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Michigan redshirt senior QB Wilton Speight would not confirm whether he had surgery this offseason.

Like a true Jim Harbaugh disciple, Speight was tight-lipped on any surgery he might or might not have undergone, saying, "I can’t remember. That was way back … December? I don’t know." He took this cloak-and-dagger approach despite the fact that his personal quarterback coach, Steve Clarkson, told the Detroit Free Press that the redshirt senior has "had to recover from offseason surgery." Speight dealt with a collarbone injury at the end of the 2016 season, but Clarkson did not specify if the alleged surgery was to the shoulder.
Source: Land of 10
Jun 18 - 3:36 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh called the NCAA's adjusted rules for satellite camps "silly and ridiculous."

The rule change which sticks in Harbaugh's craw is that high school coaches are no longer allowed to work at the collegiate satellite camps -- or they can, but if they do, then the program is not allowed to recruit any of that coach's student athletes for a two-year period. "It’s been that way for 50 years, high school coaches can work [college] camps and [college] coaches can work camps at high schools. It’s always been that way, so this is a drastic change," Harbaugh said.
Source: Land of 10
Jun 18 - 2:36 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that indefinitely suspended junior WR Grant Perry will not play until his ongoing court case has been resolved.

Perry allegedly touched a woman inappropriately outside of a bar this past October. He is currently facing four charges stemming from that incident, including one felony charge of assaulting, battering, resisting or obstructing an officer. While Perry has been working out with the team, game action won't be a possibility until all of this legal unpleasantness is behind him. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 17.
Jun 18 - 12:31 PM

Michigan associate head coach and advisor Biff Poggi has left the staff.

Poggi will be leaving the collegiate ranks to go coach at St. Frances Academy, a high school in Baltimore. He has been with Michigan for the last year and was one of the program's point men in helping to organize the team's highly-publicized trip to Italy earlier this spring.
Jun 17 - 2:32 PM

ESPN's Tom VanHaaren writes that Michigan sophomore RB Chris Evans "has bulked up this offseason and focused on improving his game."

Evans was listed at 5-foot-11, 200 pounds last season. VanHaaren likes him to emerge from Michigan's loaded competition to replace De'Veon Smith this August as the team's No. 1 back. He will have to fend off returnees Ty Isaac, Kareem Walker, Karan Higdin, plus true freshmen O'Maury Samuels and Kurt Taylor. Evans rushed for 614 yards on 88 carries last season. His 7.0 YPC clip ranked as fourth-best in the Big Ten.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 15 - 7:43 PM

Michigan AD Warde Manuel said that the football team's spring trip to Rome will wind up costing between $750,000 and $800,000.

"Waiting on a few numbers, so we don’t have it final, final, but it will be around 750, 800," Manuel said. Needless to say, this is a steep price for the week-long trip, though the program, itself, is not footing the bill. That is being paid by an anonymous donor. "In the day and age where we get so much criticism about what we don’t do for our students," Manuel said, "I just think this is an unbelievable way to show an investment in our Michigan student-athletes." The football team is not alone in such travels, as the men's tennis team visited France earlier this spring and the women's basketball team will be heading out to Italy in August.
Jun 13 - 7:18 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso ranks Michigan senior OLB Mike McCray as the No. 91 NFL prospect in the country.

Michigan suffered major losses on defense over the summer, so McCray enters the season as one of the team's most indispensable players. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder broke out with 73 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks and two interceptions last fall.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 13 - 1:23 PM

Michigan senior DE Chase Winovich had better numbers than Rashan Gary and similar numbers to Maurice Hurst last year.

Nobody talks about Winovich -- perhaps because he's 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, perhaps because his upside appears limited, perhaps because he shuffled between offense and defense throughout his career -- but he was productive in 2016, posting five sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. The Wolverines lost a ton on defense over the winter, so they'll be counting on Winovich heavily this fall.
Jun 9 - 3:48 PM

Michigan sophomore S Khaleke Hudson is likely to be the heir apparent for Jabrill Peppers.

Peppers' old "Viper" position is a hybrid spot that asks its tenant to be both a blitzing linebacker and a safety. The 6-foot, 205-pound Hudson has similar dimensions to Peppers and will wear Peppers' old No. 7 jersey, so wafts of nostalgia will be heavy early on.
Jun 9 - 1:02 PM

SB Nation's Bud Elliott noted that Michigan four-star 2018 verbal QB commit Joe Milton has the strongest arm of any quarterback at the Elite 11 Finals.

"It's one of the biggest I've seen in covering this event since 2012. The next step for him is shortening his delivery, and dialing up the appropriate amount of touch and speed on each throw," Elliott writes. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Milton committed to Michigan at the beginning of May. Depending on his development this autumn, ESPN's Tom Luginbill believes that he might need to take a redshirt as a freshman while he hones some of the finer aspects of the game.
Source: SB Nation
Jun 4 - 12:22 PM

Michigan sophomore DE Rashan Gary believes that Michigan has the best defensive line in the country.

"No doubt about it. We're going to be ready to go," Gary said. The Wolverines ranked as a top-five outfit in both sacks and tackles for loss last season, but are having to replace a slew of NFL-caliber talent along the line in Taco Charlton, Chris Wormley and Ryan Glasgow. With all of those departures, the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Gary is expected to potentially step up as a star this coming season -- Mlive.com's Nick Baumgardner writes that he "has just about everyone inside the building convinced he's ready for a breakout year as the team's new anchor defensive end." Michigan DC Don Brown believes that Gary and defensive tackle Maurice Hurst might be the best end-tackle combo in the country. Chris Winovich and Bryan Mone are also considered rock-solid options for 2017. Beyond those four, the rotation will be worked out in August camp.
Source: mlive.com
Jun 3 - 1:13 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that indefinitely suspended junior WR Grant Perry has been working out with the team.

Perry is awaiting trial on four charges stemming from an alleged incident in mid-October of 2016 in which he was accused of inappropriately touching a woman outside of a bar. When initially suspended in December, Michigan issued a statement saying that he would be barred from participating in "all team activities" during the legal process. That suspension has clearly been loosened, at least by degrees. Perry is next scheduled to appear in court on July 17.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 3 - 12:43 PM

Michigan redshirt senior RB Ty Isaac rushed for 47 yards on five carries in the team's spring game.

Isaac was second on the team in rushing during the spring game, topped only by Karan Higdon (81 yards on 12 carries). The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Isaac turned in 417 rushing yards and five touchdowns last season. Both Higdon and Isaac will be working in rotation behind expected starter Chris Evans during the coming season. Kareem Walker -- who was plagued by academic issues as a freshman in 2016 -- and true freshman backs O'Maury Samuels and Kurt Taylor could also work their way into the mix.
May 28 - 1:22 PM

Former 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs tweeted that "Michigan will fire [HC Jim Harbaugh] when I'm done."

This holiday weekend Twitter beef will take a little bit of unpacking. During a radio interview this week, Jacobs -- who played one season under Harbaugh when he was coaching the 49ers -- took a few shots at his former coach, saying, "Let’s be real. They had great assistant coaches, but Jim didn’t know what he was doing. Jim had no idea." Harbaugh, as he tends to do, responded to this on Twitter by saying, "Let all bitterness & wrath & anger & clamor & slander be put away from you, along with all malice." To which Jacobs then responded, "Love the support but stop the super bowl talk. I will expose him, Michigan will fire him when I am done." He did not elaborate as to how, exactly, he plans on bringing about Harbaugh's downfall.
Source: mlive.com
May 28 - 1:07 PM

Michigan DC Don Brown said of senior OLB Mike McCray, "the sky is the limit for this guy."

"I think, the young guys have confidence they can go to him and get questions answered," Brown said. "As good a football player he is, he’s a tremendous person." His increased leadership role will be all the more important for the Wolverines in 2017 given the massive turnover they are working through on defense. ESPN's Dan Murphy tags the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder as one of the five most indispensable players in the Big Ten, writing that "[w]hen the Wolverines get up to full speed, it will largely be McCray’s job to keep them all running in the right direction." McCray registered 76 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a junior during the past season.
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