Sunday, December 30, 2018

View from the Sidelines: What could have been

Michigan football: What we learned in Peach Bowl and what's next

Looking back at Michigan football's Peach Bowl loss to the Florida Gators and what's next for this offseason.

Michigan Wolverines football schedule 2019

Michigan football's 2019 schedule includes a visit from Army, and home games vs. Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio State

Michigan's Peach Bowl collapse sends program into another long winter

Michigan Wolverines football crushed by the Florida Gators, 41-15, in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta

Jim Harbaugh's Michigan football must adapt or it will be left behind

Michigan football is 10-3 again. That's fine, but it is not good enough. Jim Harbaugh's system is far too predictable and plodding.

Michigan football has the talent. Harbaugh must change his offense

Michigan football is stuck in the old days, and it's not working. The Peach Bowl loss to Florida is the latest example.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Michigan's football season was nothing but a mirage

Once again, the Michigan football team was embarrassed. What once looked like a season of promise turned into a season of disappointment.

Michigan fans furious at Jim Harbaugh after embarrassing Peach Bowl loss

Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh to resurrect a dormant football power. Fans are growing tired after Saturday's blowout loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl.

Florida 41, Michigan 15

Michigan football waits on NFL draft decisions from multiple starters

Michigan Wolverines are still waiting on a handful of underclassmen to make 2019 NFL draft decisions

Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh doesn't anticipate any staff changes

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he doesn't anticipate staff changes this offseason. Michigan ended its season 10-3 with a 41-15 loss to Florida.

Blame starts with Jim Harbaugh for Michigan football's Peach Bowl loss

The Michigan football team was absolutely embarrassed against Florida in the Peach Bowl on Saturday. It felt just like Ohio State.

Michigan football in desperate need of some kind of schematic change on offense

Free Press sports writer Nick Baumgardner breaks down what happened in Michigan football's 41-15 loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29, 2018.

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh thought team was ready for Peach Bowl

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh recaps Peach Bowl after the 41-15 loss to Florida on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Atlanta.

Michigan football grades: Everything's a dud in Peach Bowl loss

Free Press sports writer Nick Baumgardner rates Michigan football on a scale of 1-10, after a 41-15 Peach Bowl loss to Florida on Saturday in Atlanta:

Michigan football thumped by Florida in Peach Bowl, 41-15

Michigan football falls apart in the Peach Bowl, ends the season 10-3.

Michigan football: Rate their performance vs. Florida in Peach Bowl

It's your turn to grade Michigan football in its 41-15 loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl on Saturday in Atlanta.

Michigan football loses to Florida in Peach Bowl, 41-15: Blog recap

Welcome to our live game blog as Michigan football takes on Florida in the Peach Bowl today in Atlanta.

Michigan football halftime: Missed chances lead to Peach Bowl deficit

It's been a first half of near-misses and missed opportunities, and as a result, Michigan football hit halftime at the Peach Bowl down a field goal.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Fee Fi Foe Film: 2018 Florida Defense

View from the Sidelines: Anatomy of a bowl game press conference

Preview: 2018 Peach Bowl

Did Michigan football learn from Ohio State? We'll see in Peach Bowl

The Peach Bowl offers Michigan football both an opportunity to showcase young players and a chance to prove it learned from Ohio State disaster

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan football ready to play after long December

Michigan football's had a long December. But football is back Saturday in Atlanta.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Michigan football plans to make WR coach Ben McDaniels permanent hire

Former Central Michigan coach John Bonamego is also working with Michigan as a "consultant" at the Peach Bowl.

Michigan football's David Long, Lavert Hill undecided on NFL futures

Michigan junior corners David Long and Lavert Hill will play in the Peach Bowl. Both are undecided on where they'll play next year.

Florida expects to have all players vs. Michigan football in Peach Bowl

Florida coach Dan Mullen told reporters Monday he expects to have all draft-eligible players in Peach Bowl on Saturday against Michigan football.

Michigan football vs. Florida: What's on the line in Peach Bowl

Michigan football and Florida have arrived in Atlanta for the Peach Bowl, which kicks Saturday (noon, ESPN).

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Michigan football heads to Peach Bowl with future in view

Plenty of Michigan players will have sizable opportunities in the Peach Bowl with players optinug not to play.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Michigan football has sold 63 percent of its Peach Bowl ticket allotment

Michigan has sold 8,200 of its 13,000-ticket Peach Bowl allotment. The Wolverines play Florida on Dec. 29 in Atlanta.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Shea Patterson Returning For Senior Year

Extra Point: Hockey At The Break, Part 2

Michigan football QB Shea Patterson is returning for senior year

Michigan football will have QB Shea Patterson for one more year.

Michigan football players sitting out Peach Bowl; Ask Nick has thoughts

Welcome back to another edition of the Michigan mailbag.

Ex-Michigan football DT Aubrey Solomon transferring to Tennessee

On Monday, Michigan football confirmed Aubrey Solomon had put in a request for a transfer. By Friday, he'd confirmed his new destination.

Hello From The Slight Future: JD Johnson

2020 QB JD Johnson Commits To Michigan

Urban Meyer: I couldn't have retired if we lost to Michigan football

Urban Meyer announced his retirement on Dec. 4, after Ohio State decimated Michigan football, 62-39, improving to 7-0 against the Wolverines.

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh speaks at 2018 Michigan high school Dream Team banquet

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh speaks at the National Football Foundation's Dream Team banquet in Dearborn on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

WTKA Roundtable 12/20/2018: De'veon But Fast

3-star QB J.D. Johnson (2020) commits to Michigan football

J.D. Johnson, from Arizona, becomes the first quarterback commit for Michigan in 2020.

Jim Harbaugh hasn't delivered, but he has Michigan football on track

Jim Harbaugh hasn't delivered anything of consequence, but he brought Michigan back from the dead, and can take it to greater heights

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Jimmystats: 2019 Recruiting Comps: Offense

9 Michigan football 2019 recruits who could play as freshmen

Taking a look at the possible early impact freshmen for 2019 for the Michigan Wolverines

This Week's Obsession: Skipping the Bowl

Michigan football RB Karan Higdon won't play in Peach Bowl

In 2018, Karan Higdon became the first Michigan football running back to break the 1,000-yard mark since 2011.

Michigan football crushed it on these positions for 2019 recruiting

On Wednesday, Michigan football officially signed 25 in the 2019 recruiting cycle and are in a good position to sign the top class in the Big Ten.

The Michigan Rant: Analyzing every 2019 football recruit

Welcome to a special edition of The Michigan Rant.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

MGoRadio 4.12: Beard Talk

MGoRadio Signing Day Espectaculo is Live at the Bo Store

Here's where Michigan, Michigan State 2019 recruiting classes rank

After the first day of college football's early signing period, Michigan football's class is top-10 nationally

Michigan football acquires the speed it needs to knock off Ohio State

Jim Harbaugh's 2019 recruiting class tops the Big Ten. Is that win over rival Ohio State enough to make a difference next November?

Michigan football: Jim Harbaugh finds fireworks on positive signing day

Jim Harbaugh and Michigan football had a good day Wednesday.

Daxton Hill perhaps Michigan football's biggest recruiting coup

Daxton Hill, who first picked Michigan football on Sept. 18, unexpectedly flipped to Alabama. Now, just 11 days later, Hill has flipped back to U-M.

Michigan football 2019 recruiting: Early signing day recap

Nick Baumgardner keeps you updated with news, analysis and more on the Michigan Wolverines 2019 recruiting class

National Signing Day: Michigan football's 2019 recruiting class

Michigan football signed a wealth of players on Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA's early signing period.

Michigan's Devin Bush Jr. declares for NFL draft, out for Peach Bowl

Michigan football All-American linebacker Devin Bush Jr. is going pro. He plans to enter the NFL draft and will not play in the Peach Bowl vs. Florida

Karsen Barnhart loved dirt bikes. Now he's signing with Michigan football

Paw Paw lineman Karsen Barnhart thought his future was in dirt bikes. Now, he's signing with Michigan football.

Michigan high school football Dream Team: Where are they signing?

As early signing day is upon us for college football, here is where the 2019 Free Press' Dream Team is headed to continue their football careers.

Daxton Hill, a 5-star safety, signs with Michigan football

Just days after he flipped from the Michigan Wolverines to the Alabama Crimson Tide, Daxton Hill has signed with U-M after all on early signing day.

Cornelius Johnson, 4-star wide receiver, signs with Michigan football

Greenwich (Conn.) Brunswick School 4-star receiver Cornelius Johnson picked Michigan football on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.

Michigan football loses, then gets back Daxton Hill

A brief recap of how 5-star Tulsa, Okla., safety Daxton Hill signed with Michigan football for the class of 2019.

Recruiting: Early signing day live updates on who's going where

Welcome to our live coverage of the beginning of the early signing period in college football recruiting.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Jim Harbaugh: Michigan will have 'some fireworks' on signing day

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh briefly touched on recruiting earlier this week during his podcast.

Michigan football recruiting: Analyzing standouts from the 2019 class

Taking a deeper look at some of the best from Michigan's current group of commitments.

Hello: Anthony Solomon

Photos: Meet Michigan's 2019 recruiting class

Photos of the 2019 recruiting class for Michigan football.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Exit Aubrey Solomon

Hello: Trevor Keegan

The Michigan Rant podcast: The football recruiting episode

This week, it's all about recruiting, as the Michigan Wolverines head toward the start of the early signing period

Michigan football DT Aubrey Solomon reportedly transferring

Michigan's Aubrey Solomon, the No. 23 overall prospect in the 2017 class, is reportedly transferring from Wolverines

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Anthony Solomon Flips To Michigan

Michigan football recruiting: Anthony Solomon, 4-star LB, commits

Michigan Wolverines persuaded 2019 4-star linebacker Anthony Solomon away from Miami Hurricanes

Michigan recruiting: Top target reportedly sticks with Florida State

One of Michigan football's top targets for the class of 2019 has reportedly reaffirmed his commitment to Florida State.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Michigan football recruiting: What we know before early signing period

Michigan prepares to enter the early signing period with plenty still left on the table.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Trevor Keegan Commits To Michigan

Michigan football: 4-star tackle Trevor Keegan picks Wolverines

Crystal Lake (Ill.) offensive tackle Trevor Keegan, a four-star prospect in the class of 2019, picked Michigan on Friday over Georgia and Penn State.

Jimmystats: Visualizing Roster Data

WTKA Roundtable 12/13/2018: Change Alone Endures

Ask Nick: Michigan football and the coaching carousel

Welcome back to another edition of the Michigan mailbag.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

College football bowls: Previewing all 40 matchups

There are 39 bowls featuring 78 teams, plus the CFP title game. Here's one nugget of information for each bowl from Ryan Ford and Shawn Windsor's pick

Michigan football not giving up on 5-star Daxton Hill after Bama flip

5-star safety Daxton Hill flipped from Michigan to Alabama last weekend. But Jim Harbaugh's staff has not given up on him just yet.

Michigan football's junior class has plenty of NFL draft potential

Michigan could wind up with another large draft class next spring.

Michigan football QB Shea Patterson should stay in school | Opinion

Michigan Wolverines QB Shea Patterson should stay in school if he isn't a first- or second-round pick in 2019 NFL draft.

Michigan chat recap: What happened to Don Brown's defense at OSU?

Nick Baumgardner answered your questions on Michigan Wolverines football and basketball, recruiting and more.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday Recruitin' Didn't Hear No Bell

Exit O'Maury Samuels

Unverified Voracity Embiggens

Recruiting chat recap: Talking football, Signing Day, basketball

Welcome to our live chat with recruiting guru Sean Merriman. We are one week away from the beginning of the early signing period for 2019 football.

Michigan football dismisses running back O'Maury Samuels

Samuels faces one misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and one misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of property.

Michigan football's Don Brown reportedly interviews for Temple job

Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown is a candidate at Temple, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Recruiting live chat: Talk football, hoops with Sean Merriman, 3 p.m.

Welcome to our live chat with recruiting guru Sean Merriman. We are one week away from the beginning of the early signing period for 2019 football.

Chase Winovich called Ohio State loss a mirage. Buckeyes respond

On Sunday, Michigan football star Chase Winovich had an interesting thought about the Ohio State loss.

Michigan football's Devin Bush Jr. a consensus All-American

Devin Bush Jr. picked up his third first-team All-America nod Tuesday.

Michigan football gets DB/WR Caden Kolesar to commit as grayshirt

Caden Kolesar is the son of former Michigan football wide receiver John Kolesar.

Michigan football's bowl game may not sizzle, but it won't be boring

This game could be a possible peek into the future and a look at what type of tone the program sets for itself entering a crucial 2019.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Redshirt Tracker 2000

MGoPodcast 10.15: The Penalty for Seafood

Jim Harbaugh isn't leaving Michigan football but obstacles persist

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh took care of one obstacle Sunday by saying he has no plans to leave for the NFL. The next one won't be as easy.

College football bowl picks: Our prediction for every game

Alabama wins it all. But what about Michigan? Or Michigan State? Or the rest of the 39 bowl games? Shawn Windsor is here to fill out your bowl pool.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh ends NFL rumors to stop 'people that like to yap'

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh spoke briefly on his statement to end annual speculation about his return to the NFL.

Michigan football's Shea Patterson unsure on going to NFL or returning

Michigan Wolverines' Shea Patterson says he will play in Peach Bowl vs. Florida, but is unsure on future

Michigan football's Chase Winovich named team's most valuable player

Winovich was the third straight defensive player to win the award.

Jim Harbaugh to ESPN: 'I'm staying at Michigan'

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh told ESPN he's not going anywhere.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Exit Daxton Hill

5-star DB Daxton Hill flips from Michigan football to Alabama

Daxton Hill was the top-rated recruit in Michigan football's 2019 recruiting class

Michigan football recruiting in good spot; Ohio State bugaboo persists

Michigan football recruiting is trending up, but still needs more. Especially now with Urban Meyer out at Ohio State.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Fee Fi Foe Film: Florida Offense

WTKA Roundtable 12/6/2018: Do You Know What a DVD Is?

Ask Nick: How Michigan football can further develop its pass offense

Welcome back to another edition of the Michigan Wolverines mailbag, talking football and basketball with Nick Baumgardner

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Michigan football's Devin Bush Jr. earns 1st-team All-America honors

Michigan's Devin Bush Jr. and Chase Winovich, and MSU's Kenny Willekes earned All-America nods from the Walter Camp Foundation

Future Blue Derivatives: Trente Jones

Unverified Voracity Is Perfectly Calm

Michigan football's biggest questions going into Peach Bowl prep, 2019

Michigan Wolverines have a lot to accomplish this month before playing in the Peach Bowl.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

How does Ohio State change affect Michigan's pursuit of Zach Harrison?

Discussing Michigan football and Michigan State basketball in latest recruiting mailbag

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Michigan football has 45 on Academic All-Big Ten team

Michigan's athletic department had 122 student-athletes make the cut for the fall semester.

Overpaid or worth the cash? Here's how 10 highest paid assistant football coaches stack up

With LSU's Dave Aranda leading the way ($2.5 million), a look at the highest-paid assistants and whether they were worth the money.

Michigan football fans: Don't celebrate Urban Meyer's departure yet

Ohio State's Ryan Day is an innovative mind who helped mold Dwayne Haskins into the best passing QB Meyer ever had. Michigan fans should take notice.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ryan Day hire gives Jim Harbaugh opportunity, but more pressure

Ryan Day is not Urban Meyer. But if Jim Harbaugh can't beat Ohio State's new coach, then Michigan football is simply spinning its wheels.

Urban Meyer hands Ohio State football crown to 39-year-old Ryan Day

Urban Meyer and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith officially introduced Ryan Day as the program's new football coach Tuesday in Columbus.

This Week's Obsession: Expectations are Back There

Merry Christmas, Jim Harbaugh! Ohio State's Urban Meyer is retiring

Michigan Wolverines football will benefit the most now that Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is stepping down.

Michigan football's loss to Ohio State lingers as bowl prep begins

Michigan began Peach Bowl prep by answering questions about Ohio State. That cloud isn't going anywhere.

5 things Michigan football can accomplish in Peach Bowl vs. Florida

More than anything, the Wolverines need a win to take away some of the sting against Ohio State.

Monday Pressers 12-3-18: Players

Monday, December 3, 2018

I Have Been Suplexed Into A River But At Least I Have Company

Carolina Panthers fire ex-Michigan football coach Brady Hoke as DL coach

The Carolina Panthers fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura.

Michigan football OL Ben Bredeson expects to return in 2019

Bredeson says he still wants to meet with Jim Harbaugh, but as of now he plans to play his senior year at Michigan.

MGoPodcast: Burninating the Cottages

Michigan football's Peach Bowl draw isn't ideal, but it'll have to do

Michigan football will play Florida in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29 in Atlanta. It's not the playoffs, or even the Rose Bowl. But it'll have to do.

Peach Bowl Conference Call: Jim Harbaugh

Sunday, December 2, 2018

MGoPodcast Supplemental: An Interview with Brian

Michigan football will play Florida in Peach Bowl, Dec. 29 in Atlanta

Michigan will play Florida for the third time in four years.

Michigan vs. Florida in Peach Bowl: Breaking down the Gators

Michigan football will play Florida in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29 in Atlanta. Here's what you need to know about the Gators.

Michigan football's Peach Bowl opponent: Florida

Let's get to know what team Michigan will play in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 29 in Atlanta.

Michigan football's Rashan Gary will not play in Peach Bowl

Rashan Gary declared for the NFL draft last week. Now, he has said he won't play in Michigan football's bowl game.

Michigan football assistant Jim McElwain hired to coach Central Michigan

Michigan wide receivers coach Jim McElwain will be announced as the Central Michigan new head coach at 11 a.m. Monday in Mt. Pleasant.

Bowl projections: Michigan football to New Year's Six; MSU all over

In a few hours, we'll learn which four teams made the College Football Playoff and where all the other teams will play their postseason games.