Football

Junior receiver Nico Collins will return to Michigan for his senior season.

One day after Donovan Peoples-Jones declared for the NFL draft, junior receiver Nico Collins announced he will return to Michigan for his senior season.

Junior receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones declared for the NFL Draft on Saturday.

On Saturday afternoon, junior receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones declared for the NFL Draft, electing to forgo his final season of eligibility.

Center Cesar Ruiz declared for the NFL Draft on Friday.

Junior center Cesar Ruiz has elected to forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft.

Chris Partridge left Michigan Thursday morning for Ole Miss.

Special teams coordinator and safeties coach Chris Partridge left the Michigan football program Thursday morning, taking a coaching position at Ole Miss under Lane Kiffin.

Presented by The Michigan Daily's sports section, a rotating cast of writers discusses Michigan sports.

Sitting on a ballroom floor in the Rosen Grand Plaza Hotel ballroom, The Daily recaps Michigan's Citrus Bowl loss and looks ahead to 2020.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh failed to reach 10 wins this season.

“I think that there was a lot of value for our program and our team to be able to come and get a reward, first of all, for having a successful season,” Saban said. “I know most people would think that 10-2 was a good season. That's not necessarily our standard.”

For Harbaugh and the Wolverines, it is. In a good year.

Senior quarterback Shea Patterson played his last game at Michigan on Wednesday.

ORLANDO, Fla. — It was 487 days ago Shea Patterson stood at the podium in a crammed media room in South Bend, trying to explain what went wrong in Michigan’s 24-17 loss to Notre Dame. He’d been on campus for no more than six months.

Sophomore linebacker Cam McGrone said the defense gave up too many explosive plays in its 35-16 loss to Alabama.

And yet, the defense did what it could. Any realistic gameplan against Alabama was going to include winning in the 30s or 40s. The Crimson Tide’s 35 points tied a season low, and they might not have even gotten that many if not for a fourth-quarter Shea Patterson interception. They were just 4-for-10 on third down. They were on the field for over nine fewer minutes than the Wolverines.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The last time Michigan won a game as an underdog was Nov. 16, 2013. Not through multiple 10-win seasons. Not through the Jim Harbaugh era.

Presented by The Michigan Daily's sports section, a rotating cast of writers discusses Michigan sports.

From an Orlando hotel, The Daily previews Michigan's New Year's Day matchup against Alabama.