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ONDRE PIPKINS RUMORS

Michigan transfer says fifth-year seniors were given ultimatum

Roster turnover is always a big part of any coaching change in college football, and that has been true at Michigan since Jim Harbaugh was hired in December.  Not long after defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins claimed Harbaugh encouraged him to retire for medical reasons even though Pipkins still feels he is capable of playing, another who exited told his hometown newspaper why he left...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan transfer reportedly headed to Texas Tech

Less than a month after accusing Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and other U-M staffers of encouraging him to give up football for medical reasons, Ondre Pipkins is reportedly set to finish his college football career at Texas Tech.  Pipkins, a four-star defensive line prospect during his days at Kansas City (Mo.) Park Hill, told ESPN he believes "the best pan for me" is with the...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Five Star Recruit Announces Transfer From Michigan

Ondre Pipkins, a five star defensive lineman who has dealt with injuries throughout his career, is transferring to Texas Tech from Michigan.
Via Gamedayr
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Desmond Morgan takes shot at former teammate

Former Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins announced last week that he would be transferring from the program. He also claims that Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan staff attempted to get him to sign a medical scholarship that would have ended his playing days in Ann Arbor. Pipkins shared his story with ESPN’s Joe Schad. “Pipkins said doctors initially told him he...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Linebacker Desmond Morgan Fires Back At Former Teammate Ondre Pipkins

Former Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins, who announced last week that he’d be transferring from the school for his senior season, took a shot at new head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff Friday, claiming that they tried to force him to sign a medical scholarship to end his career with the Wolverines. ESPN’s Joe Schad detailed Pipkins’ accusations: Pipkins said doctors...
Via College Spun
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Michigan’s Desmond Morgan Take A Shot At Ondre Pipkins Over His ‘Forced-To-Retire’ Report?

ESPN broke a story on Friday afternoon that Michigan’s Ondre Pipkins was forced by Jim Harbaugh to retire from the team. Pipkins stated that, although Harbaugh wanted the senior DT to graduate from Michigan, the UM coach wanted to free up his scholarship even though he was healthy. Below are the main quotes from Pipkins in the ESPN […] The post Did Michigan’s Desmond Morgan...
Via Diehardsport
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

DL says Harbaugh, Michigan staff pressured him to retire

Defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins says that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, associate athletic director Jim Minick and head trainer Paul Schmidt all pressured him to sign a medical scholarship form that would have prematurely ended his Wolverine football career. According to an ESPN.com story by Joe Schad, Pipkins says he was approached about ten times over a two-month period by...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Michigan force Ondre Pipkins out?

Despite feeling healthy after a torn ACL that ended his 2013 season prematurely all while playing four games in 2014 Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins says he was ‘pressured’ into signing a medical scholarship form that would effectively end his college playing career. In turn, Pipkins is looking for a new college to play at for his final season of eligibility. [Read...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ondre Pipkins transferring after being ‘forced to retire’ by Michigan

Despite feeling healthy after a torn ACL that ended his 2013 season prematurely all while playing four games in 2014 Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins says he was ‘pressured’ into signing a medical scholarship form that would effectively end his college playing career. In turn, Pipkins is looking for a new college to play at for his final season of eligibility. Joe Schad...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan, Pipkins in disagreement over health

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins tells ESPN.com he plans to transfer, and he says the Wolverines' staff asked him to sign a medical scholarship form that would have halted his career. Pipkins says doctors initially said he has arthritis in his knee but should not be disqualified from competition. Pipkins says he was later sent by Michigan back to his...
Via Associated Press
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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