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Michigan sorry to see series with Notre Dame come to an end

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner threw for 173 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against Appalachian State. David Guralnick / Detroit News

Michigan plays at Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; there are no future games scheduled between the longtime rivals. Michigan coach Brady Hoke has not attempted to soften comments he made last year when he said Notre Dame was 'chickening out' of the series. More

Solid running game helps Michigan trample Appalachian State

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner, left, and wide receiver Devin Funchess celebrate after their third touchdown of the first half Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. David Guralnick / Detroit News

The Wolverines were looking for a lot of things that were lacking last season, and they found them against an overmatched team in the season opener at Michigan Stadium. More

Jim Brandstatter exceeds expectations in Michigan play-by-play debut

Michigan football broadcasters Jim Brandsatter, left, and Dan Dierdorf go over the lineup before Michigan's game against Appalachian State at Michigan Stadium. Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News

Once again, I failed to give Brandstatter enough credit. I completely underestimated his professionalism and the diversity of his broadcasting skills. Listening to their call of Michigan's 52-14 romp over Appalachian State, was an absolute joy. It really was. More

Michigan hopes to pluck Notre Dame one last time before series ends

Brady Hoke cheers on his team Saturday at Michigan Stadium. David Guralnick / Detroit News

Michigan plays at Notre Dame in a prime-time meeting on Saturday in what is the final game between the teams for the foreseeable future. The teams have played 41 times. More

Michigan freshman Jabrill Peppers OK after ankle injury

Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers (5) gets ready to tackle Appalachian State tight end Barrett Burns in the first quarter Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor David Guralnick / Detroit News

Peppers played one half in the Wolverines' 52-14 victory over Appalachian State in the season opener Saturday at Michigan Stadium, but an ankle injury suffered early in the game held him out of the second half. More

Michigan's Frank Clark jumps at chance to play special teams

Appalachian State linebacker Devan Stringer tackles Michigan wide receiver Freddy Canteen in the fourth quarter Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. David Guralnick / Detroit News

Senior defensive lineman Frank Clark had never before played on special teams, so when he got called for a personal foul, he was caught off guard. More

Will Hagerup excited about his return as Michigan punter

Michigan punter Will Hagerup says his focus has shifted from his punting average to trying to pin opponents close to their own goal line. He said he won't be nervous about his return today. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Will Hagerup is back, having served a one-year suspension, a punishment determined by Michigan coach Brady Hoke. Hagerup had been named the Big Ten's punter of the year in 2012 when he was suspended for the bowl game for an undisclosed team violation. More

Michigan vs. Appalachian State preview: Cox, Bryant move Mountaineers' offense

Kameron Bryant made a big splash after a late start last season. David Goldman / Associated Press

A lot has happened in the seven years since Appalachian State pulled off the mighty upset and Michigan is not really interested in history. More

Detroit News predictions: Michigan vs. Appalachian State

Devin Funchess returns after catching 49 passes for 748 yards in 2013. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Angelique S. Chengelis, Matt Charboneau, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their expert opinions. More

Four-star defensive lineman Darian Roseboro picks Michigan

Darian Roseboro chose the Wolverines over four other finalists — Alabama, Clemson, North Carolina and North Carolina State. Twitter

Roseboro becomes the 11th commitment in Michigan's 2015 recruiting class and the first defensive lineman. He has been a starter on the Lincolnton High varsity since his freshman season. More

Video: Ex-Michigan center Elliott Mealer shows off his Brady Hoke impression

Elliott Mealer does a mean Brady Hoke impression, without being mean about it. Instagram

Former Michigan center Elliott Mealer hasn't forgotten his days as a Wolverine, or the sound of his coach's voice. In a video posted on Instagram, Mealer offers up his best impression of Brady Hoke — and it is very, very strong. Close your eyes, and it's easy to be fooled. More

Devin Gardner won't last as Michigan's starting QB if turnovers don't stop

There could be another Michigan stunner, but it won't happen Saturday. Do not be surprised if starting quarterback Devin Gardner finishes the season on the bench — even if he remains healthy — if turnovers remain a problem. More

Michigan coach Brady Hoke: Big Ten still formidable without Braxton Miller-led Ohio State

Michigan coach Brady Hoke and the Wolverines open the season at home Saturday against Appalachian State. David Guralnick / Detroit News

Hoke appeared on the show on the eve of the Wolverines' season opener against Appalachian State on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. National pundits, however, believe without Miller out, the Big Ten will take a step back. More

Six Wolverines who could be team captains, if there were a vote

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner (98) is starting his second season at quarterback and said he doesn't need to be voted captain to feel like a captain. Steve Perez / Detroit News

Michigan coach Brady Hoke, a captain of the 1980 Ball State team, has acknowledged leadership was lacking last season. With the leadership council in place, with representatives from each class, he feels more comfortable with the option of game-by-game captains this fall. More

Sept. 1, 2007: The day the Big House shuddered

Then-Appalachian State head coach Jerry Moore is carried off the field after his team stunned Michigan on Sept. 1, 2007, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Michigan was ranked No. 5 in the nation and opening its season at home with a senior-laden offense against a team that resided in the Football Championship Subdivision. But the Mountaineers would stun the college football world that day. More

Michigan's Kyle Kalis, Joe Burzynski both working with first-team offense

Kyle Kalis is a 6-foot-5, 298-pound redshirt sophomore from Lakewood, Ohio. Detroit News / John T. Greilick

The right guard job is still up in the air with the Wolverines just a few days away from the season opener against Appalachian State on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. More

Michigan appeals denial of hardship waiver for RB Ty Isaac

Ty Isaac rushed for 236 yards on 40 carries (5.9-yard average) for Southern Cal last season. Associated Press / Chris Carlson

Hoke said it's unclear how long it will take go receive a response from the NCAA. If the appeal is denied, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Isaac will sit out this season. More

Michigan needs to follow Michigan State's lead, and embrace defense

Michigan defensive end Frank Clark should be consistently disruptive. As a senior, he needs to be a leader. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

There are schemes and slogans and all sorts of ways to piece together a winning season. But generally, there's one time-tested way to sustain it. Michigan State learned the hard way. Michigan is learning the same way. More

Michigan makes $2 million for Manchester United-Real Madrid match

There was an announced crowd of 109,318 for the Manchester United vs. Real Madrid match at Michigan Stadium. Associated Press / Paul Sancya

Michigan made an additional $2 million from its lease with Relevent Sports, which promoted the soccer match between Manchester United and Real Madrid that set an attendance record at Michigan Stadium on Aug. 2. More

Michigan freshman tackle Mason Cole, 18, playing like a veteran

Brady Hoke on Mason Cole: “He’s been able to handle everything we’ve thrown at him.” Michigan Athletics

No one notices Mason Cole. And that's a good thing. At least that's what Michigan coach Brady Hoke says, and he means it in the best way. More

Michigan revisits scene of disaster with upbeat attitude

Brady Hoke believes this team's attitude will bring improvement over last season: 'I think they have a little bit more of an edge.' John T. Greilick / Detroit News

As Michigan's coach embarks on what could be a career-defining season, he'll begin by reminding his players that while Appalachian State isn't the Division I-AA power it once was, it is, as he explained with a straight face Monday, 'the only school on the schedule this year that we have a losing... More

Devin Gardner ready to graduate from Michigan's school of hard knocks

Devin Gardner: 'Last year was my first year starting, and it was rough, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of adversity.' John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Doug Nussmeier's work from the get-go with Gardner was multi-faceted, but he wanted him to grasp the fact that while he is a tremendous athlete with big-play ability, he has to first let the system work for him. More

Devin Gardner, Jabrill Peppers make Michigan dangerous in Big Ten, analyst says

Defensive back and return man Jabrill Peppers already stands out among Michigan's freshmen. Tony Ding / Associated Press

Marcus Ray is uniquely qualified to offer valuable insight into the Michigan football program. Ray played for the Wolverines from 1995-98 and was a starting safety on the 1997 national championship team. More



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