Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has lost two assistant coaches to Ohio State.

What has to change is something systemic. There either has to be a greater buy-in within the program to elevate players to a new level, a change in philosophy to use players’ talents more effectively or an uptick in recruiting that injects Michigan with players too good to fail.

Mattison spent eight seasons on staff at Michigan.

Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison has accepted a job to join the staff at Ohio State, as first reported by the Wolverines Wire. And for Harbaugh and Michigan, an offseason already sure to be rife with questions just reached a fever pitch.

Zach Gentry declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday.

Zach Gentry came to Michigan as a quarterback, the first recruited by Jim Harbaugh. On Wednesday, he announced he’ll leave early for the NFL, as a tight end.

Cornerback David Long started all 13 games each of the past two seasons.

Three days after junior cornerback Lavert Hill announced his decision to return to Michigan for his senior season, his counterpart, David Long, has opted to declare for the NFL draft.

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After Michigan's disastrous 41-15 loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl, the Daily recaps the game and the season that was.

Chase Winovich said that Michigan was, "building a powerhouse," weeks before getting blown out by Florida in the Peach Bowl.

“Next year, we’re not going to try to go backwards,” Winovich said, speaking of the program he’s now leaving. While Winovich might be correct that regression seems unlikely, the Harbaugh era has become increasingly defined by one question: Is progression really any more likely?

Junior VIPER Khaleke Hudson was frustrated with his team's performance in the Peach Bowl.

When the Wolverines needed their defense at the end of the season, when the stakes were raised, and the opponents were better, the unit wilted. They gave up a program-record 62 points to No. 6 Ohio State and then allowed 41 more to the tenth-ranked Gators on Saturday.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has lost three straight bowl games after the Wolverines' loss to Florida.

The general lethargy and missteps by Michigan beg the question: What can’t Harbaugh see that everyone else, including the opponent, can see so vividly?

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.


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.