Originally written on Maize & Blue Nation  |  Last updated 1/26/12
Martin following the win against Ohio on Nov. 26, 2011. Senior Bowl practice is well underway, and Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin is making news after his brief altercation with Ohio center Mike Brewster.
[Brewster] got into a brief shoving match with Mike Martin (DT, Michigan) after Martin beat him on an inside move during position drills.  Brewster and Martin are familiar foes, of course, because of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. "He's one of my best competitors," Brewster said after practice. "I love going against him."
This doesn't sound anything more than a little extra fire due to the long rivalry between these two guys who have been starters for their respective teams for many years. Frankly, I'd be surprised if this didn't happen. Nice to see the hate is alive and well going into the next level.

If I were a media member covering the Senior Bowl, I'd like the opportunity to ask Mike how well Brewster stacks up against David Molk, who beat Brewster out for top Big Ten honors and the Rimington Award.

More on Molk, and some hardcore NFL training video after the jump.
Speaking of Molk, interesting details emerging about his pre-Sugar Bowl injury, and just how serious it was. Molk severed a tendon in his right foot during warm-ups before the game, although both Molk and Michigan doctors had no idea the severity of the injury.

As he sat on the training table before the game, we was told that playing in the game would probably only risk greater injury, thus reducing his draft stock and ability to play in senior all-star games.
"It’s really scary, because you don’t know what it is, the doctors don’t know what it is, the trainers don’t know what it is, and that’s unsettling," Molk said this week. "And then with the NFL stuff coming, my body is my investment now.

"There is a thought that goes through your head, 'Should I play? Should I go at all?' But I can’t watch a game. One play in, and I knew I was going in."
He was advised to sit out the bowl. He did not.
Molk said he thinks it snapped because it was rubbing against a piece of jagged bone left over from a 2009 injury.

"Rope on a sharp edge," he said. "Wear, wear, wear, wear ... snap."

Molk knew it was bad, but didn't scream. He didn't yell. He barely limped, walking over to position coach Darryl Funk to furtively tell him something was wrong.

"Can you play?" asked Funk.

"We'll see," Molk said.
To quote Brady Hoke: "Football, is a tough man's game."

No doubt. Further proof...

Prepping for the NFL with Mike Barwis at Bawris Methods in Plymouth, MI.
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