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Michigan DC Don Brown said on Sirius XM that senior CB Jourdan Lewis "may be one of the best run defenders at corner I've ever been around."

"Flat out," Brown added. Extraordinarily high praise given the man saying it, as Brown is one of the best defensive minds in the country. Last season, the 5-foot-10, 176-pound Lewis recorded 52 tackles (3.5 for loss) with a pair of interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Michigan has been experimenting with the corner on offense this offseason, but it remains to be seen just how much he will be involved on that side of the ball. Defensively, there are no questions. Pro Football Focus viewed him as the best corner in the country in 2015.
Aug 24 - 3:39 PM

Michigan freshman WR Ahmir Mitchell will transfer.

"I will like to announce that I am hearby reopening my recruitment to all Universities and football programs," Mitchell wrote on social media. The former four-star recruit was already out suspended for reasons unknown. Should the 6-foot-3, 206-pounder make his transfer decision in rapid order, he could take a redshirt in 2016 and be set to contribute in 2017.
Aug 24 - 2:43 PM

Michigan AD Warde Manuel said that HC Jim Harbaugh is "worth every penny that he makes."

"It doesn't bother me that he's that close to the top [of coaching salaries]. I think he's worth everything that we pay him," Manuel said. "I think Jim has proven that he brings tremendous benefit to our football game, to this department and this university." In addition to the on-field side of the equation -- 10-3 in Harbaugh's first season -- Michigan has boosted season-ticket sales by around 14% and student-ticket sales by around 57% in comparison to 2014, the last season before Harbaugh arrived on campus.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 23 - 2:04 PM

Michigan OC Tim Drevno indicated that the team does not plan on playing two quarterbacks this season.

Wilton Speight and John O'Korn are battling it out for the honor to replace Jake Rudock, but neither player in the competition has pulled away as of yet. HC Jim Harbaugh has been impressed with the overall level of play from both young men, saying, "Sometimes (early in camps the quarterbacks will) struggle with their accuracy or communicating or fumbled snaps on the ground. We haven’t been seeing that. We’ve seen solid play that’s improving, too." While Harbaugh has yet to even remotely tip his hand as to his choice, O'Korn is widely believed to be the frontrunner here.
Aug 22 - 1:35 PM

According to CFB Playoff executive director Bill Hancock, Lloyd Carr is stepping down from the selection committee due to health concerns.

"As a former head coach, he would've brought excellent insight to the committee but we will be just fine. We've dealt with this before. There are 12 strong and dedicated people on the committee -- the same number we had last year," Hancock told ESPN. He indicated that there are no plans to replace Carr's seat on the selecting board. When Hancock says, "We've dealt with this before," he is referring to Pat Haden, who stepped aside last October.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 19 - 3:32 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh received a $2 million pay increase for the 2016 season in the form of a life insurance policy.

We have never heard of this and honestly have a difficult time explaining the process, so check out the link below. This seemingly allows the university to get around having to create a new contract or give an extension, rather this is added compensation. Harbaugh now will make $7 million for the 2016 season, joining Nick Saban in that club.
Source: USA Today
Aug 18 - 10:44 AM

Michigan freshman WR Ahmir Mitchell and sophomore DE Shelton Johnson have been suspended.

Mitchell, Johnson and a third player were missing from the team's photo and it did not take long to connect the dots. While the former two have been suspended for unspecified reasons, the third (and currently unknown) player in question is in fine standing with the program. It is not yet public knowledge as to how long Mitchell and Johnson's suspensions will last, but HC Jim Harbaugh said that the program will "handle it internally." The 6-foot-3, 206-pound Mitchell was a four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle, while Johnson has yet to make any true statistical mark for the Wolverines.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 16 - 1:04 PM

Michigan DC Don Brown hinted at "new wrinkles" to the Wolverines' defense this season.

This will be Brown's first season as Michigan's defensive coordinator after being hired from Boston College. He inherits a solid defense that, by some measurements, finished in the top five nationally last season. "If I tell you, I have to take you out," Don Brown told the media when asked about the changes. "You'll have to wait and see." Jabrill Peppers is playing a hybrid safety, corner, linebacker role, Jourdan Lewis should stay on the outside at corner, and Michigan returns quite a bit of talent along their defensive line.
Source: MLive
Aug 15 - 11:59 AM

Some NFL scouts see Michigan senior TE Jake Butt "as a better version of Hunter Henry," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Butt is a throwback tight end who combines size with outstanding toughness over the middle as a big, reliable target," he wrote. "Butt has vice grips for hands and he fears no traffic in the middle of the field." The 6-foot-6, 248-pound Butt earned All-American honors in 2015 by hauling in 48 catches for 620 yards and three touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 14 - 12:47 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh may use senior CB Jourdan Lewis on offense this fall.

Lewis, who practiced playing both ways in seven-on-sevens this summer, declared himself "a little Antonio Brown" at Big Ten Media Days last month. "On offense, I think there are multiple ways he could contribute offensively," Harbaugh said when asked if Lewis could see time at wide receiver. "We know he can as a returner, a hold-up person, a gunner, kick and punt returner. We know he has those abilities and capabilities. I don't think I'm going too far out on a limb in saying I think he can help us offensively as well." The Wolverines already boast a top-notch receiver corps fronted by Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh.
Aug 13 - 3:17 PM

NFL scouts, says NFL.com's Lance Zierlein, are "very excited about some of the flashes coming off the tape" of Michigan senior DE/OLB Taco Charlton.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Charlton has "long arms and a muscular build," wrote Zierlein. While Charlton has the frame to play DE in either a 3-4 or 4-3, the analyst believes he "also has the athleticism and quickness to be considered as a standup linebacker, as well." Charlton had 33 pressures and 5.5 sacks in just 43 percent of Michigan's snaps last year.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 11 - 5:23 PM

Michigan redshirt junior RB Drake Johnson said he is "good to go" after April's injury caused by a forklift.

Johnson would not discuss the injury, which is still one of the stranger off-field incidents we have ever heard. He was not the team's lead back to finish the season, but Johnson certainly produced when given the opportunity to the tune of 271 yards and four touchdowns on 54 carries.
Aug 8 - 11:02 AM

Michigan redshirt junior WR Jehu Chesson revealed he previously suffered a partially torn PCL.

However, that injury seems to be in the past. "I'm ready to go," Chesson told reporters on Sunday. Michigan deploys a methodical offense, but Chesson led the Wolverines with 764 receiving yards and nine touchdowns last season. Again, this is not a high opportunity offense. Chesson, however, posted some ridiculous grabs downfield in one on one situations.
Aug 8 - 9:44 AM

Michigan freshman RB Kareem Walker took reps in the return game this spring.

Walker, the top-ranked running back recruit in the country, was an early enrollee. Last year, the Wolverines relied heavily on stars DB Jabrill Peppers, WR Jehu Chesson and CB Jourdan Lewis to handle the bulk of the return duties. Jim Harbaugh and assistant special teams coach Jay Harbaugh would like to save those guys for their primary positions this fall, possibly paving the way for Walker to get onto the field early.
Source: MLive.com
Jul 27 - 7:34 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said that the Wolverines "have big hopes" for the 2016 season.

"We've got big dreams. We've got lofty goals. And all those are achievable," Harbaugh told the assembled media at B1G media days. Senior CB Jourdan Lewis noted that there has been a tangible shift in energy since Harbaugh was hired last offseason. "It's definitely a culture shift, and you can feel it through Coach Harbaugh," Lewis said. "If you want to call that swagger, then yeah, he's bringing that back. And we're trying to get that tradition back." One thing will absolutely have to change if Harbaugh wants to shoot the moon this coming season -- they will actually need to defeat their biggest rivals. The Wolverines are just 1-7 in their last eight contests with Michigan State and a paltry 1-11 in their last 12 games against Ohio State. This season, they will hit the road for showdowns with both squads. Michigan State plays host on October 29 while Ohio State will do likewise on November 26.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 26 - 3:14 PM


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