BY JASON RUBINSTEIN
the 2014 edition of National Signing Day should be relatively quiet for the Michigan football team — a rarity in the program.
BY ADAM RUBENFIRE AND MATT SLOVIN
An agreement signed by former kicker Brendan Gibbons finalizing his permanent separation from the University of Michigan is marked as transmitted via fax from the Michigan football program, which raises questions as to when football officials were aware that Gibbons had been found responsible for sexual misconduct.
BY ADAM RUBENFIRE
After The Michigan Daily reported Tuesday that former Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons was permanently separated from the University in December, University officials declined to release any information pertaining to his academic status, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and University policy.
Michigan Daily Exclusive
BY MATT SLOVIN AND ADAM RUBENFIRE
Brendan Gibbons, the Michigan football team’s starting kicker for the past three seasons, was permanently separated from the University last month for violating the University’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, according to documents reviewed by The Michigan Daily.
BY JAKE LOURIM
Top-ranked running back Damien Harris decommitted from Michigan on Tuesday morning, according to multiple media reports. His decommitment came just five days after new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier visited him.
BY JUSTIN STERN
“(Mone and Houma) both carry two strong characteristics that make them stand out — a caring personality and a strong work ethic,” said Highland High School football coach Brody Benson. “That is what got them to the place they are today.”
BY JAKE LOURIM
Other commits have spurned Michigan for other schools, but linebacker Jared Wangler wants to help restore the tradition of his father John’s four Big Ten champion teams.
BY EVERETT COOK
Getting the highest-ranked recruits and more stars to fill up an elementary school bulletin board doesn’t mean a damn thing if those recruits don’t get developed properly. That is where Hoke and company have failed so far, and why the focus on five-star recruits is irrelevant if those recruits don’t actually end up doing anything
BY ZACH HELFAND
Nussmeier, 43, has plenty of similarities to Michigan’s outgoing offensive coordinator, Al Borges. Both favor the pro-style, downhill running game to set up play-action and vertical routes. Both coach the offense and the quarterbacks.
BY ZACH HELFAND AND LIZ VUKELICH
The Michigan football team has hired Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to replace former offensive coordinator Al Borges. The Michigan Athletic Department announced Wednesday afternoon that Borges would not be returning for the 2014 season.