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October 17, 2011FEATURED HEADLINE
Michigan confident it will bounce back
Angelique S. Chengelis ? The Detroit News
The Wolverines have time to think about what was and what's next as they don't play again until Purdue comes to Michigan Stadium on Oct. 29.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Michigan State Postgame: Mike Martin
Mike Martin talks to the media after Michigan's 28-14 loss to Michigan State.
Denard Robinson's struggles in loss to MSU start with poor play of Michigan's offensive line
Kyle Meinke? AnnArbor.com
Robinson was flushed and flustered for much of the game as Michigan State's No. 1-ranked defense bullied a Wolverines offensive line that, more or less, had held its own this year.
It's not time to take Michigan QB Denard Robinson's job away
Mark Snyder? The Detroit Free Press
Those calling to remove Denard Robinson as Michigan's starting quarterback have amnesia, are ill-informed or are simply shouting absurdity.
Michigan No. 18 in first BCS standings of the season
Nick Baumgardner ? AnnArbor.com
The first edition of the 2011 Bowl Championship Series standings were released Sunday, and the Michigan football team is at No. 18.
Michigan State responds to complaints about rough play
George Sipple ? The Detroit Free Press
Mike Pereira, the former vice president of officiating for the NFL and current rules analyst for Fox Sports, weighed in via Twitter about two personal fouls called on Gholston in Saturday's 28-14 win over Michigan.
Wolverines' loss just part of the process
Terry Jacoby ? Heritage Media
Brady Hoke has a big job, a big heart, and as we found out on Saturday, a big finger - which he pointed directly at himself as the one responsible for the loss at Michigan State.
FROM THE OTHER SIDELINE
Four downs on Purdue football
Mike Carmin ? JCOnline.com
Looking back and looking ahead at four topics related to Purdue's 23-18 loss at Penn State and Saturday's Homecoming matchup against No. 23 Illinois.
Hope discusses team's injuries
Travis Baugh ? The Purdue Exponenet
Injuries were the main topic of discussion during coach Danny Hope's weekly Sunday meeting following Purdue's 23-18 loss to Penn State on Saturday.
WOLVERINES IN THE NFL
Harbaugh driving a 49ers revival
Ashley Fox ? ESPN.com
The rookie coach's attitude is contagious, and his plan is already producing results
Brady puts it into drive
Ian Rapoport ? The Boston Herald
The win over the Cowboys must have energized Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, because he woke up extra early today to do his regularly scheduled interview with WEEI Radio's Dennis & Callahan Show. Brady was in the 6:15 a.m. slot, gushing pretty proudly about what it took to yank out a win in the final seconds.
Preseason Top 32: No. 20 Michigan
David Fox ? Rivals.com
Coach John Beilein looks to have the talent on the roster to make a title run in the Big Ten, but the question mark at point guard is a barrier.
Treadwell picks up another offer
Josh Helmholdt ? Rivals.com
A week ago, Crete-Monee (Ill.) junior wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was still looking for his first offer. Sunday night he was sitting on two offers from two of the Midwest's most tradition-rich programs.
Hutchings is a versatile prospect
Tim Sullivan ? TheWolverine.com
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle has been kind to Michigan in the past. Wide receiver Amani Toomer starred for the Wolverines from 1992 to 1995, and quarterback Matt Gutierrez played two years at Michigan, before injuries led him to transfer to Idaho State after losing the starting position to Chad Henne. The Wolverines have turned their attentions in 2013 back toward De La Salle, offering 6-2, 210-pound linebacker Michael Hutchings.
AROUND THE NATION
Sparty's win sets up showdown
Mark Schlabach ? ESPN.com
Michigan State (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) has a half-game lead over Michigan, Nebraska and Iowa in the loss column of the Legends Division standings. Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) and Penn State are the only remaining unbeaten teams in conference play in the Leaders Division.
Wisconsin needs help in BCS standings
Mark Schlabach ? ESPN.com
The Badgers are off to a 6-0 start and lead the country in scoring with more than 50 points per game, are No. 6 in the initial BCS standings.
Big Ten power rankings: Week 8
Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett? ESPN.com
Week 7 brought some definition in the Big Ten. Michigan State established itself as the team to beat in the Legends division. Both Michigan and Illinois showed their strong starts were largely the byproduct of favorable schedules. Wisconsin continued to dominate and look like the Big Ten's best team by far. Penn State? The Nittany Lions found another way to win.