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NJ Advance Media has had to issue an open-records request to Michigan for a roster update.

This is peak cloak-and-dagger Michigan, here. Their official roster has not been updated since the end of the 2016 season and includes 11 players who are currently on NFL rosters and have signed combined contracts worth around $63 million. For reference's sake, the UM basketball team's roster was last updated on July 22 and the hockey team's roster was last updated just six days ago. The Wolverines are the only team in the Big Ten without an updated football roster. Just why Harbaugh and company have opted to keep the curtain closed here is not quite clear -- we're talking about a roster, not a depth chart.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 17 - 5:26 PM

Michigan redshirt senior QB Wilton Speight indicated that he feels confident with his progression in camp.

When asked if he thought he would win the job on Wednesday, Speight responded, "I feel good about the work I put in; I’m sure all the quarterbacks do." He and John O'Korn have created a bit of separation on Brandon Peters in the race. Speight should be considered the heavy favorite to win the job -- he beat out O'Korn last August.
Source: Land of 10
Aug 17 - 1:03 PM

Michigan senior DT Bryan Mone indicated that he is 100% healthy with two weeks remaining in camp.

Injuries have been a near-constant problem for Mone, who missed the 2015 season with a broken ankle and missed three of UM's first four games last year while rehabbing from a knee injury. The 6-foot-4, 325-pounder is an expected starter this season so long as he can stay healthy. Said Mone, "Last year was frustrating. I put everything into it, and I feel like God works in mysterious ways. Now, I’ve just got to do my job and work hard."
Source: Land of 10
Aug 15 - 6:53 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that redshirt senior QB Wilton Speight and redshirt senior QB John O'Korn have begun to distance themselves from redshirt freshman QB Brandon Peters in practice.

"It's not to say anything is set in stone right now, but I think that the two guys have created a little bit of separation," Harbaugh said after practice on Friday. Given that Speight beat out O'Korn last August and his starting job was never seriously threatened during the season, this is his gig to lose.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 13 - 1:42 PM

Michigan reinstated junior WR Grant Perry.

Perry was indefinitely suspended from the team after he was charged in an incident in which he allegedly touched a woman inappropriately outside a bar back in December. He was sentenced to 12 months' probation earlier this month after pleading guilty to one felony count of resisting a police officer and one misdemeanor count of assault and battery. Now that he has been reinstated, he will be eligible to practice with the program and will be available for their season-opener against Florida on September 2.
Aug 11 - 7:24 PM

Michigan passing-game coordinator Pep Hamilton raved about the intelligence of freshman QB Dylan McCaffrey.

"He’s a smart kid. His football I.Q. is off the chart," Hamilton said. "It’s really what you would expect from a kid that grew up in a football family, and he’s been very impressive, up until this point." McCaffrey was a four-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting class. Barring a big push in preseason camp, he is unlikely to be realistically in the starting mix for the Wolverines this season. Wilton Speight, John O'Korn and Brandon Peters are the key names to watch in that competition.
Source: Land of 10
Aug 10 - 10:01 PM

When asked who Michigan's starter will be this season, passing-game coordinator Pep Hamilton said, "We have, potentially, several."

As has tended to be the case under HC Jim Harbaugh, the Wolverines are playing the cloak-and-dagger game when it comes to their starting quarterback early in camp. The parties in the mix, here, are incumbent starter Wilton Speight, plus John O'Korn and Brandon Peters. In late July, Harbaugh indicated that it would probably take 8-15 practices this month before a starter is named. Stay tuned.
Source: Land of 10
Aug 10 - 9:01 PM

Michigan junior WR Grant Perry has been sentenced to 12 months of probation after pleading guilty to one felony count of resisting a police officer and one misdemeanor count of assault and battery.

Perry was also facing two counts of misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and an alcohol charge, but those were dropped following his guilty plea at the end of June. All of this is fallout for when Perry was hit with accusations of touching a woman while in line at a bar in East Lansing. With all of this ugliness settled, Perry's status at Michigan should clarify very soon. He is still out on indefinite suspension, but was allowed to workout with the team this summer. A one-game suspension for UM's season-opener against Florida would not surprise, now.
Source: Land of 10
Aug 4 - 5:13 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that he plans on taking his team to Paris and Normandy, France, next offseason.

Harbaugh and company drew much criticism for their offseason trip to Florida two years ago. They've just upped the ante since, visiting Rome this spring -- at about an $800,000 price tag which was footed by a booster -- and now planning for France.
Jul 25 - 8:57 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that redshirt senior QB Wilton Speight is "tied for first" in the quarterback competition.

"Legitimately went through competition throughout the spring, went through 15 practices and it was a dead heat," Harbaugh said. He indicated that it would take around 8-15 practices in camp before the competition has its champion. Speight is battling it out with John O'Korn and Brandon Peters.
Source: Land of 10
Jul 25 - 5:26 PM

Land of 10's Kevin Goheen writes that "it’s easy to envision [sophomore WR Eddie McDoom] in [return] roles this season."

McDoom (6'0/180) did not return a kick or punt last season, but Goheen expects the Wolverines to use him in a variety of capacities during the 2017 campaign. Wrote the analyst, "He’ll be used more in the slot this season but he is the type of player where offensive coordinators want to get him the ball in open spaces," hence his upside as a return man. McDoom caught five passes for 59 yards while rushing for 160 yards as a true freshman last season. He suffered a foot/ankle injury which required a cart during the team's spring game, but has healed up from that ailment and should be at full speed for the start of August camp.
Source: Land of 10
Jul 24 - 4:43 PM

The Big Ten has reached agreement with ESPN and FOX on a six-year contract.

This television package with the conference will last through the 2023 season. FOX has the rights to regular season games as well as the conference title tilt. In related news as media days kick off this week, the Big Ten Network will be moving into the 21st century and will be accessible to the cord-cutters on Hulu and YouTube.
Jul 24 - 2:35 PM

Land of 10's Kevin Goheen writes that Michigan junior TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr.'s inclusion on the 2017 John Mackey Award Watch List "comes as a bit of a surprise."

Goheen sees this as a testament to Wheatley's untapped upside. He was a four-star recruiting coming out of high school during the 2015 season. During the past campaign, the 6-foot-6, 276-pounder caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown. Goheen expects Ian Bunting to work as the team's Jake Butt replacement for the coming season, with Wheatley a name to watch in August camp.
Source: Land of 10
Jul 24 - 1:54 PM

Michigan sophomore DE Rashan Gary clocked a 4.57 in the 40 this offseason.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder finished fastest among all Michigan D-linemen and linebackers. Gary additionally vertical jumped 31 inches, broad-jumped 9’6" and had a 6.70 L-drill time. The fastest L-drill time for all D-linemen at the 2017 NFL combine was 6.85. Sam Acho beat it (6.69) six years ago, but he weighed 25 pounds less than Gary. Gary, a physical freak who was the consensus No. 1 recruit out of high school in 2016, had 27 tackles and five TFL playing in a rotation as a true freshman. He'll break out as a star this fall.
Source: SI
Jul 23 - 4:01 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline sees Michigan senior C Mason Cole as "a terrific prospect with size, smarts, growth potential and overall upside."

"He’s a fundamentally sound blocker with the versatility to line up at several positions up front, which will enhance his appeal," Pauline wrote. I don’t know how Cole will test at the combine or his pro-day workout, but I feel confident he will be in the conversation as a late first-round pick next year." The 6-foot-5, 287-pounder figures to battle Billy Price of Ohio State for the right to be the first center picked next spring.
Jul 23 - 3:52 PM


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