Monday, January 1, 2018 - 1:55pm
Quarterback Brandon Peters struggled against South Carolina in his team's 26-19 loss on Monday afternoon.

TAMPA, Fla. — The college football offseason is long. It’s even longer for teams that lose their final game of the season in the fashion Michigan did on Monday afternoon.

With 7:49 left in the third quarter of the Outback Bowl, the Wolverines needed just nine yards to extend their lead to 20 and put the game out of reach.

By the early fourth quarter, Michigan (8-5 overall) had completely collapsed, surrendering a 16-point lead to South Carolina (9-4).

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 11:45am
The Wolverines struggled on offense, gaining just 97 total yards on 9 drives.

TAMPA, Fla. — The Outback Bowl started how you would expect large college-aged men to behave the noon after New Year’s Eve.

Michigan and South Carolina, far from the college football heavyweights slated to play later on New Year’s Day, began their Monday afternoon in a stupor. Both teams opened the game by trading punts and ineffectual blows on offense.

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 11:51am
Sophomore quarterback Brandon Peters will need to be kept safe from South Carolina's pass rush for Michigan to have success.

The Daily breaks down Michigan’s bowl game against the Gamecocks.

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 6:39pm
Mike McCray will end his career with the Outback Bowl on Monday.

The fifth-year senior linebacker believes a win in the Outback Bowl would have a lasting effect on Michigan as it enters the offseason.

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 5:06pm
Brandon Peters

Michigan’s redshirt freshman quarterback hopes to stake his claim to the starting job.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 8:46pm
Offensive coordinator Tim Drevno has been trying to give his younger linemen more reps.

Learning how to block is a formed habit, according to Tim Drevno, and bowl practices are a perfect teaching opportunity.

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 1:16pm

Nikki Canale and Christy Cutshaw had a triumphant homecoming at the 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 6:11pm
Shea Patterson announced Monday that he will be transferring to Michigan in the wake of a whirlwind recruitment process.

Monday afternoon, Patterson announced his intent to transfer to Michigan from Ole Miss, capping off a recruitment that only came to light recently.

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:08pm
Sophomore left guard Ben Bredeson and the offensive line had a mixed bag of results this year.

With the Michigan football team’s 2017 regular season in the books, the Daily looks back at the performance of each unit this year and looks ahead to the future in 2018. In this edition: offensive line.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 4:19pm
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh may have a chance to add Shea Patterson to his roster this offseason, but it remains unclear if he will be eligible immediately.

Shea Patterson doesn’t project to be good. He is good. Add him to the roster, and you’ve got a winning equation.