Michigan Rumors & News

  • 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

  • No. 4 Michigan rallies to knock off Colorado

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A little adversity didn't hurt No. 4 Michigan as it wrapped up its non-conference schedule. The Wolverines won their first two games by a combined 97 points but found themselves staring at a 14-point deficit against Colorado on Saturday. With a flurry of big plays, plus..." September 17

  • 2019 No. 1 recruit on U-M: I'm glad they found me

    Detroit Free Press "When Kayvon Thibodeaux came off the field after practice in the middle of last week at Los Angeles Dorsey High School, he was told he had a call waiting for him. "My coach didn't tell me who was on the phone, he just handed me the phone," Thibodeaux said. On the other end was Michigan..." September 17

  • Jim Harbaugh wasn't amused by Colorado's depth chart, no decision on Jourdan Lewis

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh did not find Colorado's fake depth chart amusing. In fact, he's not real big on any public depth charts. Earlier this week, Colorado circulated a fake version of its depth chart for Saturday's game against No. 4 Michigan. The sheet had names like Elmer Fudd and Eric Cartman on..." September 15

  • Jim Harbaugh swears he’s ‘never eaten a booger in my entire life’

    College Football Talk "I guess there’s now something we can officially label as Boogergate? And, to put the green cherry on top of the nasal soufflé, it involves the most headline-making head coach in college football. Michigan had little problem dispatching UCF this past Saturday, with the Wolverines pushing their..." September 14

  • Colorado jabs Michigan with parody depth chart

    Sportsnaut "Michigan is hosting Colorado in Week 3. It’s not going to be a friendly battle, but the Buffaloes are having a bit of fun before the action commences. You see, Michigan does not release a depth chart. So with that in mind, Colorado released a hilarious parody depth chart for the upcoming..." September 13

  • Speigt passes No. 5 Michigan past UCF

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It's not often a team gets outrushed by a more than a two-to-one margin but still wins by almost 40 points, but that was the case for No. 5 Michigan at home against Central Florida on Saturday. Thanks to another brilliant performance by junior quarterback Wilton Speight..." September 10

  • Speight throws 3 TDs as No. 7 Michigan routs Hawaii

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, MICH. -- This obviously was not the first impression that Wilton Speight wanted to make. A junior for Michigan who won the starting quarterback in August camp job going into Saturday's season opener at home against Hawaii, Speight rolled out to throw a pass on his team's first..." September 03

  • Jim Harbaugh: 'I don't respect' action of Colin Kaepernick's protest

    ESPN "Michigan Wolverines football coach Jim Harbaugh didn't mince words when asked Monday about the recent protest made by his former quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. "I acknowledge his right to do that. I don't respect the motivation or the action," said Harbaugh, who coached Kaepernick with the San..." August 30

  • Michigan QB Wilton Speight prepared to start in opener

    Detroit Free Press "Wilton Speight didn’t want to say it. He knew he wasn’t supposed to say it. But as Michigan’s quarterback race winds to its final days, Speight is acting like he will be this team’s starting quarterback, just as he has for the past five months. “I feel good,” he said Friday when asked if..." August 27

  • Harbaugh: I see myself coaching Michigan for 20-25 years

    Detroit News "There is no question Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been fully embraced by Wolverines’ rabid fan base and also is being well-compensated by his alma mater. There also is no question that many observers outside the program think Harbaugh will have a short stay in Ann Arbor coaching the..." August 25

  • Suspended receiver Ahmir Mitchell leaving Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Suspended receiver Ahmir Mitchell apparently is leaving the Michigan football program. Mitchell, a freshman from Egg Harbor City, N.J., was one of two players suspended by coach Jim Harbaugh entering fall camp. He announced his departure with a statement on Twitter today. "I will like to..." August 24

  • Michigan AD Warde Manuel: Jim Harbaugh is worth every penny

    Detroit Free Press "When Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh's contract addendum emerged last week, the addition pushed him to the brink of being the highest-paid coach in the country. Harbaugh's annual salary, including the $2-million life-insurance payment agreed to in June, now is $7 million per year (actually..." August 23

  • Aubrey Solomon decommits from Michigan after embarrassing mail mistake

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan lost a four-star defensive tackle recruit this week because somebody wasn’t paying attention. Aubrey Solomon, a U.S. Army All-American from Leesburg, Ga., announced on Twitter Monday that he is re-opening his recruitment after previously committing to the Wolverines. Solomon, who..." August 23

  • Michigan, Jim Harbaugh agree to increased compensation in form of life insurance loan

    ESPN "Michigan and football coach Jim Harbaugh agreed to a contract amendment that will increase total payments from the school to $9 million in 2016. In addition to paying a $5 million salary for each of the remaining six years on his deal, Michigan also will loan Harbaugh $4 million in 2016 and an..." August 18

  • Jim Harbaugh Goes After Jim Rome on Twitter for Criticizing Him

    Complex "Can you imagine what would happen if every coach and athlete that was criticized on a radio or TV show went after the person who was critical of them? It would be total chaos, because these days, criticism is something that comes with the job when you sign up to coach or play sports. Go turn on..." August 17

  • Michigan suspends DE Shelton Johnson, WR Ahmir Mitchell

    The Score "As the 2016 college football season approaches, Michigan will not have two of its freshman players with them until further notice. The Wolverines have suspended defensive end Shelton Johnson and wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell, according to The Associated Press. Head coach Jim Harbaugh initially..." August 16

  • Nike will design Jim Harbaugh's khakis this year

    USA Today "Nike will be making Michigan’s football uniforms this season. That apparently includes their coach’s uni That’s right, instead of Harbaugh picking out $8 pleated khakis from Walmart, he’ll have pairs provided by Nike. That’s how iconic Harbaugh’s khakis are … and now he’ll have what I would..." August 02

  • Michigan most popular bet to win college football national title

    ESPN "Six weeks before the college football season kicks off, Alabama is the consensus favorite to win the national championship. But the Crimson Tide are not the most popular bet in Las Vegas. More bets have been placed on the Michigan Wolverines to win the national title than any other team at..." July 21

  • Michael Jordan to serve as Michigan's honorary captain in opener

    Michigan Live "The Jumpman himself will be on hand for the debut of Michigan football's new digs. Appearing on the Rich Eisen Show on Friday, U-M coach Jim Harbaugh revealed that Michael Jordan will serve as the Wolverines' honorary captain for the 2016 season opener against Hawaii. On that day, not..." July 15

  • Ex-Michigan RB Derrick Green transferring to TCU

    247 Sports "Former Michigan running back Derrick Green has reportedly decided to transfer to the TCU Horned Frogs, sources have told 247Sports. Having completed his degree at Michigan in the spring, Green will be eligible to play immediately for the Horned Frogs." July 15

  • Michigan and Notre Dame to restart football series

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan vs. Notre Dame football series is back. The winningest programs in college football history have been discussing a short revival of the series for nearly a year, and an official announcement is expected today. A reporter for WLNS-TV and a writer for si.com reported that the..." July 07

  • Four-star OT Kai-Leon Herbert to attend Michigan

    Detroit News "Kai-Leon Herbert is headed to Ann Arbor. The four-star offensive tackle from Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday to attend the University of Michigan. " July 07

  • Three-star lineman Joel Honigford commits to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's 2017 offensive line class is filling in quickly. The Wolverines got their second offensive line commitment in the past week today, when Sugarcreek (Ohio) Garaway three-star tackle Joel Honigford pledged. Posting on Twitter, he wrote: "For with God nothing shall be impossible. -..." June 29

  • Four-star DT Aubrey Solomon, four-star S Otis Reese (2018) commit to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan's long day of on-campus football camps paid off. And two elite prospects from the Southeastern Conference's backyard have committed to Michigan. Per a report from 247sports' Steve Lorenz, Michigan picked up pledges from 2017 four-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon and four-star..." June 19

  • Rashan Gary's ready to get rolling at Michigan, excited to make an impact

    Michigan Live "There aren't many places Rashan Gary can walk around here without drawing a crowd. He's every bit of 6-foot-5, every bit of 290 pounds. He's in shape. He looks like he's in his mid-20s. But in reality, he's preparing to formally graduate from high school Thursday. It's Gary's last week in..." June 15

  • Four-star 2017 DE Luiji Vilain commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "One of the top defensive end recruits in America says he's headed to Michigan. Four-star defensive end Luiji Vilain, who currently plays at Episcopal High School in Virginia, announced his commitment to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. Vilain, the No. 8-ranked weakside defensive end in the 2017..." June 12

  • Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen Trolls Michigan Incredibly Hard After Working With Jim Harbaugh At Camp

    College Spun "Jim Harbaugh can certainly give it on Twitter. Can he take it? We’re about to find out. Harbaugh and his Michigan coaches are in Mississippi today, along with Dan Mullen and Mississippi State. After the camp, Mullen took a nice swipe at Michigan, posting a picture of the team’s 2011 Gator Bowl..." June 08

  • 4-star DE Corey Malone-Hatcher commits to Michigan

    The Score "Michigan has added its latest recruit, as defensive end Corey Malone-Hatcher has announced his commitment to the Wolverines. The 6-foot-3, 246-pound defensive standout from Saint Joseph High School is a 4-star recruit that adds to a class that is already ranked 9th " June 02

  • Nick Saban responds to Jim Harbaugh: 'I don't care what he thinks'

    Fox Sports "At the SEC spring meetings on Tuesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban got alittle fired up when discussing satellite camps. Saban's main problem with the camps is the lack of compliance oversight and how that can potentially put programs in position to violate NCAA rules because they don't know..." June 01

  • Plaxico Burress goes in on Jim Harbaugh, defends Nick Saban in spat

    CBS Sports "Step one: Alabama's Nick Saban treats the podium like a pulpit with a turned-up rant against satellite camps, including the veiled allegation that some activity might not fall within NCAA rules since it's impossible to keep an eye on these events. He did not blame Jim Harbaugh for the trend of..." June 01

  • Jim Harbaugh fires back at Nick Saban for satellite camp 'lecturing'

    ESPN "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh fired back at Nick Saban's "lecturing" in a tweet Tuesday night after the Alabama coach called satellite camps "bad for college football" and compared them to "the wild, wild West" during Tuesday's SEC spring meetings. After initially saying he would not discuss..." June 01

  • Michigan QB Alex Malzone charged with altering driver's license, disorderly conduct

    Michigan Live "Michigan redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Malzone was in Ann Arbor's 15th District Court on Tuesday facing one charge of altering a driver's license and one charge of disorderly conduct. Malzone -- a 6-foot-1, 222-pounder from Birmingham Brother Rice High School -- was cited for both..." May 31

  • Michigan RB Drake Johnson was run over by forklift

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan running back Drake Johnson's accident last month was caused by a forklift driver's error, according to a traffic report obtained today via a public-records request. The driver, Matt Johnson, stated he was moving a large cabinet that was at eye level at the U-M indoor track building..." May 25

  • Michigan to hold satellite camp in Australia

    The Score "Jim Harbaugh's next recruit just may come from Down Under. Michigan will be holding a satellite camp in Australia on June 3, as Harbaugh continues to add to his massive number of clinics after the NCAA rescinded its ban." May 11

  • Jabrill Peppers Is Already the 2017 NFL Draft's Most Intriguing Prospect

    Bleacher Report "With the 2016 NFL draft having officially passed, fans and prognosticators alike have already turned their attention toward next year's selection show. And if you've looked at any one of the many "way-too-early" 2017 mock drafts that seem to flood the market this time of year, you may have..." May 04

  • NCAA satellite camp ban could be revisited

    Michigan Live "Last week, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he and school athletic director Warde Manuel were still contemplating their formal response to the NCAA Division I Committee's vote to ban satellite camps. The NCAA may still be contemplating things, too. Per a report from Pro Football Talk, NCAA..." April 18

  • 5-Star Rashan Gary Received Disturbing, Race-Driven Voice Mail On Day Before His Clemson Visit

    North Jersey "The phone message left at the Paramus Catholic athletic department was delivered in a thick, Southern drawl and with a thinly veiled threat. “If you’re coming down here, you gotta do just like the KKK and be serious about your football. Clemson and the KKK, the two things we love the most,” the..." April 18

  • Ezekiel Elliott: 'I'm tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh'

    Detroit Free Press "Ezekiel Elliott has had enough of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. The former Ohio State running back, entering this year's NFL draft, aired his grievances to Paul Finebaum on ESPN Radio today as Harbaugh continues to make headlines, most notably over the satellite camp controversy and his barbs..." April 16

  • Ugly Injury Rumor Circulating About Drake Johnson

    Die Hard Sport "Senior RB Drake Johnson, who has torn his ACL twice already in his Michigan career, sounds to have suffered another unfortunate injury. Whispers on UM message boards that Johnson was not just hit, but run over by a forklift while laying down stretching today and is in the hospital..." April 14

  • Finebaum: Harbaugh is Donald Trump of college football

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, not unexpectedly, has drawn plenty of reaction since he called the NCAA’s vote to ban satellite camps a “knee-jerk” reaction, criticized Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze for not wanting to “work harder” and said the term “student-athlete” should be dropped for..." April 14

  • Michigan's Tyrone Wheatley currently the No. 1-ranked recruiter nationally

    Michigan Live "Michigan had a big run on the recruiting trail last week, picking up a total six commitments. At the moment, Michigan has 11 players committed to its 2017 class. And right now, no one on the Wolverines' staff is recruiting better than running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley. Actually, per..." April 06

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