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Michigan DL Michael Dwumfour tweets move to transfer portal

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For the Michigan Wolverines football program, Tuesday saw the team’s defensive line depth take a bit of a hit.

On his personal Twitter account, Michael Dwumfour announced that he has decided to place his name into the NCAA transfer database.  The redshirt junior defensive lineman confirmed in the tweet that he’s leaving the Michigan Wolverines football team as a graduate transfer.

The 2020 season will be Dwumfour’s final year of eligibility.

“My time here at Michigan has come to an end,” Dwumfour wrote in the goodbye post. “These past four years [have] been some of the best [times] of my life. I’ve learned and matured so much here, I’ve built relationships that will last a lifetime. I would like to thank Coach Harbaugh, Coach Brown, Coach Nua, Coach Herb and staff and the athletic training staff for all they’ve done for me.”

 

A three-star member of U-M’s 2016 recruiting class, Dwumfour was the No. 23 player at any position in the state of New Jersey.  He received a medical redshirt for his true freshman season.

Dwumfour played in 33 games during his time with the Wolverines, including 10 in 2019.  He also started four of those contests, with half of those coming this past season.

Dwumfour is the third Michigan Wolverines football player to enter the transfer portal this month, joining running back Tru Wilson (HERE) and defensive back Jaylen Kelly-Powell (HERE).

Michigan kicker Quinn Nordin punts on early entry to NFL, per report

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The early indication seems to suggest Michigan kicker Quinn Nordin will be staying in Ann Arbor to kick more field goals in 2020. The NFL, at least for now, is on hold for Nordin according to a report on Tuesday.

According to Brandon Justice of The Wolverine Lounge, Nordin has decided to return to Michigan for his senior season. NFL scouts drooling over Nordin’s powerful kicking abilities will have to wait another year to potentially add Nordin to their rosters. Nordin’s 57-yard field goal to close out the first half of the Citrus Bowl against Alabama was all that was needed to fuel the possibility of Nordin leaving Michigan for the NFL with a year of eligibility on the table.

No official word has come from Nordin or Michigan at this time, but the return of Nordin should be terrific news for the Wolverines. Although Nordin has had his struggles at times during his career in maize and blue, especially with accuracy on relatively shorter kicks, the ability to kick a field goal from 40, 45, or 50 or more yards is a luxury every college football program would covet.

Nordin converted 10 of 13 field-goal attempts during the 2019 season. Nordin has converted 40 of 53 field goal attempts in his college career.

Son of Michigan OL coach Ed Warinner transfers to U-M from Michigan State

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A very familiar surname has been added to the Michigan football team.

A Michigan football spokesperson confirmed to mlive.com that Edward Warinner has enrolled at the university will play for the Wolverines in 2020.  Warinner is the son of U-M offensive line coach Ed Warinner.

It was confirmed earlier this month that the younger Warinner had entered the NCAA transfer database, the first step in leaving Michigan State.

It’s believed that Warinner will have to sit out the 2020 season.  He would then have two years of eligibility beginning in 2021.

Warinner was a three-star member of Michigan State’s 2018 recruiting class, rated as the No. 51 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 48 player at any position in the state of Ohio.  After redshirting as a true freshman, Warinner played in seven games this past season.  Most of that action came on special teams.

The elder Warinner has spent the past two seasons as the line coach at Michigan and will be entering his third year with Jim Harbaugh‘s program in 2020.  He’s also spent time at Minnesota (2017), Ohio State (2012-16), Notre Dame (2010-11), Kansas (2007-09; 2003-04) and Illinois (2005-06).  In 1985-86, Warinner was a graduate assistant at MSI.

Michigan RB Tru Wilson tweets decision to transfer

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The depth in the Michigan Wolverines football backfield has been pared a bit thanks to Tru Wilson‘s social-media announcement.

On Twitter Thursday, the running back revealed that he has decided to transfer from the Wolverines. Wilson gave no specific reason for the parting of ways, although playing time, or lack thereof, was likely a significant factor.

“I appreciate everything the University of Michigan has done for me these last 4 years,” the back wrote.

According to Wilson, he will graduate from U-M this spring.

Wilson originally joined the Michigan Wolverines football program as a two-star walk-on in 2016.  He was placed on scholarship during summer camp two years later.

During his time with the Wolverines, Wilson ran for 586 yards and two touchdowns on 107 carries.  In 2018, he set career-highs with 64 attempts for 364 yards.  This past season, he ran for 221 yards and a score in averaging an even five yards per carry.

Wilson didn’t record a carry in U-M’s Citrus Bowl loss to Alabama.

Indiana promotes ex-Michigan QB Nick Sheridan to OC

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For its new offensive boss, Indiana Hoosiers football didn’t have to look very far.

IU on Friday morning confirmed that Tom Allen has promoted Nick Sheridan to offensive coordinator.  Sheridan will also coach quarterbacks for the Hoosiers in addition to his coordinating duties.

Sheridan replaces Kale DeBoer, who left last month to take the head job at Fresno State.

“Nick is one of the bright, young offensive minds in our game,” the Indiana Hoosiers head football coach said in a statement. “I have the absolute confidence that he is prepared to keep the continuity in our offensive system and allow us to build off of the success we had in 2019.”

Sheridan, who played his college football at Michigan, has spent the past three seasons with the Hoosiers.  He was the tight ends coach in 2019 after coaching quarterbacks the first two years.

Sheridan has also spent time as an offensive graduate assistant at Tennessee (2014-16) and quarterbacks coach/passing-game coordinator at both USF (2013) and Western Kentucky (2012).

“I’m extremely humbled and grateful for this opportunity,” Sheridan said. “Thank you to Coach Allen for his confidence and belief in me. I’m very excited to continue to work with an incredible staff that truly Loves Each Other. Lastly, and most importantly, I want to thank our players for how hard they competed and how well they performed this season. I’m very excited about the future here at IU and thankful to be a part of it.”