ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has handed the keys to Michigan's new-look offense to Josh Gattis , who is implementing a no-huddle, spread scheme.
Michigan without Hill, Collins at spring practice
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is without defensive back Lavert Hill and wide receiver Nico Collins at spring practice after both had unspecified procedures.
Jim Harbaugh taking Michigan team to South Africa in May
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is taking Michigan's football team to South Africa in May.
Director of football operations Mark Taurisani tweeted about the trip Tuesday.
Michigan lands Big Ten’s top class for first time since 2007
Michigan finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten, and four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation Wednesday.
Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one player on the second letter-of-intent signing day to a 26-man class that was No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 8 nationally, according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. It was Michigan's first top ranking in the Big Ten since 2007.
McDaniels in at Michigan, Pep Hamilton, Chris Evans out
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has promoted Ben McDaniels to quarterbacks coach, taking Pep Hamilton's spot on the staff.
Running back Chris Evans announced Tuesday on Twitter he's going through academic issues, adding he will continue his career with the Wolverines. Evans posted the message shortly after the school announced he was not a member of the football team.
Harbaugh hires Nua, completes staff for 5th year at Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has completed his coaching staff for his fifth season at Michigan.
He hired defensive line coach Shaun Nua on Thursday, a week after adding offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and defensive assistant Anthony Campanile. Harbaugh says Nua is a rising star in the coaching profession.
Michigan 7th grader has offer from Harbaugh, father says
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The father of a seventh grader in Michigan said Wednesday his son has a scholarship offer from Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.
Brian Marshall said Harbaugh made the offer after watching film of his son Isaiah, who plays quarterback. Offers like this are nonbinding, so it's hard to tell how seriously they should be taken.
"He's still a kid, and we keep him pretty grounded," Brian Marshall said. "This motivated him a little bit more."
Michigan hires Campanile as defensive assistant
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Anthony Campanile is joining Michigan's football program as a defensive assistant.
The school announced the hiring Friday night.
Campanile spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Boston College and the previous four on the staff at Rutgers. He was a co-defensive coordinator at Boston College in 2018.
Harbaugh hires Gattis away from Alabama to be Michigan’s OC
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh bounced back from losing two assistants to rival Ohio State with what looks like a strong addition to his staff.
Harbaugh hired Josh Gattis away from Alabama to be his offensive coordinator after losing assistants Greg Mattison and Al Washington to the Buckeyes on consecutive days this week.
Top Michigan assistant leaving to coach at Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A top Michigan assistant is leaving to be co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State.
Ohio State announced Monday that Greg Mattison, who spent the past four years as defensive line coach under Jim Harbaugh, will join the staff of new Buckeyes coach Ryan Day.
A second defensive coordinator, Jeff Hafley, also was hired Monday. That means Greg Schiano, who was Urban Meyer's defensive coordinator for three seasons, is out of a job.
Harbaugh’s 4th year at Michigan ends with 2 lopsided losses
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh shook up his coaching staff nearly a year ago as he entered his fourth season at Michigan. For a while, the moves looked good.
Florida aims for statement win over Michigan in Peach Bowl
ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Mullen knows he was hired to do more than just lead Florida to any bowl game.
Mullen's mandate is to bring championships to the Gators. His first-year results show he's on the right path.
There may be no better way for Florida to cap its dramatic 2018 rebound under Mullen than to finally beat Michigan for the first time in Saturday's Peach Bowl. Michigan is 4-0 in the series, including a runaway win in the 2017 season-opening game.
Todd Bowles mum on future with Jets despite rumors
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Bowles is concerned about only one thing regarding his future with the New York Jets: the team's next opponent.
Despite all the rumors and expectations that the game Sunday at New England will be his last as coach of the franchise, Bowles refuses to publicly fuel any of the speculation that has seemed like an inevitable ending for weeks.
"I do not talk about my job," Bowles said during a conference call Monday.
Harbaugh says he’s staying at Michigan, not returning to NFL
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh insisted he is staying at Michigan.
Responding to speculation he's returning to the NFL, the former San Francisco 49ers coach told ESPN he is not going anywhere .
Michigan OL Ben Bredeson plans to return for senior season
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan offensive guard Ben Bredeson says he plans to return for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft.
The second-team, All-Big Ten player told reporters Monday he is doing his due diligence about his future, including having a meeting with coach Jim Harbaugh.
Rules changes, young stars put NFL at top of ratings game
Michigan exited the national championship picture with an embarrassing thud, but coach Jim Harbaugh isn't going anywhere.
AP college football writer Ralph Russo tells PodcastOne Sports Now that Harbaugh's job is safe, despite the rout at Ohio State. But Russo wonders how he'll close the gap on Buckeye coach Urban Meyer, who has out-recruited, out-schemed and outmaneuvered his archrival in all four of their meetings thus far.
Misery continues for Harbaugh, Michigan in The Game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With its best chance in years to beat Ohio State in The Game, Michigan crashed and burned.
Michigan's "revenge tour" — along with its Big Ten and national title hopes — ended in misery on a cold, gray Saturday in Ohio Stadium, where the Wolverines have been unable to win a game since 2000. Final score: Ohio State 62, Michigan 39.
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Chasing rivals can tempt coaches to question everything
Tom Osborne began one of the great coaching careers in college football history with five straight losses in the most important game on Nebraska's schedule.
From 1973-77, Osborne's Cornhuskers went 46-13 overall but 0-5 against Oklahoma.
"It was probably getting to the point where it was almost a one-game season," Osborne recalled this week. "We could win a lot of games, nine, 10 whatever, but if you didn't beat Oklahoma it was not a good year. Fortunately, I was able to survive that."
Michigan will try to snap Ohio State’s streak in The Game
No. 4 Michigan (10-1, 8-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) at No. 10 Ohio State (10-1, 7-1, No. 10 CFP), noon EST (Fox).
Michigan has difference-making QB for change against Ohio St
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson's parents took him out for a sushi dinner and to see the movie "Overlord," hoping to get Michigan's quarterback away from his relentless preparation for the biggest game of his life.
"We didn't talk about football," Sean Patterson said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "It was just nice to see him sitting with his mom and eating popcorn. We wanted to give him a break from studying film."
Michigan’s Higdon stokes hype, predicts win over Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Michigan running back Karan Higdon pondered the question for a moment, smirked and glanced up at tight end Zach Gentry next to him. Then Higdon leaned forward to the microphone and predicted a Michigan victory over Ohio State.
No. 4 Michigan mum on Winovich’s status at No. 10 Ohio State
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh declined to say Monday if he expects star defensive end Chase Winovich to play at No. 10 Ohio State on Saturday.
No. 4 Michigan tops Indiana 31-20, aims for No. 9 Ohio State
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Wolverines looked like they were peeking ahead to playing Ohio State, turning an expected rout into a closely contested game.
Karan Higdon ran for a go-ahead touchdown early in the third quarter and Jake Moody set a school record with six field goals, helping No. 4 Michigan beat Indiana 31-20 Saturday.
Peoples-Jones has Michigan wide receivers back on track
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — One season after Michigan's wide receivers could not get in the end zone, coach Jim Harbaugh had just one complaint about the Wolverines' pass catchers on Saturday.
The guy with the black-rimmed glasses and khakis couldn't haul them in.
"I dropped two in the pregame," Harbaugh said Monday. "Which I pride myself in, catching them all. There was two drops by me and none by the receivers, which was outstanding. They continue to be really good about that."
No. 4 Michigan prepares for expected rout over Rutgers
Michigan is on the cusp of reaching the heights expected when it hired Jim Harbaugh.
It took four seasons and a handful of crushing defeats to get here but the fourth-ranked Wolverines (8-1, 6-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) are poised to win their first conference title since 2004.
Stay out of the loss column, and the Wolverines could play for their first national title since 1997.
Michigan St. interim president calls football fine ‘absurd’
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State interim President John Engler says its "absurd" and "ridiculous" that the Big Ten fined his school $10,000 over last weekend's pregame hostilities with rival Michigan.
Engler spoke to WJR radio before Michigan State's game against Purdue on Saturday.
Big Ten fines Michigan St 10K, reprimands Harbaugh, Dantonio
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten fined Michigan State $10,000 and reprimanded the Spartans football team, coach Mark Dantonio, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush for their actions and comments regarding a confrontation before last week's game.
Dantonio lets Harbaugh have last word, sets sights on Purdue
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio is letting Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh have the last word after Saturday's dustup.
The Michigan State coach opened his news conference Tuesday saying he was done talking about the pregame flap when several Wolverine players on the field were caught up in the Spartans' traditional stadium walk. Dantonio then tried to direct attention to Michigan State's game this Saturday against Purdue.
Michigan-Michigan State spat spills into new week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The pregame spat between Michigan and Michigan State is showing no signs of going away.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the athletic directors for both schools should probably talk about what happened on Saturday before the game at Michigan State. The Spartans walked from one end zone to the other with their arms locked, as they do before each game, but it happened while some of the Wolverines were stretching near the middle of the field.
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Michigan is B1G’s best; Tide-Tigers IV?
There is no more reason to hedge on Jim Harbaugh's team.
No. 6 Michigan is the Big Ten's best right now and will enter November as a very real College Football Playoff contender after it smothered No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday and No. 2 Ohio State was exposed by Purdue .
No. 6 Michigan needs to beat No. 24 Spartans to keep rolling
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
No. 6 Michigan up against history at No. 24 Michigan State
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 6 Michigan is in great shape if the past truly does not matter when it plays No. 24 Michigan State this weekend.
Patterson-led No. 12 Michigan routs No. 15 Wisconsin 38-13
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson had his best day running the ball and was pretty good at throwing it, too.
Patterson accounted for 214 yards of offense and a touchdown, leading No. 12 Michigan to a 38-13 victory over No. 15 Wisconsin on Saturday night.
The Wolverines called some plays designed for Patterson and that created problems for the Badgers. And sometimes, Patterson simply ran on his own after scrambling around.
"It opens up a lot for your offense," coach Jim Harbaugh said.
Big deal, Big House: Wisconsin poses tough test for Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 15 Wisconsin is coming to the Big House, and everyone is paying attention.
"This is one of those games that you see on the schedule," star linebacker Devin Bush Jr. said Monday. "You got to get those first six games out of the way, but you know this game is coming. Now that it's here, this is all you've been waiting for.
"This is the part of the season where it defines your whole season and what your team wants to do."
No. 15 Michigan starts slow, rebounds to beat Maryland 42-21
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson took a shotgun snap and spun to his left, leaving a blitzing linebacker grabbing for air to extend a play that ended with the second of his three touchdown passes.
Patterson had a season-high 282 yards passing thanks in part to ability to throw on the run to help No. 15 Michigan brush off a sloppy start and beat Maryland 42-21 on Saturday.
No. 14 Michigan LB Devin Bush has always had father at side
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Nebraska set up what seemed like a perfectly timed play, allowing Michigan's hard-charging defense to rush up the field just before completing a screen pass.
No. 19 Michigan opens Big Ten slate against winless Nebraska
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — It didn't take long for Shea Patterson to get in a groove at Michigan.
"I've never been as comfortable," he said.
The 19th-ranked Wolverines (2-1) averaged 47 points in lopsided wins the last two weeks in large part because their quarterback has been very accurate and effective.
Michigan is determined to take a small step toward ending its 14-year Big Ten title drought by beating winless Nebraska (0-2) on Saturday at home in the conference opener for both teams.
No. 19 Michigan opens Big Ten season versus winless Nebraska
Nebraska (0-2, 0-0 Big Ten) at No. 19 Michigan (2-1, 0-0), noon ET (FS1).
Line: Michigan by 19.
Series record: Tied 4-4-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The Wolverines are seeking their first Big Ten title since 2004. They can't afford a setback in the conference opener in Jim Harbaugh's fourth season. The Cornhuskers and first-year coach Scott Frost are hoping to avoid Nebraska's first 0-3 start since 1945.
Shea Patterson throws 3 TDs, No. 19 Michigan beats SMU 45-20
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh likes a lot about his team and yet he also sees room for improvement, heading into the Big Ten season.
Shea Patterson threw three touchdown passes to Donovan Peoples-Jones to help No. 19 Michigan pull away and beat SMU 45-20 on Saturday.
"We're getting closer to being good — really good," Harbaugh said. "We're still not quite there yet."
Michigan’s big win quiets Harbaugh’s critics _ for now
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan was eager for redemption after its loss to Notre Dame in the season opener.
Leading up to last Saturday's home opener against Western Michigan, the Wolverines were criticized by fans, the media and even former receiver Braylon Edwards, who vented on social media.
A 49-3 thrashing of Western Michigan at the Big House has quieted coach Jim Harbaugh's critics — at least for now.
No. 21 Michigan aims to bounce back against Western Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan desperately needs a confidence-boosting victory.
The 21st-ranked Wolverines hope to get that in their home opener Saturday against Western Michigan in a matchup of teams coming off season-opening losses.
Michigan's highly touted defense began the year by giving up two touchdowns early in the game at No. 12 Notre Dame, and the Shea Patterson-led offense didn't live up to expectations in a 24-17 loss.
Harbaugh to Edwards after critical tweets: “Come after me”
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The war of words between Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and former Wolverines receiver Braylon Edwards is heating up.
Harbaugh, upset Edwards posted a negative tweet about two U-M players during Saturday's 24-17 loss at Notre Dame, fired back at Monday's news conference.
Edwards, now a college football analyst, was suspended indefinitely Monday by the Big Ten Network for "a violation of the network's social media guidelines."
Big Ten Network suspends analyst Braylon Edwards for tweets
The Big Ten Network has indefinitely suspended college football analyst Braylon Edwards for violating its social media policy after the former Michigan receiver tweeted harsh criticism of the Wolverines and Jim Harbaugh's coaching.
Green-out: No. 12 Notre Dame beats No. 14 Michigan 24-17
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Michigan-Notre Dame series returned after a three-year hiatus and the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish became the latest rival to get the best of Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines.
Brandon Wimbush connected on a long touchdown pass to help Notre Dame jump out to a big first-half lead, Te'von Coney and the defense made it stand with a late takeaway, and the Fighting Irish beat No. 14 Michigan 24-17 on Saturday night.
No. 14 Michigan out to change narrative vs No. 12 Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Michigan could really use a change in the conversation.
Since the Wolverines ended last season by taking the one-two punch of losing yet again to rival Ohio State and collapsing in a bowl game against South Carolina, there has been plenty of discussion about everything Michigan has not done in three seasons under coach Jim Harbaugh. For example, the Wolverines have not:
— Beaten a ranked team on the road, an overall string of futility (0-16) that dates to 2006.
No. 14 Michigan, No. 12 Notre Dame revive rivalry in opener
No. 14 Michigan (8-5 last season) at No. 12 Notre Dame (10-3), 7:30 p.m. ET, (NBC)
Patterson enters spotlight when Michigan visits Notre Dame
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
No. 14 Michigan faces 0-16 skid against ranked teams on road
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was coaching the San Diego Toreros the last time Michigan won a true road game against a ranked team.
Yeah, that was a long time ago.
The 14th-ranked Wolverines have an opportunity to stop their 12-year skid on Saturday night at No. 12 Notre Dame.
"We're a better team than last year and we just can't wait to prove it," Michigan safety Tyree Kinnel said Monday.
Harbaugh, Michigan counting on ex-Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was hailed as a savior when he came back to Michigan, a former star quarterback tasked with returning college football's winningest program to glory.
Harbaugh hasn't been able to do it yet and, perhaps coincidentally, quarterback has not been a position of strength for the Wolverines his first three years.