The Michigan Wolverines have been in attrition season since the end of the 2019 campaign with several players and coaches moving on from the program. We’ve decided to compile them in a handy-dandy list here, as well as keep track of the guys that decided to transfer out starting in the fall and leading up to the 2020 season.
We will continue to update this if more news surfaces.
Chris Partridge (safeties/special teams) —> Ole Miss (co-defensive coordinator/safeties)
Anthony Campanile (linebackers) —> Miami Dolphins (Linebackers)
Bob Shoop (Former Mississippi State defensive coordinator) —> Safeties coach
Brian Jean-Mary (Former South Florida assistant head coach/defensive coordinator) —> Linebackers coach
WR Tarik Black —> Texas
OL Stephen Spanellis —> Vanderbilt
LB Jordan Anthony
S J’Marick Woods —> Duke
RB Tru Wilson —> Northern Colorado
TE Mustapha Muhammad —> Houston
CB Jaylen Kelly-Powell
DT Michael Dwumfour —> Rutgers
LB Devin Gil —> South Florida
WR Nico Collins: Staying
Perhaps the biggest win of the offseason so far is Collins’ decision to stick around. Of the “big three” of Michigan’s wide receivers from last season, he is the best of them and that they were able to keep him around is huge for whoever wins the quarterback derby.
WR Donovan Peoples-Jones: Leaving
Peoples-Jones decided to declare after the Citrus Bowl. He then slid down draft boards and was selected in the sixth round by the Cleveland Browns.
OL Cesar Ruiz: Leaving
Ruiz’s gamble on himself paid off, as he was selected in the first round of the draft by the New Orleans Saints.
DE Kwity Paye: Staying
Paye made his standing official before the bowl game and never seemed to heavily consider going pro. Michigan will once again have two of the best defensive ends in the country next season in Paye and Aidan Hutchinson.
DE/LB Josh Uche: Leaving
Uche is another player that NFL personnel people expected to rise through the draft process. He was a second round pick of the New England Patriots.
CB Ambry Thomas: Staying
Thomas has a breakout season and was arguably Michigan’s best cornerback after dealing with colitis during the summer. We were not sure he’d even suit up this season, but he made it back in time for the opener and made his presence felt right away. Don’t be surprised if he is a captain next season.