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  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh makes offer to second Class of 2022 Tennessee quarterback

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh appears to like Tennessee's Class of 2022 quarterbacks. Freedom Prep freshman Tevin Carter announced on Twitter that he had received an offer from Michigan, joining Westview freshman Ty Simpson as quarterbacks with Michigan..." July 16

  • Jim Harbaugh likes new NCAA football redshirt rule

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh likes the new football redshirt rule adopted by the NCAA earlier this summer. Speaking this week on his "Attack Each Day" podcast, the Michigan football coach called the new policy allowing student-athletes to play in up to four games without..." July 11

  • Michigan's Shea Patterson signs deal Texas Rangers

    Detroit Free Press "Shea Patterson may be interested in baseball after his football career at Michigan is over.  Patterson, a junior quarterback for the Wolverines, was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft last month despite not playing organized baseball..." July 04

  • Michigan lands four-star DT Denver Warren for 2020

    Detroit News "Michigan has been stockpiling 2019 commitments in recent days, but on Monday night the Wolverines got their third pledge from a 2020 recruit. Denver Warren, a 6-2, 320-pound defensive tackle from West Aurora High in Aurora, Ill., committed to Michigan. Michigan “was..." July 03

  • East Kentwood 4-star DT Mazi Smith completes UM's recruiting trifecta

    Detroit News "Michigan's 2019 recruiting class received another boost as East Kentwood four-star defensive tackle Mazi Smith announced via Twitter on Sunday he plans to attend the school. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound lineman, who is ranked the seventh-best at his position by the 247Sports Composite,..." June 25

  • Webber accepts invite to be honorary Michigan football captain

    Detroit News "It looks like Chris Webber, the centerpiece of Michigan’s legendary Fab Five, will be returning to Michigan this fall. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh invited Webber to be an honorary captain this fall during an appearance Friday afternoon on WTKA’s “The M Zone”..." June 23

  • 2020 WR prospect commits to Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have their first commitment of the 2020 recruiting class — and he's from that state down south. Tuesday afternoon, Northland High School (Columbus, Ohio) wide receiver Kalil Branham announced his decision in a..." June 20

  • Michigan football offers scholarship to 7th-grade Southfield QB

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has offered a scholarship to a seventh-grade quarterback. Dante Jacob Moore, a 13-year-old who will enter eighth grade in the fall at A.G.B.U. Alex & Marie Manoogian School, a charter program in Southfield, received the offer..." June 19

  • Illinois QB Jeff George, Jr. indicates plans to transfer to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan might be on the verge of adding another experienced quarterback to its roster. Jeff George, Jr., who graduated and played two seasons at the University of Illinois, indicated Tuesday night plans to transfer to Michigan. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback posted a..." June 13

  • Shea Patterson the front-runner, but don't count out Michigan's other QBs yet

    Michigan Live "Time can change everything, and in the last six months the quarterback situation at Michigan has improved significantly. Shea Patterson joined the team in early January to much fanfare, the decorated former quarterback at the University of Mississippi. With him comes pizzaz and..." June 13

  • Report: Michigan football offers Tevin Griffey, son of Ken Jr.

    Detroit News "Tevin Griffey, a 5-10, 160-pound cornerback and the son of former MLB star Ken Griffey Jr., on Saturday received an offer to play football at Michigan, according to the Michigan Insider. Griffey, from Dr. Phillips High in Orlando, Florida, is a class of 2020..." June 11

  • Michigan's Rashan Gary: 'I need a national championship'

    Detroit News "Rashan Gary smiled as he looked around before revealing his secret. He took a Sharpie and wrote inside his locker a permanent reminder — "Best defensive line in the country." Gary participated in Michigan’s football camp Saturday at Glick Field House..." June 11

  • Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson drafted by Texas Rangers in MLB draft

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson apparently was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 39th round of the MLB draft on Wednesday. Patterson, who transferred to Ole Miss and is expected to compete for the Wolverines' starting quarterback spot, has not played organized baseball since..." June 07

  • Michigan football under scholarship limit after 2 departures

    Michigan Live "Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh said Sunday his football team is currently under the NCAA-allowed limit of 85 scholarships. And it's because of at least two recent departures. "There's been two for sure," Harbaugh told reporters at the "Best..." June 05

  • Eighth-grader lands football scholarship offer from Michigan

    Sportsnaut "Top college programs around the nation aren’t waiting around for elite players to even reach high school before they start offering scholarships these days. We’ve seen this happen more and more. Now it’s happened again, as Michigan football has offered..." May 25

  • Jim Harbaugh taking Michigan football to South Africa next year

    Sportsnaut "First, it was Italy. This year, it was France. And in 2019, the Michigan football program will be heading all the way to South Africa as Jim Harbaugh’s commitment to overseas trips for his program continues to play out. “We’re going to (South) Africa,” Harbaugh..." May 21

  • Charles Woodson doubles down on his Michigan-Ohio State guarantee

    Michigan Live "Charles Woodson isn't backing down from his guarantee. In fact, he's doubling down on it. And has a message for all current and future Michigan football players. Last month, during his commencement address to graduates from the University of Michigan,..." May 20

  • U-M police close investigation into threats against Jim Harbaugh

    Michigan Live "Police at the University of Michigan have closed an investigation into threats made last month against football coach Jim Harbaugh. Melissa Overton, deputy chief of the University of Michigan Police Department, confirmed the news to MLive on Tuesday, signaling the end to a near..." May 16

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh exploring deferred compensation to pay players

    CBS Sports "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is a trailblazer. From the "Signing of the Stars" on National Signing Day, to team trips to Italy and France to sleepovers with high school prospects, the fourth-year coach of the Wolverines is always pushing the envelope. His next step is figuring out how to pay..." May 11

  • Michigan football considering another Amazon documentary

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Harbaugh hasn't watched the Amazon documentary series that chronicled Michigan's 2017 football season. But he's heard good things. "Reviews have been good. I haven't watched it, I can't watch myself. I don't like to even hear my own voice tape recorded," Harbaugh said Thursday at a..." May 11

  • Ex-Michigan four-star WR dismissed by Rutgers tweets he’ll transfer from the Scarlet Knights

    College Football Talk "Maybe the third time will be a charm? Or will it be three strikes and your out in the end? Either way, Ahmir Mitchell is getting set to seek his third college football home, with the wide receiver taking to Twitter Sunday to confirm that he has been granted a release from his Rutgers..." May 08

  • Michigan recruit expects ‘at least two national championships’ from his class

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh has yet to bring a national championship to Ann Arbor, but one Michigan recruit expects that to change in the very near future. And after the Wolverines win their first title since 1997, apparently the next one will immediately follow. Michigan is off to a great start with 10..." May 08

  • NCAA modified transfer rule to allow Michigan QB Shea Patterson to play

    Michigan Live "A recent change to the NCAA rules on student-athlete transfers appears to have helped pave the way for Shea Patterson to play at Michigan. According to a report published by the NCAA from its Division I council and standing committee meetings, a modification was made April 16-18 to the Division..." May 01

  • Michigan quarterbacks embrace fight for starting job

    Detroit News "The newest kid on the Michigan quarterback block, early enrollee freshman Joe Milton, feels like he stands as much chance to win the starting job this fall as transfer Shea Patterson, Brandon Peters, the starter late last season, and Dylan McCaffrey, a redshirt last year. All four shared snaps..." May 01

  • Why QB Shea Patterson chose Michigan

    Michigan Live "With the NCAA's ruling final and Shea Patterson immediately eligible to play in 2018, it begs the question. Why Michigan? The former University of Mississippi quarterback was granted permission to transfer schools back in December, setting off a nine-day frenzy that saw Patterson take an..." April 30

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh details concern about 'free agency' in college football

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh hasn’t spent a lot of time thinking about how the NCAA transfer rule could be tweaked, but he understands there is always a temptation for players to transfer for a number of reasons. Debate on the issue picked up in recent weeks as Michigan quarterback Shea..." April 29

  • Former Michigan star Charles Woodson guarantees Wolverine win over Ohio State

    CBS Sports "In three seasons as Michigan's coach, Jim Harbaugh has failed to lead the Wolverines to a win over rival Ohio State. According to another "Michigan man," that will change in 2018. Speaking at Michigan's commencement ceremony on Saturday, former defensive back/returner and 1997 Heisman Trophy..." April 29

  • Shea Patterson will be eligible for Michigan in 2018

    Detroit News "Four months after Shea Patterson transferred to Michigan, he will be granted a transfer waiver by the NCAA and will be immediately eligible to play this fall, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Detroit News on Thursday night. This decision concludes a twisting, often uncertain..." April 27

  • Michigan QB Shea Patterson earns 'playmaker' label in spring practice

    Michigan Live "When we first asked teammates and Michigan coaches in March about new quarterback Shea Patterson, they used three very important descriptors. Nearly a month later, with Michigan's spring practice schedule winding down, the descriptors have narrowed down to one. Playmaker. "Everybody gets..." April 23

  • Jim Harbaugh calls threats by former Michigan player on Twitter a 'serious matter'

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh would not say whether he felt threatened by tweets directed at him this week by a former player, but he is confident the matter is being fully investigated. For the last several days, a stream of menacing tweets have been posted to the Twitter account belonging to..." April 20

  • Shea Patterson details scope of Ole Miss deception in lengthy letter to Michigan

    CBS Sports "In a detailed filing regarding his transfer case, former Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson tells Michigan officials he was lied to by former Rebels coach Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss officials repeatedly over a 20-month period in an attempt to keep him on campus and discredit both media and the..." April 18

  • Michigan AD on Shea Patterson appeal: 'We continue to work, monitor'

    Michigan Live "The University of Michigan and attorney for Shea Patterson remain in the dark with the NCAA regarding a timeline for a decision on the transfer quarterback's eligibility. On Wednesday, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel told reporters that he did not know where Patterson's appeal stood..." April 18

  • Michigan: LB who directed threatening tweets at Jim Harbaugh left program in November

    College Football Talk "There’s been yet another twist in a bizarre situation that surfaced overnight in Ann Arbor. In a statement released Tuesday evening, Michigan announced that “Elysee (Mbem-Bosse) left the football program in mid-November and is no longer with the team.” It was Mbem-Bosse, or someone with access..." April 18

  • Michigan LB appears to threaten Jim Harbaugh with violence in series of disturbing tweets

    College Football Talk "In a bizarre — and wholly disturbing — development, one Michigan football player appears to have threatened violence against his head coach. A series of tweets from Elysee Mbem-Bosse Monday night indicated that he was having some type of unspecified family crisis and “was suspended for going to..." April 17

  • Michigan lands three-star Connecticut OL Jack Stewart

    Detroit News "Jack Stewart, a three-star offensive lineman from Connecticut announced Monday he has committed to Michigan. Stewart is Michigan's ninth commitment to the 2019 class and second in the last few days. Four-star cornerback Te'Cory Couch flipped his commitment from Tennessee to Michigan on..." April 17

  • Michigan flips 4-star CB Te'Cory Couch from Tennessee

    Detroit News "Four-star cornerback / athlete Te’Cory Couch, a Tennessee commitment, has flipped to Michigan. "I thank God and my parents and coaches for help leading me in making this difficult decision but I am proud to announce that I am flipping my commitment to the University of Michigan," he wrote on..." April 16

  • Michigan graduate transfer QB Wilton Speight decides to play for UCLA in 2018

    CBS Sports "Wilton Speight will not be returning to Michigan after all, announcing on Thursday his intentions to join UCLA as a graduate transfer. Speight started for the Wolverines during each of the last two seasons but missed much of 2017 after suffering three fractured vertebrae in the Big Ten opener..." April 12

  • Michigan football's Shea Patterson still competing despite unclear situation

    Detroit Free Press "Shea Patterson's eligibility quest may be coming to a close soon, one way or another. But neither Michigan nor the quarterback has any concrete indication whether or not he'll be able to play in 2018. Still, both sides are controlling what they can control. Patterson has been a full..." April 12

  • Michigan football: Shea Patterson's attorney confident QB will get cleared

    Detroit Free Press "Ole Miss formally objected to Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson's NCAA waiver request for immediate transfer eligibility in 2018. And while Patterson's attorney, Thomas Mars, wholeheartedly disagrees with the school's decision to do so, he doesn't believe it'll have "any influence on the..." April 11

  • What does Ole Miss' objection mean for Shea Patterson's appeal?

    247 Sports "The Division I Committee for Legislative Relief is considering an appeal from Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson to waive his year-in-residence at his new school, Michigan, so that he can play in the 2018 season instead of having to wait until 2019. But Dennis Dodd reported on Monday that Ole Miss..." April 11

  • QB Wilton Speight attends UCLA practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Prospective graduate transfer quarterback Wilton Speight was spotted at a UCLA Bruins football practice. Speight announced late last year that he was planning to leave the Wolverines program as a graduate transfer. At the moment he is without a place to play next season, but speculation will..." April 06

  • Michigan paying Virginia Tech $375,000 to back out of home-and-home series

    CBS Sports "When I was very young, there was a song called "Money for Nothing" by a band called Dire Straits. I remember this because my dad liked the song and because the music video for the song was probably the most 1980s thing that ever existed. Seriously, if you don't believe me, check it out for..." March 30

  • Jim Harbaugh confirms: QB Wilton Speight hasn't ruled out return to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Word began trickling out in late January that Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight was re-thinking his decision to transfer. Apparently that remains a possibility. On his "Attack Each Day" podcast Tuesday, Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn't rule out a Speight return in..." March 27

  • Harbaugh connection helped Michigan land QB Cade McNamara

    Detroit News "Cade McNamara has started at quarterback for Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch since his freshman year. In his first ever start on the varsity, he completed 12-of-15 passes in a 42-7 win. That first season, McNamara threw for 2,042 yards and 17 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. There were signs that he..." March 27

  • Jim Harbaugh: No decision yet on Michigan football play caller

    Michigan Live "There's been plenty of change when it comes to the Michigan football team's offensive coaching staff in recent months. Jim Harbaugh watched his tackles and tight ends coach, Greg Frey, depart for Florida State. A hire backfire on him and depart for Alabama. Then one of his long-time confidants,..." March 26

  • Michigan WR Maurice Ways says he's transferring to California

    Michigan Live "Maurice Ways has decided on where's transferring. And he's headed out west. The former Michigan wide receiver announced Sunday plans to play his fifth and final season of eligibility at the University of California in Berkeley. "Blessings on blessings on blessings," Ways wrote on..." March 19

  • Report: Michigan QB Shea Patterson's eligibility ruling 'at a standstill'

    Michigan Live "It's looking less likely the University of Michigan receives a ruling from the NCAA on Shea Patterson's eligibility for 2018 by the time spring practice begins. According to a new report from CBS Sports, Patterson and his five former University of Mississippi teammates are currently "at a..." March 13

  • Shea Patterson has ‘great case,’ legal experts say, to play for Michigan in 2018

    Land of 10 "So Miles Bridges gets rubber-stamped in a few hours, while Shea Patterson twists in the wind for months. Say this for the NCAA and its strike zone: It’s all over the damn place, but at least it’s consistently all over the damn place. “I still think it’s a coin-flip to decide, but I think the..." February 26

  • Tim Drevno leaving Michigan football; Ed Warinner to join the staff

    Detroit Free Press "Tim Drevno's run as Michigan's offensive coordinator/offensive line has come to a close and Ed Warinner is expected to join the team's coaching staff, a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells the Free Press. The source requested anonymity because Michigan has not made these moves..." February 23

  • Michigan lands 4-star Georgia OL Trente Jones

    Detroit News "Offensive tackle Trente Jones has committed to Michigan's 2019 class, making the announcement Wednesday on Twitter. The lineman from Loganville Grayson in Georgia is rated 4-stars by 247Sports composite ratings. " February 22