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MICHIGAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Say Hey! Say Harbaugh? Michigan coach hanging with MLB legend

Looks like Jim Harbaugh is still making good use of his time back on the West Coast. Monday the Michigan football coach posted a picture of himself and Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays. Last week, Harbaugh made the media rounds at the Super Bowl.Oh, and he also took some time to sign a top 10 recruiting class. Soon he will take a team projected to start next season in the top...
Via Fox Sports
16 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Top 2017 recruit has Alabama as leader, wants to hear from Michigan

The Alabama Crimson Tide ended their recruiting process for the 2016 season with the top-ranked class in the country. It looks like they are already focusing on next year’s class and it looks like the could be getting a big-time recruit for the 2017 class. According to ESPN, top-ranked recruit in the class of 2017, running back and outside linebacker Dylan Moses, lists Alabama...
Via Campus Sports Net
39 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Five Key Plays: Michigan State 89, Michigan 73

For the second time in five days, the Michigan basketball team was embarrassed on its home court by a rival. This time, the opponent was No. 10 Michigan State, and the Wolverines were throttled from start to finish. A day after a drubbing that saw the Spartans lead by as much as 30 and empty the bench well before the final buzzer sounded, we look at the five key plays from the game...
Via UM Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wolverines begin “soul-searching” after another blowout loss

After a successful January, the Michigan basketball team managed to pour out every ounce of momentum it had on the Crisler Center court less than a week into February. In back-to-back blowout losses, the Wolverines went from borderline Big Ten title contenders to the NCAA Tournament bubble watch in a matter of days. Empty possession after empty possession highlighting a handful...
Via UM Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Izzo recaps win at Michigan

Tom Izzo was pleased with his team’s performance in Ann Arbor as the Spartans dominated the Wolverines, but he said he sympathized with Michigan’s struggles after his team went through a rough patch earlier in January. Watch Izzo’s full comments in the embedded media player above. The post Video: Tom Izzo recaps win at Michigan appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
Via UM Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan looking for more against Michigan State

It’s no secret that the Michigan basketball team left plenty to be desired in its 80-67 loss to No. 22 Indiana. Trailing by as much as 26 in a humbling defeat, the Wolverines showed major holes from top-to-bottom and on both sides of the ball. “It just left a bad taste in our mouth,” said junior forward Mark Donnal. “We came out flat … no one wants to play like that....
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Jim Harbaugh take subtle shot at Jim Tomsula?

Jim Harbaugh is a master wordsmith. He’s becoming one of the savviest follows on sports Twitter these days, and he never seems to miss an opportunity to say things without saying things. In an interview with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press Friday, Harbaugh was asked if he takes any satisfaction from how things turned out for his former team, the San Francisco 49ers in 2015...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harbaugh Gives Funny Interview After Gary Picks Michigan

Before Rashan Gary sent in his LOI on Wednesday, Jim Harbaugh was interviewed by ESPN and asked about the nation’s No. 1 prospect. Not being allowed to say Gary’s name, here’s how the Michigan coach went around the question. Harbaugh talking but not talking about @RashanGary33 pic.twitter.com/57uFq5iPMV — Garrett Fishaw (@MGoFish) February 3, 2016 The post Harbaugh Gives...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh: Michigan To Hold Part Of Spring Football Practice In Florida

On Thursday, the temperature in Ann Arbor, Michigan (home of the Michigan Wolverines) is expected to get to 34 degrees with a chance of light snow flurries in the morning. In Bradenton, Florida (home of the IMG Academy), it’s expected to get up to 75 degrees with a chance of rain. We don’t know what the weather will be like come the end of the month, but that 40 degree difference...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan caps off National Signing Day with signing of No. 1 player Rashan Gary

Michigan Wolverines football is back in the national spotlight, and the 2016 national signing day won’t just be a thing to remember for those involved with the program. Thanks to #SigningOfTheStars and the star-studded event that it was, few who follow recruiting will forget the day. However, it all wouldn’t matter much if a certain player or two didn’t end up committing to...
Via Talking 10
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan lands Rashan Gary, top overall recruit in the country

The nation’s No. 1 recruit – five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary – has made his decision. Gary, a product of Paramus Catholic in Paramus, N.J., is officially headed to Michigan. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound star announced his intentions to play for the Wolverines live on both SportsCenter and ESPNU moments ago. Gary had reportedly been down to either Clemson or Michigan. It’s...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan players react to loss to Indiana

Zak Irvin and Duncan Robinson met with the media after Michigan’s humbling home loss to Indiana. The Wolverines gave up a 25-0 run to close the first half and the final margin was forgiving on an otherwise embarrassing night. The post Video: Michigan players react to loss to Indiana appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
Via UM Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Golfer Takes Shot At Jim Harbaugh’s Recruiting Tactics About Flipping Player

As his first full recruiting cycle as head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, Jim Harbaugh is making waves that are either good or bad, depending on who you are talking to. Harbaugh has done some pretty outrageous things this offseason, including sleepovers and climbing tress … but it’s working and there is an outside chance that the Wolverines may have the top class in the country...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh’s party guests, ranked

(Getty Images) Jim Harbaugh sure knows how to throw a party. Whether it’s a sleepover on the floor of a high school senior’s bedroom, an appearance on Judge Judy, or a National Signing Day celebration, Harbaugh only knows how to do it one way. He does it BIG. On Wednesday, Harbaugh will return from a fortnight of country-wide tree climbing and birthday cake baking to officially...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh: Who’s got it better than us?

On Monday, Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh released an article in The Players’ Tribune, titled “Who’s Got It Better Than Us?” The post details the head coach’s childhood, along with his decision to return to the college ranks to lead the Wolverines. “A lot of people outside of Michigan asked me why I decided to make that third move to Ann Arbor. It’s pretty...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Writes Emotional Article Explaining Reasons For Return To Michigan

It has been over a year since Jim Harbaugh stepped on a stage at the University of Michigan and announced that he was returning to his alma mater as their next head football coach. The honeymoon doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon between fans of the Wolverines and their leader, in part thanks to a ten win season in 2015 and what appears to be a top five recruiting class in...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady, Jeter to attend Harbaugh's signing day party

The list of stars continues to grow for Jim Harbaugh’s National Signing Day party at Michigan Wednesday.  As Harbaugh brings in his first class as the head football coach of the Wolverines, the “Signing of the Stars” event will be streamed live on The Players’ Tribune’s website from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If Harbaugh hasn’t already changed the recruiting game, this is certainly...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh did the 'Dab' on recruiting visit

Why are recruits so enamored with getting college football coaches to dance during their in-home visits?  We’re not sure, but the trend continued on Saturday night.  Jim Harbaugh hit the “Dab” during a visit with 2016 four-star wide receiver Nate Johnson. Nate Johnson & Jim Hardbaugh hitting the Dab. pic.twitter.com/6RwjQGiepA — James Johnson (@jtjohnson281) January...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan adds silent commit who will announce on National Signing Day

Michigan football has added a silent commit who will announce his decision to play for the Wolverines on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, according to a tweet from Brandon Justice of SB Nation’s Maize ‘n’ Brew. I was informed today, by the recruit, that he will silent commit to #Michigan 'sometime tomorrow', announce NSD. A surprising pickup for UM. — Brandon Justice...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Defends Michigan’s Recruiting Practices After Recent De-committments

In recent days, the recruiting world has been focused on what is going on with the Michigan Wolverines. Despite recent additions to their current class, the school has also pulled some offers from recruits just a week before signing day to go along with several de-committments that reportedly are because of lack of communication between head coach Jim Harbaugh’s staff and the recruits...
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top kicker recruit de-commits from Penn State

Quinn Nordin, the No. 1 kicker in the 2016 class, has de-committed from Penn State.  The 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect out of Rockford, Mich., had been committed to the Nittany Lions since July.  He announced his commitment on Twitter.  pic.twitter.com/M6SNH6Kk8m — Quinn Nordin (@QuinnNordin) January 28, 2016 Nordin, along with USC, is heavily considering Michigan. Alabama...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-star defensive lineman de-commits from Michigan after Harbaugh and staff stopped contacting

After picking up a commitment from three-star defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour, the Michigan Wolverines lost the commitment from another three-star defensive lineman, Rashad Weaver. In a message on Twitter in the ever-popular Apples Notes app among recruits, Weaver said that he chose to de-committ after not hearing from the staff, and then being informed by Jim Harbaugh that there...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football recruiting: Rashan Gary on campus again

Michigan Football recruiting is firing on all cylinders right now. News regarding the Wolverines 2016 recruiting class, which ranks No. 3 nationally, is coming in waves. New names keep popping on the radar and some old names have fallen off. One constant throughout this recruiting cycle has been the reciprocal interest between Rashan Gary and the Michigan Wolverines. Gary is not...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan interim AD gives half of his salary to athletes mental-health initiative

When Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett took the job at the end of 2014 he vowed that his job was to restore Michigan football program to glory. It was also about righting the ship of an athletic program that had given so much to Hackett throughout his life. One thing it wasn’t about — the money. Hackett has put the money where his mouth was when he was hired, giving...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Harbaugh drains buckets during sleepover with recruit

Jim Harbaugh’s sleepover with 2016 four-star defensive end Connor Murphy is over.  It didn’t end before the Michigan head coach could show off his shooting ability.  Here’s the former NFL quarterback draining a bunch of buckets at Murphy’s house.  Steph Curry... I mean @CoachJim4UM out here balllinnnnn #murphysleepover pic.twitter.com/7Iy246mKbC — Trent Murphy...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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