Thursday Personnel Update

Lots of news coming out of AA. On the personnel side, #93 DT Jason Kates is no longer with the team. He decided to leave on his own. Unlike the situation with Zion Babb, who was more or less kicked off the squad for consistently breaking team rules. Word is he was caught a number of times texting during team walk throughs. Way to go Babb...way to throw that free education away.

The loss of Kates is unfortunate. If for no other reason that he was 6-2, 339. But I'm

The good is, Michigan landed another recruit. Pearlie Graves (6-3, 260), a defensive lineman from Oklahoma has verbally committed. I don't know too much about him, other than he's a 4-star (Rivals) DL. And if Michigan can reel back in Campbell (5-star DL from Detroit), our issues up front on defense will take a substantial step in the right direction. And not to mention, we love his name!

MSC reports that #38 S Artis Chambers is no longer a Wolverine. This is according to his Facebook status which proclaimed "I am no longer a Wolverine". So there you have it.

On the injury front, some news. Starting right tackle Stephen Shilling sprained a knee at practice Tuesday and is questionable for tOSU this weekend. If he can't go, Perry Dorrestein will start.

QB Steven Threet is most like a scratch for this weekend. Odds are Sheridan will start, but expect to see Justin Feagin get some time. He's been getting a lot of reps at practice this week.

Brandon Minor is "Good to go" according to Rodriguez. He will start, and I assume Carlos Brown who looked pretty good last week will be the backup. Sam McGuffie, who we all thought was done at Michigan is supposed to have returned from Texas yesterday, where he attended a funeral for a family member. Rdoriguez made no comment about rumors that McGuffie might be done...but did say that even if he only gets one day of practice this week, he will be able to play against tOSU. Also, he will handle kick return duties. So take that however you like.

More to come today. Including a Big Ten weekend picks preview, and the much rumored YouTube marathon.

Go Blue!

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