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  1. Michigan kicker Matt Wile regains confidence with help from team

    Dan Murphy

    When Michigan kicker Matt Wile struggled in his first two games this season, he said it helped that his teammates were behind him. That's not quite as cliche as it may sound. Sure, Wile's fellow Wolverines told him not to worry when he missed t...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. The good, the bad, the future: Special teams

    Chantel Jennings

    And we now we finish up our position-by-position breakdown with the good, the bad and the future of the special teams. THE GOOD: Kicker Brendan Gibbons was clutch, for the most part, in 2013, nailing 44 of 44 extra points and hitting on 15 of 20 f...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  3. Week 12 helmet stickers

    Chantel Jennings

    Michigan got out of Evanston, Ill. with a win. It just took three overtimes. Here are three guys/groups who made that win possible. Kicker Brendan Gibbons and holder Drew Dileo. The Wolverines somehow managed to be coordinated enough to get their...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  4. U-M picks up second 2015 commit

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Two 2015 commits in just over 12 hours. It sounds as if Brady Hoke and Michigan are up to their old ways again, picking up multiple commitments in a short period of time. The first came Monday as kicker Andrew David (Massillon,...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  5. Kicker is Michigan's first 2015 commit

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Brady Hoke has pledged a commitment to special teams players. He showed this in the 2013 class by offering a scholarship to long snapper Scott Sypniewski (Ottawa, Ill./Marquette). And it keeps getting better for special teams recr...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  6. Michigan spring wrap

    Michael Rothstein

    2012 record: 8-5 2012 conference record: 6-2 Returning starters: Offense: 6; defense: 6; kicker/punter: 3 Top returners: QB Devin Gardner, WR Jeremy Gallon, TE Devin Funchess, LT Taylor Lewan, RT Michael Schofield, DT Quinton Washington, ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  7. David hoping to kick it with Michigan

    Brad Bournival

    The way Andrew David (Massillon, Ohio/Washington) sees it, everything is lining up perfectly. A top-ranked kicker in the Class of 2015 -- he is ranked third in the nation by the renowned Chris Sailer -- the 5-foot-9, 175-pound David has interest f...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  8. Michigan explains snapper scholarship

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Long snapper is a position in which offering a scholarship is still somewhat unorthodox. Much like giving kickers and punters scholarships a decade ago, this new wave of scholarship offers is slowly gaining acceptance. As footb...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  9. Michigan Wolverines cross paths with Alabama Crimson Tide on recr...

    Chantel Jennings

    Recruits say Michigan and Alabama have remarkably similar sales pitches. The key difference is pitchmen Brady Hoke and Nick Saban.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2012
  10. Michigan spring wrap

    Michael Rothstein

    Michigan 2011 overall record: 11-2 2011 conference record: 6-2 (2nd, Legends Division) Returning starters Offense: 6; defense: 8; kicker/punter: 2 Top returners QB Denard Robinson; RB Fitzgerald Toussaint; WR Roy Roundtree; WR Je...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  11. Spring position preview: Specialists

    Michael Rothstein

    For the past few seasons, Michigan has been searching for a good kicker. It had also been hoping that Will Hagerup would be a suitable replacement for Zoltan Mesko, now with the New England Patriots. And it had to try and solve a return game that ...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  12. Brendan Gibbons boots Michigan Wolverines to victory

    Michael Rothstein

    Brendan Gibbons struggled mightily as a freshman but put in the time and effort to get better. Tuesday at the Sugar Bowl, his confidence produced the game-winning kick.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  13. Brendan Gibbons steps up for Michigan Wolverines

    Chantel Jennings

    Kicker Brendan Gibbons shook off a lousy freshman season to emerge as a reliable offensive weapon for Michigan.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2011
  14. Brendan Gibbons pleasant surprise for Michigan Wolverines

    Chantel Jennings

    While young kicker Brendan Gibbons has developed some consistency, the punting and the return game have not been up to par.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  15. Special teams struggling for Michigan Wolverines

    Chantel Jennings

    The special teams have been a mixed bag, with coverage standing out while the return game has underwhelmed.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  16. Matt Wile fills in at punter for Michigan Wolverines

    Michael Rothstein

    Kicker Matt Wile figured he'd have a chance to play early, but he didn't realize he'd have to pick up the punting chores for a while, too.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2011