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Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (55) / 12/23/1963

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Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh indicated that he is not expecting to make major changes on his coaching staff.
"I think we’re going to take what we have and reload," Harbaugh said following Saturday's blowout loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl. We saw Michigan turn over a large portion of their staff following their bowl loss to South Carolina a year ago, including changes at OC and offensive line coach, plus two staff adds to bolster recruiting. UM is still trying to put it all together for a Playoff berth. They came close this season prior to falling to Ohio State at the end of the campaign. Sat, Dec 29, 2018 08:42:00 PM

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Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that he is "staying at Michigan."

In speaking with ESPN's Adam Schefter, Harbaugh referenced the "choreographed message" that was put out each year around signing day regarding him jumping for an NFL job. He later told Schefter flat-out, "I’m staying at Michigan. We have big plans here, and there’s a lot we want to accomplish." The Wolverines wrapped the 2018 season with a 10-2 record, but were sitting on the steps of a potential Playoff berth prior to their loss to Ohio State to close out the regular season. Harbaugh has yet to make the Playoff in his four years at Michigan.
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Michigan AD Warde Manuel said that there's "no validity at all" to rumors that HC Jim Harbaugh would return to the NFL.

Manuel was largely responding to comments from former Vikings WR Cris Carter, who said that he had heard from his little birdies that Harbaugh was interested in potentially coaching the Packers or Browns. Said Manuel, "Jim has not said anything to me about it, he’s on the road recruiting putting in great effort." He later added "I believe Jim is very happy here." Michigan was in line for a potential Playoff berth late in the season, but the Wolverines were beaten soundly by Ohio State at November's end to quash those hopes. They'll be taking on Florida in the Peach Bowl later this month.
Thu, Dec 6, 2018 11:16:00 AM

Former Florida QB Tim Tebow said that he believes that Ohio State will beat Michigan on Nov. 24.

"I think they’re going to be a favorite against Ohio State, and Ohio State is going to be able to knock them off and go to the Big Ten Championship," Tebow said, later adding that "[Michigan hasn't beaten Ohio State] yet. Will it be this year? I’m saying probably not." The Wolverines crashed into the latest Playoff rankings at No. 4, with Ohio State trailing a ways back at No. 10. OSU will have to get past Michigan State and Maryland prior to The Game, while UM will have contests against Rutgers and Indiana before they have their shot at taking down their conference foe.
Source: 247Sports
Fri, Nov 9, 2018 05:54:00 PM

In the latest release of the College Football Playoff rankings, Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame slotted in Nos. 1-4.

No surprise on the first three teams, but the real question coming into Tuesday's rankings release was who would land at No. 4 following LSU's loss to Alabama on Saturday. Michigan drew that assignment on the heels of their dominant Week 10 win over Penn State. In sequential order, Nos. 5-10 in this rankings set were Georgia, Oklahoma, LSU, Washington State, West Virginia and Ohio State. Undefeated UCF is currently sitting at No. 12.
Tue, Nov 6, 2018 10:28:00 PM

October 14th's AP Poll: 1) Alabama, 2) Ohio State, 3) Clemson, 4) Notre Dame, 5) LSU, 6) Michigan, 7) Texas, 8) Georgia, 9) Oklahoma, 10) UCF

After picking up big wins, LSU climbed eight spots and Michigan climbed six spots to crack the Top-10. There are five teams with one loss ahead of undefeated UCF. West Virginia dropped to No. 13 after losing to Iowa State, Washington dropped to No. 15 after losing to Oregon, and Penn State dropped to N0. 18 after losing to Michigan State. The Spartans (No. 24) are joined by Iowa (No. 19) and Washington State (No. 25) as teams who are in the Top-25 who weren't last week. San Diego State, Appalachian State, and Utah State all received votes, but they didn't make it in.
Source: AP News
Sun, Oct 14, 2018 02:23:00 PM

The Michigan-Maryland game is scheduled to kick off at 1:10 PM ET.

The game was delayed for a little over an hour due to thunderstorms. The schools had apparently talked about playing the game without commercials to hasten it -- which would have been epic -- but apparently there's a 3.5-hour window open in Ann Arbor where clearer weather is expected, so ABC is planning to air the game as normal. Still, expect windy, sloppy conditions.
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 12:58:00 PM

Saturday's Michigan-Maryland game has been delayed due to thunderstorms.

Bad weather was expected in Ann Arbor today, and, sure enough, it arrived. While it is expected to rain for most of the day, the forecast also calls for it to abate for a bit this afternoon. The Wolverines and Terps should be able to tee it up after spending more time than usual in the locker room.
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 11:44:00 AM

Michigan president Dr. Mark Schlissel said that HC Jim Harbaugh's job is not in jeopardy.

"He's not on the hot seat. He's under contract for four more years," Schlissel said. Harbaugh is just 9-9 in his last 18 games after Saturday's deflating loss to Notre Dame. While there's been a swirl of questions as to whether he's the right man for the job in Ann Arbor, we view so much of this talk as premature. Michigan has issues to shore up, yes, but a one-possession loss on the road to a top-10 team (in the opener, with a new quarterback) is understandable on an objective level. We still like this UM team, though obviously they need to get their act in gear. Western Michigan shows next on their schedule for the coming weekend.
Wed, Sep 5, 2018 04:51:00 PM

Former Michigan WR Braylon Edwards was suspended indefinitely for his comments about Michigan following their loss to Notre Dame.

Edwards was critical of not only the Michigan performance, but cited individual players in tweets he has since deleted. He called quarterback Shea Patterson "scared" and starting tackle Brian Ruiz "weak." While Edwards did delete the tweets, he came back firing at Wolverines HC Jim Harbaugh, noting his struggles against road teams and ranked opponents.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Sep 3, 2018 04:49:00 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh declined to name an offensive coordinator during Big Ten Media Days.

"We've really come a long way. We're so good right now, I think, at collaboration," Harbaugh said when asked about the current state (or lack thereof) of the offensive coordinator gig in Ann Arbor. While the coach declined to offer further clarity on the situation -- he literally said "I'm not going to explain it anymore" -- we're pretty good at playing Sherlock Holmes in our off time. Our best deduction? Pass-game coordinator/QB coach Pep Hamilton will be taking the lead on the staff, with WR coach Jim McElwain likely to also have a guiding hand in the offensive process. McElwain alluded to as much in the spring, when he said that "[Pep's] kind of running it." Regardless of the exact roles that everybody plays on staff this year, we expect this to be Harbaugh's best offensive team since taking over the reigns of his alma mater three years back.
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 01:13:00 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh didn't name Shea Patterson the starting quarterback during Big Ten Media Day in Chicago on Monday.

"I have no announcements to make on the quarterback position today," Harbaugh said. Let's be honest, we all know this is going to be Shea Patterson. Harbaugh is going to do what Harbaugh do, however. He wouldn't announce Patterson as the starter if he was the only quarterback on the roster. We'll almost assuredly see -- barring injuries or something impossible to predict -- the Ole Miss quarterback under center for the opener against Notre Dame on September 1.
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 05:46:00 PM

Michigan AD Warde Manuel revealed that the athletic department is expected to have a budget surplus of $2.5 million for the 2018 fiscal year and projects a similar number for 2019.

Playing into these expectations and projections, Michigan will likely see a windfall in additional ticket sales for the fall, as the team has seven home games on the docket compared to just six contests in the Big House last season. While UM is still searching for its first Playoff berth on the gridiron, Warde's financial numbers are a sign of just how much healthy growth has occurred within the program since the hiring of Jim Harbaugh.
Thu, Jun 21, 2018 04:39:00 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that two players have left the program, but did not give their names.

Harbaugh said he would leave it up to the two unnamed players to announce their moves. As for who he's referring to, we'll do our best to read between the lines. The head coach did not mention redshirt sophomore RB Kareem Walker and sophomore RB Kurt Taylor when talking up his skill-position groups at length during the Best of the Midwest camp on Sunday. Now, neither young man has gone public with a transfer as of yet, but both would make sense as potential departures. Walker, in particular, is a player who we've been keeping an eye on this offseason. He initially signed on with Michigan as a highly-regarded four-star recruit in the 2016 class, but had issue with academics out of the gate and saw just 20 carries last season.
Source: Rivals
Tue, Jun 5, 2018 12:56:00 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that the team will travel to South Africa during the 2019 offseason.

The Wolverines have gradually expanded their range after taking flak for visiting Florida two springs ago. They upped the ante with Rome a year ago and just got back from their most recent journey, to France. While he's received criticisms for some of his unorthodox practices, Harbaugh fairly points out that football players are not afforded the same study-abroad opportunities as your average UM student and that these trips help to augment their university experience.
Wed, May 23, 2018 12:29:00 PM