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Michigan senior WR Jacob West sustained a torn ACL in Saturday's win over SMU.

West (6'1/205) tore his ACL while playing on special teams against the Mustangs. He'll be out for the remainder of the campaign rehabbing, now. His loss doesn't figure to have a tangible impact on the UM team moving forward, as he's played sparingly during his career in Ann Arbor. A medical redshirt could potentially be in the cards, here, depending on how West and the coaching staff want to move forward.
Sep 19 - 6:59 PM

Michigan received a verbal commitment from five-star 2019 S Daxton Hill.

Hill (6'0/186) is going to be a fun one for the Wolverine faithful to watch develop after he steps foot on campus. He's one of the most athletic prospects in the 2019 class regardless of position and has been timed at 4.30 seconds in the 40-yard dash with a 43-inch vertical jump. And he still has yet to reach physical maturity. 247Sports analyst Steve Wiltfong notes that he also possesses a sharp mind for the game and writes that Hill "excels in coverage, breaking quickly when the ball is in his region and turns into a receiver when he can make a play." On the outlet's composite board, the Tulsa native ranks as the No. 12 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: 247Sports
Sep 19 - 5:17 PM

Michigan RB coach Jay Harbaugh said that he expects junior Chris Evans (undisclosed) to be available for Saturday's game against Nebraska.

Evans (5'11/216) was dinged up against SMU over the weekend. He's been able to practice this week, though, and barring a late setback should be able to suit up versus the Cornhuskers come Saturday. Through three games this season, the junior has rushed for 172 yards (5.7 YPC) and two touchdowns.
Sep 19 - 4:06 PM

Michigan RB Jay Harbaugh said that he expects junior RB Karan Higdon (undisclosed) to be available for Saturday's game against Nebraska.

Higdon was a late scratch for this past weekend's win over SMU due to an undisclosed injury concern, but the 5-foot-10, 202-pound junior has been practicing this week and sounds like he should be ready to roll come Saturday. We'll continue to count him as day-to-day up until kickoff. UM looks like it will have its top two backs available versus the Huskers, as Chris Evans -- also dealing with an undisclosed issue -- is likewise expected to be available for that Saturday showdown in Ann Arbor.
Sep 19 - 3:57 PM

Michigan junior RB Chris Evans (undisclosed) took part in practice on Tuesday.

Evans (5'11/216) started in place of Karan Higdon (undisclosed) in Saturday's win over SMU, but was then himself dinged up in that contest. There have been no indications to this juncture that the junior's injury concern is a particularly serious one. We'll keep tabs on Evans through the rest of the practice week, but barring a late setback, he sounds like he should be available for this coming weekend's home date against Nebraska.
Sep 18 - 9:16 PM

Michigan junior RB Karan Higdon (undisclosed) is day-to-day.

Wolverines HC Jim Harbaugh would offer only that Higdon is "working through something." Whatever he's working through forced him to sit out this past Saturday's win over SMU. With Chris Evans also nursing minor injury, that could mean additional touches for Tru Wilson and O'Maury Samuels against Nebraska on Saturday. We should have a more clear idea as to Higdon's status for that contest as the practice week progresses. In a positive development, he did tacke part in practice on Tuesday.
Sep 18 - 6:52 PM

Michigan junior QB Shea Patterson posted a perfect passer rating on throws over the middle in Saturday's 45-20 win over SMU.

Patterson couldn't be stopped when throwing in the middle of the field as he completed 7-of-7 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 13.2 yards per attempt on the day overall and connected with WR Donovan Peoples-Jones for three scores. Since the loss at Notre Dame, Patterson has played much better and will look to continue that as Michigan hosts the struggling Nebraska Cornhuskers next week.
Sep 16 - 11:11 AM

Michigan sophomore WR Donovan Peoples-Jones caught four passes for 90 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 45-20 win over SMU.

Going into Saturday's game, Peoples-Jones (6'2/190) had one career receiving touchdown -- it came last week -- and 346 yards. Then Shea Patterson found Peoples-Jones for touchdowns from 41, 35, and seven yards out during the blowout win. That's quite the breakout game for him. Just a sophomore with a five-star listing, Peoples-Jones has a ton of upside, especially if Patterson plays as well as he has over the last two weeks. The punt returner/wide receiver will try to add to the touchdown column next week against a struggling Nebraska team.
Sep 15 - 8:11 PM

Michigan junior QB Shea Patterson completed 14-of-18 passes for 237 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in Saturday's 45-20 win over SMU.

Patterson (6'2/205) has put together back-to-back efficient performances -- he averaged 13.2 yards per attempt tonight -- since the tough loss to Notre Dame. In the home win on Saturday, the junior signal-caller and Donovan Peoples-Jones were clicking, as they scored from 41, 35, and seven yards out. The back-to-back wins should ease the "fire Jim Harbaugh" chatter for now, but this schedule isn't easy and Patterson will need to play like he did today for Michigan to have a chance to make the Big Ten Championship. Patterson gets the 0-2 Nebraska Cornhuskers at home next Saturday.
Sep 15 - 7:30 PM

Michigan junior viper (hybrid LB/S) Khaleke Hudson was ejected from Saturday's game against SMU for targeting.

Hudson's ejection occurred during the second half, meaning that he will miss the first half of Michigan's Big Ten opener against Nebraska Sept. 22. Given Hudson's combination of versatility and skill, he won't be an easy player to replace.
Sep 15 - 6:00 PM

Michigan junior RB Chris Evans drew the start against SMU on Saturday.

Evans is starting in place of Karan Higdon (undisclosed). He's a capable, if relatively unsexy, starting option for UM, but this game should be an easy one for UM even with Higdon out.
Sep 15 - 4:34 PM

Updating a previous item, Michigan junior RB Karan Higdon (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against SMU.

No word as to the exact injury Higdon's working through, but UM radio chatter during the week had him being "dinged up." Chris Evans is drawing the start, here. Higdon is coming off a 156-yard smashing of WMU last weekend, so it's not the most ideal of losses. There's no immediately known timetable for his recovery at this juncture.
Sep 15 - 4:30 PM

Michigan redshirt freshman QB Dylan McCaffrey will serve as backup to junior Shea Patterson for this weekend's showdown with SMU.

McCaffrey (6'5/217) appears to have pulled off a (very very) low-grade Wally Pipping of Bandon Peters, who sustained a leg injury in the closing days of preseason camp and was not available for the team's opener against Notre Dame. That pushed the redshirt freshman up to No. 2 on the depth chart. Though Peters was healthy enough to practice leading up to this past Saturday's win over Western Michigan, McCaffrey was able to keep him at bay to maintain his role as backup.
Sep 12 - 5:00 PM

Michigan received a verbal commitment from three-star 2020 TE Nick Patterson.

If you were curious -- and you know you are -- Patterson is the brother of Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson. The younger Patterson is considered the 20th best tight end in the 2020 class by 247 Sports, and plays out of San Antonio Christian High School in Texas. Patterson's eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft, but if he stays in school, there's a chance there could be Patterson-to-Patterson connections next fall.
Source: ESPN
Sep 10 - 6:02 PM

Michigan received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 DE Mike Morris, who had previously been committed to Florida State.

In addition to Florida State, Morris also had offers from schools like Clemson, Florida and several other high-profile schools. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound defender ranks 22nd on 247 Sports' composite list of strong-side defensive ends, and the Delray Beach native ranks 44th among prospects in the loaded state of Florida. Another big get for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines' defensive coaching staff.
Sep 10 - 4:11 PM


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