Wolverines on the Web: August 6

Freshman defensive back Justin Turner has not yet qualified, according to Rich Rodriguez.

Freshman defensive back Justin Turner has not yet qualified, according to Rich Rodriguez.

Football:

  • Michigan still waiting on Justin Turner, Adrian Witty to be eligible — AnnArbor.com — Rich Rodriguez went on WTKA this morning and said that both Turner and Witty have not yet qualified. Rodriguez sounds optimistic that Turner will be qualified and ready to go for practice Monday, but it doesn’t sound so good for Witty, who “is kind of in limbo now” according to Rodriguez.
  • Opponent preview: Delaware State offense — The Wolverine — Michael Spath goes in-depth on the Hornets, the one team that I will guarantee Michigan will beat this year (ducks). There’s some interesting quotes from their play-by-play guy about the fans’ reaction to DSU forfeiting a conference game to play in the Big House.
  • Time helps ease pain for W.Va., Rodriguez — Toledo Blade — It sounds like a lot of the ill will West Virginia held towards Rodriguez in the wake of him leaving for Michigan (plus the whole buyout fiasco) has subsided. Finally.
  • Michigan punter Mesko a classroom kind of guy — USA Today — Zoltan never missed a day of school or even a single class from kindergarten until last year, when he finally skipped a lecture in a class he received an A+ in. I have a hard time not skipping lectures at least twice a week. Ridiculous.
  • Can Any of Michigan’s Freshman Walk On’s Contribute Right Away? — The Big House Blog — Bob over at the BHB takes a look at Michigan’s walk-on situation. Kelvin Grady seems like the most likely player to contribute, although for the team’s sake I hope we’re not relying on any walk-ons.
  • The Big Uglies of Rich Rodriguez: Offensive Line Talent and On-Field Results — When Carcajous Attack! — Another great research piece from When Carcajous Attack!, this time looking at the offensive lines of Rodrigez’s West Virginia teams.
  • Cass Tech star Dior Mathis deciding between MSU, Oregon — Detroit News — This headline is a bit misleading, as Mathis says Oregon and Michigan State lead, but Michigan and Miami are still in the hunt. Still, it doesn’t look particularly good for Michigan.
  • Lions sign ex-Michigan tight end Casey Butler, cut kicker Swayze Waters — MLive — Um, that’s Carson Butler, fellas. It doesn’t look like Butler will make the roster regardless of his first name, as he was signed because Casey FitzSimmons has been held out of practice with an ankle injury. I’m more disappointed that the Lions cut a kicker named Swayze. Hopefully he ghost-rided his whip out of the parking lot when he got cut (nobody will get that joke, but I had to put it in there).
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