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‘Elusive’ Cox returns to Ann Arbor as front-running Minuteman

By Stephen J. Nesbitt, Daily Sports Editor
Published September 11, 2012

His enthusiasm is contagious and he has become a really tough guy in the short time that he has been with us.

“And maybe he looks at it as ‘going home,’ (but) all I know is that he has real excitement in his eyes this week.”

Hoke and the players were all quick to say that they were rooting for Cox, just not this weekend.

“You step in between those white lines and it’s another opponent,” said redshirt junior safety Thomas Gordon. “We were all happy for Mike to get this opportunity to play, and we’re looking forward to playing him.”

Cox was listed as a 6-foot running back for Michigan last season. Massachusetts now has him listed at 6-foot-3.

Who knows, maybe he’s back on skates.

— This story was updated at 11:20 a.m. on Sept. 12 to add additional information.