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NFL Media ranks Michigan graduate QB Jake Rudock as the No. 15 impact transfer in the nation.

Rudock (6-foot-3, 208 pounds) transferred over from Iowa, where he had already lost his starting job to C.J. Beathard, after graduating in the spring. "Rudock fits Michigan's pro-style attack, and he should benefit from working with a coaching staff that has an actual offensive plan," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He isn't overly athletic, but he is cerebral and has a nice arm." Rudock will battle Shane Morris for starting duties.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 6:30 PM

Michigan graduate CB Blake Countess will have an official visit with Auburn on Friday.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder had a visit with Arizona last week, and is eager to visit Auburn. "I have heard really good things about Auburn," Countess told Rivals. "I'm really excited to get down there and see what it's all about." The graduate transfer has 38 total games under his belt, with 30 starts on his resume. With the Tigers looking to add quality depth to their secondary, Countess could find a role in Gus Malzahn's defense. Countess still plans to make a visit to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State later this month.
Source: AL.com
May 22 - 2:28 PM

Michigan graduate CB Blake Countess visited Arizona on Monday.

Countess announced last week he will play his final season of collegiate football at a different program. Countess is from the Maryland area, but the link to Rich Rodriguez and Arizona makes sense, as Rich Rod recruited and signed Countess out of high school.
May 19 - 10:16 AM

Michigan redshirt junior WR Amara Darboh is expected to take over Devin Funchess' role as go-to receiver.

"Darboh should be able to handle that role; the concern for the Wolverines is figuring out which players will serve as the complementary receivers," wrote NFL Media's Mike Huguenin. Darboh recorded 36 receptions for 473 yards and two touchdowns last year. Funchess was the only other wide receiver who had more than 15 catches.
Source: NFL.com
May 19 - 1:19 AM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh plans to hold a camp called "Ann Arbor's Aerial Assault," which will be targeted at quarterbacks in the 2016-2019 classes.

Harbaugh's advertised invited guests for the camp include Jay Cutler, Jameis Winston, Colin Kaepernick, Josh Jackson, Tyrod Taylor, Kyle Boller, David Fales, Sean Mannion, Zac Robinson, Blake Bortles, Elvis Grbac,Denard Robinson, Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch, and QB whisperer George Whitfield.
Source: Mlive.com
May 15 - 4:04 PM

Michigan senior WR Dennis Norfleet apologized to UM fans, UM alumni and current/former UM teammates via his Instagram account.

"I've been crying so much I have no more tears to give I just want to give an apology to all the Michigan fans and the Michigan alumni last but not least my team. We been through it all we all have the same goals that we want to reach but I've been talking to God everything is going to be alright for those who don't know what's going on... Trust me I will be okay things happen for reason," Norfleet wrote. The Michigan prospect did not clarify what he was exactly apologizing for. Nor have the Wolverines' program made a statement on Norfleet's exact status.
May 15 - 3:15 PM

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said graduate QB Jake Rudock will get a fair competition for the starting job with junior Shane Morris.

"I expect there will be very good competition. He's a player who is hungry to compete," Harbaugh said of Rudock. "It's good for him academically and very good for him athletically with the opportunity to compete for a role. Whether that be a starting role, I know that's where his goals are aligned." Rudock transferred to Ann Arbor after graduating from conference rival Iowa. "I don’t think it was anything particular to be honest," he said. "It was one of those decisions that I made over the winter when the season was over." Rudock started 25 games over the past two seasons and threw for 4,819 yards and 34 touchdowns total as a Hawkeye. It would be a bit of an upset if he beat out Morris.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 8:44 PM

Michigan redshirt senior CB Blake Countess announced he will transfer.

The All-Big-Ten first-teamer in 2013 (honorable mention selection last year) collected 114 tackles and six interceptions in 38 career games for the Wolverines. Coaching changes often lead to transfer defections and that's been the case for Michigan, which has lost running back Justice Hayes, center Jack Miller, quarterback Russell Bellomy and tight end Keith Heitzman since Jim Harbaugh took over. Countess is eligible to play immediately wherever he goes because he's already graduated.
Source: ESPN.com
May 13 - 8:11 PM

ESPN's Dan Murphy reports that Michigan senior WR Dennis Norfleet has been "suspended" from the program, and not dismissed.

Just yesterday, there were reports that Norfleet had a disagreement with HC Harbaugh, and was dismissed from the program. However, Michigan's multipurpose player was suspended due to academic reasons. The 5-foot-7, 168-pound Norfleet has been quite the versatile athlete for the Wolverines over the last three years. Norfleet has played wide receiver, running back and cornerback, but has mainly been effective as a kick returner.
Source: ESPN.com
May 13 - 2:17 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes former Stanford redshirt senior CB Wayne Lyons "might be UM's top defender in 2015."

The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Lyons could bring much-needed experience to the Wolverines secondary, as Michigan has only three experienced corners, with juniors Jourdan Lewis and Channing Stribling and fifth-year senior Blake Countess in the mix. In his time at Stanford, Lyons recorded 128 tackles, with 66 solo stops and 4.5 tackles for loss. Lyons also recorded three interceptions, three pass break ups, and forced three fumbles.
May 12 - 4:12 PM

Michigan has dismissed senior WR Dennis Norfleet from the program, according to Mlive.com's Nick Baumgardner.

"Martin Luther King High School football coach Dale Harvel told MLive on Tuesday that Norfleet has been dismissed from Michigan's program by coach Jim Harbaugh," wrote Baumgardner. Allegedly, Norfleet and HC Harbaugh had a disagreement, which led to his dismissal. The 5-foot-7, 168-pound Norfleet was headed into his senior year for the Wolverines, and will now leave as the all-time leader in kick returns (90) and kick return yards (2,203).
Source: Mlive.com
May 12 - 2:59 PM

Former Stanford redshirt senior CB Wayne Lyons transferred to Michigan.

Lyons, reconnecting with HC Jim Harbaugh, is eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer. "We are excited about the addition of Wayne Lyons as a post-graduate student and defensive back on our football team," said secondary coach Michael Zordich in a statement. "He brings great experience and ability to our secondary and special teams units. In addition, Wayne is a super individual who will achieve great things both on the field and in his future career." Lyons actually never played for Harbaugh, who recruited him to Stanford before agreeing to become the 49ers' coach.
May 12 - 1:37 AM

ESPN Big Ten reporter Josh Porter believes Michigan sophomore CB Jabrill Peppers "could be the next big playmaker at Michigan" and is poised for a breakout season in 2015.

The Wolverines plan to have the former five-star prospect in a hybrid type of role this season, lining him up all over the field. Peppers, will man the middle of the field at safety, and will play cornerback as needed. The Michigan prospect has drawn comparisons to Heisman winner Charles Woodson in his short time in Ann Arbor.
Source: ESPN
May 8 - 2:43 PM

Patriots signed Michigan QB/WR Devin Gardner.

He'll try to make the Pats as a wideout. Gardner (6'4/218) backed up Denard Robinson and dabbled at receiver early in his college career, before taking over at quarterback for his final two seasons. An ineffective passer, Gardner worked out at wideout for NFL teams this spring after managing an 18-286-4 receiving line for the Wolverines. Gardner did not exhibit NFL-receiver athleticism at the Michigan Pro Day, running 4.65 with a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-9 broad jump. He would do well to mimic Brad Smith's career.
May 3 - 9:15 PM

Packers selected Michigan OLB Jake Ryan with the No. 129 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Ryan (6'2/240) played linebacker and defensive end at Michigan, piling up 45.5 career tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles as a 41-game starter. He was a consensus first-team All-Big 10 pick as a senior. A plus athlete for his size, Ryan ran 4.65 with a 34 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump at the Combine. Ryan projects as an inside or 'Sam linebacker who could become an early-career starter.
May 2 - 1:31 PM


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