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Michigan Football

Much to remember from seasons past as Wolverines prepare for Northwestern

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BY GREG GARNO

You remember the Wolverines’ grit and the way they fought back even though they trailed. And against Northwestern (2-3 Big Ten, 3-5 overall) this year, it’s going to take that same effort for Michigan (2-3, 4-5) to make something of its season by reaching a bowl game.

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Behind Enemy Lines: Northwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell

BY MAX COHEN

Fifth-year senior safety Ibraheim Campbell has been a leader on Northwestern’s defense the past three years. During that time, he’s seen it all. The Daily caught up with Campbell at Big Ten Media Day in July to talk about his motivation going into the season and reflect on the triple-overtime game against Michigan last year.

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Breakdown: Michigan should take advantage of Northwestern's offense

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BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

The Michigan football team’s next stop on its path to a potential bowl game lies in Evanston, where it will face Northwestern on Saturday. The Daily breaks down every aspect of the game and decides who has the edge.

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Michigan loses talented, versatile asset as Peppers takes medical redshirt

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BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

Wednesday, Michigan coach Brady Hoke officially announced Peppers will take a redshirt this year. Hoke said Peppers will “be in good shape” in four to five weeks, and should have no issues returning full-speed for spring practices. The injury won’t need surgery.

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Amara Darboh: Michigan football's best-kept secret

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BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

Darboh has been arguably the best-kept secret of Michigan’s offense this season. The receiver put that talent on display against Indiana, leading the offense with nine receptions for 107 yards and a 12-yard touchdown. It was the first time the redshirt sophomore passed the century mark in his career.

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Michigan Daily Exclusive

Schlissel expands on Brandon's resignation, comments indirectly on MGoBlog e-mails

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BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

“The AD became the story, instead of Michigan Athletics being the story, and our students and the goodness that we want to achieve through working at the University. I think that’s what led the AD to realize that it was time to step away.”

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Notebook: Brady Hoke not concerned about job status amid athletic director change

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BY GREG GARNO

“I’ve never been concerned about a job, ever, and I never will be,” Hoke said Monday. “Because if I get concerned about a job, then you get distracted. … If I get distracted, I’m not being fair to those kids who haven’t been distracted.”

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Football Recruiting

Recruiting Rundown: November 4

BY JUSTIN STERN

As the Feb. 4 deadline approaches, here’s a rundown of how the nine committed high school prospects fared this past weekend.

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Michigan Daily Exclusive

Schlissel says search for Athletic Director hasn't started, 'open to the idea' of AD with no Michigan ties

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BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

“I can tell you that the names that I read about in the newspaper are people I’ve never heard of before. So it’s hard to imagine that I’ve actually spoken to them,” Schlissel said.

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The good, the bad, the ugly: Indiana

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BY GREG GARNO

The Michigan football team looked like an entirely new group on Saturday against Indiana following last week’s dismal performance against Michigan State. Against the Spartans, the Wolverines waited until late into the fourth quarter to score, this week they needed less than 10 minutes to find the end zone.

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