Michigan Wolverines news: 5-stars impressed by natty, Michigan football returns home to celebrate

Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football team celebrated at home in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, plus more Michigan Wolverines news.
Braving the rain, University of Michigan fans lined up and reach over barriers to greet UM head
Braving the rain, University of Michigan fans lined up and reach over barriers to greet UM head / Kimberly P. Mitchell / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jim Harbaugh was living his best life on Tuesday night as the Michigan Wolverines arrived home from Houston as national champions of college football.

Harbaugh was as cheerful as ever. The Michigan Wolverines sang he's a jolly good fellow and the Michigan football head coach took a lap around the practice field to celebrate with fans.

It was epic. We don't know exactly what Jim Harbaugh is going to do. He hasn't wanted to discuss his future and who could blame him? Harbaugh just completed the crowning achievement of his coaching career with a legendary Michigan football team.

Let them enjoy it. Although the fans were trying to pressure J.J. McCarthy to return for another season, chanting "One More Year" at the Michigan Wolverines starting quarterback who told the crowd "he loved them from the bottom of his heart."

“Let’s enjoy this one tonight. We’ll worry about that one [later],” McCarthy said via The Wolverine. “I just got to say this — I don’t know how I can leave y’all. Everything about this place just made it home for me, and I just love every single one of y’all from the bottom of my heart. It’s all about ‘the team, the team, the team’ here, and you guys are included. You guys are the team, so we appreciate you so frickin’ much. Love you guys. Go Blue.”

Like all Michigan football fans, I hope McCarthy and Harbaugh return. I want Harbaugh to get a lifetime contract, but I also won't begrudge either if they leave for the NFL. They have given me enough wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

5-star recruits take note of Michigan Wolverines national championship

You wonder if there will be a recruiting impact from the national championship win. And while it's too early to see if there will be any concrete results, so far, the five-star recruits that Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports has talked to came away impressed.

David Sanders, the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2025 class and a former teammate of Michigan's four-star quarterback Signee Jadyn Davis, was one of the recruits to sing his praises.


Hopefully, Michigan football can start landing more highly-ranked players but after the past three seasons, the Wolverines have also shown that their way of scouting and developing works pretty well.

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