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Michigan's football team has restored some of its lost luster.
Brady Hoke's leadership, Denard Robinson's talent and an improved defense helped the Wolverines cap a comeback season with an 11th win in the Sugar Bowl.
It starts this season with high expectations after winning a BCS bowl for the first time since 2000.
Hoke enters his second season in charge of college football's winningest program insisting last year was a failure because the Wolverines didn't win the Big Ten championship, extending a drought that stretches to 2004.
Michigan opens the season Sept. 1 against defending national champion Alabama at Cowboys Stadium.
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Official statement from Brady Hoke via UM media relations:
Ondre injured his neck during practice this morning. He had movement in all extremities and was taken to U-M Health System for precautionary reasons and evaluation.
That is all we know right now. It's very encouraging that he had movement in all extremities and was only taken to UM Health System as a precaution. But...
Last night we had the opportunity to call into the Michigan preview episode with Andy from the Wisconsin blog MadTowns Badgers. We did the same show last year, so it was great to get back with Andy to go another round talking Michigan football.
The conversation moved from talk about 2011 and Brady Hoke's impact, to recruiting, to discussion about the offense and defense...
Last season in the NCAA was a turning point for a lot of programs. One, in particular, made a wave of change that rippled through the very core of collegiate athletics.
There was a shift in a program that made impact on a university, a conference, and on a nation. Yes, you already know who this refers to: The Michigan Wolverines.
What this college football program turned around...
Michigan Head Coah Brady Hoke on a Player Injury this (Friday) morning - Ondre Pipkins.
Welcome to part 1 of our 3 part Michigan Football season preview. In this edition, I will focus on the offense which of course starts. Last year, season one under Brady Hoke and Offensive Coordinator Al Borges, Michigan ranked 13th nationally and 2nd in the Big Ten in rushing offense (221.8). They ranked 26th nationally and 2nd in the conference in scoring offense (33.3).
Last night it was the Michigan Wolverines being put under the 2nd annual B1G Countdown to Kickoff microscope. Helping us to break down the Maize 'N Blue was Brad Muckenthaler of Maize 'N Blue Nation.
Denard Robinson's passing game
The brutal schedule
How important is the Michigan State game?
What young players could contribute in 2012?
2011 Record: 11-2 (6-2 in B1G)
Head Coach: Brady Hoke (58-52 All-Time; second year at Michigan)
Last Bowl Game: 2011 season Sugar Bowl: beat Virginia Tech 23-20
2011 Exit Survey
2012 Schedule Link
Out of Conference: 9/1 vs Alabama, 9/8 vs Air Force, 9/15 vs UMass, 9/22 at Notre Dame
Revenge: 10/20 vs Michigan State, 11/17 vs Iowa
Welcome to Part 2 of our 3 part 2012 Michigan Wolverines Football season preview. Part 1 centered on Michigan’s offense, part 2 will focus on the defensive side of the ball. In 2010, Michigan finished 110th in overall defense (450.8) and the 107th in scoring defense (35.2). In one season under the tutelage of Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison, the Wolverines made a shocking turnaround...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins has been hospitalized for precautionary reasons and evaluation after injuring his neck.
Wolverines coach Brady Hoke released a statement Friday morning saying Pipkins had movement in all of his extremities.
The 6-foot-3, 340-pound Pipkins is a highly touted freshman from Kansas City, Mo.
Michigan sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan burst onto the scene with an impressive freshman campaign in 2011. Morgan talks about the 2012 defense’s approach, he reflects on life as a freshman, and looks forward to the opportunity against Alabama.
Michigan vs. Alabama at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
It sounds like a BCS classic or a matchup in the new NCAA football final four rather than a Sept. 1 season opener. Brady Hoke, though, is making sure that his team knows the difference.
"This isn't a bowl game by any stretch of the imagination," he said. "This is a regular-season game at the beginning of the...
Normally, if the third string quarterback has to enter the game, that means trouble, but that might not be the case with the Michigan Wolverines, as redshirt freshman Russell Bellomy is proving to be more than capable.
Michigan Football, @umichfootball: U-M frosh defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins up and walking around while watching afternoon practice, doing well.
[Ed.: Chris has returned to provide expert analysis in his regular Monday Morning Quarterback feature this season. He's a former Air Force quarterback, so he knows a thing or two about the game - especially the quarterback position. He assures us he'll be rooting for Michigan on Sept. 8]
If you’re anything like me, and you probably are since you’re taking the time to...