** By the end of the week Michigan will have hired its next athletic director. He is Warde Manuel, the current athletic director at Connecticut. He played football at Michigan; he and Jim Harbaugh were teammates in 1986. Manuel also worked for years in the Michigan athletic department as an administrator.
** The 47-year-old will replace interim athletic director Jim Hackett.
** Wide receiver Eddie McDoom has committed to the Wolverines. He is from West Orange High School in Florida. (See January 20 post “hOke tO OregOn” for more background.)