Michigan’s Shea Patterson top 3 Heisman candidate; no charges for tweets about Jim Harbaugh
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Michigan’s Shea Patterson is top 3 Heisman candidate
NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread has Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson at No. 3 in his list of 18 top Heisman Trophy candidates. Goodbread argues Patterson is a “creative improviser” who could help produce for the Wolverines even if the offensive line or the play design break down. Games on the road against Ohio State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin this season could be the perfect time for Patterson to showcase his talent on the national stage.
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No charges for tweets about Jim Harbaugh
Last month, police opened an investigation into several tweets about Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, including one reference to “calling the morgue,” sent from an account claiming to belong to now former Michigan linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse. Mbem-Bosse later apologized for the tweets, and the University of Michigan Police Department closed its investigation into those tweets aimed at Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday.
The drawback of using transfer QBs
Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples explains why Harbaugh’s history of starting transfer quarterbacks could eventually hurt him on the recruiting trail. Staples points out that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, for instance, could win over a recruit the two schools were competing for by revealing that he has only started quarterbacks he has recruited in his years at Ohio State and Florida.
AD wants John Beilein, Jim Harbaugh to finish careers at Michigan
Speaking at the Big Ten’s spring meetings on Tuesday, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said he hopes Harbaugh and men’s basketball coach John Beilein finish their careers with the Wolverines. Manuel is currently working on a contract extension for Beilein, and Harbaugh’s contract expires in 2021.
Signee Michael Barrett ‘has prepared himself to be successful’
Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi talked to Lowndes High School (Valdosta, Ga.) coach Randy McPherson, who coaches Michigan 3-star signee Michael Barrett, to find out what he believes Barrett will bring to the Wolverines when he joins the program this summer.
Michigan women’s rowing qualifies for NCAA Tournament
WE’RE IN! The Wolverines are headed to the NCAA Championships later this month in Sarasota, Florida! #RowBlue 〽
— Michigan Rowing (@umichrowing) May 15, 2018
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