September 25, 2009

Michigan Newsstand - September 25

FEATURED HEADLINE

Robinson's ride: From Super Bowl fame to college obscurity and everything in between
Michael Eisenstein The Michigan Daily
Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Robinson has seen it all. In 34 years of coaching, Robinson has experienced the height of glory with two Super Bowl championships and four Rose Bowl wins as a coordinator. He's coached from coast to coast and in between, leaving a trail marked by a love for football that has brought together countless teams.

FOOTBALL

Wolverines aim to silence 'Pistol'
Angelique Chengelis The Detroit News
Offensively, the Hoosiers are running the "Pistol," something they picked up from Nevada that has helped them find some balance. Quarterback Ben Chappell runs the offense out of the shotgun with a tailback behind him, not beside him.

After 3 tough years, Brown having breakout season
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
Heard County, Ga., has a population of about 11,000, so when someone makes it big, everyone keeps track. Carlos Brown, U-M's senior tailback, is making it big.

Clock work: Michigan's winning despite losing the time of possession battle
Dave Birkett AnnArbor.com
Michigan has the most explosive offense in the Big Ten, and that's good and bad. The Wolverines lead the conference in scoring at 38 points per game - 18 more than they averaged a year ago - but rank ninth in time of possession. Through three games, Michigan is holding the ball an average of five minutes fewer per game than its opponents.

Michigan defense still working to build consistency as Big Ten season begins
Jeff Arnold AnnArbor.com
When it comes to dealing with the Michigan defense's first-half struggles, 10 minutes doesn't provide a lot of time for major halftime adjustments. Against Notre Dame and Eastern Michigan, the Wolverines nonetheless made the most of their limited window and made changes that led to a pair of Michigan wins.

BASKETBALL

Sales of student tickets for U-M hoops way up
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
The buzz about Michigan basketball is evident in the sales of student season tickets, which are slated to end Friday. U-M associate athletic director for ticketing and marketing Marty Bodnar said in May that he hoped to approach 2,000 student season tickets, up from 480 last year.

HOCKEY

Bryan Hogan a solid No. 1 goalie as season nears for Michigan hockey team
James Briggs AnnArbor.com
The University of Michigan hockey team returns to the ice this season with several new players - and question marks. But when it comes to goaltender, the Wolverines have a firm answer entering this season.

AROUND THE NATION

Gamecocks' upset of Rebels prove pollsters, experts way off on No. 4 ranking
Dennis Dodd CBSSports.com
Ole Miss isn't a great football team. Ole Miss isn't even a very good football team. So what is Ole Miss? I'll tell you. Ole Miss is an example of the dangers of groupthink and greatness-by-association. Ole Miss football represents many of the evils that plague society.

SEC's Slive has talk with Kiffin, Meyer
Associated Press ESPN.com
Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive has once again spoken to Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin and Florida's Urban Meyer about public comments both have made recently.

USC's Mays says return '50-50'
Associated Press ESPN.com
Southern California coach Pete Carroll says All-America safety Taylor Mays will return from a knee injury Saturday against Washington State.

Penn State employs enhanced security
Associated Press ESPN.com
Penn State says it will employ enhanced security measures at football games the rest of the season, and that fans should give themselves an extra 30 minutes to get to their seats for games.

For links from around the Michigan blogosphere, check out The Wolverine Blog.



 

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