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Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke met with the media earlier this evening to answer questions about team 133. Hoke talks about the team’s progress to this point, a recent scrimmage Saturday, the left guard battle, injuries, and preparation for Alabama.

U-M to practice at Ford Field

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Michigan Wolverines are 11 days away from their season opener against Alabama, but they are hitting the road on Wednesday. To try to simulate the atmosphere of Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Brady Hoke is taking the Wolverines down I-94 for an evening practice in downtown Detroit. "We're going to have a practice at Ford Field," Hoke said Tuesday...

Boy had to reverse Michigan tee

A 5-year-old Oklahoma boy named Cooper Barton was forced to turn his Michigan Wolverines t-shirt inside-out upon his arrival at elementary school last week.

30 Teams in 30 Days: #14 University of Michigan Wolverines

Head Coach: Brady Hoke (11-2, entering 2nd year) The Story: Maybe this should be called “The Narrative.” After three disappointing seasons with Rich Rodriguez running the ship, Brady Hoke stepped in and found instant success. Hoke, being a “Michigan Man,” simply had to step on the sidelines to wake up the echoes (ooops, wrong school). [...]

2012 Michigan Football predictions: Breaking down the schedule

Brady Hoke This is the Part 3 of a 3 Part Michigan Football preview. Part 1 centered on the offense, Part 2 zeroed in on the defense and Part 3 will be projecting the wins and loses. Last year, I received heavy criticism for projecting that Michigan would finish the regular season 10-2, which they did. When the exact right coach lands in the exact right spot, special things usually...

Michigan CB Floyd watches film in the shower

Michigan fifth-year senior cornerback J.T. Floyd is a big fan of watching movies on his computer.  You could say it’s an obsession.  So much of an obsession that he’ll even take his computer into the bathroom with him and watch from the shower. Now, get your mind out of the gutter. The “movies” that Floyd can’t get enough of are actually films of Michigan games and practices...

2012 preview: the defense

When Brady Hoke took over in January 2011, he stressed that his team would be tougher and would get back to playing Michigan football. He inherited a very talented offense, but it was the defensive side of the ball that would make or break the season. Hoke hired Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison to lead the charge and it was the first indication that Hoke was...

Podcast: Can No. 8 Michigan Upset No. 2 Alabama?

Each week Daniel Evans and Jeffrey Krumrie will break down the best three college football games for that week. Make sure to check in each week to hear their opinions. This podcast is also available on Itunes by searching for College Football Saturday. Jeffrey Krumrie and Daniel Evans break down week one’s monster clash between No. 2 Alabama and No. 8 Michigan.  Can Denard Robinson...

Michigan prepping for Alabama by practicing at Ford Field

The Michigan Wolverines and Alabama Crimson Tide square off on September 1st in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium. “We’re going to have a practice at Ford Field,” Hoke said Tuesday. “We won’t have a scrimmage, but we’ll run some situational drills that puts some pressure on our players.” Most of the Michigan players NFL stadium experience came last season in New Orleans at...

Barnum getting ready for Jerry Dome (w/video)

Michigan fifth-year senior center Ricky Barnum talks about his chemistry with Denard in camp, the distractions the coaches are giving to the offensive line, and his take on the left guard situation.

5 Year Old Forced to Turn Shirt Inside Out Due To Rule "Violation"

Little Cooper Barton and his parents, from Oklahoma City, are big fans of the Michigan Wolverines, so he wore his favorite Michigan shirt to school at Wilson Elementary in Oklahoma City. It wasn't before long when school officials told young Cooper that he had to turn his shirt inside out because wearing Michigan Wolverine attire was a violation of the dress code. In fact...

Midweek Lowdown is forced to turn our shirt inside out

New for the 2012 football's a little feature we're calling the "Midweek Lowdown". Basically, we follow a lot of sites and read a lot of stuff. So this is going to be where we'll share that stuff with you. Simple enough? Michigan DL Ondre Pipkins returns to practice 3 days after sustaining neck injury This is great news for many reasons. Status...

2012 season preview: the offense

Under Rich Rodriguez, offense was the name of the game and defense was an afterthought. The offense soared to heights Michigan fans weren’t used to, but it struggled against the tougher defenses. It was both exciting and frustrating at the same time. When Brady Hoke took over and brought in Al Borges as his offensive coordinator, many wondered how the offense would change. Would...

Lembo turns around Ball St. fortunes with approach

(Eds: APNewsNow.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer A year ago, the goal at Ball State was to get the football program back on track. In 2012, the expectations are higher. Players are talking about division and Mid-American Conference championships and bowl appearances - things that haven't been uttered around Muncie, Ind., since Brady Hoke left after the 2008 season. The credit...

2012 season preview: the storylines

Years after he finished his coaching career, legendary Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes was asked which of his teams he thought was his best. He quickly replied his 1969 team that went unbeaten except for a 24-12 loss to Michigan. He then paused, looked into the crowd and said, “Damn you, Bo, you’ll never win a bigger game.” The man he looked at and referred to was Bo Schembechler...
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