Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:45pm
Unless there's a drastic change, Michigan won't be playing in front of fans.

“There is a reason to feel some confidence here,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a radio interview recently. “But we also have to measure (people’s) expectations and say life’s going to be different. We’re not going to be filling stadiums in the fall.”

With that in mind, Michigan football seems more than ready to deal with the new reality.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 2:27pm
Michael Barrett appears to be next in line at the VIPER position.

Michael Barrett likely suitor for VIPER role in Don Brown's defense.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 1:56pm
Don Brown looks to better prepare his players for higher tier teams.

Don Brown takes responsibility for readying his defense against top-tier opponents, especially Ohio State.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:19pm
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh writes letter on eligibility and student athletes

Jim Harbaugh hasn’t been shy to speak out in favor of student athletes before, and he continued to do so on Thursday.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:40pm
Sophomore running back Zach Charbonnet caused a high school opponent to fracture three vertebrae.

Zach Charbonnet has no qualms about playing with physicality. In his first game at Michigan last fall, Charbonnet earned plaudits for his pass protection. At 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, Charbonnet has the strength to go through defenders as a runner. Sometimes literally.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 5:05pm
When it comes to the status of college football in the fall, many unknowns remain.

This is to make two points. First, there is a myriad of opinions and information, and it’s going too fast for anyone to keep up. Making a coherent prediction out of that is impossible, but on aggregate, it doesn’t look good. Second, having college sports requires everyone — the federal government, 50 state governments, localities, school administrators, coaches, athletes themselves — to be on the same page.

Does that seem likely to you right now?

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 5:55pm

Then there is the rest of the package. Milton’s completion percentage didn’t rise above 50 throughout his time in high school. He throws with so much zip that it’s a problem — he said in the fall that his receivers would leave the field with dislocated fingers in high school. Nearly every time his name is mentioned, it is said that he needs to work on touch and accuracy. Those two things generally don’t threaten to derail the career of someone with as much talent as Milton before he even starts a game, but it remains to be seen whether they will prevent him from reaching his ceiling.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:51pm
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh must navigate a quarterback competition.

There’s no spring practice because of the COVID-19 crisis, and no chance for the media to ask questions of Harbaugh for the first time since the Citrus Bowl loss to Alabama.

Still, they remain pertinent. The Daily decided to break down three of the biggest questions surrounding the offense. Here they are:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 4:01pm

As part of its action to combat the spread of COVID-19, the University announced Wednesday that it will be canceling all events on campus convening over 100 people through April 21.

Per an official athletic department release, the ban extends to all U-M home athletic competitions. Those competitions will “be played as scheduled with only student-athletes, coaches, officials, essential personnel and a limit of two family members per participant in attendance,” according to the release.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 6:14pm
After helping Michigan to a Frozen Four two years ago, senior goaltender Hayden Lavigne has taken a back seat to Strauss Mann.

Over the course of this conversation, Lavigne will say all the right things. He’s accepting the role and doing what he can, enjoying the wins as they come. But it’s clear that two years ago, when he skated off the ice in Minneapolis after a Frozen Four loss, this wasn’t how Lavigne saw his career winding down.