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Former Michigan running back Ty Isaac predicts that the Wolverines will bounce back from their 2017 8-5 season. Isaac is still recovering from injuries as he gets ready for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Michigan will be ‘a force to be reckoned with’ in 2018; proposed rule change could make Shea Patterson eligible

Tolly Taylor

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Michigan will be ‘force to be reckoned with’ in 2018

Former Michigan running back Ty Isaac knows the Wolverines’ 8-5 season was disappointing to some, but that hasn’t shaken his confidence in the team’s ability to be great in the future. Isaac points to running backs Karan Higdon and Chris Evans and quarterback Brandon Peters as proof that the team is in good hands going forward.

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Proposed rule change could make Shea Patterson eligible

It’s not yet clear if quarterback Shea Patterson will be eligible to play for Michigan next season, but there’s some potential good news: An NCAA committee is working on a proposed rule change that would remove the requirement for players to sit out a season after transferring if they are leaving a team following a coaching change, according to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. Patterson’s situation would fit.

Dan Enos didn’t go to Michigan to skirt SEC no-compete clause

MLive’s Aaron McMann explains why Dan Enos’ reported departure from Michigan in favor of Alabama was not an attempt on Enos’ part to skirt an SEC no-compete clause; Enos’ contract at Arkansas, where he was previously employed as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach until he was fired in November, allowed him to work in the SEC right away should he be fired.

Michigan offers TE Karsen Barnhart

Tight end Karsen Barnhart from Paw Paw, Mich., still isn’t accustomed to getting offers from top Division I schools, but after Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh handed him his 13th, he should probably get used to it. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior visited Ann Arbor last weekend and described the trip as “unreal.”

Former Michigan coach takes job with Carolina Panthers

Brady Hoke, the former Michigan coach who helped recruit quarterback Tom Brady to the Wolverines, will become the defensive line coach for the Carolina Panthers, according to an ESPN report. This will be Hoke’s first NFL job.

Michigan men’s basketball returns to action Saturday against Minnesota

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