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Michigan adds Jean-Mary, Shoop to defensive staff

Jan. 18, 2020 3:36 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Brian Jean-Mary as linebackers coach, Bob Shoop as safeties coach and elevated Jay Harbaugh to special teams coordinator. The Wolverines made the announcements Saturday. Harbaugh, the son of coach Jim Harbaugh, will continue coaching running backs as well....

Joe Roberson, Michigan AD during '97 championship, dies

Jan. 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Joseph “Joe” Roberson, the University of Michigan athletic director who served during the football team's national championship season in 1997, died Monday, school officials said. He was 84. Roberson died at his home in Grand Blanc, near Flint, the university announced...

Michigan RB Tru Wilson plans to transfer

Jan. 10, 2020 3:37 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan running back Tru Wilson says he's planning to transfer. He announced his decision Thursday on social media. “I appreciate everything the University of Michigan has done for me these last 4 years,” Wilson said on his Twitter account. “I will graduate in...

San Diego State's Rocky Long retires, replaced by Hoke

Jan. 8, 2020 7:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Rocky Long-Brady Hoke circle is complete. Long announced his retirement Wednesday as San Diego State's football coach after taking the Aztecs to nine straight bowl games. He was replaced by Hoke, the Aztecs' defensive line coach. Nine years ago, Long was promoted from defensive...

Michigan WR Nico Collins staying in school for senior year

Jan. 5, 2020 5:41 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wide receiver Nico Collins is staying in school for his senior season. Collins announced his plans Sunday on social media. His return should provide a boost for an offense that has to replace quarterback Shea Patterson, four starting offensive linemen and two key receivers....

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones leaving Michigan to enter NFL draft

Jan. 4, 2020 5:06 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Peoples-Jones announced his plans Saturday night on social media. The 6-foot-2, 208-pound Detroit native had 103 receptions for 1,327 yards with 14 touchdowns over his three-year...

Michigan C Cesar Ruiz says he's entering NFL draft

Jan. 3, 2020 6:02 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan center Cesar Ruiz says he's forgoing his senior season and entering the NFL draft. Ruiz announced his intentions in a statement on social media Friday. Ruiz was named to the watch list for the 2019 Rimington Trophy and Outland Trophy. “Since the day I touched a...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin stands on the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Towson in College Park, Md. Former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin, who was fired during the 2018 season following the death of a player who had collapsed during offseason conditioning drills, was hired Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, as an assistant by Mississippi. Durkin, who spent last season as a consultant with the Atlanta Falcons, will join new Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin's defensive staff. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ole Miss hires former Maryland coach Durkin as assistant

Jan. 2, 2020 6:48 PM EST

Former Maryland coach D.J. Durkin, who was fired during the 2018 season following the death of a player who had collapsed during offseason conditioning drills, was hired Thursday as an assistant by Mississippi. Durkin, who spent part of this past season as a consultant with the Atlanta Falcons, will join new Ole...

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, right, congratulates tight end Nick Eubanks (82) after he caught a 7-yard touchdown pass against Alabama during the first half of the Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Jim Harbaugh closes 4th straight season with 2 losses in row

Jan. 2, 2020 5:46 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was hired five years ago at Michigan, hailed as the coach who would restore glory for college football's winningest program. It might happen, but it hasn't yet. The future, Harbaugh insisted, is bright. “I feel good about that," he told reporters Wednesday after...

FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Nate Woody watches play during a Georgia Tech spring football intra-squad scrimmage, in Atlanta. Army has named Nate Woody as its defensive coordinator. Woody comes to West Point after stints as a defensive analyst at Michigan, defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach at Georgia Tech, and defensive coordinator at Appalachian State and Wofford. He succeeds John Loose, who 's been promoted to assistant head coach. “Nate is a veteran coach that has led some of the nation’s top defenses year in and year out,

Nate Woody named Army defensive coordinator

Jan. 2, 2020 3:03 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has hired Nate Woody as its defensive coordinator. Woody comes to West Point after stints as a defensive analyst at Michigan, defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach at Georgia Tech and defensive coordinator at Appalachian State and Wofford. He succeeds John Loose,...