MICHIGAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Todd McShay Names A Breakout Player For Michigan

ESPN NFL analyst Todd McShay mentioned that Michigan DE Taco Charlton could be in for a big 2016-17 campaign. Michigan DE Taco Charleton only started 3 games last yr but really improved late in season. Primed for a breakout 2016. No shortage of tools — Todd McShay (@McShay13) June 29, 2016 Related: Seven Breakout Candidates For Michigan Next Year The post Todd McShay Names A...
Via Diehardsport
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meet the 8th grade quarterback being recruited by Michigan's Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh brought his satellite camp tour of the United States to Hawaii, where he just might have found his quarterback of the distant future. According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan has offered a scholarship to 8th grader Sol-Jay Maiava, a member of the class of 2020. Maiava, who stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 180 pounds, will play football at Kahuku High School, which completed...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan re-creates famous scene from ‘The Lion King’

The 1994 Disney film “The Lion King” is one of the most famous movies in the history of Disney movies. The Michigan Wolverines football team took a break from workouts and decided to re-create the famous Pride Rock scene from the beginning of the movie. In the video, offensive lineman Kyle Kalis plays the role Rafiki, the baboon, and lifted up one of the smaller players on the...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Bullets: Nojel Eastern, Trey Burke, Thomas Kithier

Michigan’s freshmen are on campus and posed for the now annual welcome shot. Classes and summer workouts are underway with the first practice scheduled for today. Nojel Eastern is expected on campus today, according to a report by Andrew Slater. The class of 2017 top-100 guard is expected to be next in line for a scholarship offer as the Wolverines look for someone to fill out...
Via UM Hoops
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan offers eighth grade Hawaiian QB Sol-Jay Maiava

Jim Harbaugh wasn’t in Hawaii earlier this week just to hold a satellite camp for the athletes in the islands. He was there recruiting for the future of his Michigan Wolverines and he identified a potential star when he offered a scholarship to eighth-grade quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava. Maiava took to Twitter and announced that he had received his first scholarship offer. BLESSED...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan offers scholarship to 8th grade quarterback

While tying up the loose ends to their 2017 recruiting class, Jim Harbaugh and Michigan football thought it was also a good time to look ahead to 2020. After holding his most recent satellite camp in Hawaii this past week which we’ll dub Harbaugh Fest 2016, the Michigan head coach offered a scholarship to dual threat quarterback Sol-Jay Maiava of Laie, Hawaii. Awesome right...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
9 hours ago

Sporting News Releases Preseason All-American Predictions

Two Wolverines – Jabrill Peppers and Jake Butt – make Sporting News’ preseason 1st Team All American. Jourdan Lewis comes in on the 2nd team. The post Sporting News Releases Preseason All-American Predictions appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines Ten Most Wanted Recruits: 6/28

Donovan Peoples-Jones Position: WR. Size: 6-2, 190. Comp Ranking: No. 6 The top WR in the country and the biggest recruit out of the state of Michigan in years, Peoples-Jones is the “Rashan Gary of the 2017 class” for Michigan.  After reportedly shadowing a surgeon at the University of Michigan hospital, things have looked Blue of recent for elite Detroit product. The Wolverines...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Michigan 2016: The quarterbacks

(Melanie Maxwell, MLive.com) The 2015 offseason turned over a new page for Michigan quarterbacks as a talented coaching staff came in and the team moved on from embattled signal caller Devin Gardner. Most of last year’s candidates were relative unknowns. Shane Morris hadn’t shown much promise in his limited reps as a sophomore and Jake Rudock hadn’t arrived in Ann Arbor for...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Making the Case for John O’Korn

A year and a half ago, the Michigan Football team brought in quarterback and former American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, John O’Korn. With tremendous upside, ranging from arm strength to accuracy, it seemed that he would be the surefire starter after he sat out a year, per NCAA rules. But, as time wore on, this assumption was in jeopardy. After Wilton Speight, O...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ric Flair congratulates Jim Harbaugh on his 7th child

Monday, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh revealed at one of his program’s camps that his wife, Sarah, is pregnant with the couple’s fourth child. Harbaugh, who is 52, also has three children from a previous marriage, which means that he’s soon going to be the proud father of seven kids. Former WWE star Ric Flair, who is a big fan of Harbaugh (and vice versa) has now publicly...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan offers five-star wing Brian Bowen

John Beilein handed out another class of 2017 offer this month, this one to five-star wing Brian Bowen. The offer was first reported by Sam Webb. Learned today that #Michigan offered 2017 La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere 5-star wing Brian Bowen during a recent visit. pic.twitter.com/KIjf1RWdIm — Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) June 20, 2016 Bowen is ranked 11th nationally according to 247...
Via UM Hoops
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh reveals wife is pregnant with his seventh child

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is going to be a father – for the seventh time, in fact. On Monday, Harbaugh announced at one of his program’s camps that he and his wife Sarah are pregnant with their fourth child together. Harbaugh, now 52 years old, also has three children with his former wife, Miah. Harbaugh’s first marriage, which lasted from 1996 to 2006, saw three children...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan’s 2016-17 Big Ten opponents announced

Michigan’s 2016-17 Big Ten opponents were unveiled today. Double plays: Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Home only: Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue  Road only: Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern and Rutgers Find more confirmed scheduled games on our future schedules page. Michigan will host Virginia Tech and travel to UCLA and Cincinnati...
Via UM Hoops
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State AD talks about offseason 'run in' with Harbaugh

The highlight of college football’s offseason has been Jim Harbaugh and, more specifically, the shot he fired at Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.  In response to a comment on satellite camps made by the Buckeyes’ AD, Michigan’s football coach brought up OSU’s tattoo-gate scandal on Twitter.  “Good to see Director Smith being relevant again after the tattoo fiasco...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Topps puts Jim Harbaugh on a baseball card

If you thought that 50% of the news cycle this off-season was just about Jim Harbaugh…..you were right. He’s everywhere and now he’s even been immortalized on a baseball card by Topps….. One of the coolest subsets that Topps has introduced the past few years to baseball card collectors is its first-pitch inserts, which focuses on celebrities and their first pitches. With...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveils awesome Michigan-themed Chevy

Over the last few years, AXALTA Racing, a popular stock car coatings company, has been doing some pretty amazing things with their NASCAR designs. This year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a pretty special car for when the organization heads to Michigan International Speedway in late August. On Tuesday, the company unveiled their design for Earnhardt Jr.’s car and it is pretty awesome...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh gets his own baseball card

Jim Harbaugh’s first pitch at a Detroit Tigers’ game has been immortalized on a baseball card.  The Michigan football coach is being featured in Topps’ first-pitch series.  Here’s the card.  Jim Harbaugh now has a baseball card. #GoBlue #UMalumni (photo credit - @toppssports & @yahoosports) A photo posted by Michigan Alumni (@michiganalumni) on Jun...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban tries to end ‘beef’ with Jim Harbaugh

It seemed all along that Nick Saban was an unwilling participant in his conflict with Jim Harbaugh, and now he’s doing his best to end the “beef.” Saban spoke from his charity golf tournament on Thursday and said he has no issues with the Michigan coach. “I have no beef about Jim Harbaugh,” Saban said. “Jim Harbaugh is fine with me. I didn’t say anything about him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh: NCAA making up rules as they go along

Jim Harbaugh’s whirlwind satellite camp tour has not gone off without a hitch, as the Michigan head coach has been hounded by the NCAA throughout the process. As part of his routine during these camps, Harbaugh had been taking a picture and signing autographs for every player who attended. Until, that is, the NCAA made up a rule prohibiting him from doing it. He was actually informed...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Compliance officer stops Harbaugh from signing autographs at satellite camp

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff, along with USF’s, held a satellite football camp Saturday afternoon in Tampa, Florida. And with recent rulings on the matter, compliance is apparently running a tight ship.  According to Michigan Insider host Sam Webb, Harbuagh was stopped from signing autographs at the event by an NCAA compliance officer.  Harbaugh was signing...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Saban on Harbaugh: ‘I don’t really care what he thinks’

It appears that Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has found himself a new rival after just one season back in college football. The always interesting and entertaining Harbaugh sent out a strongly worded tweet on Tuesday suggesting that the University of Alabama football program has engaged in recruiting violations under head coach Nick Saban. Harbaugh, who has a reputation...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan spring break trip to Florida cost nearly $350,000

The numbers are in, and Michigan’s spring break trip to Florida cost nearly $350,000. Michigan controversially went to Florida during its spring break week to hold some spring football practices. It was a pioneering idea from Jim Harbaugh that led to a lot of negativity and jealousy from opposing coaches. The plan also generated a lot of exposure for the program. MLive.com received...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan to hold satellite camps in American Samoa

As if to specifically laugh in the face of his detractors, Jim Harbaugh keeps going further and further afield with his satellite camps. A day after the revelation that Michigan coaches would hold camps in Australia, the world learned Thursday that the Wolverines will also be visiting American Samoa, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, as part of their expansive outreach efforts...
Via The Comeback
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan taking satellite camp to Australia

Jim Harbaugh’s pursuit of excellence in recruiting knows no bounds. Now he’s even going international. After making headlines for holding spring practice in Florida and running satellite camps around the country, Harbaugh is now heading down to the South. The Southern Hemisphere, to be exact. Prokick Australia tweeted out a promo Tuesday regarding a football camp in Australia...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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