No. 16 Wolverines’ visit to No. 7 Penn State tops schedule
Michigan came into the season a trendy pick to win the Big Ten East. It's not even November and the No. 16 Wolverines must beat No. 7 Penn State as a road underdog on Saturday night to keep...
Undefeated 49ers remain grounded after 5 straight wins
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For a franchise that has had little success the past few seasons, the San Francisco 49ers are sure taking their fast start this season in stride.
No. 16 Michigan starts closing stretch at No. 7 Penn State
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan linebacker Josh Uche recalls being excited when he saw the second half of this season's schedule.
The 16th-ranked Wolverines (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten) kick off a...
No. 16 Michigan needs late surge to beat Illinois 42-25
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A four-touchdown lead had been whittled to three and No. 16 Michigan needed a response to Illinois' 25 straight points.
No. 16 Michigan aims to fine tune shaky offense at Illinois
Jim Harbaugh and his players say they often see their new-look offense clicking behind closed doors, taking advantage of speed in space.
No. 16 Michigan (4-1, 2-1 Big Ten) is hoping to carry...
Harbaugh insists No. 16 Michigan offense hitting its stride
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh insists Michigan is hitting its stride on offense, apparently seeing what observers outside the program are missing.
No. 19 Michigan leans on defense to beat No. 14 Iowa 10-3
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Leaning on a sack-making, turnover-producing defense, No. 19 Michigan earned a desperately needed win.
Zach Charbonnet ran for a 2-yard touchdown to give the...
No. 19 Michigan prepares for tough test against No. 14 Iowa
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have a chance to change the conversation.
The Wolverines were humiliated at Wisconsin, giving up five touchdowns before...
No. 20 Michigan hopes to bounce back with win over Rutgers
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh faces one of his biggest challenges in five seasons at Michigan.
The 20th-ranked Wolverines fell behind by five touchdowns last week at Wisconsin before...
Michigan’s promising season takes hit with loss to Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, the possibilities seemed endless for Michigan.
The Wolverines came into their fifth season under Jim Harbaugh looking like a good bet to win the...
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Separating contenders and pretenders
Highlighted by three games matching top-15 teams, this was the first weekend of the season to seriously separate College Football Playoff contenders and pretenders.
No. 16 Oregon seeks to win 1st Pac-12 opener since 2014
No. 16 Oregon (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) at Stanford (1-2, 0-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
College Football Picks: Michigan tries to change narrative
There is a strong temptation in college football to define teams early in the season, especially when a traditional power delivers a high-profile clunker.
No. 10 Michigan has plenty to work on during early bye week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh hired Josh Gattis and handed him the keys to Michigan's offense last winter, hoping the offensive coordinator would bring the program up to speed in college...
No. 7 Michigan holds on to beat Army 24-21 in 2 overtimes
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is off to a wobbly start this season and Army almost took advantage.
Jake Moody made a 43-yard field goal and the seventh-ranked Wolverines forced and...
No. 7 Michigan hopes it is prepared for Army’s triple option
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 7 Michigan is facing a team it has been preparing to play since spring practice, when defensive coordinator Don Brown carved out extra time to study a scheme rarely...
‘Unbelievable’: Boy’s family gets ball from Jim Harbaugh
SARANAC, Mich. (AP) — The father of a boy who collapsed during football practice and died says there wasn't a "dry eye in the building" when the father of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh presented a...
Freshman Charbonnet helps No. 7 Michigan clean up mistakes
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — With Michigan debuting its high-tempo, no-huddle "size in space" offense, a freshman helped bail the Wolverines out of an uneven performance.
Sluggish No. 7 Michigan beats Middle Tennessee 40-21
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson threw three touchdown passes and No. 7 Michigan easily won its season-opening game.
However, the dual-threat senior quarterback wasn't in a mood to...
Patterson back to run Michigan’s new-look offense in opener
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson is back as Michigan's starting quarterback, directing a new offense that is very familiar to him.
No. 7 Michigan unveils new offense against Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee (8-6 last season) at No. 7 Michigan (10-3), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (BTN)
Patterson starting, but more than 1 Michigan QB could play
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No surprise here: Shea Patterson is Michigan's starting quarterback.
But backup Dylan McCaffrey also seems to be in coach Jim Harbaugh's plans.
Michigan’s Harbaugh says he wouldn’t lie about transfer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh lashed out Tuesday night at Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, who said Michigan did not support a transfer's attempt to immediately play for the...
Harbaugh seems set up for success in 5th season at Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh seems set up for success at Michigan in his fifth season, leading a program that's a popular choice to win the Big Ten .
Michigan, Nebraska look set to make breakthroughs in Big Ten
The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup.
Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State...
Ex-Florida coach McElwain gets another shot at Cent Michigan
DETROIT (AP) — Jim McElwain was enjoying his life and career, working in relative obscurity as Jim Harbaugh's receivers coach.
The former Florida coach didn't plan for his gig at Michigan to...
Harbaugh, Michigan looking to play game outside US
CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan hasn't played a game outside the United States in more than a century but coach Jim Harbaugh said that will change soon.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from the opening day of Big Ten football media days (all times local):
It's never too early for some Ohio State-Michigan sniping.
CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State and Ohio State each placed two players on the preseason all-Big Ten team announced Thursday.
Junior running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young were...
3 generations of Harbaughs make 1st visit to Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is in a New York sports state of mind this weekend.
Michigan's football coach visited Yankee Stadium for the first time Friday, joined by his father and...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Michigan's football team visited Robben Island , where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.
Harbaugh-led Michigan making transition to no-huddle spread
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.
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."