Jim Harbaugh arrived at Stanford as an unproven coach on the major college football level, turned the previously downtrodden Cardinal into a force through building a staff that used innovative strength and conditioning methods to build a team that stayed healthier than its..." January 05

  • USC OL coach Tim Drevno to become Michigan OC

    Los Angeles Times "USC offensive line coach Tim Drevno is leaving the Trojans’ staff to become offensive coordinator at Michigan, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. Drevno, 45, worked with new Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego, Stanford and the San Francisco 49ers..." January 01

  • Harbaugh signs UM contract; 'He's been bred for this'

    Detroit News "To those who know him best, Jim Harbaugh is the ultimate competitor. A winner. A motivator. A leader. He is driven and fiery, confident and cocky, astute and willing to delegate and all about winning and being successful. And now he is Michigan's new head coach, returning to his alma mater..." December 30

  • Jim Harbaugh agrees to take coaching job at Michigan

    NFL.com "NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday that Harbaugh has agreed to take the Michigan job, although he has yet to sign a contract. When the deal is signed, Harbaugh is expected to become college football's highest-paid coach, earning more than the $8 million per-year salary that was originally..." December 30

  • Jim Harbaugh Is the Big Ten's Nick Saban

    Fox Sports "Jim Harbaugh to Michigan is as big for the Big Ten as Nick Saban to Alabama was for the SEC. It's that massive for Michigan and the conference. That's because in today's era of college football coaches make programs not vice versa. If you have the right coach, you'll win big, if you have the wrong..." December 29

  • 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

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