Football

Sophomore wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones caught his eighth touchdown pass of the season on Saturday.

Combined, Michigan’s offense managed just 15 points against a 10th-ranked team in a Saturday bowl game in Atlanta, despite having the talent — or, at the very least, potential — to do otherwise.

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ATLANTA — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh could do nothing but stand behind to the 20-yard line, hands on his knees, body hunched over, stride widened.

Junior quarterback Shea Patterson showed leadership in returning for his senior season

This is not where Shea Patterson expected him and his team to be. The junior quarterback is happy he gets to play football longer than the majority of other teams, sure, but Atlanta is not where he thought he’d be playing.

Defensive coordinator Don Brown interviewed for the head coaching job at Temple

Don Brown is in Atlanta, preparing for the seventh-ranked Wolverines’ matchup with No. 10 Florida in the Peach Bowl. Thursday, for the first time since the loss to the Buckeyes and the job rumors, Brown spoke to the media.

Redshirt junior Zach Gentry has yet to make a decision as to whether he will return next season

On a team littered with returning offensive talent, Gentry would serve as a centerpiece and a safety-blanket in Patterson’s second year under center. “He’s a heck of a target,” Patterson said, after the Maryland game on Oct. 6, in which Gentry caught seven passes for 112 yards.

Shea Patterson will return to Michigan for the 2019 season

When Shea Patterson announced that he was coming to Ann Arbor a year ago, he was hailed as a savior. That talk, while overstated, always had the same undertone though: Patterson would likely be at Michigan for just one year. On Friday afternoon, he announced otherwise.

For the first time in his tenure at Michigan, coach Jim Harbaugh likely secured the top recruiting class in the conference.

In total, Harbaugh and co. bring in 15 four-star players and nine three-star players to go along with Hill, the lone five-star, according to 247sports composite ranking. It will likely finish as Harbaugh’s 3rd top-10 class nationally, and, barring something unforeseen, the first time at Michigan he’s compiled the top class in the conference.

Devin Bush declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday

The All-American announced Wednesday morning that he will skip the Peach Bowl and declare for the NFL Draft, having suffered a hip injury at Ohio State in the last game of the regular season.

The Michigan football team landed a commitment from five-star safety Daxton Hill on Wednesday.

Daxton Hill, a five-star safety from Tulsa, Okla., officially committed to Michigan on Wednesday.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh missed out on the commitment of five-star defensive end Zach Harrison on Wednesday.

Harrison announced his commitment Wednesday via Twitter, ahead of the early deadline for the 2019 recruiting class to sign a National Letter of Intent.