Michigan gets Morgan back for 2015
ANN ARBOR, MI (TheSpread) – Michigan got some good news this week as it found out that linebacker Desmond Morgan has been granted a fifth year of eligibility for a medical hardship.
The senior linebacker for the Wolverines missed the last 11 games of the 2014 season after injuring his arm in the season opener against Appalachian State. He took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the NCAA’s decision to allow him to return next season. While with the Wolverines, Morgan has 229 tackles and 14 tackles for loss while starting in 31 games.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan has 40/1 odds to win the 2016 College Football Playoffs. The Wolverines join Arkansas as the only teams with those odds. Ohio State is the current favorite with 9/2 odds while TCU has 8/1 odds.
Michigan is coming off a 5-7 record last season and a 3-5 mark in the Big Ten under coach Brady Hoke. Hoke was 31-20 in four years with the Wolverines, going just 18-14 in the Big Ten. He was fired at the end of the season and replaced by Jim Harbaugh, who left the San Francisco 49ers to return to his alma mater. Harbaugh last coached in college in the 2010 season when he led Stanford to a 12-1 record and 8-1 mark in the Pac-12.