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  • Who will be Michigan’s kicker in 2019?

    Michigan Live "The Michigan football team will open fall camp with questions at running back, at right tackle, along the defensive line and at safety. You can add special teams to that list. Especially the two kicking positions. The Wolverines ended spring practice in late April without a..." June 11

  • Michigan lands Virginia TE Matthew Hibner for 2020 class

    Detroit News "Michigan now has 10 commitments to the 2020 class with the Sunday commitment of Lake Braddock (Va.) High tight end Matthew Hibner.  “I am extremely excited to announce that I am 100% committed to the University of Michigan! Thanks to every Coach who believed in me and..." June 10

  • Running back Chris Evans will not play for Michigan this season

    Detroit News "Michigan running back Chris Evans, suspended earlier in the year by the university because of an academic issue, hasn’t been a member of the football team since then and will not be with the Wolverines this fall. Evans had appealed the decision to the university hoping..." June 03

  • Michigan QB commit J.J. McCarthy: Ohio State coaches lied to me

    247 Sports "Michigan quarterback commit J.J. McCarthy says he grew up loving Ohio State Buckeyes football, but those feelings have evaporated. Why? Aside from the obvious that the quarterback has now committed to playing for Ohio State's hated rival, McCarthy accused Buckeyes head coach..." May 26

  • No. 2 athlete Braiden McGregor commits to Michigan

    The Score "Michigan bolstered its 2020 recruiting class on Friday, as four-star athlete Braiden McGregor announced his commitment to the Wolverines, according to M-Live's Aaron McMann. McGregor is the No. 2-ranked athlete in the 2020 cycle and the 26th overall prospect on the ESPN 300...." May 25

  • Former Michigan cornerback Benjamin St-Juste transfers to Minnesota

    Detroit News "Former Michigan cornerback Benjamin St-Juste has landed at Minnesota as a graduate transfer. Because he is a graduate transfer he is eligible to play this fall. He will have three years of eligibility. St-Juste made the announcement Tuesday night via Twitter. " May 22

  • Sleepover at Jim Harbaugh's house part of ChadTough auction. Here's the price

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Harbaugh is no stranger to sleepovers.   A week-long getaway at Harbaugh's home in Coronado, California, is among the items up for silent auction ahead of Saturday's Champions for Change Gala at Crisler Arena, the annual megafundraiser that..." May 15

  • Michigan QB commit J.J. McCarthy 'throws like Brees,' moves 'like Baker'

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Holcomb still remembers the moment he realized J.J. McCarthy was special. Holcomb is the founder of Next Level Athletix Quarterback Training in Illinois. There's a drill he uses, which he copied from watching Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, that applies pressure from..." May 13

  • Watch out for Purdue with Michigan QB transfer Brandon Peters

    247 Sports "Purdue is a team to watch for in the pursuit of Michigan graduate transfer quarterback Brandon Peters, sources close to the situation told 247Sports. Peters entered the transfer portal over the weekend, likely ending his Wolverines career. The former No. 61 overall prospect..." May 08

  • Barring injury, Shea Patterson will be Michigan’s starting QB in 2019

    Michigan Live "When Shea Patterson arrived at Michigan last winter, he was faced with high (almost unfair) expectations. Fans of the program wanted to win now, and thought Patterson could provide that. His impressive numbers at Ole Miss had some observers thinking a Heisman Trophy could be within..." May 07

  • Michigan QB Brandon Peters enters NCAA transfer portal

    Detroit News "Brandon Peters, who became the starting quarterback for Michigan late in the 2017 season, not surprisingly has placed his name in the NCAA transfer portal. Peters’ decision to transfer was first reported Saturday morning by Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network and confirmed by The..." May 06

  • Michigan football QB Brandon Peters enters the transfer portal

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football fourth-year junior quarterback Brandon Peters has entered the transfer portal.  Peters' move into the portal, first reported by SEC Network's Cole Cubelic and confirmed via a source by the Free Press, became official Saturday. Peters was a participant..." May 04

  • Rashan Gary jabs ‘little sister’ Michigan State during interview

    Larry Brown Sports "The rivalry between Michigan and Michigan State is as real as it gets for Rashan Gary. Gary, 21, has decided to leave Michigan following three seasons at the school to enter the NFL Draft, where he’s expected to be a high pick. The defensive lineman conducted an interview..." April 19

  • Michigan's D-line refuses to be 'put at the back of the list'

    Detroit News "This time last year, all the talk about Michigan’s defensive line centered on two players: Rashan Gary and Chase Winovich. But they’re gone now, awaiting the upcoming NFL Draft. By no means is this a no-name defensive line entering the upcoming season. But it is,..." April 16

  • Michigan assistant Chris Partridge rips former Wolverines assistants who left for Ohio State

    CBS Sports "The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is one of the biggest in all of American sports, and it never takes a day off. The latest beef in the ongoing drama between the two Big Ten powers involves beef between assistant coaches who aren't afraid to speak their minds. Chris Partridge, the..." April 13

  • Michigan football: Shea Patterson the No. 1 QB, but that's not set in stone

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football's quarterback situation is in the best shape it's been during Jim Harbaugh's tenure in Ann Arbor. Shea Patterson chose to return for his senior season after starting all 13 games and complete 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,600 yards, 22..." March 19

  • Michigan QB Shea Patterson reports to spring training

    Michigan Live "Shea Patterson has reported to spring training. Just two weeks before the Michigan football team was set to start practice, Patterson was in Surprise, Ariz., working out with the Texas Rangers, according to a recent report by the Fort Worth (Tex.) Star-Telegram. You..." March 13

  • Jim Harbaugh wants a Tom Brady statue at Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback in NFL history, now has six Super Bowl championships after the New England Patriots' win over the L.A. Rams on Sunday.  Among the crowd for the game at Mercedes Benz Stadium was another former Michigan football quarterback. Jim..." February 09

  • Michigan's top returning rusher Chris Evans no longer part of football program

    Detroit Free Press "The Wolverines leading rusher is no longer part of the football program.  Michigan spokesman Dave Ablauf released a statement Tuesday evening confirming senior running back Chris Evans' departure from the program.  "Chris Evans is not a member of the..." February 06

  • Kansas 3-star Amauri Pesek-Hickson decommits from Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan originally was expected to sign two players Wednesday, the start of the second signing period for college football, but only Quinten Johnson will make his scholarship official. Amauri Pesek-Hickson, a three-star versatile athlete out of Leawood, Kan., who didn’t..." February 05

  • Michigan defensive lineman Reuben Jones enters transfer portal

    Detroit News "Michigan defensive lineman Reuben Jones is in the NCAA database — or the “transfer portal” as it’s popularly known. With his name in the portal, other schools are now notified he can be recruited. “Reuben is in the transfer portal,”..." January 29

  • Four-star 2020 linebacker Osman Savage commits to Michigan

    Detroit News "Four-star linebacker Osman Savage out of Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore has committed to Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class. The Wolverines now have six commitments in that class. Savage is the No. 15 outside linebacker in the nation for 2020, according to the..." January 25

  • Rashan Gary starting his own sports agency

    Sportsnaut "The pre-draft stuff for NFL prospects is already a whirlwind. For many, the process starts this week at the Senior Bowl in Alabama. From there, prospects will meet with teams during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this month. After that, individual meetings take place..." January 22

  • Michigan’s coaching staff earned nearly $600K in bonuses from Peach Bowl

    Michigan Live "The Michigan football coaching staff cashed in to the tune of nearly $600,000 in bonuses following a lopsided loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl last month. Through clauses in their respective contracts and an athletic department-sponsored bowl incentive plan, Michigan’s 11-man..." January 15

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh makes bold hire, but now must set offense free

    Detroit Free Press "He’s not static. You have to give Jim Harbaugh that. Nor is he afraid of change, at least within his coaching staff and his roster.  Just look at Michigan football’s program a little over a year ago, when Harbaugh decided the promising young..." January 14

  • Alabama wide receivers coach Josh Gattis taking over as Michigan offensive coordinator

    Alabama "Josh Gattis is headed back to the Big Ten. Gattis, Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach, is leaving the Crimson Tide and taking over as Jim Harbaugh’s offensive coordinator at Michigan, according to a report from The Athletic. Gattis had..." January 10

  • Ohio State hires Greg Mattison from Michigan, replaces Greg Schiano as defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is getting kicked up another notch this offseason with the Buckeyes taking an assistant from the Wolverines. Ohio State announced the hiring of Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison as its new co-defensive coordinator. Mattison will serve in the role with..." January 07

  • 5-star safety Daxton Hill says Michigan wants him to play WR, too

    Michigan Live "Michigan’s only five-star prospect in its 2019 recruiting class is expected to come in this summer and compete for playing time in the secondary. But it might not be the only position he plays at. Daxton Hill, who flipped his commitment from Alabama to Michigan on Dec...." January 07

  • Tight end Zach Gentry forgoing final year at Michigan to enter NFL Draft

    Detroit News "Tight end Zach Gentry has decided to forego his final year at Michigan and will enter the NFL Draft, he announced Wednesday on Instagram.  The 6-foot-8 Gentry, a third-team All-Big Ten selection, arrived at Michigan as a quarterback but was moved to tight end. He..." January 03

  • Jim Harbaugh: No changes, but Michigan has to put it 'over the top'

    ESPN "Despite Michigan losing at least its last two games for the third consecutive season, Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh said he didn't anticipate making wholesale changes to his program or coaching staff. The Wolverines started 10-1 this season, but fell to rival Ohio State 62-39 in..." December 29

  • Shea Patterson will return to Michigan: 'It's going to be fun'

    Detroit News "Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson repeatedly has said during the season his experience with the Wolverines has been the best of his football life. With that in mind, Patterson has decided to return to the Wolverines for his final year of eligibility, he told The Detroit News on..." December 21

  • Former Michigan defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon announces transfer to Tennessee

    CBS Sports "Former Michigan defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon announced Friday on Twitter than he will transfer to Tennessee after spending the previous two seasons with the Wolverines. Solomon was ranked No. 23 overall and was the No. 2 defensive tackle prospect in the country in the class of 2017 out..." December 21

  • Michigan's Devin Bush Jr. declares for NFL draft, out for Peach Bowl

    Detroit Free Press "Devin Bush Jr.'s Michigan football career has come to a close.  The junior All-American linebacker announced his decision to declare for the 2019 NFL draft on Wednesday, and, as a result of a hip injury suffered in the regular-season finale at Ohio State, will not play..." December 19

  • Michigan lands 'missing piece' in 4-star WR Cornelius Johnson

    Detroit News "Michigan added a big piece to its freshman offensive class when four-star Connecticut receiver Cornelius Johnson signed Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Johnson chose Michigan over Notre Dame, Stanford and Penn State. He had a big senior season for Brunswick School with 826 yards on..." December 19

  • Daxton Hill signs with Michigan after earlier flip from Wolverines to Alabama

    ESPN "Daxton Hill is back with the Wolverines. The recruitment of the five-star safety Hill has been interesting, but Hill ended the cycle Wednesday by signing with Michigan. That is significant, because Hill had flipped his commitment from the Wolverines to Alabama on..." December 19

  • Michigan lands 'missing piece' in 4-star WR Cornelius Johnson

    Detroit News "Michigan added a big piece to its freshman offensive class when four-star Connecticut receiver Cornelius Johnson signed Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Johnson chose Michigan over Notre Dame, Stanford and Penn State. He had a big senior season for Brunswick School with 826 yards on..." December 19

  • Michigan star DE Rashan Gary is starting his own sports agency

    CBS Sports "A likely first-round pick in the upcoming 2019 NFL Drat, Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary is taking an additional step in branding himself in the professional world. Attorney Darren Heitner first tweeted on Tuesday morning that Gary would be starting his own sports agency group, one bearing..." December 18