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  • How Jim Harbaugh, Nick Saban and Mike Leach fill out their coaching staffs

    The Athletic "It’s the first Friday in February and the search is in high gear. The mission: to replace the coach who sparked the most improved unit in major college football in 2021. Mike Macdonald spent one season at Michigan and helped turn a backsliding program into one that shocked the..." May 14

  • Michigan adds UCF transfer defensive tackle Cam Goode

    The Athletic "Defensive tackle Cam Goode, a transfer from UCF, has announced his commitment to Michigan. Goode appeared in 13 games with three starts last season for the Knights. He had 24 tackles, four tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three sacks and an interception. Goode was a..." April 23

  • Colin Kaepernick to Hold Throwing Exhibition During Halftime of Michigan Spring Game

    Bleacher Report "Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be conducting an "exhibition throwing event with some draft-eligible players during halftime of Michigan’s spring game" on Saturday, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Per that report, NFL personnel at the game will..." April 01

  • Jim Harbaugh makes Colin Kaepernick an honorary captain at Michigan’s spring game

    Pro Football Talk "Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick had plenty of success together with the 49ers, and now they’re teaming up again. Harbaugh, now the head coach at Michigan, has named Kaepernick an honorary captain for Michigan’s upcoming Maize and Blue spring game. Harbaugh brought..." March 31

  • University of Michigan Reaches Settlement in Sex Abuse Lawsuit Brought by Students

    Bleacher Report "The University of Michigan has settled a lawsuit surrounding how the school handled allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse. "As part of the deal, which was filed in federal court on Thursday, the Ann Arbor school will create and pay for a multidisciplinary standing committee..." March 24

  • Milan Bolden-Morris Hired by Michigan FB as 1st Female Graduate Assistant in Power 5

    Bleacher Report "Milan Bolden-Morris and the Michigan Wolverines football program made history Tuesday. Michigan announced it hired Bolden-Morris as a graduate assistant coach who will work with the team's quarterbacks. She is the first female graduate assistant coach at a Power Five FBS..." March 15

  • Michigan QB JJ McCarthy has great take on Ohio State rivalry

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State has spent the better part of the last two decades bullying Michigan on the football field, but Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines finally got over the hump this past season. If you ask Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy, that is all that matters. Michigan had lost eight straight..." February 27

  • Denard Robinson to join Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan

    Michigan Live "Denard Robinson, Michigan’s former do-it-all quarterback who racked up plenty of records more than a decade ago, is set to return to his alma mater in an off-the-field role. Robinson is expected to become the Wolverines’ assistant director of player personnel, MLive has..." February 24

  • USFL Draft 2022 Results: QB Shea Patterson Goes No. 1 Overall to Michigan Panthers

    Bleacher Report "The Michigan Panthers selected quarterback Shea Patterson with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 United States Football League Draft on Tuesday night. Patterson played two seasons for the Michigan Wolverines in 2018 and 2019. The announcement was made by NASCAR driver Brad..." February 23

  • 11 College Football Teams That Are 1 Piece Away from Making the CFB Playoff

    Bleacher Report "As we gear up for spring practices and start our projections for next college football season, one thing is clear: Everything is murky in the race for the College Football Playoff. Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State should be the three best teams in the country next year, but everything..." February 22

  • Michigan football: Jim Harbaugh reveals players he is optimistic about for 2022 season

    247 Sports "The Michigan Wolverines are coming off their most successful season to date under head coach Jim Harbaugh, finishing the 2021 campaign as Big Ten Champions and making an appearance in the College Football Playoff. Entering 2022, Harbaugh is optimistic about the wide receivers his team..." February 22

  • Jim Harbaugh Reacts To Josh Gattis’ Surprise Departure

    The Spun "Earlier this month, the Miami Hurricanes poached Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis for the same role within their program. Gattis is coming off an incredible season under Jim Harbaugh that saw the Wolverines claim a Big Ten Championship title and a College Football..." February 18

  • Paul Finebaum Slams Jim Harbaugh's Michigan Extension

    The Big Lead "Michigan welcomed Jim Harbaugh back with open arms after his brief dalliance with an NFL return, and why wouldn't they? He had just led the Wolverines to the College Football Playoff for the first time, beating Ohio State in the process. Michigan was pretty clearly..." February 17

  • Jim Harbaugh agrees to reworked 5-year contract with Michigan

    The Score "Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2026 season, the team announced Wednesday. The new contract alters the terms of the deal Harbaugh signed in January 2021 and adds an additional season to the pact. The 58-year-old..." February 16

  • College football teams that could dethrone the SEC in 2022

    247 Sports "College football is a one-sided sport in the upper stratosphere of title contenders with the Southeastern Conference winning 12 of the last 16 national championships since Tim Tebow and Florida helped kick off the league's reign at the top in 2006. Picking teams capable of taking..." February 15

  • Matt Weiss, Sherrone Moore to share offensive playcalling duties for Michigan football

    ESPN "After offensive coordinator Josh Gattis' departure to Miami, Michigan will turn over playcalling duties to assistants Matt Weiss and Sherrone Moore. Weiss, who spent last season as Michigan's quarterbacks coach, has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator..." February 10

  • 10 of College Football's Fastest Players in 2022

    Bleacher Report "Speed is merely one of many important traits in college football, but few attributes land as much attention. The reason is straightforward, too. While you might notice overwhelming strength or recognize a player's football IQ, speed can be easily quantified. Whether it's a..." February 09

  • Jim Harbaugh frustrated over his Michigan contract

    Larry Brown Sports "There are numerous reasons that have been reported as explanations for why Jim Harbaugh wanted to leave Michigan or the NFL this offseason. Whether it truly was his desire to win a Super Bowl, or he was using the NFL rumors as leverage with the Wolverines, lots of explanations were..." February 08

  • Michigan football to hire Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Jesse Minter for same position

    247 Sports "Michigan football is hiring Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Jesse Minter for the same position, a source confirmed Tuesday to 247Sports' Brandon Marcello. Minter replaces Mike Macdonald, who departed recently to become the Baltimore Ravens' defensive..." February 08

  • Congressional Probe to Examine Soaring College Football Coaching Contracts at Top Universities

    Sportsnaut "The 2021-’22 college football coaching carousel delivered a new wave of record-setting contracts that resulted in a shakeup among the highest-paid NCAA coaches. Coming off a year when so many schools were devastated financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress is now investigating..." February 08

  • Michigan's Josh Gattis leaving for Miami's OC job

    The Score "Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis is taking the Miami offensive coordinator job, a source told Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman. Gattis won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach in 2021. " February 06

  • Josh Gattis takes parting shot at Michigan after leaving for Miami

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis made the surprise decision to leave for the same position with the Miami Hurricanes. He gave a hint as to why in a message to the team on the way out. Gattis, the reigning Broyles Award winner as the nation’s top assistant, unexpectedly..." February 06

  • Jim Harbaugh: Vikings interview was a one-time thing, I’m done chasing NFL jobs

    Detroit Free Press "On the first night of the rest of his life, Jim Harbaugh got snowed in. So he kicked back in a Minnesota hotel room, ate a hamburger and french fries from room service, and made phone calls to the important people in his life, telling them his decision was made: he was a Michigan Man for..." February 04

  • Jim Harbaugh on Staying with Michigan amid Vikings Talks: My Love for UM 'Is Strong'

    Bleacher Report "Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh addressed his recent flirtation with the Minnesota Vikings and why he decided to stay at his alma mater.  Speaking to Alejandro Zuniga of The Michigan Insider, Harbaugh said his "love for Michigan is strong" when talking about..." February 03

  • Jim Harbaugh Told 5-Star Michigan Recruit He'd 'Probably' Take NFL Job Offer

    Bleacher Report "Will Johnson, a 5-star cornerback in the class of 2022 who has signed with the Michigan Wolverines, was reportedly told by Jim Harbaugh that the head coach would probably take an NFL job if the right opportunity was offered. "He told William he was definitely looking..." February 02

  • Five Michigan Wolverines Coaching Candidates if Jim Harbaugh Returns to NFL

    Sportsnaut "The Michigan Wolverines finally returned to glory in 2021, winning their first Big Ten Conference title since 2004 and earning their first College Football Playoff. But with Him Harbaugh nearing an NFL return, a new Michigan coaching search could be imminent. Everything came..." February 01

  • What’s next for Jim Harbaugh?

    Pro Football Talk "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh continues to be Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. For how long will that continue? For the first time since taking the job at Ann Arbor in 2015, Harbaugh is entertaining a return to the NFL. The Vikings interviewed him on Saturday, by Zoom. The Minnesota..." January 31

  • Over 1,000 students were sexually abused at the University of Michigan, including their Football team

    CNN "Throughout the bitter winter, during rain and snow, Jon Vaughn has alternated between sleeping in a tent or a campervan outside former University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel's house. A former University of Michigan and NFL football player, Vaughn is one of more than 1,000..." January 29

  • Secrets of the college football transfer portal: ‘There’s definitely tampering going on’

    The Athletic "The standout running back from a Group of 5 program got an unsolicited call from a coach at a Power 5 program. The coach made a promise: Come here, and we can make sure you make the most of your name, image and likeness. And he put a number on it:..." January 27

  • Whether He Stays or Leaves, College Football Is Better with Jim Harbaugh

    Bleacher Report "In the midst of figuring out his future, with two football industries seemingly waiting on his next move, Jim Harbaugh did something incredibly important. He squatted. He didn't wear gym shorts or workout attire. That would be too easy and not nearly Harbaugh-ian enough...." January 27

  • Jim Tressel Has Harsh Review of Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Tenure

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State has had some incredible coaches of their football program, and Jim Tressel is right up there with the best of them. The Sweater Vest is third in Ohio State history in wins behind Woody Hayes and John Cooper. He’s behind only Urban Meyer, Ryan Day and Carroll Widdoes in winning..." January 25

  • 4 Michigan Wolverines coaching candidates if Jim Harbaugh returns to NFL

    Sportsnaut "The Michigan Wolverines finally returned to glory in 2021, winning their first Big Ten Conference title since 2004 and earning their first College Football Playoff. But with Him Harbaugh pursuing an NFL return, a new Michigan coaching search could be imminent. Everything..." January 21

  • Michigan, Jim Harbaugh have had productive conversations about new contract

    The Athletic "Michigan has had productive conversations with football coach Jim Harbaugh on a new contract, sources told The Athletic. These talks come after Harbaugh led the Wolverines to a 12-2 season, a Big Ten title, a win over Ohio State for the first time in 10 years and the first College Football..." January 19

  • University of Michigan reaches $490M settlement with Dr. Robert Anderson sexual assault survivors

    Detroit Free Press "The University of Michigan has reached a $490 million settlement with former athletes and other U-M students who sued the school saying they had been sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert Anderson, a former football team doctor, attorneys for the survivors and the university..." January 19

  • These 10 College Football Teams Were Hit Hardest By Underclassmen Entering NFL Draft Early

    CBS Sports "The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft passed on Monday, but not before more than 120 star players opted to move on to the next phase of their career. The final list of early entrants will be released in the coming days -- and some key contributors..." January 19

  • How Does The College Football Playoff Expansion Stalemate Get Resolved?

    ESPN "On the eve of the College Football Playoff's national title game, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby were sitting next to each other during yet another lengthy meeting about playoff expansion, aligned in their support for the 12-team..." January 18

  • Jim Harbaugh 'More Likely Than Not' To Stay At Michigan

    247 Sports "Jim Harbaugh and the NFL continued to be linked after the season. After heading into the 2021 season facing a make or break situation, Harbaugh led Michigan to a Big Ten title and the College Football Playoff. But he was reportedly tempted about a possible return to the..." January 13

  • Michigan Steal Defenive Line Coach Mike Elston From Notre Dame

    The Athletic "Mike Elston, a Michigan alum who worked alongside Brian Kelly since 2004, is leaving Notre Dame to become the Wolverines’ defensive line coach, sources told The Athletic on Thursday. Elston is expected to replace Shaun Nua, who left Michigan to join Lincoln Riley’s staff..." January 13

  • Jim Harbaugh showing signs he is strongly considering NFL return

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been some chatter for the past week that Jim Harbaugh is considering leaving Michigan for the NFL. There seems to be even more smoke surrounding those rumors. FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer reported on Sunday that Harbaugh has been making calls to reach out to..." January 10

  • Next move for Jim Harbaugh could be an extension at Michigan

    Pro Football Talk "Stephen Ross has indeed been talking to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh in recent days, per sources. But not to coach the Dolphins. Ross, a major Michigan benefactor, wants Harbaugh to stay in Ann Arbor. And Harbaugh is actively talking to the powers-that-be about a new contract. " January 10

  • QB Dan Villari enters NCAA transfer portal

    Maize N Brew "The Michigan Wolverines took a chance on a Long Island quarterback in the class of 2020, Dan Villari, a player who rushed for 1,495 yards and 25 touchdowns, threw for 1,315 yards and 13 touchdowns during his senior year. Heading into the 2021 season with a year at Michigan..." January 06

  • 4 ideal fits for Aidan Hutchinson in 2022 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Michigan star and reigning Heisman finalist Aidan Hutchinson just declared for the 2022 NFL Draft. It’s no surprise given his dominant performance for the Wolverines and the fact that many experts have the edge rusher as the top pick in the annual event. In today’s..." January 05

  • Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson declares for the 2022 NFL Draft

    Maize N Brew "Michigan Wolverines’ defensive end Aidan Hutchinson is officially bound for the NFL, as he declared for the 2022 NFL Draft on (day). The senior from Plymouth made an impact from the moment he stepped on campus for the first time. He played in every game as a true..." January 05

  • Could Jim Harbaugh Return to the NFL?

    The Athletic "What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, Jim Harbaugh was coming off a 2-4 season after which he took a sizable pay cut to remain the head coach of his alma mater. Fast forward a year and Harbaugh finally beat archrival Ohio State, led Michigan to its first Big Ten title in 17 years..." January 04

  • Michigan edge rusher David Ojabo enters NFL Draft

    The Athletic "Edge rusher David Ojabo, a breakout star of Michigan's defense who recorded 11 sacks in his first season as a contributor, has declared for the NFL Draft. Ojabo announced his intentions in a social media post Tuesday. “Coach (Jim) Harbaugh took a chance on a kid who had only..." January 04

  • Twitter reacts to Georgia blowing out Michigan in the Orange Bowl

    Sportsnaut "The Michigan Wolverines enjoyed a magical 2021 season to reach their first College Football Playoff, facing the Georgia Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl. With a trip to the CFP championship at stake, Jim Harbaugh’s program is getting blown out on the biggest stage. It..." January 01

  • Jim Harbaugh not dismayed despite Michigan beatdown

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh came up small in a big spot once again on Saturday night. Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines were completely dismantled by the Georgia Bulldogs, who punched their ticket to the National Championship Game with a 34-10 victory. After the latest loss, Harbaugh..." January 01

  • The story of Cade McNamara, the quarterback Jim Harbaugh always wanted — and Michigan needed

    The Athletic "Gary McNamara was about to message his wife, Nicole, to start searching for the best route from their home in Reno, Nev., to Nick Saban’s cathedral in Tuscaloosa, Ala., when he heard a booming, unmistakable voice down the hall. “Cade!” It was Super Bowl..." December 29

  • Michigan's AJ Henning Does an Elite Gus Johnson Impression

    The Big Lead "Michigan wide receiver AJ Henning caught the ball nine times and carried it nine times during the Wolverines' incredible run to the College Football Playoff. The high point came on a 14-yard end around into the end zone against hated Ohio State. He also scampered in from 79 yards..." December 28

  • Eating up playmakers and opportunities, Aidan Hutchinson eyes transformative Orange Bowl win for Michigan

    CBS Sports "Surrounded by his family in the front row of Lucas Oil Stadium earlier this month, Chris Hutchison was incredulous. It was there, celebrating a Big Ten championship with his son, that it hit him: None of this should be happening. "This is his whole career. This is his..." December 27