Najee Harris Fail, Pep Hamilton, and Aubrey Solomon - Michigan Sports News 1/8/2017

Najee Harris Chooses Darth Saban

1/8/2017 - The Dark Side of the Force has gained a powerful apprentice in Najee Harris. Apparently, the nation's number one recruit and consensus top RB Najee Harris will be playing for Nick Saban (Darth Vader) and Alabama on Saturdays. Boo! Just gives me even more reason to hate Bama. His plane has officially landed in Birmingham (sigh). On the good news side, last year's #1 RB Kareem Walker is already in Ann Arbor and making strides towards playing in 2017.

Pep Hamilton to be Michigan's Next QB Coach

1/8/2017 - Okay, this is breaking new ground even for Jim Harbaugh. Michigan is supposedly telling recruits that they will be adding the Cleveland Browns associate head coach Alonzo Pep Hamilton to its staff as the new QB's and WR's coach (I assume) replacing the departing Jedd Fisch. So, Michigan will have an NFL level OC in Tim Drevno and an NFL level OC coaching QB's and Receivers now as well (especially crazy given that Harbaugh is known for his work with QB's as well)?  The news is not official yet, and the Browns are saying they are confident that Pep will stay with Cleveland but Mark Snyder is reporting that the full Hue Jackson quote is less optimistic than the soundbite making the rounds currently.

Aubrey Solomon Has Michigan in His Final Four

1/8/2017 - So, Aubrey Solomon, Defensive Tackle, was a Michigan commit then de-committed, then he was recorded making disparaging comments about Michigan on tape...But, yesterday, he put Michigan back in his final four. Sam Webb of "The Wolverine" has been insisting for two days that Michigan still has a real chance to snag Solomon.