After being hired as Michigan’s new running backs coach, Mike Hart received a signing bonus of $115,000 and will make $415,000 in 2021, according to documents obtained by The Daily through a Freedom of Information Act request.
According to separatevideos posted on their personal Instagram accounts, defensive lineman Kwity Paye and offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield have signed with the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). This likely means that they will not be back at Michigan next season.
The idea for Championship Weekend the Big Ten presented at the beginning of the season was this: Every team would get matched up with an equivalent team in the other division based on the final standings.
Which is why it makes perfect sense that sixth-place, 2-4 Michigan will prepare to play … second-place, 6-2 Iowa?
In a press conference dedicated primarily to the cancelation of the Ohio State game, Jim Harbaugh and athletic director Warde Manuel declined to speak on rumors of a potential contract extension for Harbaugh.
The entire press conference felt like an exercise in regurgitating a press release. Reporters were left wondering why they showed up at all. And even taking Harbaugh at his word that the team followed all protocols, it’s the lack of transparency from within the program that’s particularly galling.
First, Michigan lost to a Michigan State team in Year One of a new coach. Then it lost to a team it hadn’t lost to in 30 years. Then, a week after losing to Wisconsin in the biggest loss in Michigan Stadium history, it took three overtimes to beat conference bottom-feeder Rutgers.
On Saturday, the lows kept coming. This time, the Wolverines (2-4) handed Penn State (1-5) its first win of the season, 27-17, the second time this year a team’s first win came against Michigan.
Mayfield and Hayes both missed the last three games — backbreaking losses to Indiana and Wisconsin and a triple-overtime win over Rutgers. But there’s some hope that the cornerstones of the unit could be back for Penn State on Saturday.
After back-to-back games of fewer than 50 rushing yards and a first half of 17 yards against Rutgers — yes, Rutgers — Michigan’s four top running backs came together and put their collective foot down.
“The yards we put up is unacceptable,” junior running back Hassan Haskins remembered the conversation going at halftime. “We gotta do our job and try our best to get as many yards. Every inch, like I said, every yard.”