Football

J.J. McCarthy is Michigan's best quarterback commit in years.

Matt Holm is an old-school guy, the type to avoid social media. He’d rather be locked away watching film in his capacity as defensive coordinator at Batavia High School. 

Donovan Edwards is a recruit Michigan needs to assert itself in the state.

When he speaks, a group of reporters swarms, as if he’s already at Michigan — or Georgia or Oklahoma or any of the other major Division I programs in pursuit of his talents. And when he’s done, the lights darken, as if they had waited for the night’s brightest star to be done dazzling.

Michigan's defense lost 3-star linebacker commit Casey Phinney to Boston College.

On Saturday morning, the Michigan football team’s 2021 recruiting class lost its second member in as many weeks when three-star inside linebacker Casey Phinney flipped his commitment to Boston College.

Michigan will play Michigan State in Week 2 this year.

Below is Michigan’s 2020 schedule:

Jalen Mayfield will reportedly return to play for Michigan this year.

When Michigan begins its season on Oct. 24, it will do so with one of its top prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft.

Joe Milton became Michigan's presumed starter at quarterback this week.

For years, Joe Milton’s talent has been a mercurial talking point at the tip of Michigan coaches’ tongues. There are the stories, repeated ad nauseum, of his arm strength. Early in his Michigan career, the stories go, he injured receivers with passes zipped in at warp speed.

Kwity Paye led an initiative to get football players registered to vote.

Paye and graduate Michigan defensive lineman Carlo Kemp couldn’t stand being complacent, so they decided to take action. The one thing they could control was getting themselves and their team registered to vote.

Chris Hinton Jr. will play this season, his father told The Daily on Thursday.

And with players largely shuttling between their apartments and practice facilities, Chris Sr. is confident that schools will be able to prevent outbreaks.

Josh Ross is excited to play football this fall.

Hearing the news changed the tenor of Michigan’s practice on Wednesday. The intensity was higher. The adrenaline, too. Football was back.

Mark Schlissel addressed football season during Thursday's Board of Regents meeting.

“This will not affect our campus testing capacity,” Schlissel said. “Football will not be played in front of fans this fall, but it will be great to have coach (Jim) Harbaugh and out outstanding team representing U-M in the months ahead.

“If all goes well, the first game is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 23 and 24.”