Michigan Rumors & News

  • Michigan Expected To Announce Apparel Deal With Nike

    Black Sports Online "The Michigan Wolverines return to relevance is almost complete. Chris Balas is reporting that Nike reportedly outbid Adidas for a new deal with the school, which is expected to be announced sometime this week." July 06

  • 4-star receiver Brad Hawkins commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan has received a pledge from Brad Hawkins, a senior receiver from Camden (N.J.) High. He is the Wolverines' 21st football commitment for the 2016 class and first receiver. Hawkins announced his commitment via Twitter on Friday. He chose Michigan over Rutgers, Temple, Oregon and South..." July 04

  • Jim Harbaugh responds to Ondre Pipkins' claim, says he doesn't run off players

    Michigan Live "Last week, former Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins told ESPN.com he was pressured by Jim Harbaugh and members of his staff to retire from football for medical reasons before he was ready. He also said he believed Harbaugh wanted him off the team to free up a scholarship, causing some to..." July 02

  • Michigan DL says Jim Harbaugh, staff pressured him to retire

    ESPN "Defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins told ESPN that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, head athletic trainer Paul Schmidt and associate athletic director Jim Minick asked Pipkins about 10 times over a two-month period to sign a medical scholarship form that would have ended his career with the Wolverines..." June 27

  • Shane Morris opens up on Michigan QB competition, says he won't let Jake Rudock take his job

    Michigan Live "One week after saying he goes into every day "like I'm still a backup," Shane Morris made one thing clear on Saturday. The junior plans on being Michigan's starting quarterback in 2015. "I think I can win the starting job because I have the mentality to do so," Morris said at Michigan..." June 23

  • U-M gets commitment from 3-star Florida safety

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan continued its run on football recruits this morning, gaining a verbal commitment from three-star safety Devin Gil of Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan High School. Gil, listed at 6 feet and 204 pounds, is rated the No. 95 recruit in Florida in the 2016 class by rivals.com. He's U-M's 17th..." June 19

  • Report: Notre Dame DE Williams visiting U-M

    Detroit Free Press "Notre Dame defensive end Jhonathon Williams is looking to transfer and will visit Michigan today, according to Sam Webb of scout.com. Williams, also known as Jhonny, is a former star at Berrien Springs. He redshirted as a freshman at Notre Dame last season and would have to sit out a year as a..." June 18

  • Michigan lands QB/LB Victor Viramontes, TE Sean McKeon

    Detroit News "Sean McKeon, a 6-5, 230-pound tight end from Shepherd Hill High in Dudley, Mass., on Monday became the 13th commitment in Michigan's 2016 recruiting class. McKeon is ranked a three-star prospect, the No. 51 tight end in the nation and the No. 2 tight end in Massachusetts by Scout.com. He has..." June 17

  • Harbaugh fires back to coaches' criticism of satellite camps

    Covers.com "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who has been criticized for holding 11 satellite camps in seven states, is firing back at those critics. "In my America, you're allowed to cross state borders," Harbaugh told USA Today Sports regarding his camps. "That's the America I know." Alabama coach Nick..." June 17

  • 31 coaches accept Harbaugh's invitation to attend UM camp

    Detroit News "Thirty-one college head and assistant coaches took up Jim Harbaugh on his invitation to attend Michigan's "Exposure U" camp in Ann Arbor this week. Included in the group were Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and Ball State head coach Pete Lembo; they served as guest speakers." June 17

  • Dan Mullen kind of sort of implies Michigan football players suck

    SB Nation "Dan Mullen has become the latest SEC coach to make his thoughts clear on one of the offseason's most resilient controversies -- satellite camps. Specifically, camps hosted by Big Ten coaches in SEC territory, which has ruffled quite a few feathers and resulted in commitments for programs like..." June 16

  • U-M associate AD Jim Minick reinstated after DUI arrest

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan associate athletic director Jim Minick has returned to the football program, his indefinite suspension concluded after his May 9 arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. "Jim is back working in the program," U-M coach Jim Harbaugh said tonight at the Montgomery Prattville Marriott..." June 08

  • Michigan transfer Kyle Bosch cleared, should boost West Virginia OL in '15

    ESPN "West Virginia got some big news over the weekend, with the NCAA clearing Michigan transfer Kyle Bosch to play in 2015. Bosch was rated the No. 7 offensive guard in the country coming out of high school in Wheaton, Illinois, and started three games for the Wolverines as a true freshman in 2013...." June 02

  • Jabrill Peppers expresses displeasure with NCAA and money via Twitter

    Michigan Live "The debate's as old as time. Should college athletes be paid? At the moment, the Big Ten and other power conferences are putting together plans to finalize a new cost of attendance model that is expected to add stipend money (basically extra cash for regular college life incidentals) to a..." May 27

  • Ex-Michigan RB Justice Hayes headed to Southern Miss

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former Michigan running back Justice Hayes is headed to Conference USA. Hayes, who announced his intent to pursue a graduate transfer in January, posted on Twitter Tuesday that he’s headed to Southern Miss. The 5-foot-10, 194-pound Hayes ran for 213 yards on 48 carries and had 11 catches for..." May 26

  • U-M's Countess transfers to Auburn

    Detroit Free Press "Blake Countess is heading south. The former Michigan cornerback will go to Auburn as a graduate transfer, he said on Twitter and Instagram today. Countess played three years for U-M and also took a redshirt year as a sophomore after tearing his ACL in the season opener of 2012. He started..." May 26

  • Suspended or dismissed by Michigan, Dennis Norfleet apologizes

    College Football Talk "We still don’t know what’s going on with Dennis Norfleet. What we do know is, though, he’s sorry… for whatever it is that’s going on in his life that’s led to recent reports. In a post on his Instagram account Thursday night, Norfleet apologized to UM fans, UM alumni and current/former UM..." May 19

  • Jim Harbaugh Announces Michigan Based QB Camp Featuring Colin Kaepernick

    Sportsnaut "Unless you paid absolutely no attention to the drama that took place between the San Francisco 49ers and Jim Harbaugh prior to his departure in January, you know full well things weren’t great between the two sides. The same cannot be said about Harbaugh’s relationship with his former starting..." May 14

  • Michigan football ops director charged with DUI after car accident

    CBS Sports "Michigan's director of football operations was arrested and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence after a single-car crash over the weekend. Jim Minick told authorities that "another car went into his lane and he swerved to avoid it and crashed into a ditch." After refusing a..." May 13

  • New reports say Dennis Norfleet suspended, not dismissed, by Michigan

    College Football Talk "It appears a previous report of Dennis Norfleet‘s status with Michigan has been exaggerated. After initial reports suggested Michigan dismissed Norfleet, now there are multiple reports saying Michigan has instead suspended the special teams star instead. The conflicting reports come from Scout..." May 13

  • Michigan CB Blake Countess says he'll transfer on Instagram

    CBS Sports "Not everyone, apparently, is sold on the Jim Harbaugh experience at Michigan. Multi-year Wolverines cornerback starter Blake Countess posted an image to Instagram on Wednesday celebrating his graduation ... and announcing that he has "decided to play my final year of eligibility elsewhere."..." May 13

  • Dennis Norfleet dismissed from Michigan football program

    Michigan Live "Dennis Norfleet is no longer a part of Michigan's football team, according to his former high school coach. Martin Luther King High School football coach Dale Harvel told MLive on Tuesday that Norfleet has been dismissed from Michigan's program by coach Jim Harbaugh. "Evidently he was..." May 12

  • Michigan makes CB Wayne Lyons' grad transfer official

    Michigan Live "Wayne Lyons is officially a Michigan Wolverine. The former Stanford cornerback was formally announced as a member of Michigan's program Monday afternoon, and will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer. "We are excited about the addition of Wayne Lyons as a postgraduate student and..." May 11

  • Report: UM offers eighth-grader Owen Pappoe

    Detroit News "Owen Pappoe, 14, an eighth-grade receiver / athlete from Loganville, Ga., reportedly has been offered a football scholarship by Michigan. The offer was reported on Twitter by Kenyatta Watson, college football recruiting coordinator at Grayson (Ga.) High." May 08

  • 8.6 percent of 2014 Michigan attendance came via free tickets

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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 "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