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MICHIGAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

After Harbaugh's debut, Michigan fans will need patience

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Jim Harbaugh was first to greet Jake Rudock on the Michigan sideline after he threw the pick-6 that pretty much ended any hope the Wolverines had of winning the much-hyped debut of their much-hyped coach. The coach put an arm around his player, told him that the Utah defensive back made a great play and gave the forlorn quarterback a pat on the helmet. Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
9 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Cracks Up Talking About Jake Butt

Jake Butt was without question Michigan’s best offensive weapon during Thursday’s 24-17 loss to Utah. The junior TE caught hauled in a career high 8-passes for 93-yards and a score. After the game when asked about his performance, Jim Harbaugh couldn’t even keep a straight face talking about his star pass-catcher. The post Jim Harbaugh Cracks Up Talking About Jake Butt appeared...
Via Diehardsport
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh Can’t Say “Jake Butt” Without Laughing

Jim Harbaugh might be a hard-nosed, intense college football coach, but deep down, he’s an immature child like the rest of us.  So, he can’t even say the name of his star tight end, Jake Butt, without laughing.  Check it out:  Michigan lost last night, but at least Harbaugh still has a sense of humor. Butt, meanwhile, had a pretty good game, catching eight passes for 93 yards...
Via College Spun
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh loves himself some Jake Butt, Jake Butt, Jake Butt

After Michigan tight end Jake Butt’s eight catch, 93-yard, one touchdown performance Thursday, Jim Harbaugh couldn’t get enough (of) Butt. Here are some uncut post game comments: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Different coach, Same Michigan as Wolverines Dropped by Utes in Utah

Jim Harbaugh…savior, legend coming home, exactly what Michigan needed. Whatever adjective or hyperbole you wanted to believe in, reality smacked the Michigan Wolverines fan base and program in the face on Thursday night. That’s because a 24-17 loss to the Utah Utes felt way too familiar to anyone who has seen this team over the previous two seasons. A quarterback missing wide...
Via Talking 10
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football falls at Utah to begin Harbaugh era

The Jim Harbaugh era began with a groan as the Wolverines lost 24-17 to Utah on Thursday night. Jake Rudock threw three interceptions and misfired on two deep balls that would have resulted in touchdown passes. Michigan’s running game couldn’t get untracked and the defense was unable to contain Utes quarterback Travis Wilson, who was the player of the game with 208 passing yards...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Rudock Wikipedia page altered by angry fans

Jim Harbaugh’s debut as head coach of Michigan failed to live up to the hype in a loss at Utah on Thursday night, and turnovers by the quarterback were a big reason why. Graduate transfer Jake Rudock threw three interceptions including a pick-six in the defeat, and that left fans livid. Some even took to altering his Wikipedia page by calling him a “turnover machine.” Rudock...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Utah's Justin Thomas takes Jake Rudock pick for a TD

The Michigan Wolverines were driving down the field against the Utah defense, until defensive back Justin Thomas decided it was time for a house call. On third down in the middle of the fourth quarter, Michigan QB Jake Rudock dropped back and threw left. Unfortunately for him, Thomas was right there to take the pass 55 yards the other way (see above). The pick was Rudock's third...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Did Jim Harbaugh Sleep The Night Before His First Game As Michigan’s Head Coach?

Today is probably like Christmas for Jim Harbaugh, who’s making his debut as Michigan’s head football coach. That means last night was like Christmas Eve. It’s always tough to sleep on Christmas Eve.  How did Harbaugh sleep the night before his first game as the leader of the Wolverines’ football program?  Very well, actually, according to his wife, Sarah.  Sarah Harbaugh...
Via College Spun
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan football 2015 season preview

Thursday night marks the beginning of the one of the most anticipated Michigan football seasons in the program’s storied history. The hype, talk, Twitter posts and lame khaki discussion finally comes to rest as the Jim Harbaugh era in Ann Arbor finally gets underway. Coming off a disastrous 5-7 season last year and a comical four-year Brady Hoke tenure that saw the team regress...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Staff Predictions: Michigan Football at Utah

On Thursday, Sept. 3 Michigan Football will begin the Jim Harbaugh era when the Wolverines clash with the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:35 PM (EST) and the game will be televised on FOX Sports 1. Click here for a complete preview of Michigan at Utah. Read on for the staff predictions. Rob White You can follow Rob on Twitter @isportsRob No one really...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines vs. Utah Utes Preview and Prediction

Michigan will be making a first-ever trip to Salt Lake City to face Utah in the 2015 season opener for both teams. Both teams enter the game looking...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rhetoric be damned, Michigan, Harbaugh begin sky high expectation era

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect Tomorrow, the pomp and circumstance ends. The lead up to the marriage and all the lovey-dovey crap went on for a while, but the honeymoon is over and tomorrow, you go back to work and start sifting through all those bills that collected in the mailbox while you were gone. We all get it. Jim Harbaugh wears khakis (and why that’s such an ordeal...
Via The Student Section
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting Michigan CB Channing Stribling Laughing At The Haters

Michigan put out its official depth chart for this Thursday’s Utah game, and there was a somewhat surprising name at one of the cornerback spots. Instead of the expected Wayne Lyons manning the spot opposite of Jourdan Lewis, it will be the 6-foot-2 Channing Stribling. When one fan tweeted that Michigan put out a BS depth chart with Stribling as a starter, the junior had the following...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Lindy’s Sports picks Michigan fifth in Big Ten, Spike Albrecht back on the floor

If Lindy’s season preview magazine is any barometer, Michigan will enter 2015-16 with fairly modest preseason expectations. Lindy’s ranked the Wolverines 33rd in the country in its upcoming magazine and picked them fifth in the Big Ten. Maryland, Indiana, Purdue and Michigan State occupy the top four spots in the conference with Wisconsin and Ohio State right behind the Wolverines...
Via UM Hoops
4 days ago  |  Discuss

3 NFL head coaches expressed interest in the Michigan job

John U. Bacon is a Michigan alum and author of the book entitled ”Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football.” The book chronicles the tenure of former athletic director Dave Brandon and head coach Brady Hoke, while looking ahead to the future of the program under Jim Harbaugh. Bacon is doing an AMA on RedditCFB today and dropped a very interesting piece of info...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three NFL Head Coaches Had Interest In Michigan Job

If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that Jim Harbaugh seems to be the perfect man for the job with the Michigan Wolverines. The former Wolverines quarterback took the job after he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers following three NFC Championship appearences. Oh, and let’s not forget that Harbaugh also took the 49ers to a Super Bowl. But that’s all irrelevant...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Three things to watch

Finally, football season is upon us. It’s just a matter of days before the Michigan Wolverines, and Utah Utes kickoff the latter of a home-and-home series that started last season, We all remember that late September game that marked the beginning of the end for the Brady Hoke era of Michigan football. This year is different, Michigan fans don’t have to wait quite...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Spike Albrecht shooting jumpers after hip surgery

Michigan basketball fans will be happy to know that one of their key pieces for the upcoming season is looking to slowly getting back to his old self. Senior guard Spike Albrecht is back on the court just five months after having hip surgery. Albrecht shared a video of himself taking jump shots Friday evening on Instagram. That is a pretty big step to take after having hip surgery...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Loses Defensive Tackle Likely For Season From Freak Practice Injury

Injuries are a part of football, and all players and coaches know that. But when you lose a defensive tackle one week before the season from an injury suffered during field goal practice, that’s going to sting a little more. The Michigan Wolverines could be without one player expected to be in the defensive line rotation this season for a while, as Bryan Mone suffered a broken...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Names LB Joe Bolden, FB Joe Kerridge Co-Captains For 2015 Season

Joe Bolden Michigan Michigan players voted for team captains today and selected senior linebacker Joe Bolden and fifth-year senior fullback Joe Kerridge for the honor. The news revealed a short time ago in a release from Michigan Athletics.  The team’s top tackler from 2014, Bolden heads into his fourth season needing 13 stops to eclipse 200 in his career. The Cincinnati, Ohio...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Offensive Lineman Kyle Kalis Hints At Who Michigan’s Starting Quarterback Will Be

Michigan has yet to name a starting quarterback. The Wolverines might reveal their starter on Monday when they send their depth chart to Utah, but Jim Harbaugh hasn’t officially decided if that’ll happen.  We think we know who it is, though.  Jake Rudock, the Iowa graduate transfer, took the majority of the first-team snaps at Michigan’s student practice last weekend. He’s...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jim Harbaugh Didn’t Believe Michael Jordan Actually Called Him

Earlier this month, Michigan announced that it would become the first Nike school to sport the Jordan brand logo on its uniforms, instead of the company’s traditional Swoosh. Apparently, Michael Jordan himself even called Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh to talk about the deal. It turns out Harbaugh initially didn’t believe he was talking to the former NBA superstar. Thursday...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mack Brown on Jim Harbaugh: “You have to give him an A-plus”

Jim Harbaugh has yet to lead the Michigan Wolverines football team in a regular-season game, but ESPN analyst Mack Brown gives the first-year coach high marks for his offseason work. During a conference call on Wednesday, per Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News, the former Texas coach gives Harbaugh an A-plus for generating excitement around the program that finished 5-7...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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