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Michigan's recruiting class, which 247Sports ranks No. 21, might seem weak now, but plenty of poorly viewed classes went on to be great for the Wolverines.

Jim Harbaugh a big loser on National Signing Day; Michigan could turn bad recruiting luck into Big Ten title

Tolly Taylor

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Jim Harbaugh a big loser on National Signing Day

The New York Post’s Corey Masisak argues that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had a disappointing signing day. What’s worse, Masisak says, is that Harbaugh’s recruiting record is starting to look just like Brady Hoke’s, his predecessor with the Wolverines.

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Signing Day not good for Wolverines

Sports Illustrated’s Chris Johnson lists the Wolverines as one of the biggest losers on National Signing Day. Johnson argues that combination of losing out on 5-star tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere and 4-star linebacker Otis Reese plus the fact Ohio State and Penn State had top-five classes made Michigan one of the biggest losers.

Michigan could turn bad recruiting luck into Big Ten title

Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi explains why Harbaugh’s bad luck with recruiting this year doesn’t necessarily mean the Wolverines can’t win the Big Ten. To make her case, Lenzi points to past recruiting classes that weren’t regarded as impressive at the time, but then ended up being great for Michigan three or four years later.

No update on Shea Patterson eligibility

Harbaugh said Wednesday he has no update on the eligibility process of transfer quarterback Shea Patterson. Per a report from CBS earlier this week, Patterson and the rest of the Ole Miss players seeking NCAA eligibility are in the process of submitting a formal appeal.

Wolverines reportedly interview Jim McElwain for assistant coaching job

According to Josh Henschke of The Michigan Insider, Harbaugh interviewed former Florida coach Jim McElwain for a Michigan football assistant coaching job recently. Henschke’s report does not specify what McElwain’s job would be or when the interview took place.

Michigan women’s baskeball tops Northwestern

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