Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:49pm
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Giles Jackson, then a four-star whose position in college was at question, committed last September. His skillset, based around speed, not size or technique, didn’t seem to fit into Jim Harbaugh and Pep Hamilton’s offense. To succeed as a receiver, Jackson would need to be put into open space, where he could make use of that skill set and pick up yardage after the catch. Gattis, of course, has built his offense around that very concept.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 3:12pm
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There are separate repercussions on all sides for all of these games. Michigan football got a highlight in what seemed poised to be a lost season. Michigan hockey fell further back on its heels, then got kicked into the dirt. But this is not a platform to try and mix football and hockey analysis. It’s one to dissect a rivalry, and what it means to the people in it.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 7:20pm
Sophomore receiver Ronnie Bell had 150 yards on nine receptions in Michigan's 44-10 win over Michigan State..

As the Michigan football team returned to the sideline with the end zone covered in towels, a stadium rocking and the game in hand, Ronnie Bell had his helmet off. He was talking to Josh Gattis. It was the start of the fourth quarter and the Wolverines were leading by 24. Whatever advice was being given, it probably wasn’t urgent.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:26pm
Four years after the notorious error that led Michigan to lose to Michigan State, Scott Sypniewski is still grappling with that day.

Four years after the punt that changed the course of history for the Michigan football team, the hurt still lingers.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:43pm
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is 20-23 since 2016.

This matters because Dantonio is about to lead his team into the biggest game of its season. And, perhaps more than any other point in his 13-year tenure as Michigan State’s coach, the Spartans’ season is tied into the result.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 8:58pm
Despite two losses on the season, the Michigan football team still has three chances, including two rivalry games, to make a statement.

A two-loss Wolverines played a Maryland team that likely won’t qualify for a bowl. Michigan won, 38-7, in a game it was supposed to win by something like that score. The outcome was never in doubt. A healthy percentage of the fans in College Park wore maize and blue, and then went home happy.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 4:23pm
Senior safety Josh Metellus had nine tackles and an interception on Saturday.

COLLEGE PARK — After the ball had found Josh Metellus and landed in his hands like a soft pop-up, after he had gotten up from the pile and turned toward the sideline and after Maryland’s hope of doing something had been extinguished as much as mathematically possible in the first quarter of a football game, he let everyone know it.

He hopped around, hands clapping together, then one going to a money sign. He high-fived Brad Hawkins, then swaggered back to the bench with a helmet-tap from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
Defensive coordinator Don Brown has adjusted to include more zone coverage this season.

Five months after The Game happened, Don Brown was still getting asked about it. His vaunted defense, one that dominated 10 straight teams and seemed like a train rolling into Columbus last year, couldn’t stand up to Ohio State.

The Buckeyes whipped Michigan, scoring 62 points on the back of crossing route after crossing route, with the basic man-coverage beaters doing their jobs. And when spring ball came around last April, Brown was still answering for it.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:12pm
The NCAA’s Board of Directors voted to start moving its rules towards becoming consistent with the California law, the Fair Pay to Play Act, that will allow college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness starting in 2023.

Earlier this month, when California passed its Fair Pay to Play Act, allowing college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness starting in 2023, mum was the word among Michigan’s football players.

The would-be beneficiaries generally claimed ignorance. Some, like senior left tackle Jon Runyan Jr., were more forthcoming, saying they understand why some would benefit from the extra money that would come with the bill.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:28am
Redshirt freshman running back Hassan Haskins ran for 149 yards against Notre Dame.

If there was any question as to what Michigan is good at before Saturday, there isn’t now. This was Warinner’s run game — outside zones, pin-and-pulls and the rest — in full force, and it sprung the Wolverines for 303 yards on the ground and a 45-14 win over Notre Dame. They held a two-score lead before Shea Patterson even had a passing yard.