College Spun’s College Football Playoff Field After Week 5

The fifth week of the college football season was, by far, the craziest yet.  The country’s top two teams, Ohio State and Michigan State, both eked out close victories. Nearly half of the top 10 – Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Georgia and UCLA – lost. The presumed favorites in the SEC East and SEC West, were each blown out.  We’re not really sure how anyone would be able to pick...
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Big Ten West Notebook: Wildcats continue big rise

Northwestern moves to 5-0, date with Harbaugh loomingThe Northwestern Wildcats are perhaps the biggest surprise in all of college football this season. They have raced off to a 5-0 start, skyrocketing up to #13 in the AP poll. Just like we all predicted right?The Wildcats have racked up quality wins this season behind a great defense and a power running game led by star running...
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Big Ten East Notebook: Expectations cutting different ways at different places

One of the four coaches expected to make the Big Ten East one of the toughest divisions in college football is riding a wave of good feelings thanks to exceeding early expectations. The other three have had to deal with essentially the opposite phenomenon so far this season. That single coach would be Jim Harbaugh, whose Michigan football team is 4-1 and rejoined the top 25 in both...
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Harbaugh Mentions Several Freshman Who Are ‘Close’ To Contributing

While safety Tyree Kinnel burned his redshirt by playing special teams against Maryland, several other true freshman are ‘close’ to seeing the field, according to Jim Harbaugh. Reuben Jones, Shelton Johnson, Karan Higdon and Keith Washington are all "close" to being able to contribute. — Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) October 5, 2015 "Nobody is a freshman anymore,...
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Mario Ojemudia Out For The Season, Harbaugh Mentions Replacement Candidates

Senior DE Mario Ojemudia is officially out for the season after suffering an Achilles injury during Saturday’s game with Maryland, Jim Harbaugh announced. Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said LB Mario Ojemudia suffered Achilles injury that will end his season & college career. pic.twitter.com/pakkC2i4Zn — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 5, 2015 Another senior -Royce Jenkins...
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Harbaugh talks about his QB (VIDEO)

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on quarterback Jake Rudock: "He's playing winning football."
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Michigan's Ojemudia feared lost for the year with lower leg injury

Michigan's defense has been on a roll the past two games with back-to-back shutouts, but the news was not all good coming out of Maryland on Saturday.  Coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters after the game Mario Ojemudia, the starter at "Buck" outside linebacker/end and one of the team's best pass rushers, suffered what could be an Achilles injury.  “It’s a tough injury," Harbaugh...
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B1G numbers: Navy gets out of Hawkeyes’ way

The opening week of Big Ten play (other than a Rutgers-Penn State game on Sept. 19 that you had every reason to ignore) brought two one-sided shutouts, and the top two teams in the nation pushed hard in close wins over Indiana and Purdue.Oh, and Illinois beat Nebraska with 10 seconds left. And Iowa won at Wisconsin.That’s a lot to digest. Here are some numbers for every Big Ten...
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2 days ago

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

Week 5 of the 2015 college football season featured a couple of huge upsets as well as some predictable results. Separation Saturday struck once again, as the contenders are emerging as true national powerhouses while the pretenders are licking their wounds. These are the biggest takeaways from the action. 1. Michigan Wolverines playing out of their minds for Jim Harbaugh ...
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Two Harbaughs on sideline for Michigan vs Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Jim Harbaugh was joined on the Michigan sideline Saturday by his brother John, who offered advice and cheered for the Wolverines in a 28-0 win over Maryland. John Harbaugh usually spends Saturdays during football season getting his Baltimore Ravens ready to play on Sunday. But because the Ravens were in Pittsburgh on Thursday and Michigan was playing nearby...
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Big Ten Football: Michigan Wins But …

The Leaders and Best are back. The defense is suffocating, the offensive-line is pushing people around, and the defense… Man oh man, that defense. Oh, and Jim Harbaugh is sparking a resurgence in the local economy. Pump the brakes. Yes this Michigan team looks better. There is no doubt that it seems to have an identity and is playing with more of a purpose than most recent years...
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The Iowa Hawkeyes make a Statement in Madison

Iowa has been in football purgatory for the last decade or so. Aside from 2009, it’s been much the same story of inconsistency, suspect quarterback play and news of the weird off the field — most notably with the running back position. Fast forward to 2015, and things looked to be much the same. 2014 was disappointing, and there weren’t too many reasons anyone in their right...
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Brotherly love: John Harbaugh drops in on brother at Maryland-Michigan game

One of the perks of playing a Thursday night football game for an NFL coach? A little extra free time on the weekend.Ravens coach John Harbaugh took advantage Saturday by making the short trip from Baltimore to College Park, Md., to watch join his brother, Jim, and nephew, Jay, on the Michigan sideline. Great to have @Ravens coach John Harbaugh down on the sideline with us today...
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John Harbaugh Decked Out In Michigan Gear On Sideline, Fielding Punts

John and Jim Harbaugh on the Michigan sideline pic.twitter.com/QhaLT30HI9 — Derick Hutchinson (@Derick_Hutch) October 3, 2015 Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh came out to support his brother Jim when Michigan traveled to College Park and he was all decked out in Michigan gear to boot. Looks like Jim is the only coach/staffer that gets to wear the old school style Bo...
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Michigan keys to the game against Maryland

Michigan seems to be fully buying into the Jim Harbaugh regime. Coming off an impressive 31-0 beatdown of BYU last weekend, the red-hot Wolverines (3-1) travel to College Park, Maryland for their Big Ten opener against the Terrapins (2-2). After a 24-17 loss against Utah to start the season, Michigan has won their past three games in dominating fashion by outscoring their opponents...
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M&GB staff predictions: Maryland

(Greg Flume, UMTerps.com) Michigan and Maryland had very different outcomes last weekend. Michigan simply dominated a BYU squad that had already taken out Nebraska and Boise State and nearly knocked off UCLA. Maryland got blown out by a West Virginia squad that had only played Georgia Southern and Liberty prior to the meeting. Tomorrow, the two meet in College Park before the weather...
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Video: Jim Harbaugh appears on ‘Saved By The Bell’

Jim Harbaugh is a lot of things: husband, father, NFC Champion, Michigan Wolverines head football coach…actor? That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Jim Harbaugh has a small bit of acting experience and if you’re a ’90s kid like myself, you’ll remember the cameo he made as himself on Saved By The Bell! In this particular episode, Harbaugh appeared as Screech’s cousin...
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Rashan Gary’s Mom: “Jim Harbaugh Is Like A Homey”

Sam Webb sat down with Jennifer Coney, the mother of Rashan Gary, the No. 1 recruit in the country, for an interview. While Coney raved about the academic side of Michigan and freshman TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr., one of the highlights was what she referred to Jim Harbaugh as: Per @RashanGary33's mom, "@CoachJim4UM is like a homey." #Michigan visit recap part 2 ($) https://t.co/LYUlS7rfHP...
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Jim Harbaugh References Talladega Nights Perfectly During Interview

Just as Ricky Bobby left two tickets for his father before every race in the movie Talladega Nights, Jim Harbaugh plans to do the same for his brother John for this weekend’s Michigan – Maryland game. Harbaugh on @StoneyandBill asked if his bro coming to game: "I’ll be like Ricky Bobby, I’ll leave some passes there at the Will Call" lol — angelique (@chengelis) October...
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CFB Playoff: 5 teams that helped themselves, week 4

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect 5. Michigan The Wolverines sort of got a double win, depantsing a respected and then-ranked BYU team and then watching Utah go all chainsaw guy in a horror movie out in Eugene, Ore., fueling the benefit of The Transitive Property of the Good Loss. That last sentence made me vomit. The truth is, Michigan looks dramatically improved from week one...
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CFB Playoff: 5 teams that helped themselves, week 4

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect 5. Michigan The Wolverines sort of got a double win, depantsing a respected and then-ranked BYU team and then watching Utah go all chainsaw guy in a horror movie out in Eugene, Ore., fueling the benefit of The Transitive Property of the Good Loss. That last sentence made me vomit. The truth is, Michigan looks dramatically improved from week one...
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Jim Harbaugh Offers New Couple Fitting Advice

Jim Harbaugh had some pretty sound advice in a congratulation note he sent to a recently engaged couple. Ha! Jim Harbaugh sent my Michigan superfan buddy @derksen_mike an engagement congrats with the most Harbaugh wedding advice ever… (1/2) — Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) September 28, 2015 (2/2) … ,"Attack every day of your lives with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind…...
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Michigan Let Their Play Do The Talking, Not So Much BYU

During Monday’s media session, freshman safety Jabrill Pepeprs announced that BYU did quite a bit of jawing during Saturday’s blowout win for the Wolverines. Thanks to Jim Harbaugh threatening to punish team, Peppers and the Wolverines let their play on the field do all the talking. Peppers said BYU had some vulgar trash talk. He doesn't respond because Harbaugh made it clear...
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Battle Rhythm

That, folks...is a game face. And no, he didn't touch the banner. He probably didn't even see it.FBS rankings after week 4:Rushing defense: 10thPassing defense: 5thPass efficiency defense: 9thScoring defense: 4thTotal defense: 2ndTwo things we knew for certain coming into this season. Michigan's defense would be good and it would likely be better early-on than the offense. But...
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Well what a surprise, Jim Harbaugh has Michigan believing in themselves again

The Michigan Wolverines showed the college football world that they won’t be a pushover after shutting out BYU yesterday. While this team doesn’t have a lot of talent, they are playing inspired football, which means you have to give head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff a lot of credit. Now headed into conference play, the confidence level for the Wolverines is at an all time...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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