Michigan Rumors & News

  • Report: U-M WR Cole transferring to Kentucky

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan has lost another formerly highly ranked recruit from its football team. According to a report on the Kentucky Rivals site, second-year receiver Brian Cole is transferring to the Wildcats. Cole, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete from Saginaw Heritage, played early in three games during..." February 08

  • Michigan-ND football series appears to be gaining momentum

    Notre Dame Insider "The thaw in the Notre Dame-Michigan football scheduling cold war is picking up momentum, but some new logistical hurdles are in play now that didn’t exist when the series took an indefinite hiatus. Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett, appearing Friday morning on the “Michigan..." February 08

  • Michigan's glitzy Signing Day showcase raised $120,000 for cancer research

    Fox Sports "Michigan's glitzy Signing of the Stars showcase on Wednesday not only celebrated the signing of the nation's top recruit, Rashan Gary -- and helped coaching legend Lou Holtz learn what dabbing is -- it also has raised over $120,000 so far for the Chad Tough foundation, honoring the late Chad Carr..." February 05

  • U-M frosh RB Walker has no plans for ‘riding the bench’

    Detroit Free Press "Kareem Walker has been on Michigan’s campus for less than a month. But he already has a sense of where he fits on the team. The DePaul (N.J.) Catholic four-star product, who finished as the No. 4 overall running back in the 247Sports composite rankings, isn’t planning on waiting this..." February 04

  • Michigan shows the future of National Signing Day: An even bigger spectacle

    CBS Sports "I have seen the future of National Signing Day, and it's Jim Harbaugh asking Lou Holtz to dab on the stage of a star-studded, marketing extravaganza for Michigan. “What is a dab?” asked Holtz, who won the last national championship at Notre Dame, a rival of Michigan. “It's like sneezing into..." February 03

  • No. 1 overall recruit Rashan Gary commits to Michigan

    The Score "The top-rated high school defensive tackle in the country is headed to Michigan. Rashan Gary committed to the Wolverines on National Signing Day after he previously narrowed down his field of suitors to Michigan and Clemson." February 03

  • King's Lavert Hill picks Michigan over MSU

    Detroit News "It’s no wonder multiple head coaches of national powers were trying to get their hands on Detroit King's Lavert Hill. Hill, a four-star standout, had the ability to change the momentum of a game on both sides of the ball for the Division 2 state champion Crusaders. He got in on 40 tackles and..." February 03

  • Rockford's Quinn Nordin, nation's No. 1 kicker, signs with Michigan

    Michigan Live "Quinn Nordin announced last summer that he was headed to Penn State, and that surprised friends and family because the Rockford kicker grew up a University of Michigan fan. It appears Nordin’s inner circle had it right after all. Nordin signed his national letter of intent with Michigan during..." February 03

  • No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary deciding between Clemson and Michigan

    The Score "A process that began with a list of teams too long to recount is down to just two: Clemson and Michigan. Five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary, the No. 1 recruit in the country, knows he'll commit to the Tigers or Wolverines during Wednesday's National Signing Day. However, he's having a..." February 02

  • Meyer eyeing Harbaugh's recruiting stunts, but no plans to copy them

    ESPN "Urban Meyer has taken notice of the recruiting tactics of his new rival after a full year of competing head to head with Michigan's Jim Harbaugh. Just don't expect the Buckeyes coach to copy them and start sleeping over at the houses of recruits, climbing trees or taking his shirt off at..." February 02

  • Ex-Michigan pledge Erik Swenson commits to Oklahoma

    Michigan Live "Erik Swenson needed 10 days to find a new home. And it's a pretty impressive landing spot. Swenson, a four-star offensive tackle and ex-Michigan commitment, announced his verbal pledge to Oklahoma on Saturday night during an official visit to the school. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Swenson..." February 01

  • Rutgers new home for Michigan grad transfer Ross Taylor-Douglas

    College Football Talk "Normally a graduate transfer doesn’t leave with two years of eligibility remaining nor does he end up in the same division of the same conference as his old home. In the case of Ross Taylor-Douglas, he’s doing both. Taylor-Douglas (pictured, No. 29) revealed earlier this month that he would be..." February 01

  • Derek Jeter, Tom Brady headline star-studded Michigan signing day event

    The Score "It turns out the Nature Boy was simply the appetizer to Michigan's National Signing Day party. Just days after it was announced that Ric Flair will be in attendance for the Wolverines' festivities on Wednesday, it's now clear he will be one of many celebrities on hand including Tom Brady and..." January 31

  • Four-star Devery Hamilton flips from UM to Stanford

    Detroit News "Michigan no longer has four-star offensive tackle Devery Hamilton in the 2016 freshman class. Hamilton flipped his commitment to Stanford, 247Sports reported Saturday morning, citing Baltimore Gilman School assistant coach Henry Russell. Hamilton (6-6, 265 pounds) had committed to the..." January 30

  • Florida TE Nick Eubanks picks Michigan

    Detroit News "Tight end recruit Nick Eubanks of Plantation, Florida, is currently on his official visit to Michigan and has not wasted any time committing to the Wolverines’ 2016 freshman class. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Eubanks announced his decision Thursday on Twitter. Eubanks, who visited Alabama on Jan...." January 30

  • Harbaugh: Rescinded offers part of 'meritocracy'

    ESPN "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh laid out the rules of his "meritocracy" recruiting philosophy Friday afternoon, responding to recent criticism about the rapid prospect turnover the football team has had in the weeks leading up to Wednesday's national signing day. Harbaugh said his coaching staff..." January 30

  • Michigan drops third commit in past week

    ESPN "ESPN 300 defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, the No. 82 prospect in the 2016 class, confirmed to ESPN that he has decommitted from Michigan. Elliott is the third lost recruit for Michigan in the past week, joining defensive end Rashad Weaver and defensive back Antwaine Richardson. Richardson..." January 29

  • Jim Harbaugh's bringing Ric Flair to Michigan's National Signing Day party

    CBS Sports "Jim Harbaugh is pulling out all of the stops this recruiting period. He's been going to sleepovers with recruits, climbing trees and doing anything else he feels necessary to land top prospects. On National Signing Day, Harbaugh and Michigan's football program are throwing a party with some big..." January 29

  • Michigan lands pledge from 2016 WR Eddie McDoom, a former Oregon commit

    Michigan Live "Looking to add some speed to its 2016 recruiting class, Michigan tapped a familiar pipeline leading to Florida. The Wolverines scored a pledge from former Oregon commitment Eddie McDoom, a thee-star wide receiver from Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange High School. McDoom, who announced his..." January 28

  • Four-star DT Jordan Elliott latest to decommit from UM

    Detroit News "Four-star defensive tackle Jordan Elliott from Houston Westside High is the latest to decommit from Michigan's 2016 recruiting class, according to Scout.com's Jason Higdon. Elliott is the fifth player in the past week to decommit from Michigan. The first day of the national signing period is..." January 28

  • Warde Manuel to become AD for Michigan Wolverines

    ESPN "UConn athletic director Warde Manuel is expected to accept the same post at Michigan, his alma mater, sources confirmed to ESPN's Andy Katz on Wednesday. Anorther source told Katz that an official announcement was expected Thursday. Manuel, who has been the athletic director at UConn since..." January 27

  • Michigan gets commitments from 3-star LB Elysee Mbem-Bosse and 3-star DE/LB Joshua Uche

    Michigan Live "Michigan's Sunday evening was twice as nice. Three-star inside linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse and three-star outside linebacker/defensive end Joshua Uche both offered their verbal commitments to Michigan on Sunday evening right around the same time. Both prospects were on official visits to..." January 25

  • Michigan State AD 'concerned' over possible night game against Michigan

    CBS Sports "Michigan State and Michigan have been playing football against one another since 1898, but none of the 108 meetings between the rivals have come at night. If Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis gets his way, they never will, at least not in East Lansing. While Michigan State will be..." January 22

  • Report: U-M loses another commit, Kiante Enis

    Detroit Free Press "With Signing Day less than two weeks away, few recruiting classes are changing more than Michigan's. According to rivals.com, U-M has parted ways with another verbal commitment. Winchester, Ind., athlete Kiante Enis decommitted. Enis, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound, three-star running back, was the..." January 21

  • OT Erik Swenson decommits from Michigan, says offer was pulled and official visit was canceled

    Michigan Live "Erik Swenson was the longest-tenured commitment in Michigan's 2016 recruiting class. No longer. Swenson tweeted Wednesday that he's reopening his commitment due to "unforeseen circumstances." In a text message to MLive, the four-star offensive tackle said Michigan recently pulled its..." January 20

  • Ex-Michigan coach Lloyd Carr expected to be named to CFP panel

    ESPN "Former Michigan Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr is expected to be one of the four new College Football Playoff selection committee members announced later this week, according to multiple sources. Carr was one of about six to eight finalists considered by the CFP after all 10 FBS commissioners and..." January 20

  • Jim Harbaugh will climb a tree in order to recruit a four-star player

    College Football Talk "f a cat gets caught in a tree, you no longer need to call the fire department. Instead, just make a quick phone call to your nearest Michigan head coach. It seems Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh will do just about anything to gain confidence in a high school recruit. When he is not sleeping..." January 19

  • Logan Tuley-Tillman will transfer to WSU

    The Spokesman-Review "Logan Tuley-Tillman, a graduate transfer who formerly played at Michigan, will finish his college football career at Washington State. The 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive lineman was an Under Armour All-American in high school, and appeared in two games for the Wolverines. Tuley-Tillman, who is..." January 18

  • Oregon hires ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke as defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "After spending one year as a college football analyst, former Michigan coach Brady Hoke will return to the sidelines as Oregon's defensive coordinator. Hoke joins a staff that still includes Don Pellum, the team's defensive coordinator for the last two seasons. Mark Helfrich announced a change..." January 17

  • Lloyd Carr among final candidates for CFP selection committee

    ESPN "Carr was one of about six to eight finalists considered by the CFP management committee, composed of the 10 FBS commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick. The CFP is expected to announce the four new committee members later this month. "I can't comment at this time, but..." January 16

  • Report: RB Derrick Green transferring from Michigan

    Michigan Live "Former five-star running back Derrick Green has reportedly finished his time at Michigan. NBC Sports reported Friday that Green, a 5-foot-11, 234-pound junior running back, has been granted his release from Michigan and will transfer from the program. The report stated that Green is expected to..." January 15

  • Michigan DT Willie Henry declares for NFL draft

    Michigan Live "Willie Henry's time in Ann Arbor has come to a close. The 6-foot-3, 311-pound fourth-year junior defensive tackle announced Wednesday night that he'll skip his fifth season and declare for the 2016 NFL draft. Henry is coming off the finest year of his four-year run in Ann Arbor, as he posted..." January 14

  • Jim Harbaugh to sleep over at top kicker recruit Quinn Nordin’s house

    Larry Brown Sports "When Jim Harbaugh wants something, he does everything possible to ensure he gets it. Even if that means arranging a sleepover at a high school recruit’s home. Harbaugh is trying hard to flip No. 1 kicker recruit Quinn Nordin from Penn State to Michigan. When the open recruiting period begins on..." January 12

  • Grad transfer Jake Raulerson could be UM's next center

    Detroit News "Michigan is losing starting center Graham Glasgow after the Citrus Bowl and may be going the graduate transfer route to replace him. Texas center Jake Raulerson on Tuesday tweeted he plans his first official visit on Jan. 15. Last week Wolverine247 reported that Michigan offensive coordinator..." December 24

  • Michigan announces Don Brown as its new defensive coordinator

    Michigan Live "Don Brown is officially in with Michigan. And he's coming with plenty of impressive references. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh formally announced Brown as the program's new defensive coordinator Monday afternoon. Brown, 60, has been a college coach in some form or fashion for 34 years. He..." December 21

  • Fresh UM commit Johnson 'makes play after play'

    Detroit News "Michigan has two big receivers committed in its 2016 class in Brad Hawkins and Ahmir Mitchell, and the Wolverines just added what should be the perfect complement to their skill sets with speedy Tennessee native Nate Johnson. Johnson committed to the Wolverines on Saturday during his official..." December 15

  • Farmington LB David Reese decommits from Michigan

    Detroit News "Farmington High linebacker David Reese has decommitted from Michigan's 2016 recruiting class. "I would like to thank the University of Michigan for the opportunity extended to me to become a Wolverine," Reese wrote on Twitter Wednesday night. "After careful consideration and soul searching with..." December 10

  • Michigan's Jake Butt to return for senior season

    The Score "Michigan's offense has gotten a massive boost heading into the 2016 season, as tight end Jake Butt announced Tuesday he will return for his senior campaign. The Mackey Award finalist was the Big Ten's top tight end, and finished second on the team with 48 catches. The junior was widely regarded..." December 08

  • Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin to be Maryland head coach

    SI - College Football "Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin will be the new head coach at Maryland, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Durkin replaces Randy Edsall, who fired on Oct. 11 after the Terrapins fell to Ohio State, dropping their record to 2–4. Maryland offensive coordinator Mike..." December 02

  • Jake Rudock should heal shoulder injury in time for bowl game

    ESPN "Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock sprained the AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder but should be healthy enough to play in the Wolverines' bowl game, according to a source with knowledge of the injury. Rudock left Saturday's game against Ohio State in the fourth quarter after being driven to..." December 01

  • King CB Lavert Hill decommits from PSU; Harbaugh visits

    Detroit Free Press "Despite being a Penn State 2016 commit, Detroit King cornerback Lavert Hill has spent his share of time in Ann Arbor this fall. Apparently that's no longer a conflict. Hill, a four-star prospect whose brother Delano Hill is currently a U-M safety, announced his Penn State decommitment on..." November 30

  • UM's Ryan Glasgow out against Indiana

    Detroit News "Michigan, not unexpectedly, will be without starting nose tackle Ryan Glasgow for the Wolverines game at Indiana today. Glasgow injured his left shoulder in the Rutgers game last week, and at the time, coach Jim Harbaugh said he hoped it was a strain and not a tear. Harbaugh did not offer an..." November 16

  • Report: Four-star DE/LB Carlo Kemp commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Carlo Kemp, the top-ranked player in the state of Colorado, is headed to Michigan. The Denver Post reported Sunday afternoon that the 6-foot-3, 255-pound 2016 four-star defensive end/linebacker has picked Michigan over Notre Dame, UCLA and a host of others. "Do I see myself being there?..." November 09

  • UM doesn't rule out position change for QB Zach Gentry

    Detroit News "The long-term approach for for 6-foot-7-inch freshman quarterback Zach Gentry could include a position change, likely to tight end, but the 244-pounder remains at quarterback. "We'll evaluate that as that goes on, as we enter into spring ball and bowl preparations," offensive coordinator Tim..." November 05

  • Harbaugh on Rudock playing next week: 'I think so'

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock left Saturday's game against Minnesota with an injury and did not return. But U-M coach Jim Harbaugh said he doesn't think the two hard hits resulted in anything serious and Rudock could play next week against Rutgers. "I don't think anything's broken, it's..." November 02

  • UM star Lewis indicates he won't enter NFL draft

    Detroit News "Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis is considered a possible first-round selection in the 2016 NFL draft. Sounds like that might not happen. Lewis, a junior with one year of college eligibility remaining, wrote on Twitter on Thursday: "I came to Michigan to get my education not to leave in..." October 29

  • Ex-Michigan, Rice RB Sam McGuffie makes U.S. bobsled team

    Sporting News - NCAAF "When Sam McGuffie was running wild for Michigan in 2008, the thought of participating in the Winter Olympics a decade later probably never crossed his mind. But now it's a definite possibility. McGuffie was one of 23 men and women named Monday to the 2015-16 U.S. Bobsled National Team, setting..." October 27

  • Ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke: I wouldn't have punted

    Detroit News "Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke, now a twice-weekly national radio co-host, said he would not have punted at the end of the Michigan-Michigan State game and instead tested his defense. The Wolverines lost to MSU on a botched punt in the final 10 seconds last Saturday at Michigan..." October 21

  • Michigan's Blake O'Neill speaks, vows to learn from mishandled punt

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh told people Blake O'Neill would handle Saturday's adversity better than just about anyone who has ever been in a situation like that. Apparently, he was right. O'Neill, Michigan's fifth-year senior punter, walked in front of media cameras and recorders inside Schembechler Hall..." October 21

  • Jim Harbaugh: It’s “disrespectful” to link me to NFL openings

    Pro Football Talk "Don’t ask Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh if he’s looking to return to the NFL. Harbaugh, speaking to the press three days after his team lost a heartbreaker to Michigan State, was asked about the possibility that his name could surface for NFL head-coaching jobs. Harbaugh didn’t care for the..." October 20

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