Football

Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warriner used to work with Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio in East Lansing.

Saturday will be nothing new for Ed Warinner. In fact, there’s not much anymore that is new for Warinner. Michigan’s offensive line coach remembers coaching as a graduate assistant in the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry “30-something years ago.”

Junior safety Josh Metellus was named Michigan’s defensive player of the week after the Wolverines’ win over Wisconsin.

The Michigan football team owns the nation’s top-ranked pass defense yet again in 2018, allowing fewer than 130 yards per game. That showed last Saturday when Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook did not complete a pass during the second and third quarters of the Wolverines’ eventual blowout win.

The Michigan football team will play Michigan State on Saturday in East Lansing.

In the week leading up to the Michigan-Michigan State football game each year, writers from the Daily and the student newspaper at Michigan State exchange columns.

Sophomore corner Ambry Thomas is preparing for the Michigan-Michigan State game on Saturday.

The old adage about in-state rivalries says the implications of a loss extend far beyond a single game. Sometimes, the worst part of defeat is hearing about it until the next contest is played. Ambry Thomas is quite familiar with that concept.

Junior quarterback Shea Patterson has focused on improvement working up to Saturday's game.

Though his statline is uninspiring — just 1,311 yards and 11 touchdowns — junior quarterback Shea Patterson has improved as a game manager and became everything and more to a Michigan team that thinks it's finally over the hump and deserving of a spot in the national discussion.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wants to take a break from the clichés surrounding the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry.

By now, you’ve probably heard Jim Harbaugh’s quote from his Monday press conference. The Michigan football coach was asked if he has given his players any directive on how to talk about the sixth-ranked Wolverines’ upcoming game with No. 24 Michigan State.

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It was hard to walk into Schembechler Hall on Monday afternoon without becoming suffocated by the hoards of media members and television cameras lining the room. This week, the vibe was noticeably different.

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Michigan embraces the extra emotion of its in-state rivalry

Michigan's offensive line beat up Wisconsin's front seven to the tun of 320 rushing yards.

Week after week, when the Wolverines have been asked about the offensive line, they unanimously spoke of improvements. Saturday, those improvements were proven.

Fifth-year senior defensive end Chase Winovich declared Saturday's game the beginning of "the revenge tour."

Excepting a 75-yard, garbage time touchdown drive, Michigan held Wisconsin to 208 yards and only one score.