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Michigan Football

Rodriguez gives updates on spring practice

Threet, Sheridan still frontrunners to start at QB

After saying last week that redshirt freshman Steven Threet and redshirt sophomore Nick Sheridan have taken the lead in the competition to become Michigan's quarterback, Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said yesterday that those two remain competitive with each other. But he said Threet has been a little better lately in recent live team situations.
Other than size - Threet is 6-foot-5, 228 pounds, and Sheridan is 6-foot-1, 201 pounds - Rodriguez doesn't see much of a difference between the two.

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Rodriguez denies Boren's accusations

BY DAN FELDMAN

The usually offensive-minded Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez got defensive Saturday, when the godfather of the spread-option offense had to respond to attacks from junior left guard Justin Boren.
After leaving the team last Monday, Boren released a statement saying the program's "family values have eroded." Rodriguez seemed irritated to be discussing the issue, calling that sentiment "ridiculous."

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Boren speaks out

Junior lineman releases statement to The Associated Press explaining why he decided to leave the Michigan football program

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Boren bids Blue goodbye

Brian Merlos

BY DAN FELDMAN

Michigan's offensive line, already an inexperienced unit, took a big hit this week.
Junior Justin Boren left the Wolverine football team Monday, leaving the offensive line with just one returning starter (redshirt sophomore Stephen Schilling). Boren was expected to start at left guard or center. He started every game last year, splitting time between the two positions, and earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention.

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Running back injures finger in "freak" weightlifting accident

BY COURTNEY RATKOWIAK

Brown might also be a candidate for quarterback position

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New offense troubles Blue

BY DAN FELDMAN

Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez had to take extra Tylenol before Saturday's practice, the first of the spring. And before he addressed the media afterward, a media relations official asked him if he wanted any juice. He declined, asking instead for water and more Tylenol.
Rodriguez, in his first official practice in Ann Arbor, began the slow and often painful process of teaching the spread option to players who were recruited to run a pro-style offense.

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'M' focusing on the future right now

Brian Merlos

BY IAN ROBINSON

INDIANAPOLIS - Spring practice for the Michigan football team started Saturday. And after Friday's ugly 51-34 loss to No. 8 Wisconsin, spring workouts for the Michigan men's basketball team began that day, too.
Redshirt junior C.J. Lee planned to go to the gym the day after the season ended and see the rest of his teammates there.
When freshman Kelvin Grady heard Lee say it in the locker room, he said he'd be waiting for Lee's phone call.
"We can't control what happened in this season, but we can control how we get better," Grady said.

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SportsMonday Column: Things change - get over it

Brian Merlos

BY SCOTT BELL

Last week, I thought the world had practically come to an end.
The University of Michigan put up pictures on MGoBlue.com, and judging by the reaction of the Wolverine faithful, I figured it was the most unbelievably awful thing on the internet not involving two girls, a cup and - well, you get the point.
Fans were disgusted, angered and appalled. Curiosity got the best of me, and I finally had to check it out for myself. I was surprised by what I saw.
Brace yourselves - orange beams!
Oh, the humanity.

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A new standard for recruiting

BY COURTNEY RATKOWIAK

Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez had just three weeks to assemble next year's freshman class, but Signing Day treated the Wolverines' coaching staff well.
Not only did it keep the majority of former head coach Lloyd Carr's verbal commitments, it also pulled out some last-minute surprises before introducing the new recruits on Feb. 6.
Even though Michigan was pleased with its class, ranked 10th in the nation by recruiting website Rivals.com, other Big Ten coaches certainly weren't pleased with some of the Wolverines' late recruiting tactics.

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McShay weighs in on Wolverines' draft prospects

BY ANDY REID AND DAN FELDMAN

INDIANAPOLIS - Todd McShay is a very busy man.
On our way out of the NFL Combine today, we saw the ESPN analyst filming an interview for SportsCenter in the hallway. When he wrapped production, we asked him if he was willing to talk with us about Michigan players' draft prospects, but he was due for a radio segment, which he said would take about ten minutes.

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