Here's what he had to say during his on-camera portion of the afternoon.
On whether or not he's settled on an offensive coordinator of offensive staff hierarchy: "Great collaboration, I think that's what we were striving for with our offensive coaching staff. Great additions. Jim McElwain, Ed Warinner, Sherrone Moore. Jay Harbaugh's back, Pep Hamilton's doing a great job. We believe we have a lot of great football minds. ... It's been a tremendous collaboration, it needs to be. When you have that many good coaches you need to draw from as many as you can."
On the playoff system: "More would be more, more would be better. With the playoffs, you have four in right now. Let's get to eight and eventually to 16."
On what this team needs to do to be successful: "We need to improve. That'll lead to success and that'll lead to championships. It's that simple."
On being 1-5 against Michigan State and Ohio State and finishing outside the top of the Big Ten East despite hype: "Improvement will lead to success, which will lead to championships."
On if he'll be at the soccer game at Michigan Stadium on Saturday: "We'd love to see it. Plan on going to the game ... want to go over and talk to the players and coaches. It's always inspiring."
On what Ed Warinner has brought to the program: "Ed has done a tremendous job, he's really brought a lot of enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge. Coaching in the Big Ten, he's just a good dude. Really good to work with, he's just been fantastic. Enjoy watching him coach."
On your quarterback race: "Don't have any announcements to make today about that."
On if an 8- or 16-team playoff would water down the regular season: "The 1-AA teams have been very successful at that model. If my math is right, right now if you played through a national championship game that would be 15 games. If there were a 16-team playoff, it'd be 16 games under the current model. You'd probably take away the league championship game, put it at 16 games and only the two teams in the national title game would play that many. ... Most teams would still play 13."
On DE Chase Winovich's improvement: "The incredible work ethic that he has, the great effort he always plays with. A lot of people talk about his motor, that's a great analogy. He's always playing all out. The talent has really, really gone up and up each year. Really finding his position, which is defensive end. That's been great for his career and football team. He was a linebacker, then we saw the speed he had and we played him at tight end some. Then to defensive end on the scout team and he was really tough to block. From that point on, he developed a love and passion for playing the defensive end position and he's great at it. He could be a tremendous stand-up outside linebacker, a 3-4 outside linebacker or a nickel defensive end pass rusher (in the NFL)."
On Shea Patterson's growth: "He went through all of spring practice with our team and got great work in there, played really well. Brandon Peters was also improved this spring. Dylan McCaffrey probably made the most improvement of any quarterback on our roster. Joe Milton (enrolled early) and did very well, very bright future. ... I like where we're at as a group and I think our starting quarterback will be better, play better (than last year)."
On Karan Higdon and Michigan's running backs: "There's always been a great tradition of running backs in the Big Ten. ... I always think of Karan and Chris Evans as both being really great players. Both have come into leadership roles on our team as the way it's developed over the last nine months. That's also a really good thing. They've embraced those roles, it's important to them. ... You see them working with the younger backs, we've got some talented younger backs. Chris Evans in particular, grabs guys and goes over pass protections with them. Always see Karan (doing the same)."
On whether or not he'd be in favor of an injury/availability report and gambling in general: "Avoid (gambling) it like the plague. Don't walk away from that, run. I had a very dear friend who has since passed away, but he owned muffler shops. He would talk about 'hey Jim, what do you think about this investment.' and he's say 'I wouldn't walk away from that investment, I would run. ... On the injury report, I'd be fine with that. If you want to do an injury report, we'll do an injury report."