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Mlive.com's Nick Baumgardner notes that Michigan junior WR Devin Funchess "has NFL talent," but "he hasn't played like it for a full game all season."

"Funchess has NFL talent. But he hasn't played like it for a full game all season. Someone on this offense (probably multiple people) are going to have to have super efforts for the Wolverines to have any shot," Baumgardner wrote. In three straight games, Funchess hasn't cracked the 50-yard receiving mark and it's been four straight since he's scored. Three of his four touchdowns came in the opening contest of the season. Baumgardner notes that Funchess has "spent the past month dropping passes, struggling to get open and really doing nothing in terms of playing through or against contact." While it's been a tough season for the Wolverines' prospect, he still is one the best physical talents in the nation. We're sure that smart NFL teams will understand that circumstance has hurt his numbers.
Source: Mlive.com
Nov 26 - 3:31 PM

Michigan junior WR Devin Funchess caught five passes for 30 yards in Saturday's 23-16 loss to Maryland.

That's three straight games in which Funchess hasn't cracked the 50-yard receiving mark and four straight since he's scored. Three of his four touchdowns came in the opening contest of the season. The numbers on Funchess are filled with sad emojis (just 625 receiving yards, four touchdowns), but we don't hold that against the 6-foot-5, 230-pound receiver. At least not too much. Michigan is clearly mailing in games at this point and it doesn't help that Funchess lacks a competent quarterback tossing him the ball. He remains one of the best physical talents in the nation and smart NFL teams will understand that circumstance has hurt his numbers.
Nov 22 - 7:19 PM

Michigan redshirt senior LB Jake Ryan will attend the East-West Shrine game.

Ryan tore his ACL in March of 2013, but was able to return for the final portions of last season. The veteran has started every game this season and is used in a variety of alignments.
Nov 19 - 9:44 AM

Michigan senior Frank Clark has gone from "possible mid-round draft pick to undraftable and NFL longshot," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"It wasn't tough to find a "faller" for this week as Clark has gone from possible mid-round draft pick to undraftable and NFL longshot. The Michigan defensive end was dismissed from the program on Monday after he was arrested over the weekend due to domestic violence allegations," Brugler wrote. Clark had previously been arrested for breaking into dorms and stealing a laptop back in 2012. With that being said, there is a strong chance he will now go undrafted this spring.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 18 - 3:42 PM

Michigan HC Brady Hoke "does not expect" sophomore RB Derrick Green (broken clavicle) to play versus Maryland on Saturday.

The Wolverines prospect broke his clavicle on a late run against Rutgers on October 4. It had been previously thought that he would be out for the remainder of the season, As of recent, Hoke has indicated that Green has a chance to play, at some point. Prior to Green's injury, the sophomore had rushed for 471 and three touchdowns.
Nov 18 - 3:22 PM

Michigan has dismissed senior DE Frank Clark from the football program for a violation of team rules.

"This is a tragic situation. Our student-athletes will be held accountable when their actions fail to meet the standard we have," head coach Brady Hoke said. Clark was arrested this weekend after being accused of domestic violence. There is a strong chance he will now go undrafted this spring.
Nov 17 - 11:10 AM

The victim accusing Michigan senior Frank Clark, his live in girlfriend, told police the DE punched her in the face.

"The victim’s brother, who’d just emerged from the hotel room shower at the time, reportedly saw Clark grab the victim by her neck and slam her to the ground," adds the Sandusky Register. "At one point, the woman said Clark pinned her to the bed, prompting her to bite his nose in an attempt to get him off of her." Michigan is in the information gathering phase, but expect an announcement in the very near future. Clark had previously been arrested for breaking into dorms and stealing a laptop back in 2012.
Nov 17 - 9:33 AM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote that the arrest of Michigan senior DE Frank Clark "could be catastrophic" for Clark's draft stock.

Clark was arrested on a domestic violence charge early on Sunday morning. "Teams will likely pay more attention to character concerns than any ever before given the black eye the NFL has earned this year with similar arrests to some of its star players," wrote Rang, who said that scouts would be sure to investigate deeply into the incident. No real information has been released, so all of this is at least partially speculative. On the field, Rang notes that the senior is a "savvy pass rusher in the midst of a breakout campaign." Clark was being judged as a fourth or fifth round pick prior to the arrest.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 16 - 8:36 PM

Michigan senior DE Frank Clark was arrested early Sunday morning on a domestic violence charge.

The arrest took place in Eerie county and no further details are available at this time. The Wolverines were off this week after beating Northwestern. "A class M1 Domestic Violence charge in the state of Ohio carries a maximum sentence of 180 days and maximum fine of $1,000," per beat writer Alejandro Zuniga. Clark has previously been suspended in 2012 for breaking into a school form and stealing a laptop.
Source: MGo Blog
Nov 16 - 8:02 AM

Michigan interim AD Jim Hackett said that a decision about HC Brady Hoke's future would not be made until the end of the season.

"I'm putting that question off until the end of the season, rooting for them, totally behind them and I'm really happy since I've been in the job, we're 2-0," said Hackett to WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids. Hackett also said, "Brady's a man of extreme integrity, the players love him and he knows more than any of us that we're not performing at the level we should as a Michigan program." Michigan's record has worsened every year under Hoke's watch.
Source: Freep.com
Nov 14 - 5:30 PM

Arizona Cardinal and former Michigan linebacker Larry Foote told Detroit's WXYT-FM he didn't see Jim Harbaugh leaving the NFL.

Foote was asked about Harbaugh's mindset. "No, no, no," Foote said. "When you have an NFL job, college will always be there. Just by his body of work and what he did already at Stanford, I don't see that happening." We don't think Foote has any inside information here, though it is interesting to see how current NFL players see the coach's situation.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 12 - 6:39 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang observed that Michigan junior WR Devin Funchess "has been better at receiver this season than he was the past two years at tight end."

Funchess has hauled in 50 passes for 595 yards and four touchdowns in a dead Michigan offense. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior has "[demonstrated] the combination of size, body control and sticky hands to project very well to the next level" in Rang's eyes. The analyst did caution that Funchess drops more easy passes than he should. Funchess has been compared to Lions TE Eric Ebron (who was drafted in the first round) by CBS Sports' draft team, though Rotoworld Josh Norris' comparison to Pathers' WR Kelvin Benjamin more aptly captures Funchess' down-the-field abilities.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 12 - 5:35 PM

Michigan senior QB Devin Gardner completed 11-of-24 passes for 109 yards and two interceptions in Saturday's 10-9 win over Northwestern.

Gardner did not throw for a touchdown in the contest. We're used to lackluster performances from the Michigan quarterback at this point. On the season, he's averaging a career-low 6.86 YPA. He's now thrown eight touchdowns to 13 interceptions. Despite a 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame, he's not on the draft radar as a quarterback.
Nov 9 - 7:21 PM

Michigan junior WR Devin Funchess caught two passes for 23 yards in Saturday's 10-9 over Northwestern.

Funchess caught one for 18 yards and one for five. And that was it. Of Funchess' four touchdowns on the year, three came in the season opener. Overall, he's caught 50 passes for 595 yards and four touchdowns. Funchess is a physical freak at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, but whether it's the dead offense or the fact that Funchess is counting down his days until he hits the NFL, he hasn't had the explosive season that some analysts have been expecting. He remains a top draft prospect despite the occasionally lacking production.
Nov 8 - 9:04 PM

Michigan redshirt freshman Khalid Hill underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL on Tuesday.

Hill had already been ruled out for the season following the early October injury. Head coach Brady Hoke said, "This is an unfortunate situation for Khalid, and he will be missed on the field. We will support him through this process and look forward to his return." The 6-foot-2, 252-pound Hill served a reserve role on the team and had caught three passes for 37 yards this season.
Source: mlive.com
Nov 5 - 6:53 PM


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