The Michigan football team’s practice Wednesday was brighter than in recent weeks. Under the blinding September sun, the Wolverines had more players in white jerseys, which denote full health for offensive players, than at any point this season.

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said redshirt junior left tackle Mark Ortmann will play. Redshirt sophomore left tackle Perry Dorrestein didn’t practice Monday, and Rodriguez will monitor his health during the week. Redshirt freshman guard Mark Huyge is closer to playing but Rodriguez is unsure if he will be ready for this week.

Freshman slot receiver Terrence Robinson and junior defensive end Adam Patterson also wore green jerseys, which indicate minor injuries.

Getting your kicks: Rodriguez listed fifth-year senior cornerback Morgan Trent, senior strong safety Brandon Harrison, freshman running back Michael Shaw, freshman cornerback Boubacar Cissoko, sophomore wide receiver James Rogers and redshirt freshman running back Avery Horn as possible kick returners during his Monday press conference.

Trent and Harrison took the first reps at returns during yesterday’s practice.

Poor play: Three posters usually appear in the hallway at Schembembechler Hall to denote the Wolverines’ players of the previous game. Redshirt junior Zoltan Mesko was the special teams player of the game after Michigan’s 35-17 loss at Notre Dame. But two pictures of the Michigan Stadium crowd covered by a block ‘M’ appeared in place of the usual posters denoting the offensive and defensive players of the game.

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