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Michigan Football

Gibbons document faxed from Athletic Department offices before Dec. 23 press conference

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.

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Citing FERPA and policy, University declines to release details in Gibbons case

Adam Glanzman/Daily

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.

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Michigan Daily Exclusive

Former kicker Brendan Gibbons permanently separated from University for sexual misconduct

Erin Kirkland/Daily

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.

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Recruiting

Five-star RB Damien Harris decommits

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.

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Recruiting

“Big Brother” Away From Home

Terra Molengraff/Daily

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.”

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Recruiting

The next Wangler: Jared seeks return to his father’s days of glory

Courtesy of Wangler Family

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.

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SportsMonday Column: Michigan has priorities wrong headed into off-season

Adam Glanzman/Daily

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

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Getting to know: Doug Nussmeier

Austin Bigoney/The Crimson White

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.

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Michigan names Doug Nussmeier new offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach

Austin Bigoney/The Crimson White

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.

  • STORIFY: Fans react to offensive coordinator shakeup
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    On Recruiting: Borges aside, coaching instability plaguing Michigan on recruiting front

    Adam Glanzman/Daily

    BY JASON RUBINSTEIN

    For Hoke’s recruiting prowess to continue, the coaching staff largely needs to stay put.

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