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  • Ex-FSU coach Willie Taggart spotted at Michigan hockey game

    NBC Sports "Former Florida State coach Willie Taggart may be living the buyout life for now, but it’s always good to keep some doors open for some new opportunities. Who knows whether or not Taggart will be joining the Michigan Wolverines in the near future as a member of the football staff..." November 14

  • How Michigan-Michigan State evolved into college football's nastiest sibling rivalry

    Sporting News "The FOX Sports film "Divided We Stand: Michigan vs. Michigan State" premieres this Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on FS1 — and it will take an in-depth look at the football and men's basketball rivalry between the Mitten State schools. On the football side, it's..." November 14

  • RB Chris Evans to return to Michigan in 2020 after serving one-year academic suspension

    NBC Sports "Next season, Chris Evans will prove once more that, yes, you can come home again — after you get the first half of the student-athlete moniker under control, of course. In February of this year, it was confirmed that Evans was not a member of the Michigan football team..." November 12

  • Jim Harbaugh to honor scholarship of Michigan recruit after career-ending medical diagnosis

    Yahoo! Sports "Just because JD Johnson can no longer play football doesn’t mean he isn’t still a Michigan commit. Johnson, a four-star quarterback recruit in the Class of 2020 according to Rivals, announced Wednesday that his football career has ended due to complications stemming..." October 31

  • Michigan sends funny breakup tweet to Notre Dame as series goes on hold

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan sent a funny tweet on Saturday night after beating rival Notre Dame 45-14 in Ann Arbor. The two teams met every year from 2002-2014 and had a two-game series in 2018 and 2019. The Fighting Irish won last year’s game, while Michigan won this year’s to even the..." October 27

  • Burning Questions For CFB’S Biggest Week 9 Games

    Sportsnaut "Coming off consecutive weeks with stunning top-10 upsets, college football fans should be enthusiastic about the action happening in Week 9. It begins on Saturday morning with No. 13 Wisconsin cleaning its wounds after a loss to Illinois and with its focus now set on taking down No. 3..." October 26

  • Michigan pays UCLA $1.5 million to cancel home-and-home series

    Larry Brown Sports "The Michigan Wolverines announced on Friday that they have cancelled a home-and-home series with UCLA that was planned for the future. The Bruins and Wolverines were supposed to meet in 2022 and 2023, but Michigan paid $1.5 million to cancel the series. " October 26

  • Jim Harbaugh calls rumors of NFL return ‘total crap’

    Larry Brown Sports "Is Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh exploring an “exit strategy” so that he can find his way back to an NFL sideline? That was the word on the street on Monday evening following a report from Zach Barnett of Football Scoop, who suggested that..." October 25

  • Jim Harbaugh refutes 'total crap' rumors that he's leaving Michigan for NFL

    Sporting News "Jim Harbaugh took it upon himself to say that he isn't leaving Michigan. The Wolverines coach sent out a letter to the parents of his players, which said the rumors going around that he was looking to leave for a job in the NFL are untrue. The letter, which was obtained..." October 23

  • Shea Patterson had his eyes gouged by Penn State defenders during touchdown

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football quarterback Shea Patterson said Tuesday night that his eyes were gouged during a fourth-quarter touchdown in Saturday's 28-21 loss at Penn State. The play in question: a fourth-and-goal quarterback sneak from the 1, during which Patterson was..." October 23

  • Report: Jim Harbaugh exploring potential NFL return

    Larry Brown Sports "Year five of the Jim Harbaugh era at Michigan is set to see them once again miss the College Football Playoff and fail to even make the Big Ten Championship, and according to one report, the coach is exploring ways out. According to Zach Barnett of Football Scoop,..." October 22

  • Michigan fan behind hateful email offers apology to Ronnie Bell

    247 Sports "A recent graduate from the University of Michigan issued an apology after sending a hateful email to Ronnie Bell, whose involvement on a pivotal play in Saturday's 28-21 loss at Penn State became a target for criticism. Connor Grady, whose title and signature in an email sent..." October 22

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh questions 'interesting' officiating calls in loss to Penn State

    USA Today " Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh appeared to be displeased with some calls that went against his team in a 28-21 loss at No. 7 Penn State on Saturday night. After the game, Harbaugh was asked a question about the offense's final play, a failed..." October 20

  • No. 16 Michigan avoids complete meltdown at Illinois to get to 5-1

    NBC Sports "Talk about a game of two halves. For the first 30 minutes of Saturday’s Big Ten contest, No. 16 Michigan (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten) jumped out to a 28-0 lead on Illinois (2-4, 0-3 Big Ten) before giving up a late score before halftime. It seemed harmless at first, but the Illini went on to score..." October 12

  • Four College Football Teams on Upset Alert This Weekend

    The Big Lead "About halfway through the season, the pecking order in college football has been established, but there's still plenty of time for it to be disrupted several times over. This week has plenty of marquee matchups, and these teams should be looking over their shoulder. " October 12

  • Jim Harbaugh favors freshmen and sophomores declaring for NFL Draft with option to return to school

    CBS Sports "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is never afraid to go out on a limb and propose new ideas that he feels will make college football better. His latest idea is a big one. Harbaugh said Monday during his weekly press conference that he is in favor of players being able to leave for the NFL Draft..." October 07

  • That Sweet, Sweet Big Ten Defense Is Back

    The Big Lead "The Big Ten is no longer a collection of dust from three-yard gains. All manner of newfangled offensive schemes have come and gone and the scoreboards have reflected a more uptempo, freewheeling game. And yet, deep down in the soul of everyone from Cedar Rapids to Happy Valley who is of a..." October 03

  • Jim Harbaugh, Michigan may be stuck in mediocrity

    Yardbarker "Early last Saturday, a pair of football games unfolded on my television, and each took wildly divergent paths. One, Cal’s win at Ole Miss, an SEC school, was surprising. The other was shocking. That, of course, was Wisconsin’s 35-14 blowout of Michigan. And for a brief..." September 28

  • Urban Meyer on Michigan rumors: 'Not going to happen'

    ESPN "If Urban Meyer returns to coaching, he said it wouldn't be to lead the Michigan Wolverines. Meyer, the former Ohio State Buckeyes coach who went 7-0 against Michigan, told WBNS radio in Columbus on Wednesday that he's enjoying his work as a Fox and Big Ten..." September 25

  • Remembering Kordell Stewart's 'Miracle at Michigan' 25 years later

    Sporting News "The "Miracle at Michigan" turns 25 today. On Sept. 24, 1994, No. 7 Colorado trailed No. 4 Michigan 26-21 with six seconds left to play in The Big House. The Buffaloes were at their own 36-yard line when Kordell Stewart launched one of the most memorable Hail Mary passes of..." September 24

  • Why Michigan firing Jim Harbaugh would be idiotic

    Larry Brown Sports "The Michigan Wolverines were flattened by the Wisconsin Badgers 35-14 on Saturday in Madison, and they were dominated so thoroughly that the biggest talking point in college football since then has been about Jim Harbaugh’s latest flop and whether he should be fired. While..." September 24

  • Michigan QB Shea Patterson probable against Rutgers

    ESPN "Michigan starting quarterback Shea Patterson is probable for this week's home game against Rutgers, but backup Dylan McCaffrey and starting tight end Sean McKeon are both doubtful, coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. Patterson suffered an..." September 24

  • Michigan WR Nico Collins ‘Likes’ Tweet That Calls For Jim Harbaugh To Be Fired

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like Jim Harbaugh’s tenure has run its course. On Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines got trounced 35-14 against the Wisconsin Badgers and that was actually a better score than the 28-0 deficit they faced at halftime of that game. " September 23

  • Michigan Needs to Fire Jim Harbaugh Effective Immediately

    12 Up "Though Jim Harbaugh's 40-14 record as Michigan head coach is nothing to scoff at, Harbaugh hasn't led the team to anything noteworthy, and the fact that they're getting killed by Big Ten rival Wisconsin doesn't help the case for him to keep his job. The Wolverines have..." September 21

  • Charles Woodson ’embarrassed’ by Michigan

    The Big Lead "No. 11 Michigan had a big matchup with No. 13 Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon. At the half, Wisconsin led 28-0 and thoroughly dominated the Wolverines in what may be the most embarrassing half of football in the Jim Harbaugh era. It was just a brutal 30-minute beatdown where the Badgers..." September 21

  • Ex-staffer: Mark Dantonio ignored warnings on recruit

    ESPN "A former Michigan State football staffer said under oath that head coach Mark Dantonio ignored his assistants' warnings while recruiting a player who subsequently was convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow student on campus and that important information was omitted from an investigation..." September 20

  • Ex-Michigan star Braylon Edwards believes Wolverines are 'light years' behind Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Appearing on ‘The DA Show’ on CBS Sports, [Braylon] Edwards scoffed at the idea that his alma mater was merely falling behind Ohio State. ‘Falling? We fell,’ Edwards said. ‘It’s past tense. We’re light years behind Ohio State right..." September 19

  • Ranking college football's new offenses, from LSU to Michigan

    ESPN "LSU The change: Ed Orgeron brought in Brady -- a young assistant with experience under both Joe Moorhead and Sean Payton -- to serve as Ensminger's Rasputin, someone to complete the modernization process Orgeron initially hoped Lane Kiffin (his original coordinator choice..." September 09

  • Harbaugh feeling the heat after Michigan's OT squeaker vs Army

    Detroit Free Press "There is no question. Going into this season, everybody assumed that this offense would be high-flying under senior quarterback Shea Patterson and new offensive coordinator Josh Gattis. Everybody assumed U-M would be able to get the ball to its speedy, athletic wide..." September 07

  • Was Michigan QB Shea Patterson injured on his first-play fumble?

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh revealed after Michigan’s season-opening win over Middle Tennessee State that starting quarterback Shea Patterson played with an injury. The Michigan coach never specified when, or how, the injury came about — or what it was, only saying he was “working..." September 04

  • QB Shea Patterson dealt with injury during Michigan’s win

    Larry Brown Sports "Shea Patterson was not the quarterback for four series during the second half of Michigan’s win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday, and an injury likely explains why. Jim Harbaugh said after the Wolverines’ 40-21 win that Patterson was “working through”..." September 01

  • Ex-Michigan defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon granted waiver for immediate eligibility at Tennessee

    CBS Sports "The NCAA roulette wheel of immediate eligibility stopped on orange on Tuesday, bringing good news to the Tennessee football program. Former Michigan defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon, who has been practicing with the Vols for the entire offseason, has been cleared to play for coach Jeremy Pruitt..." August 28

  • Tennessee Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt unsure if Michigan has helped Aubrey Solomon case

    USA Today "When Marquill Osborne decided to leave Tennessee in December and transfer to Charlotte, Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt took action. Pruitt wrote a letter to the NCAA to aid Osborne’s case for immediate eligibility. Whether it had any influence or not, Pruitt does not know. He just..." August 24

  • Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh: 'It's Hard to Beat the Cheaters' in SEC at Recruiting

    Bleacher Report "Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh has never even won a division title in his eight seasons as a college coach, but, to hear him tell it, he is working against a stacked deck.  Jeff Arnold of Forbes reviewed John U. Bacon's book Overtime: Jim..." August 22

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Luck Fickell not worrying about Jim Harbaugh anymore

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Luke Fickell seems to be backing down after working all offseason to make Michigan look like a villain over the NCAA not granting immediate eligibility to transfer James Hudson. Hudson was a redshirt freshman at Michigan last year and appeared in three..." August 15

  • Michigan OT Andrew Stueber out ‘indefinitely’ with leg injury

    Michigan Live "The Michigan football team’s competition at right tackle appears to have ended. Junior Andrew Stueber suffered a leg injury during practice this week and is out “indefinitely,” team spokesman Dave Ablauf confirmed to MLive in a text message on..." August 15

  • Jim Harbaugh fires back at Luke Fickell over James Hudson transfer situation

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been vocal about his stance on NCAA transfers, and on Tuesday he fired back at an assertion that he roadblocked the waiver process after one of his former linemen, James Hudson, transferred to Cincinnati last season. “Michigan..." August 14

  • Jim Harbaugh: Players skipping bowl game hurts their legacy

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh won’t stop a player from skipping a bowl game, but he does think such a decision could tarnish a player’s legacy. The Michigan Wolverines head coach joined the “Pardon My Take” podcast on Barstool Sports for an episode published on..." August 06

  • West Bloomfield 4-star Safety Makari Paige Commits to Michigan

    247 Sports "The Michigan coaching staff devised a plan to add West Bloomfield (Mich.) safety Makari Paige to its 2020 class, and it was executed to perfection. The 6-3, 182-pounder announced his commitment to the Wolverines moments ago, just three days after traveling to Ann Arbor for the..." July 31

  • Paul Finebaum Tags Himself In & Backs Up Jim Harbaugh’s Harsh Comments On Urban Meyer

    Total Pro Sports "Over the past few days, Jim Harbaugh had garnered a bunch of attention over comments he made towards Urban Meyer, but he would soon find a rather unlikely ally in this battle. “Urban Meyer’s had a winning record,” Harbaugh said. “A really phenomenal record..." July 24

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh questions some depression-based transfer claims

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh explained his stance on the transfer process more than once during his interview at Big Ten media days in Chicago on Friday.  Harbaugh believes all transfers should be allowed to leave a school with instant eligibility — no matter..." July 20

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh said QBs Shea Patterson, Dylan McCaffrey could split time

    Yahoo! Sports "We’re not quite sure what to make of Michigan QB Shea Patterson. As a college football player or an NFL draft prospect. First, there’s the inconsistent play. The hype outpacing the production to this point. Two college stops — Ole Miss and Michigan. And several..." July 19

  • Jim Harbaugh Has A Solution To College Football’s Transfer Problem

    The Spun "Earlier this week, Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh made headlines with comments about former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. “Urban Meyer’s had a winning record. Really phenomenal record everywhere he’s been. But also, controversy follows everywhere..." July 19

  • Jim Harbaugh: Controversy follows Urban Meyer wherever he goes

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh was never able to get the best of Urban Meyer when Meyer coached at Ohio State, but he clearly doesn’t feel that winning is everything when it comes to running a college football program. In an appearance on “The TK Show” podcast with Tim Kawakami this..." July 18

  • Michigan QB Shea Patterson Rips Fake Tweet of Him Bashing OSU, Jim Harbaugh

    Bleacher Report "Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson was not pleased his Sunday round of golf was interrupted by a fake tweet. Patterson addressed a fake tweet that, had he written it, would have meant the Wolverines signal-caller was not on the same page with head coach Jim Harbaugh and..." July 08

  • Jim Harbaugh's pressure-packed 2019 season should determine his future at Michigan

    CBS Sports "Jim Harbaugh was hired prior to the 2015 season to bring one thing to Ann Arbor, Michigan -- a national championship. After four seasons at the helm of Michigan, that seems more like a fantasy than a certainty. Harbaugh has not won the Big Ten East, nor has he topped bitter..." June 25

  • Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters announces he's transferring to Illinois

    Detroit News "Brandon Peters, Michigan’s starting quarterback late in the 2017 season, will be a graduate transfer at Illinois, he announced via Instagram Tuesday night.   Peters has two years of eligibility remaining.  "I want to thank the University of Michigan for..." June 19

  • 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