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The Game: Previewing Michigan's defensive line

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BY DAN FELDMAN

Senior nose tackle Terrance Taylor leads Michigan’s strongest unit. Taylor didn’t initially buy into the new coaching staff’s ideas, but he seems full speed ahead now. A dominate force on the line’s interior, Taylor could play his way into the first round of the NFL Draft after deciding to return for his final year with the Wolverines.
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Hoyer: Hart wouldn't have made 'little brother' comments if he was returning

Rodrigo Gaya / Daily

CHICAGO — Holding a 10-point lead, the Michigan State football team was seven minutes away from snapping a seven-game losing streak against arch-rival Michigan last year.
But the Wolverines came back to win 28-24, leaving the Spartans heartbroken yet again. Then senior Michigan running back Mike Hart piled on, comparing the Spartans to his little brother. The two teams play again Oct. 25, and Hart’s comments are still fresh in some Michigan State players’ minds.

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'Apostles' are Michigan football team's new leaders

Rodrigo Gaya/ Daily

CHICAGO — The Michigan football team’s captains have traditionally been announced before the regular season.
But Wolverine coach Rich Rodriguez will appoint captains on a game-by-game basis. The players will select the year’s captains after the season.

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Feldman: Rodriguez wrong to downplay screaming and swearing

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BY DAN FELDMAN

CHICAGO — Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez stood completely surrounded by reporters in the hallway outside the interview room at Big Ten Media Days on Thursday with his back against the wall — literally and figuratively.

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The Game: Previewing Michigan's quarterbacks

SAID ALSALAH / Daily

BY DAN FELDMAN

I’ll be previewing each of the Michigan football team’s position groups as a lead up to Aug. 4, the beginning of fall practice. There will media availability about every other day of fall practice, so check back to michigandaily.com and The Game for updates as the Wolverines prepare for their Aug. 30 opener against Utah.
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The Game: Previewing Michigan's running backs and fullbacks

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BY DAN FELDMAN

Junior Carlos Brown is probably the best fit for Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez’s offense. A speedy back, Brown will seemingly thrive in the open field situations Rodriguez’s offense creates. But a broken finger sidelined him for most of the spring, leaving the door open for junior Brandon Minor.
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The Game: Previewing Michigan's wide receivers and tight ends

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BY DAN FELDMAN

Junior Greg Mathews quickly became the No. 1 receiver when Mario Manningham and Adrian Arrington left early for the NFL.
In recent years, the Wolverines have had little trouble replacing bona fide No. 1 receivers without much of a drop off, if any.
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The Game: Previewing Michigan's offensive line

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BY DAN FELDMAN

Offensive line is Michigan’s biggest question. And that was the case before left guard Justin Boren transferred to Ohio State, leaving even more uncertainty.
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Rodriguez agrees to buyout

BY DAN FELDMAN

University will pay $2.5 million of $4- million settlement

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Was Rodriguez's lawsuit that big of a deal?

Brian Merlos

BY DAN FELDMAN

We're closing in on a week since Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez settled the lawsuit West Virginia filed against him.
Do you feel better now?
After so many people complained about Rodriguez dragging Michigan through the mud and unnecessarily distracting the Wolverines, are we really better off now that the lawsuit is over?
I don't think so.

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