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With SMU clash looming, Michigan coaching staff ‘not jumping off a cliff right now’

It’s finally winter break at the University of Michigan, which means one thing to John Beilein: finals are over, so his players have more time to focus on their game. And because his Wolverines are 6-4 entering what has become a crucial non-conference contest against SMU on Saturday, the coach knows there are plenty of challenges ahead. Before focusing on improvement, though...
Via UM Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Here’s A Sign That Jim Harbaugh Is Michigan’s Next Coach

Here's a definitive sign that Jim Harbaugh is the Michigan Wolverines' next coach.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Les Miles takes name out of Michigan Wolverines coaching search

It’s become the inevitable dance — the Michigan Wolverines look for a new head coach and LSU’s Les Miles becomes an instant candidate for the opening. Except each of the last two times he’s turned the job down, and that appears to be the case once again. LSU’s 247Sports site, Geaux247, is reporting that an off the record conversation between Miles and local reporters left...
Via Talking 10
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Centers ‘still thinking out there’ as Michigan struggles inside

Ricky Doyle’s emergence as a go-to center by the Michigan basketball team’s fourth game of the season was surprising, to say the least. The last three games have been somewhat of a return to reality — not just for Doyle, but for all of the Wolverines’ big men. In losses to NJIT, Eastern Michigan and then No. 3 Arizona, their inability to establish or maintain an inside presence...
Via UM Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert talk loss at Arizona

Derrick Walton and Caris LeVert met with the media after Michigan’s 27 point loss at Arizona on Saturday afternoon. The Michigan players were humbled by the defeat and Walton thought Michigan’s defense was more to blame than its offense for the blow out loss. The post Video: Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert talk loss at Arizona appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
Via UM Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball: What’s The Matter With Michigan?

Michigan is coming off back to back home losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan, which are ranked 267th and 119th in the KenPom ratings. While the Wolverines were expected to take a bit of a step back this season, they were preseason No. 16 in KenPom, and were ranked 24th in the first regular season AP Poll. So what happened? For starters, although it’s not the most exciting answer...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers Spent His Freshman Season Getting Absolutely Jacked

Not much went well for Michigan football this season.  The Wolverines went 5-7, lost to Ohio State for the 10th time in 11 games and coach Brady Hoke was fired at the conclusion of the regular season.  Jabrill Peppers’ body had a pretty good couple of months, at least. The true freshman defensive back, who missed most of the 2014 season with injuries, got absolutely jacked during...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Spike Albrecht to ‘tough it out’ this season despite injury

Spike Albrecht didn’t score a single point in 26 minutes during the loss to Eastern Michigan on Tuesday. Now, we know why. The junior guard has been suffering from an unspecified lower-body injury sustained about a year ago, he explained Thursday. Though it hasn’t prevented Albrecht from playing, it could nag him throughout the rest of this season. “He just got hit the other...
Via UM Hoops
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cassius Winston scores 33 points in front of John Beilein

Class of 2016 point guard Cassius Winston scored 33 points in front of Michigan head coach John Beilein. Winston has been off to a terrific start this season, including scoring 32 points in a win over Chicago Morgan Park and highly rated guard Marcus LoVett. Winston is a top-4o recruit nationally and holds a Michigan offer. Video by PrepHoopsTV. The post Video: Cassius Winston scores...
Via UM Hoops
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines Must Prove ‘Michigan Man’ Term Has Been Phased Out With Actions

The Michigan Wolverines relieved Brady Hoke of his duties last week, but arguably, that was only the second biggest piece of news out of Ann Arbor. Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett, speaking last Tuesday like a man who might have an inside track to removing that interim tag, also called on the term “Michigan Man” to be phased out as it relates to the search for Hoke’s...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball falls to Eastern Michigan University, 42-45

Unable to bounce back from Saturday’s loss to NJIT, Michigan Basketball fell to Eastern Michigan University 45-42 for the first time since 1997 at Crisler Arena Tuesday night. The low scoring game was a battle of defenses, with Eastern Michigan University holding Michigan to just 19 percent from the three-point line and Michigan keeping Eastern Michigan at 31.6 percent from the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines WR Devin Funchess to declare for NFL Draft, skip post-Hoke era at U-M

Michigan didn’t have a lot of great offensive weapons to work with in 2014, but one of them was junior wide receiver Devin Funchess. He won’t be taking part in the new era of Michigan Wolverines football though, as the school announced Funchess would skip his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. “I would like to thank my family, coaches and teammates for their support...
Via Talking 10
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NJIT makes splash with upset of Michigan, but still needs conference home

NEWARK, N.J. -- A couple of months before the basketball team from the New Jersey Institute of Technology headed to Ann Arbor Saturday and upset the 17th-ranked Michigan Wolverines in one of the biggest upsets in recent college basketball memory, Jim Engles, the Highlanders' head coach, took me downstairs from his windowless, cinderblock-walled office and into the locker room of...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Doyle, Spike biggest surprise

The biggest surprise of the season so far is clearly Michigan’s inexplicable loss to NJIT on Saturday. However, the play of Ricky Doyle and Spike Albrecht has also been a pleasant surprise. With Michigan Basketball heavily relying on their four veteran guards to carry the team during intense games, the fifth man post player has been a rotating position for head coach John Beilein...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ohio State Fan Has “Michigan = Poop” Flag At Big Ten Championship

The Michigan Wolverines are not competing in today’s Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. At 5-7, they were not even particularly close. However, Ohio State IS in Indy, and the rivalry with “that team up north” never sleeps, as evidenced by a very…creative Ohio State flag from a Buckeye tailgate today. Team tradition and colors #gobucks #bigtenchampionship...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast Debate: Who should be the Michigan Wolverines new head coach?

 Brady Hoke is out as the Michigan head coach.  Braden Gall, David Fox, Steven Lassan and Mitch Light debate the Michigan...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Spike Albrecht throws behind back pass to Ricky Doyle for dunk

With an awful college football season now behind them, the Michigan Wolverines are moving forward on the hardwood. Last night, Michigan won a close game against Syracuse to go to 6-1 overall. Check out this great behind the back pass from Spike Albrecht in traffic to set his teammate up for a dunk….
Via The Student Section
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: 4-Star Tight End Recruit Chris Clark Decommits From Michigan After School Fires Brady Hoke

One of the crowned jewels of Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class has decommitted from the university. Chris Clark, a four-star tight end out of Connecticut, posted a message on Twitter saying that he has decided to re-open his recruitment because of Michigan’s “unfortunate coaching change” and the “unknown of who will take over the program.”  pic.twitter.com/yRBv81Sosu...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan players tweet their support of fired Brady Hoke

Brady Hoke received a flurry of support from his players the day he was fired as head coach at Michigan after four years on the job. Hoke was canned Tuesday amid a 5-7 season that included losses to rivals Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan State. His record declined in every season he was head...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

5 names Michigan Wolverines need to consider in replacing Brady Hoke

For the better part of the last month it has become clear that the Michigan Wolverines were heading in a different direction for the football program. The resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon was the first big clue, and on Tuesday we got official word that Brady Hoke is out as the head coach at Michigan. So, all the attention turns to whom the Wolverines will be hiring as...
Via Talking 10
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight candidates to replace Brady Hoke at Michigan

Michigan is the second Big Ten coaching position to open this offseason, as coach Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday. Hoke went 31-20 in four seasons...
Via Athlon Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan fires Brady Hoke

Brady Hoke’s time in Ann Arbor is reportedly over. According to Sam Webb of GoBlueWolverine and Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, the university has decided to fire Hoke after the Wolverines finished 5-7 this year with a 3-5 mark in the Big Ten. Source has confirmed that Brady Hoke has been fired from post as #Michigan‘s head football coach. Team to be briefed during 3pm meeting...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Official Update On Brady Hoke’s Status At Michigan Expected To Come At 4:30 P.M. News Conference

We’re a couple hours away from learning Brady Hoke’s fate at Michigan.  Multiple reports have surfaced over the past 24 hours stating that Hoke is expected to be meeting with Wolverines’ interim athletic director Jim Hackett this afternoon. And now, we’ve learned that a press conference should be happening in Ann Arbor, Mich., at 4:30 p.m. E.T. It’s during that press conference...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Games starting at 10pm ET? Ridiculous. Staying up until after midnight does no fan any good, and it’s all ESPN’s fault The evil four-letter network is ruining the games we all love. At least those are some of the rants we’ve heard from fans in the past regarding football and basketball game times fit to television windows and not fan convenience. After Tuesday night’s loss...
Via Talking 10
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday should have been a day of change at Michigan

Follow TSS On Twitter @TheStudentSect Author @TheCoachBart Like a gal walking into a room with a group of her friends knowing the guy she’s dating is cheating on her, it’s probably time to be honest. Monday’s the day for Michigan football. It’s better for everyone to move on. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett has already said that’s not going to be the case. But it...
Via The Student Section
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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