Football

Michigan's defense has a chance for a bounce-back performance Saturday.

The Wolverines and Golden Gophers match run-first offenses and hard-nosed defenses Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

As a quarterback in a run-first offense for a football team in a hockey-first state, Leidner often gets overlooked.

Jay Harbaugh was saddened to hear of Jerry Kill's retirement.

The Wolverines now have three days to prepare to face a new-look Minnesota team on Saturday.

Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced his retirement Wednesday morning, effective immediately, citing longstanding health concerns. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys was named interim head coach and will coach the Golden Gophers when they host Michigan on Saturday.

A.J. Williams has become a potent receiving threat in his senior season.

A.J. Williams’ success came down to an innocuous question that Harbaugh asked Williams: “Please, will you run faster, A.J.?”

Joe Bolden was confined to the locker room for the second half of the Michigan State game.

Bolden’s shot at redemption this season was cut short by an ejection.

Jalen Watts-Jackson recovered the fumble that put Michigan into seven stages of grief.

The thought of the play still stings the hearts of Michigan fans. In 10 short seconds, a defeat of a top-10 team and in-state rival turned into the Wolverines’ worst nightmare.

Dymonte Thomas said Michigan's defensive players look out for one another.

Dymonte Thomas applies his father’s mindset to Michigan’s defense: “You fight one, you fight us all.”

De'Veon Smith believes the timing of Michigan's bye week will help the team.

Michigan will have to move on, but it won’t get the chance this weekend, with a bye week between now and next Saturday’s game at Minnesota.

Blake O'Neill is recovering from the failed punt play that ended Saturday's game.

O’Neill met with the media Tuesday at Michigan’s Schembechler Hall, choosing to face the sudden burst of attention coming his way, not run from it.