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Jim Harbaugh played the piccolo with the Michigan band, whiffed on half court shot

Jim Harbaugh stopped by the Crisler Center Saturday as ESPN’s College GameDay was at the University of Michigan prior to the Wisconsin-Michigan basketball game.  The new football coach took time to rub elbows with the UofM marching band, even showing off his skills on the piccolo. There’s something about a football coach who isn’t afraid to come off a bit loony playing an...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

SU Still in the Hunt for Pickard after Michigan Trip

A lot of folks – including us – thought that Jake Pickard committing to Michigan was a foregone conclusion once an offer from Jim Harbaugh came in last week. The 6-foot-6 Garden State native made the trip to Ann Arbor over the weekend, and as far as Orange fans (and Wisconsin fans – doesn’t anyone […]
Via Otto's Grove
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Flips Former UConn Oline Recruit Nolan Ulizio

Nolan Ulizio became the third player visiting Ann Arbor over the weekend to commit to Jim Harbaugh and the coaching staff. The former Connecticut commit, Ulizio is a two-star prospect out of West Chester, Ohio. Kentucky, Cincinnati and Uconn were other schools interested in the 6-foot-6, 280 pound offensive tackle. Ulizio announced his decision to commit […] The post Michigan...
Via Diehardsport
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highlights Of Michigan QB Commit Zach Gentry

High School highlight tape for Zach Gentry, a four-star QB out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gentry is Jim Harbaugh’s second commit as Michigan’s coach (read up on his commitment here). [Hudl] The post Highlights Of Michigan QB Commit Zach Gentry appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Lands Second Commit Of The Day, Flip 4-Star Quarterback Zach Gentry From Texas

Saturday afternoon, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh officially landed his first recruit since taking over in Ann Arbor. It didn’t take very long before he was able to double his total. Harbaugh and the Wolverines were able to flip four-star quarterback recruit Zach Gentry from Texas. Gentry committed to the program during halftime of the team’s basketball game. Chris Balas of...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Picks Up His First Two Commitments As Michigan Head Coach

It was a big recruiting weekend for Michigan with nine visitors coming to town and Saturday turned out to be a very big day. Three-star defensive end Reuben Jones decommitted from Nebraska prior to his visit and wasted zero time committing to Michigan. Becoming the first recruit that Harbaugh landed at Michigan. Truly Blessed to […] The post Jim Harbaugh Picks Up His First Two...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh’s Contract and Buyout Details

We now have more understanding regarding the contract that landed former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh in Ann Arbor as the University of Michigan head football coach. What was known is that the deal is for seven years and has a 10 percent increase embedded within it each season after his third year. It also includes an additional 10 percent after Harbaugh’s fifth...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Jim Harbaugh Is The Michigan Band’s Newest Piccoloist

Jim Harbaugh can do it all. He’s one of the nation’s best football coaches at any level, he has some serious basketball skills, and he can also play the piccolo, apparently. Harbaugh took a selfie with the Michigan band earlier, and now it looks like he’s joining the woodwind section.  I love this man. pic.twitter.com/D9pzhvw668 — harbaugh. (@MarktheNomad) January 24, 2015...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Austin Hatch Feature On ESPN College GameDay Is Truly Inspiring

ESPN aired this terrific features on Michigan freshman guard, Austin Hatch, who is a two-time plane-crash survivor, during Saturday’s College GameDay in Ann Arbor for the Michigan-Wisconsin game. John Beilein even teared up during the segment: U-M coach John Beilein tears up while watching clips of Austin Hatch's accident during taping of ESPN's GameDay pic.twitter.com/egNSnKjEZN...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Austin Hatch featured on ESPN GameDay

Michigan freshman Austin Hatch was featured on ESPN’s College GameDay segment this morning in Ann Arbor. Hatch and Wolverine head coach John Beilein were both interviewed by Rece Davis and Jay Williams along with a teaser for an upcoming ESPN feature on Hatch. The entire ESPN feature will be released on February 8th. Watch the full segment in the embedded media player above...
Via UM Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Michigan Students Chant “Jim Harbaugh” During College GameDay

According to 247Sports, Michigan has nine recruits on campus this weekend, which makes the timing of this morning’s College GameDay show from Crisler Arena fantastic for Jim Harbaugh and his staff. Harbaugh and the recruits are at the show, and the new Michigan head coach got a rousing introduction from the students when he arrived. Jim Harbaugh enjoying GameDay. pic.twitter.com...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Jim Harbaugh Era Has Hardly Begun, But He’s Already Deposited Millions From Michigan

The Jim Harbaugh era at Michigan has hardly began, but the Wolverines' new head coach has already deposited a fat paycheck.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caris LeVert’s season is over, as is Michigan’s

We know Ann Arbor is a place where basketball season doesn’t typically start until Mid-February. It’s the opposite in places like Champaign and Bloomington; basketball season begins in October there. However, when you look at how talented Caris LeVert is, it’s something that’s worth more attention. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. LeVert, who had surgery on...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Trolls Wisconsin With Cheese Grater T-Shirts Ahead Of Saturday’s Game

Michigan basketball is 12-7 on the 2014-15 season, heading into Saturday night’s clash with the top team in the Big Ten, the Wisconsin Badgers. It’s a big game for the Wolverines, who despite having lost top player Caris LeVert for the season, trail Wisconsin by only a half-game in the conference standings. ESPN’s College GameDay crew will be in attendance, with the show getting...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Close To Flipping 4-Star Texas QB Commit Zach Gentry?

Michigan is looking for a second quarterback in its 2015 class, that’s become apparent. Whether it’s uncommitted McLane Cater or current Texas commit Zach Gentry, the new staff wants to another QB in the 2015 class with Alex Malzone. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Coach Jim Harbaugh recently had an in-home visit with four-star and the eighth […] The post Michigan Close...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football recruiting: Zach Gentry update and more

Jim Harbaugh and his staff are all over the country right now in search of players to round out Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class and to make headway with 2016 recruits. Here’s some of what’s been going on. Zach Gentry 4-star quarterback Zach Gentry (Albuquerque, New Mexico) has long been committed to Texas. He has been steadfast in his pledge and has rebuffed many big time...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Unexpected contributions help Michigan win at Rutgers

At one point in the first half of Tuesday’s road game at Rutgers, Michigan was playing with a lineup of Sean Lonergan, Andrew Dakich, Mark Donnal, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Kameron Chatman. To reiterate: Three freshmen and two former walk-ons were on the court, together, for the Wolverines in an important Big Ten road game. And it sure wasn’t pretty, but Michigan’s unknowns...
Via UM Hoops
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pickard Snags Michigan Offer

Just a few days after it looked like Syracuse would have a legitimate shot at flipping current Wisconsin commit Jake Pickard, the task was just made exponentially more difficult as Jim Harbaugh swept in from Michigan to extend an offer to the 6-foot-6 defensive end/tight end prospect. Damn you, Harbaugh. Pickard has been on Scott […]
Via Otto's Grove
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 19: Michigan at Rutgers Recap

Michigan 54, Rutgers 50 Video: Beilein recaps win Box score Four minutes into its first game without its leading scorer, Michigan’s No. 2 scoring option was whistled for his second foul. John Beilein handled the situation like he has during every other game that he’s coached at Michigan. He put Zak Irvin on the bench for the remainder of the half and let his bench play. That...
Via UM Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video & Quotes: John Beilein recaps morale-boosting win at Rutgers

Video special to UM Hoops from Greg Johnson of The Daily Targum. Michigan coach John Beilein met with media in Piscataway, New Jersey following his team’s 54-50 win over Rutgers on Tuesday night. The coach spoke about the Wolverines’ patchwork first-half rotation, burning Andrew Dakich’s redshirt, Zak Irvin’s foul trouble and the importance of eking out the win. Watch video...
Via UM Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Beilein: Caris LeVert suffered ‘complete’ fracture in left foot

Caris LeVert’s season-ending foot injury was a “complete” fracture of a bone in his left foot, Michigan coach John Beilein said Monday. Speaking on the Big Ten coaches teleconference, Beilein said doctors expect a 100% recovery for the Wolverines’ captain, who leads the team in points, assists and rebounds. LeVert had surgery on the same foot in May. “Same foot, same bone...
Via UM Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Junior G Caris LeVert Has A “Complete Fracture” In His Foot, Doctors Expect 100 Percent Recovery

Michigan junior guard Caris LeVert will miss the remainder of the Wolverines’ season with a foot injury. The team’s leading scorer sustained the injury during Saturday’s victory against Northwestern and was ruled out for the year on Sunday.  Monday morning, Michigan coach John Beilein appeared on the Big Ten coaches’ conference call. During his appearance, he discussed LeVert’s...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Michigan fan stands by Ohio State’s prize

With Jim Harbaugh no the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines the expectations are high for the program in the coming years. How soon Harbaugh can manage to turn Michigan into a true national title contender remains to be seen, which is why one Michigan fan may have decided now was as good a time as any to try and get a photo with the College Football Playoff national championship...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fridays Future Huddle Looks at Who Was Offered This Week

The recruiting dead period is officially over and the Michigan coaching staff hit the recruiting trail to hand out several offers. Which recruits were on the receiving end of the offers? ESPN released their final 2015 recruiting rankings on Thursday. Where did the Michigan commits and targets land? Find out in this Fridays version of “The Future Huddle.” Newly Offered: ...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Harbaugh striking out in trying to fill Michigan Wolverines coaching staff

Michigan’s back baby! That was the common theme after the Wolverines got their man in Jim Harbaugh this past week. It was hard not to buy in to the fact that Harbaugh has been a proven winner everywhere he went and that his ties to Michigan made him the perfect guy to lead the program back. However, anyone in coaching circles will tell you that a head coach is generally only as...
Via Talking 10
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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