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Michigan has 3 of top 10 assistant coaches salaries
USA Today revealed the top college assistant coaches salaries on Wednesday, and Michigan made a splash; the Wolverines are paying 3 of the top 10 in the country, led by defensive coordinator Don Brown. Additionally, Michigan ranks as the program paying the most in the Big Ten.
Jim Harbaugh wants 16 teams in CFP field
With the Big Ten’s absence from the 2017 College Football Playoff, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh once again argued for an expansion of the playoffs; this is the first season since its creation in 2014 that the CFP committee selected two teams (Georgia and Alabama) from the same conference. Harbaugh advocated for a 16-team playoff.
Outback Bowl ranks No. 4 in top bowl games
Sports Illustrated’s Eric Single released his countdown on Wednesday of the 38 best bowl games outside the College Football Playoff. Single slotted the Outback Bowl, between Michigan and South Carolina on Jan. 1, at No. 4.
Why Jim Harbaugh’s feud with Mark Dantonio fuels the rivalry
Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press explains why the feud between Harbaugh and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is good for the Wolverines-Spartans rivalry. The feud started up again this week when Dantonio complained about Michigan playing in the Outback Bowl ahead of the Spartans who will play in the Holiday Bowl.
LB Devin Bush Jr. embracing his role as top linebacker
Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi reveals how Michigan linebacker Devin Bush Jr. came to embrace his status as one of the top linebackers in the country and one of five finalists for the 2017 Butkus Award.
122 Michigan student-athletes earn recognition in fall 2017 Academic All-Big Ten teams
The Big Ten Conference released its fall 2017 Academic All-Big Ten teams, with a record 122 Michigan student-athletes earning recognition for their work in the classroom.
Way to go, Wolverines!
— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) December 6, 2017
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