Michigan QB set for spring practice, regardless of eligibility status; staff member dismissed after alleged DUI
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Michigan unlikely to know QB’s eligibility by spring practice
On Wednesday, the Associated Press’ Ralph Russo said it was unlikely that Michigan would know whether Ole Miss quarterback transfer Shea Patterson would be eligible to play this season by the time the Wolverines begin spring practice on March 23. Regardless, Patterson will be able to practice with the Wolverines starting March 23.
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Wolverines staff member dismissed after alleged DUI
According to Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press, Michigan athletic staff member Fergus Connolly is no longer employed at the school. Connolly — who was the director of performance science for the Michigan football program — was reportedly arrested on suspicion of drunk driving earlier this month. Baumgardner tweeted the news on Thursday afternoon, citing Michigan Athletics as the source.
Ed Warinner talks path to Michigan
Wolverines offensive line coach Ed Warinner talked with The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb about how he’s fitting in with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff, and what he likes about Harbaugh. Warinner has a lengthy history with Big Ten smash-mouth football and says he and Harbaugh see eye to eye about the need to implement that on offense.
Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey might start in 2019
Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi argues that, given Michigan’s emphasis on long-term development for its quarterbacks, 2018 likely won’t be Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey’s year to start. But if Shea Patterson leaves for the NFL in 2019, don’t be surprised if McCaffrey competes for the starting job in 2019.
Judge program on values, says former Michigan WR
Former Michigan wide receiver Ron Bellamy urges Wolverines fans to consider the program’s values with fourth-year coach Jim Harbaugh at the helm. Now a high school football coach, Bellamy says he used to judge progress in terms of both wins and losses and how he and his teammates developed within the program, but not anymore.
Michigan track and field athlete up for prestigious award
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