DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Wilton Speight #3 of the Michigan Wolverines flips the football to running back Chris Evans #12 in the third quarter during a college football game against the UCF Knights at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the UCF Knights 51 – 14. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)Michigan’s football program announced this evening that one of the Wolverines’ top offensive players is no longer on the team.Chris Evans, Michigan’s projected starting running back for the 2019 season, is no longer a part of the program.Rumors had been swirling about Evans’ status for the past couple of days, though nothing had been confirmed by the Wolverines.Tonight, Michigan confirmed that Evans was off the team.“Chris Evans is not a member of the football team at this time,” Michigan’s David Ablauf, Associate AD for Football Communications, announced.He added: “Privacy laws prohibit us from commenting further.”Chris Evans is not a member of the football team at this time — per David Ablauf, Associate AD for Football Communications. “Privacy laws prohibit us from commenting further.”— angelique (@chengelis) February 5, 2019Evans, a former four-star recruit, was expected to have a major role on Michigan’s offense in 2019.The running back totaled 423 yards and four touchdowns in 2018, rushing for 5.2 yards a carry.Michigan could now be forced to rely heavily on former walk-on Tru Wilson, whom Harbaugh is really high on.“He’s really seeing things well. He’s not running into the thick of defenders and is able to see the hole and go for the soft shoulder of the defender rather than trying to take him right down the middle,” Harbaugh said during the 2018 season. “His pass protection is very good. He’s continuing to improve. He’s a team favorite.”Michigan is expected to start the 2019 season ranked in the top 15.
Rabat – Idriss Azami Al Idrissi, president of the Justice and Development Party’s (PJD) House of Representatives team, has said that the Secretary General of the party, Abdelilah Benkirane, did not leave the political scene, adding that nobody can stop his political career.While he was being invited to Moroccan channel Medi 1’s “One Hour for Persuasion” tv show on Saturday, the mayor of Fez, Azami said “Our country needs men like Professor Abdelilah Benkirane, who has strength to stand up for rights and stand out against anyone who aims to disrupt reform.”Azami went on to warn of missing “charismatic” politicians in Morocco, adding that the silence of Abdelilah Benkirane, following his dismissal as appointed Head of Government in mid-March, has two interpretations; “First, silence reflects the difficult situation that the PJD is experiencing.” “We were on a particular path, then we turned down another track,” he said. “Second, the silencing of officials does not withdraw them from the political arena… it was done to facilitate the process of forming the government and its official appointment.”After a three-month of disappearance, Benkirane, who was the former Head of Government for five years, has broken his silence, saying that “the PJD lost the battle, but will continue to combat “tyranny and corruption” despite recent losses.”“We will stay together until the end,” said the PJD leader Thursday in Rabat while paying respects to the tomb of his late colleague in the Democratic Popular Constitutional Movement, Abdelkrim al-Khatib.The PJD won the legislative elections on October 7th, 2016, securing 125 seats in the parliament. After a six-month post-election deadlock, however, King Mohammed VI decided to dismiss Abdelilah Benkirane and replace him with PJD colleague Saad Eddine Othmani in March.