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MICHIGAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Michigan pulls recruit from New Jersey, hopes more to come

In Ron Johnson Jr., Michigan got its first recruit of 2016 to come from New Jersey, and fans of the Wolverines he won't be the last. Johnson is a Scout.com three-star defensive end who announced his choice Friday on Twitter. The accompanying picture included Johnson, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, redshirt freshman Wolverine defensive back Jabrill Peppers and Michigan recruiting...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Long-time Michigan commit has not wavered despite changes in Ann Arbor

Erik Swenson is still a full year away from being able to play his first game for Michigan football, but MLive.com reports he's already forged a unique relationship with the program.  And all he did was resist changing his mind as turmoil swirled around his future home.  "I've never played a single down of football at Michigan, but I've had some guys say I'm a true Michigan man...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  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
17 hours ago  |  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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football’s D.J. Durkin: A man of many schemes

First year Michigan defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, D.J. Durkin, has already made a name for himself as one of the more creative young minds in college football. The thirty-seven year old Ohio native has coached with the likes of Dan Quinn, Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh, and after molding Florida’s defense into a top ten group in 2014, Durkin appears poised for similar...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nasier Upshur Announces Commitment Date, Calls Michigan Visit A ’10 Out Of 10′

It was pretty clear from the video Nasier Upshur posted of himself and Jim Harbaugh walking down the streets of Ann Arbor, that the four-star recruit enjoyed his visit this past weekend. Scout.com’s Brice Marich is also reporting that Upshur’s trip was a perfect ’10’. Philadelphia Imhotep Scout 300 tight end Naseir Upshur (@NaseirUpshur) said he […] The post Nasier Upshur...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Wyatt Shallman Has A Pet Kangaroo

Michigan FB/RB Wyatt Shallman shared a new pet he adopted on Instagram: Go big or go home…. New member of 1401 south state #kangaroo #imnotevenjoking A photo posted by Wyatt Shallman (@thepeoplesrepublicofshallman) on Jun 25, 2015 at 3:58pm PDT Shallman also has himself a pet ferret and dog: I am now the proud yet strict father […] The post Michigan’s Wyatt Shallman Has A...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Hamilton and Johnson film analysis

It was another big week in recruiting for Michigan Football who managed to sign two more four star recruits to their class of 2016. With a new recruit on both sides of the ball, the Wolverines were able to bolster their team as a whole. The first commitment came on Wednesday with four star offensive tackle Devery Hamilton, followed the next day by four star defensive end Ron Johnson...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football Betting Lines Released For Upcoming Season

The Golden Nugget released odds to 166 college football games for next year, and below you can see the odds for Michigan in seven of its upcoming games for next season under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh (UM is the underdog in 4 of the 7): Thursday, Sept. 3 Michigan at Utah -4 Saturday, Sept. 12 Oregon […] The post Michigan Football Betting Lines Released For Upcoming Season appeared...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Incoming Freshman Reuben Jones On Jim Harbaugh: ‘Greatest Coach Alive’

Rueben Jones, a member of Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class, had some loft praise for his future football coach.  With the incoming freshman class set to hit campus today, Jones tweeted this out regarding Jim Harbauhg: I think Coach Harbaugh might be the Greatest Head coach alive. — Reuben Jones (@ImDatDude44) June 27, 2015 Harbaugh tweeted out the orientation […] The post...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Wyatt Shallman Claims He’s Adopted A Kangaroo As A Pet

Being a college football player comes with a lot of responsibility, between classes, practice and traveling for games. One Michigan player decided that all of that wasn’t enough, and went out and adopted a pet. Not a dog or a cat though – a kangaroo. Michigan running back Wyatt Shallman posted a photo of his new friend to Instagram Thursday night. It’s more likely a wallaby...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh Takes Recruits for a Walk in Streets of Ann Arbor

Jim Harbaugh is a character. It may or may not be what got him ousted in San Francisco, but it also may very well be what is going to make him a success at Michigan. It has certainly gotten him a ton of attention in his short time with the university and will probably continue to do so for the duration of his career.How else can you explain something as simple as talking a walk with...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan reportedly has no scholarships available

The Michigan Wolverines have seen plenty of recruiting success take place since the hiring of new head coach Jim Harbaugh. In fact, there has been so much success that the Wolverines may miss out on a big transfer. According to Notre Dame transfer Jhonny Williams, a recent visit to Michigan went great but there were no scholarships available at this time. Notre Dame transfer Jhonny...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan lands 4-Star OT for 2016 class

The Michigan Wolverines have picked up their 19th verbal commitment for the Class of 2016. Baltimore (MD) Gilman four-star offensive tackle Devery Hamilton announced his commitment to the Wolverines on Wednesday, choosing UM over Stanford and Maryland. Proud to say that I'm officially committed to the University of Michigan!! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/uXDaIdEgXi — Devery Hamilton...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football recruiting: Devery Hamilton commits

On Wednesday, Michigan Football picked up a commitment from 4-star offensive tackle Devery Hamilton (Baltimore, Maryland).  Hamilton, who checks in at 6-6, 290, is the nation’s No. 24 offensive tackle and No. 215 recruit overall according to the 247Sports Composite. He is the No. 9 player in the state of Maryland. Hamilton’s commitment has moved Michigan up to No. 7 in the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: This Might Be The Worst Rendition Of Michigan’s Fight Song We’ve Ever Heard

Here are the places where it’s appropriate to sing your school’s fight song: In a stadium/arena/etc. where your college team is playing.  In a bar where you’re watching your college team play.  At a graduation/school ceremony/etc.  At a house party/tailgate/etc.  These places all have something in common: you’re going to be surrounded by other people singing the fight...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball recruiting: The latest on Tyus Battle

On May 11, Michigan Basketball picked up a commitment from 5-star guard Tyus Battle (Gladstone, New Jersey). Last week, it was reported that Battle had de-committed from Michigan and he immediately scheduled a visit to Syracuse. Battle took the visit, but did not commit to the Orange, a program that was recently sanctioned by the NCAA. On Monday, reports started circulated that Battle...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

This Michigan Hype Video Will Get Fans Pumped For The Jim Harbaugh Era

We’re just over two months away from seeing the first Jim Harbaugh-led Michigan squad take the field. As you can imagine, Wolverines fans are excited at the possibilities. One has decided to channel that energy and create an awesome hype video ahead of the 2015-2016 season. It features highlights from the program’s storied history, as well as clips of Harbaugh’s press conference...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The long term effects of Michigan Football’s “Summer Swarm”

Michigan Football and head coach Jim Harbaugh have been in the news a lot recently concerning their use of satellite camps across the nation. While most people are concerned over the morality of the camps, and the short term benefits to the Wolverines, these camps will likely have a long term effect not only on the University of Michigan, but possibly college football as a whole...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Michigan TE Jake Butt: “We All Know Ohio High School Football Is Better (Than Michigan)”

A Michigan football player has admitted football is better in the state of Ohio than it is in Michigan. High school football, anyway.  Jake Butt, a junior tight end for the Wolverines – and an Ohio native – got into a little high school football debate with some of his teammates on Twitter, during which he admitted Ohio HS football is better than Michigan HS football.  @ShaneMorris_7...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dodgeball breaks out at Michigan QB camp

This weekend, a number of talented high school quarterbacks made their way to Ann Arbor for a quarterback camp with Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines coaching staff. Along with learning to fine tune their games, Harbaugh and company decided to allow the kids to have some extra fun. While taking a break from your typical football drills, the quarterbacks in attendance broke...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Michigan's Camps Are Nothing to Worry About After All

For much of the summer there has been a lot of talk about Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and his satellite camps. Many don't like the apparent advantage it gives Michigan in recruiting, but the easy answer to that should be just having one yourself. Maybe if a big school in the area had a camp that kids wanted to go to Harbaugh's wouldn't be such a hit.Than again, maybe Harbaugh...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh sends heart-warming letter of rejection

Typically known for a distinctly surly, no-nonsense persona, Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh revealed a softer side this past week in a very considerate letter of rejection. It’s not often you find someone proud to announce they’ve been turned down for a job; however, aspiring Michigan recruiter and proud Steeler fan Thom Dartt was more than happy to share the hand...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh has no idea who Paul Finebaum is

Jim Harbaugh may just be the most interesting man in sports. There’s his obsession with khaki pants, his delightfully intense zeal for life, his inspirational Twitter account, his desire to show off his dad bod, what else from life’s rich tapestry can Michigan’s head coach deliver? How about a complete lack of knowledge of the most well-known college football media personality...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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