Here’s why Michigan football’s Jim Harbaugh should win coach of the year, again
The Michigan Wolverines have advanced to their second consecutive Big Ten Championship after dismantling the Ohio State Buckeyes 45-23 in Columbus, finishing the regular season undefeated while also planting their flag for Jim Harbaugh to win the coach of the year award again.
Michigan football and Ohio State prepared to square off in game of the century part II
The Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes are prepared to square off in the game of the century II for a chance to represent the east division in the Big Ten Championship, remain undefeated, and have bragging rights for the next 365 days.
Michigan football hits late field goal against Illinois to improve to 11-0 for first time since 2006
On a frigid day inside The Big House, Michigan Wolverines kicker Jake Moody had ice water in his veins as he made a 36-yard field goal for a 19-17 victory to stave off defeat while improving to 11-0 on the season for the first time since 2006.
PREP FOOTBALL FINALS ROUNDUP: 8 champions crowned as season finally reaches finish line
Ford Field was a little emptier this weekend for the state high school football finals due to attendance restrictions caused by the pandemic. Keith DunlapThe finish line for fall high school sports in the state of Michigan has been reached. After going 0-5 in its previous appearances in the championship game, DeWitt finally won its first state title in school history by dethroning defending state champion River Rouge. But Country Day finally took home the state championship trophy for the first time since 1999 thanks to a dominant defensive effort. But New Lothrop recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock to win its second state title in three years.
Michigan Legislature passes bills allowing college athletes to earn compensation from use of name, image
LANSING, Mich. – Considering Michigan boasts the nation’s largest football stadium and fills it when the coronavirus isn’t lurking -- college football is huge in the state. The Michigan Legislature passed a couple of bills that would allow for paying college athletes. The bill prohibits sports organizations from preventing a student-athlete from receiving compensation from the use of their name, image or likeness. He said he believes the new bills surrounding the use of the name, image and likeness will help student-athletes like Edwards. Michigan Sen. Adam Hollier is a former college athlete who championed the legislation because the NCAA has dragged its feet and penalized student-athletes wrongfully for many years.
Recruiting class leaves Michigan football with stacked offense, holes on defense
Cornelius Johnson #6 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrate a fourth quarter touchdown during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan football has officially signed 20 new players, and the overwhelming theme of this roster is a stacked offense and a defense with major holes. Offensive firepowerThere will certainly be transfers, NFL draft declarations and possibly even some late additions to the roster before the 2021 season, but as it stands, Michigan’s offense looks completely loaded. All three were stars in high school and highly regarded during the recruiting process. Losing commit Quintin Somerville to UCLA on Wednesday was a major blow for the 2021 class, as now, Kechaun Bennett, T.J.
Michigan football recruiting: 4 victories, 2 major blows for 2021 class on National Signing Day
But the bad news stopped there, as the biggest announcement of the day went in Michigan’s favor. Four-star running back Donovan Edwards, of West Bloomfield High School, chose Michigan over Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State and dozens of other offers. That would not have been good news for Michigan, especially since a new defensive staff is likely to take over. Finally, three-star cornerback Ja’Den McBurrows went on Instagram Live and chose Michigan over hometown Miami. McBurrows had scholarship offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, Florida State, Miami and many others.
Michigan football signs No. 12 recruiting class despite 2-4 record, coaching uncertainty
RECRUITING: Michigan football’s depleted defense loses 2 of top commits on National Signing DayOn-field performance was the most obvious reason to believe Michigan could lose some of its top committed players. The Wolverines lost four of six games this season, including to in-state rival Michigan State and then-winless Penn State. Other than the Michigan State game, the losses weren’t even competitive. Michigan football recruiting: 4 victories, 2 major blows for 2021 class on National Signing DayEven Ja’Den McBurrows stuck with Michigan despite a full-court press from his hometown Miami Hurricanes, who enjoyed an 8-2 season. For Michigan to beat out those schools and sign Worthy, Edwards, Hood and McBurrows is a testament to the coaching staff’s ability to overcome enormous recruiting obstacles and keep the class together.
Elite 4-star West Bloomfield RB Donovan Edwards commits to Michigan football
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – West Bloomfield running back Donovan Edwards -- a top 50 recruit and the No. 2 player in the state -- committed to Michigan football Wednesday over dozens of other programs. Edwards announced his decision on National Signing Day, choosing the Wolverines over programs such as Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, USC, Wisconsin and Michigan State. 2 player in Michigan, Edwards is ranked No. While Michigan was in the mix for Edwards the entire cycle, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Georgia and Oklahoma were also contenders.
West Bloomfield begins practice as high school football season resumes amid COVID-19 pandemic
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is constantly changing, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has permitted high school sports to resume practicing outside. Monday was the first day of football practice at West Bloomfield High School, and there are a lot of changes from last year. The West Bloomfield Lakers are physically back on the field, but practice is far from usual. Bellamy said the school is following guidelines set by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.