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Michigan received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 TE Mustapha Muhammad.

Muhammad (6'5/225) was also considering UCLA, Clemson, LSU and Texas. He is the second tight end to join Michigan's 2018 class. 247Sports' Greg Powers compares the Missouri City, Texas, native to Jermaine Gresham at this stage of development and notes that Muhammad "has long arms and big hands to help him make the tough catches." On the 247Sports' composite, the tight end ranks as the No. 109 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Land of 10
Oct 20 - 8:04 PM

PFF analyst Josh Liskiewitz believes Michigan redshirt senior DL Maurice Hurst is performing like the best player in the country "regardless of position."

"He reminds me of Gerald McCoy when he was at Oklahoma in that he’s just completely unblockable up front," Liskiewitz said. Michigan's defense remains one of the top units in the country despite losing top players at every level of their defense to the NFL. Hurst and company face a tall test in Penn State this weekend.
Oct 18 - 10:02 AM

Michigan's defense is allowing the fewest yards in the FCS with 238 yards against per game.

"They're doing things that are really remarkable, eye-catching," Jim Harbaugh said. "Just a demanding, punishing pace. And you see improvement daily." It is a testament to Michigan's recruiting and coaching for the school to produce a defense of this quality after losing so many quality players to the NFL. The Wolverines face their toughest test in Penn State this weekend.
Oct 17 - 10:39 AM

Michigan redshirt senior DT Maurice Hurst was listed as Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline as a riser after his Week 7 performance against Indiana.

Hurst had 1.5 tackles for loss and a half a sack, and six tackles in total. Pauline notes that Hurst "fits into the late part of Round 1 and can line up as a three-technique tackle, a conventional tackle or even a 3-4 end in certain schemes." The ability to stop the run while being a competent pass-rusher is something teams are always looking for, and Hurst looks like he might be able to do just that at the highest level.
Oct 16 - 10:08 PM

Michigan redshirt senior QB John O'Korn completed 10-of-20 passes for 58 yards in Saturday's 27-20 overtime win over Indiana.

Oh dear goodness no. While O'Korn did not throw an interception in the narrow win -- he tossed three of them against Michigan State last weekend -- he showed little offensive juice against the Hoosiers. At this juncture, we would not be surprised if QB Brandon Peters started to draw a closer look for the offensively-challenged Wolverines. O'Korn just hasn't shown anything in his starting opportunities in place of Wilton Speight (back).
Oct 14 - 5:03 PM

Michigan junior RB Karan Higdon rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in Saturday's 27-20 overtime win over Indiana.

Higdon (5'10/190) acted as essentially the entirety of the Wolverines offense on Saturday. That is not hyperbole -- Michigan finished the game with 327 total yards. The junior back came through with touchdown runs of 12 and 59 yards in the second and fourth quarters, then scored the eventual game-winning score in overtime from 25 yards out. The performance on the whole was by far Higdon's best of the season. Expect him to continue to see plenty of work as UM tries to find some kind of offense, any kind of offense. He'll look to put in another big performance when Michigan takes on Penn State in Happy Valley next weekend.
Oct 14 - 4:52 PM

Michigan has moved redshirt junior DB Drake Harris back to WR due to other injuries at the position.

Harris remains more athlete than anything else, but his 6-foot-4 size at cornerback was unique. Tarik Black, Grant Perry and others have missed time at receiver, forcing other younger players to step up. The tight ends have been Michigan's most consistent options in the passing game.
Source: MLive
Oct 11 - 9:35 AM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh will not rule senior QB Wilton Speight (vertebrae) out for the rest of the season.

"(He’ll be out) multiple weeks," Harbaugh said. "I don’t know that he’ll be out for the year." It's tough to take that too seriously considering Speight is dealing with three fractured vertebrae, but it does offer a glimmer of hope for the senior to return at some point. In the meantime, John O'Korn will remain under center for the Wolverines -- probably for the remainder of the season.
Oct 9 - 8:11 PM

ESPN's Paul Finebaum believes that Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh "could start listening to NFL offers."

"No one’s running Harbaugh off since he’s one of the three or four best coaches in the country, but I think he will implode at the frustration of not winning these games and start listening to NFL offers," Finebaum said on SportsCenter on Sunday morning. Those comments come in the wake of the Wolverines' sloppy loss to Michigan State on Saturday. We would not be surprised to see NFL teams pining for Harbaugh's services this winter, but until then, this is all just speculation.
Source: 247Sports
Oct 8 - 2:55 PM

Michigan redshirt senior QB John O'Korn completed 16-of-35 passes for 198 yards and three interceptions in Saturday's 14-10 loss to Michigan State.

Starting in place of Wilton Speight (back), O'Korn proved mostly incapable of providing any sort of a jump-start to what's been a pulling-teeth offensive attack for the Wolverines this season. Still, even with O'Korn's three interceptions, UM still had a chance for a late miracle win. On the team's final drive of the game, though, a pair of drops by Eddie McDoom and Donovan Peoples-Jones hampered the team's movement and O'Korn was ultimately unable to hit on his heave to the end zone as the clock hit double zeroes. Speight is reportedly going to miss the remainder of the season due to three fractured vertebrae, meaning that O'Korn should continue to see starting action moving forward. Saturday's performance was less than encouraging.
Oct 7 - 11:26 PM

ESPN's Chris Fowler reports that Michigan redshirt senior QB Wilton Speight will likely miss the remainder of the regular season with three fractured vertebrae.

Speight sustained the reported vertebrae fractures during the first half of a win over Purdue two weekends ago. While Michigan has yet to confirm that he is done for the season -- and given how they treat injuries, a confirmation on that front might not be immediately forthcoming -- John O'Korn will continue to work as starter for the foreseeable future, at the very least. We'll pass along updates as they become available.
Source: mlive.com
Oct 7 - 10:16 PM

Michigan redshirt senior QB John O'Korn will start this weekend against Michigan State with Wilton Speight (soft tissue injury) out.

O'Korn completed 18-of-26 passes for 270 yards and a 1/1 TD/INT rate in a victory over Purdue two Saturdays back. Michigan was on bye last week. O'Korn should hold the job for at least the next few games, with Speight out "multiple weeks" with a soft tissue injury.
Source: ESPN
Oct 6 - 2:04 PM

Michigan sophomore WR Kekoa Crawford (lower body) is questionable for the Wolverines' game against Michigan State on Saturday.

Crawford has been able to make some plays for the Michigan offense this year although most of his damage was done in the 36-14 win of Cincinnati. For the year, he has caught seven passes for 99 yards and a score.
Oct 5 - 8:35 PM

Scout.com's Sam Webb reports that Michigan has dismissed sophomore CB Nate Johnson following his arrest on one count of domestic assault early Saturday morning.

Johnson was hit with an indefinite suspension at the end of September due to what was only described as a violation of team rules. That initial suspension was most likely tied to his arrest. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound sophomore joined Michigan as a three-star wideout in the 2016 class before shifting over to corner during the offseason.
Oct 4 - 10:32 PM

Over the weekend, Michigan redshirt freshman CB Nate Johnson was arrested following an alleged assault.

According to a spokesperson, the 19-year-old Johnson was arrested on campus early Saturday morning for an attack on a female student he was dating. On Sunday, Johnson was arraigned on one count of misdemeanor domestic violence. He's since been released. Johnson had been indefinitely suspended from the Wolverines.
Source: MLive
Oct 3 - 12:46 PM


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