Predicting Michigan 2015: The special teams

(Isaiah Hole, 247 Sports) Previously: Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, secondary Michigan will welcome back most of its offensive and defensive starters in 2015, but the special teams stars will see a huge turnover. Matt Wile, who went 15-of-21 in field goal attempts last season, and Will Hagerup, who averaged...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Wolverine Dennis Norfleet now at Tuskegee

Former Michigan Wolverines return specialist Dennis Norfleet has officially joined the Division II Tuskegee Golden Tigers. Nick Baumgardner of reported Norfleet’s transfer. The move comes a few months after Norfleet was at first thought to have been dismissed from Michigan, but it turned out he was just on suspension for academic reasons. The saga continued last month...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Inexplicably, He Danced

Via the Norfleet Atomic Dog Act of 2560... In his defense, Dennis Norfleet became internet famous dancing to the Atomic Dog towards the end of last year's Penn State game...a game in which Michigan won...barely.But that doesn't change the fact that a week before Michigan had lost to Rutgers. And a week before that they had lost to Minnesota. And a week before that, lost to Utah....
Via Maize & Blue Nation
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Releases Fall Roster

Michigan has released an updated 2015-16 football roster.  The most notable item is that WR Dennis Norfleet is no longer listed on the team. Freshman numbers: No. 4 DE Reuben Jones (6-4, 225) No. 6 DB  Keith Washington (6-2, 175) No. 7 DE Shelton Johnson (6-5, 225) No. 8  TE Tyrone Wheatley (6-6, 260) No. 9 WR Grant Perry (6-0, 185) No. 10 QB Zach Gentry (6-7, 230) No. 16 K Andrew...
Via Diehardsport
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Division II team permitted to talk to Dennis Norfleet

Michigan Wolverines special teams extraordinaire Dennis Norfleet could be on the market, as Division II Tuskegee University has been granted permission to talk to him about potentially playing there. The crazy part is that even though Norfleet is currently suspended from the team, there is a plan in place for him to return thus why he would be granted a release to speak to other...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuskegee pursing Michigan return star Dennis Norfleet

( photo)Already the favorite to repeat as SIAC Champs, Tuskegee is seeking to add a big-time FBS transfer to its arsenal. Tuskegee has been granted permission by Michigan to talk to return specialist Dennis Norfleet, according to's status with Michigan has been in limbo since the spring, when reports surfaced that he was kicked off the team by head coach...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan to begin retiring numbers, end legends program

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan will retire six jersey numbers in a ceremony at the Ohio State game Nov. 28, ending the school's "legends program" in which players were given the same numbers as some of the team's all-time greats. Michigan says it will retire Gerald Ford's No. 48, Tom Harmon's No. 98, Desmond Howard's No. 21, Ron Kramer's No. 87, Bennie Oosterbaan's No. 47 and the Wistert...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan ending legends program, retiring jersey numbers

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan will retire six jersey numbers in a ceremony at the Ohio State game Nov. 28, ending the school's ''legends program'' in which players were given the same numbers as some of the team's all-time greats. Michigan says it will retire Gerald Ford's No. 48, Tom Harmon's No. 98, Desmond Howard's No. 21, Ron Kramer's No. 87, Bennie Oosterbaan's No. 47 and...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Dennis Norfleet Be Reinstated To the Michigan Football Team?

Earlier this summer it was reported that Dennis Norfleet had been kicked off the football team for an academic issue, which turned out to be him skipping exams. Then it was reported that he wasn’t kicked off and just suspended. Now it appears that Dennis Norfleet could be reinstated to the football team later this […] The post Could Dennis Norfleet Be Reinstated To the Michigan...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Football: Is Norfleet’s apology enough?

Even with the addition of Coach Harbaugh and all the new recruits that he has been able to bring to Michigan Football, not all news out of Ann Arbor has been good. This Tuesday Dennis Norfleet’s high school football coach announced that he had been dismissed from the team for unknown reasons. After some time to consider his actions Norfleet released an apology on his Instagram...
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Still in limbo, Norfleet offers apology to Michigan fans, alumni and teammates

Dennis Norfleet did not clear up his status with the Michigan football team, but the kick returner did seem to acknowledge something is going on with a post on Instagram apologizing to fans and alumni of the Wolverines as well as his teammates. "We been through it all we all have the same goals that we want to reach but I've been talking to God everything is going to be alright for...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dennis Norfleet Issues Apology On Instagram

While it’s still unclear if Dennis Norfleet is still on the team, the senior WR issued this apology to his Instagram account. I've been crying so much I have no more tears to give I just want to give an apology to all the Michigan fans and the Michigan alumni last but not least my […] The post Dennis Norfleet Issues Apology On Instagram appeared first on Diehardsport.
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Status of Norfleet at Michigan is still unclear

The one definite constant in the recent news surrounding Michigan’s Dennis Norfleet is that he is, despite a good showing in spring ball, not with the football team at the moment. The rest of the story–like, the reasons he isn’t with the team–are a little less defined. New reports are saying that Norfleet has been “suspended” from the team, contrary to earlier reports...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Update On Dennis Norfleet Situation, Who Has Reportedly Not Been Kicked Off Michigan Team

Yesterday it was reported that Michigan had kicked WR Dennis Norfleet off the team for academic reasons. Well, according to and WTKA 1050’s Sam Webb, Norfleet has not been kicked off the team, only suspended. According to @SamWebb77: Dennis Norfleet suspended from Michigan football team. As of now, not dismissed from the program. — […] The post Update On Dennis Norfleet...
Via Diehardsport
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WR/KR Dennis Norfleet Dismissed From Michigan

Michigan Wolverines wide receiver and kick returner Dennis Norfleet has been dismissed from the team, per Nick Baumgardner of Baumgardner also spoke with Norfleet’s high school coach, who shed some light on what may have happened. “Evidently he was dismissed from the team, Dennis informed us he was no longer on the team,” Harvel said Tuesday afternoon. “Something...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan reportedly dismisses WR Dennis Norfleet.

Dennis Norfleet. Image via Dennis Norfleet is an ex-Wolverine. The Michigan wide receiver, who is the program's all-time leader in kick return yards, had reportedly been dismissed from the program on Tuesday.According to Dale Harvel, who coached Norfleet in high school, informed about the WR's dismissal, which he described as resulting from "a disciplinary thing...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan dismisses WR Dennis Norfleet from program

Skipping your finals is never a good idea in college, athlete or not. Doing so with Jim Harbaugh as your coach is just simply asking for it. According to a report by Michigan Wolverines’ 247Sports site, that’s exactly what Dennis Norfleet did. It earned him a dismissal from the football program as well. Norfleet was a jack of all trades with the Wolverines, lining up at cornerback...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan dismisses Dennis Norfleet from team

YouTube Michigan senior wide receiver and return man Dennis Norfleet, who made headlines for his on-field dance moves last season, has been dismissed from the Wolverine program, according to multiple reports.  The news was broken by Nick Baumgardner of, who spoke with Norfleet’s high school coach.  “Evidently he was dismissed from the team, Dennis informed...
Via College Spun
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan Dismisses Wide Receiver Dennis Norfleet From Team

It appears that new head coach Jim Harbaugh really isn’t messing around. Wide receiver Dennis Norfleet was reportedly dismissed from the team for skipping more than one of his final exams at the end of April, according to 24/7. Norfleet spent a great deal of time at wide receiver, kick returner, punt returner and was […] The post Report: Michigan Dismisses Wide Receiver Dennis...
Via Diehardsport
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring review: Looking back at five questions for Michigan football

With Michigan wrapping up spring football Saturday with a defense-dominated spring game, we take a look back at the five questions we had before things got started. 1. Who will throw the passes? Veteran Shane Morris looked much better than true freshman Alex Malzone in the spring game, and head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed afterward Morris is in the lead at this point. Morris completed...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan WR Dennis Norfleet Lets His Atomic Dog Out During Michigan Spring Game

Michigan held its spring game today and about 60,000 people showed up to get a taste of what Harbaugh ball is going to be like. From what the reports all say it sounds like the defense ruled the day, but the team may have discovered the future starting quarterback in junior Shane Morris who went 11-24 for 135 yards and a touchdown.How much wide receiver Dennis Norfleet is going to...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan football spring game quick thoughts

The public’s first chance to see Jim Harbaugh coach Michigan football came Saturday in Ann Arbor, where the Wolverines held the first Big Ten spring game of 2015. It was about as exciting as the 7-0 final score would reveal, but there were a few things worth seeing… Regarding the quarterback battle, there was a clear winner (and it wasn’t ‘default’), for better or for...
Via Cus Words Blog
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss


So, things happened yesterday. A few of them good, some of them meh, and most of them bad. For Michigan, it was yet another in a long line of games everyone would just rather forget.Brady Hoke knows what's coming. You can just tell. Nothing will happen before the Ohio State game, but its over. This is the end for Hoke at Michigan.When Maryland's CJ Brown scored the go ahead touchdown...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan returner Norfleet out with injury

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Michigan kick returner Dennis Norfleet is missing Saturday's game against Northwestern because of an undisclosed injury. A junior, Norfleet is the Spartans' all-time leader in kickoff return yards with 2,050. He also has 20 receptions for 148 yards in his career. Michigan was 4-5 heading into the game and needed to win two of its final three to become bowl eligible.
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Norfleet says on Instagram he’s not playing today against Northwestern

The injuries appear to keep on mounting for the University of Michigan. According to a conversation on Instagram, Michigan kick returner Dennis Norfleet won’t be playing today against Northwestern. Michigan return man, Dennis Norfleet, said on his Instagram that he's not playing this week against Northwestern — Alexa Dettelbach (@asdettel) November...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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