Michigan fans got what they wanted. Jim Harbaugh is returning to his college campus to become the new Michigan football coach. [ MORE: Dienhart: This is huge | 5 reasons to be excited | Twitter reaction ] Everyone’s excited, and that includes the Bank of Ann Arbor, which changed its Twitter name to “Bank of Ann Arbaugh” and also released several billboards to welcome the former Michigan signal-caller back home. The billboards are really creative, too. This creativity shouldn’t surprise anyone. Remember, this is the same bank that received plenty of attention for its tweet about being open on Columbus
With Rich Rodriguez and Arizona having Fiesta Bowl media day obligations Tuesday, you knew someone would ask the former Michigan coach about Jim Harbaugh. [ MORE: Dienhart: This is huge | 5 reasons to be excited | Twitter reaction ] It happened, and he had a diplomatic and pro-Michigan response. See his full response to the Harbaugh hiring below. “I didn’t hear that. Really? What’s he getting paid? Gosh, you just caught me off-guard there. I didn’t think I’d get a Michigan question. I’m happy for Jim. And Michigan has great support without question. They’ve got tremendous fan support, great
The anticipation for Jim Harbaugh’s arrival at Michigan builds. This will be a huge get for the Wolverines, a move that should alter the pecking order in the Big Ten. Harbaugh wasn’t always an in-demand $8-million man. Here is a nice photo gallery of him growing up in Ann Arbor. (Start the sentimental music.) *** No shock at all to see Indiana RB Tevin Coleman go pro. The guy has done all he can in college. And the shelf life for a running back is only so long. Coleman became Indiana’s first All-Big Ten player since 2010 and set school
NEW ORLEANS – Everyone is saying the right things. Cardale Jones will be ready. Cardale Jones is working hard. Cardale Jones is on top of his game. And on it went from most any player with a microphone or tape recorder shoved in their face during media day at the Sugar Bowl when asked about the readiness of the Ohio State quarterback, who has exactly one career start under his belt as he preps to stare down mighty Alabama for a spot in the national championship game. “He has taken every rep, with the ones and twos,” said offensive tackle
Michigan has scheduled a Tuesday press conference at noon ET where Jim Harbaugh is expected to be introduced as the Wolverines’ new head football coach. BTN’s on-air coverage will start at 11:45 a.m. ET and run through the conclusion of the event. Our coverage will be available live online via BTN2Go.com as well as the BTN2Go app. Click this link at 11:45 a.m. ET to watch the event via BTN2Go. Rick Pizzo, Marcus Ray, J Leman, and Stanley Jackson will headline BTN’s special on-air report while Sue Ann Robak covers the scene in Ann Arbor with interviews from selected guests. At
Big Ten fans were treated to several outstanding individual performances in 2014. But now we ask, who had the top individual 2014 seasons?
Forget everything you have heard from coaches over the years about “defenses winning championships and big games.” The Sugar Bowl might be about the offenses.
Indiana running back Tevin Coleman is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. As a junior, Coleman rushed for 2,062 yards, a school record, and 15 touchdowns.
With the year coming to a close, it's time to take a look back at the Big Ten's top teams of 2014. See Tom Dienhart's top 5 list inside.
Nick Baumgardner of Mlive.com sums up the apparent hiring of Jim Harbaugh by Michigan: “It’s a grand slam.” This wouldn’t be just a big move for Michigan. It would be a huge move for the Big Ten … and college football. A true game-changer would be joining the sport. *** Penn State denizens are still buzzing over that Pinstripe Bowl win. Why not? When the Nittany Lions fell behind, 21-7, in the second half, I thought they were done. But Christian Hackenberg rallied the team to a tie and then a win in OT. What a victory to build on