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October 1, 2007

Michigan Newsstand - October 1

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Inconsistent play makes U-M an enigma
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
In a Big Ten full of surprises, two weeks have provided little reassurance for Michigan fans.

FOOTBALL

Coach: Grades the reason for U-M frosh's ineligibility
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
Michigan freshman defensive back Artis Chambers was ruled ineligible because of a grades issue, his high school coach said Sunday.

Henne saver -- U-M would've lost without senior QB
Michael Rosenberg The Detroit Free Press
I don't know where the Michigan Wolverines would be right now without Chad Henne. Probably wherever they are. It's not like he drives the team bus.

Northwestern QB was screaming thanks to U-M defense
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
C.J. Bacher was screaming.

Spread offenses, blocking doom Wolverines
Doug Karsch The Detroit Free Press
WXYT-AM (1270) host Doug Karsch analyzes Michigan's victory over Northwestern

Super Mario gets a game ball; Willie the Wildcat turns 70
Andy Reid The Detroit Free Press
The Wolverines set Super Mario loose on Northwestern, as he reeled in 10 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Big Ten rules infraction costs U-M a safety, maybe more
Eric Lacy The Detroit News
Michigan safety Artis Chambers can't play in any more games this year or travel with the team because of a "misinterpretation of Big Ten freshman eligibility rules," athletic director Bill Martin announced Saturday.

Henne makes most of his time on the field
Eric Lacy The Detroit News
Michigan's Chad Henne led the offense so well Saturday against Northwestern it's easy to forget he played just a little more than a half.

Behind Henne, Wolverines overcome pesky Wildcats
Eric Lacy The Detroit News
Nothing was very pleasant for Michigan during halftime of Saturday's game with Northwestern at Ryan Field.

Henne ready to take over
Eric Lacy The Detroit News
Burning questions after Michigan's 28-16 defeat Saturday of Northwestern in Evanston

Henne lets actions speak for him
Howie Beardsley The Grand Rapids Press
All week long, some members of the media, some of those annoying people in Internet chat rooms and some so-called expert fans tried to coax Michigan coach Lloyd Carr into announcing that he had a quarterback controversy on his hands.

Injuries mount for banged-up Wolverines
Jim Carty The Ann Arbor News
The University of Michigan football team entered Saturday's game at Northwestern banged up and left in even worse shape after rallying for a 28-16 victory.

Defense makes amends for poor first half
John Heuser The Ann Arbor News
After excelling in back-to-back games against Notre Dame and Penn State, the University of Michigan defense looked at the half-empty bleachers as Saturday's matchup with Northwestern was getting under way and ... yawned.

U-M faces penalty for using ineligible player
Antoine Pitts The Ann Arbor News
Talking to reporters at halftime of Saturday's game, University of Michigan athletic director Bill Martin said the school may be penalized for using an ineligible player in the season's first four games.

No question, this is still Henne's team
Jim Carty The Ann Arbor News
Early Saturday afternoon, on the first drive of the game against Northwestern, Chad Henne lined up under center after two weeks away from the University of Michigan football team because of an injured right knee.

Second wind saves U-M
John Heuser The Ann Arbor News
The University of Michigan football team had seen it all before

'M' injuries list continues to grow
Jack Herman The Michigan Daily
If misery really loves company, then the Michigan injured list had plenty of happy people following Saturday's game.

'D'-termined: Late charge enough for 'M'
Kevin Wright The Michigan Daily
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr walked into the pressroom and, in a hoarse voice, put it simply.

Henne's return crucial for success
Daniel Bromwich The Michigan Daily
For many Michigan football fans, the decision boiled down to two statistics.

Carr pleased with effort by QB Mallett
Zach Silka The Michigan Daily
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr made it a point in yesterday's postgame press conference to applaud the efforts and development of freshman quarterback Ryan Mallett over the past three weeks.

Michigan comes back strong
Zach Silka The Michigan Daily
The big, black brace on Michigan quarterback Chad Henne's right knee showed he wasn't back at full strength, but his "80-to-85 percent" was just enough to earn the Wolverines a victory yesterday.

UPCOMING OPPONENT

Eagles commit five turnovers, fail to enter Vandy territory until 2nd half
Detroit Free Press News Services
Earl Bennett caught nine passes for 93 yards and a touchdown to lead Vanderbilt's 30-7 rout of Eastern Michigan on Saturday night, giving the Commodores their first consecutive wins in a year.

RECRUITING

Country Day's highly-ranked linebacker commits to Wolverines
Chris Lau The Detroit Free Press
Kenny Demens first thanked coaches Mark Dantonio from Michigan State, Bill Callahan from Nebraska and Lloyd Carr from Michigan for their interest.

AROUND THE NATION

Tallying up the winners and losers from Insanity Saturday
ESPN.com
If you choose to believe Michigan, the quarterbacking sequence was all by design, all part of a master plan.

Surprises galore in college football's first month
Kelly Whiteside USA Today
At the start of the season, who would have ever imagined South Florida, in only its seventh year playing major college football, in the top 10?

Matter of last-second timeout is game for NCAA review
Andy Gardiner USA Today
The early-season trend of coaches calling last-second timeouts to disrupt a field goal kicker spilled over from the NFL to the college ranks Saturday.

Five Things We Learned This Weekend
Stewart Mandel SI.com
In terms of excitement level, quality of play and the high rankings of both participants, Saturday's Cal-Oregon game was easily the season's most compelling to date.

Hard to explain LSU jumping over USC in AP
Dennis Dodd CBS Sports
At least in the AP poll, and for the first time since 1959. Strange, because USC remains a comfortable No. 1 in the coaches poll.

IN THE PROS

Ex-Wolverine Edwards learning the O-H-I-O way
Detroit Free Press News Services
Braylon Edwards couldn't contain his excitement during Cleveland's 27-13 victory over Baltimore. This was a Sunday to let loose.



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