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February 1, 2012

Michigan Newsstand - Feb. 1


Reports: Michigan football team picks up surprise commit from 4-star Detroit tailback Dennis Norfleet
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
A supposed quiet signing day for the Michigan football team got off to a loud start in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.


Michigan Roundtable Wrap-Up #16
University of Michigan men's basketball head coach John Beilein addressed the media on Tuesday (Jan. 31) to talk about the Wolverines' conference loss at Ohio State on Sunday (Jan. 29) and kicking off the second half of the Big Ten schedule with Indiana on Wednesday (Feb. 1).


Michigan's Brady Hoke secures coach of the year award on fourth try
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
Hoke has been named the Collegiate Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club, Michigan announced Monday in a news release. He also was a finalist for the Bear Bryant, Eddie Robinson and Liberty Mutual coach of the year awards, but missed on each of them.

Former top Michigan football recruit Justin Turner turns up in Hawaii's class
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
Former star Michigan football recruit Justin Turner has resurfaced at Hawaii.


QB cool: Qualities of Tom Brady, Eli Manning
Phil Richards • IndyStar.com
When quarterbacks Tom Brady and Eli Manning last shared a football field, on a mild autumn evening three months ago at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., it was a showdown of 2-minute mastery.

Giants' Mario Manningham clarifies statement on Julian Edelman: He still wants to see him in Super Bowl XLVI
Mike Garafolo • The Star-Ledger
Mario Manningham told the Boston Herald last week he hopes to see Julian Edelman out there on defense. That sort of had a negative connotation to it, so today Manningham tried to clarify.


Michigan basketball to roll with same starting lineup for foreseeable future
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
More than two weeks ago, Michigan basketball coach John Beilein shook up his starting lineup.

Nothing gets easier for Michigan coach John Beilein and his players
Rod Beard •The Detroit News
The Wolverines' second half is daunting, starting with No. 20 Indiana tonight and at No. 9 Michigan State on Sunday.

Michigan basketball forward Jon Horford not cleared to play full court, still not ready to return
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
The chances of the Michigan basketball team getting sophomore forward Jon Horford back from injury this season seem to be dwindling by the day.

4 things to watch when No. 20 Indiana plays at No. 23 Michigan
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
Earlier this season in Bloomington, Ind., the Wolverines dug themselves an early hole and never fully recovered, falling by a bucket.


Report: Michigan offensive line target Chris Muller elects to fulfill his verbal commitment to Rutgers
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
Michigan football recruiting target Chris Muller has confirmed he will honor his verbal commitment to Rutgers, according to The (Pottstown, Pa.) Mercury.

Analysts say U-M's newest pledge simply electric
Chris Balas • TheWolverine.com
Though it has yet to be determined how Norfleet will be used in Michigan's offense, the Wolverines' newest pledge will arrive in Ann Arbor as one of the most electric players in the class, Helmholdt opined. Many have compared him to former Kansas State and current New Orleans Saints standout Darren Sproles, a former NFL fourth round pick who also acts as a return specialist.

Four future Wolverines were West Side Cubs
Mark Snyder • Freep.com
Four of the recruits in the 2012 class who will sign their letters of intent today -- tight end Devin Funchess, defensive lineman Royce Jenkins-Stone, cornerback Terry Richardson and linebacker James Ross -- played their youth ball for the Police Athletic League West Side Cubs.

Michigan football team to ink a top class, but don't put too much stock in the rankings
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
As coaches laud their newest additions today, it's important to remember that, most of the time, analysts are right. But they also miss on guys.

Henry is a five-star talent
Tim Sullivan • TheWolverine.com
According to Glenville coach Ted Ginn Sr., however, the low ratings for Henry aren't due to a lack of talent, but rather a lack of exposure. Although Glenville is known for putting out plenty of Division-1 football talent, some players manage to slip through the cracks.


Big Ten schedule imbalance irks Michigan State's Tom Izzo
Shawn Windsor • The Detroit Free Press
Because the Big Ten has 12 teams but requires its teams to play only 18 conference games, some teams will draw more favorable schedules than others.

Bill Sheridan joins Ohio State staff
The Associated Press • ESPN.com
Sheridan, a Detroit native who attended Grand Valley State University, has coached for 31 years including seven seasons in the NFL. He was the linebackers coach for the Miami Dolphins the past two seasons. He won a Super Bowl ring in 2007 in his five years with the New York Giants.

Big Ten national signing day primer
Adam Rittenberg • ESPN.com
The Big Ten blog will be covering all the big commits and the news conferences from around the league.

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