Heading into this weekend's Michigan football game against Iowa, one of the keys seems to be whether the Wolverines can run the football against the Hawkeyes' stout defensive front.
Now, the Wolverines must also wonder whether they'll have Carlos Brown available. Dave Birkett writes that although Brown, the team's leading rusher, is not listed on the team's injury report, he didn't practice Thursday.
That's the most important Wolverines football update this morning. Here are more (late) morning links for you today:
- Just like Chad Henne did years ago, freshmanÂ Tate Forcier is feeling more comfortableÂ as the leader of the Michigan football team near the season's midpoint, Birkett says.Â
- Mike Rothstein and Birkett preview the Michigan-Iowa game in this week's edition of "For Argument's Sake."
- Rich Rodriguez would like toÂ plug the holes in the Michigan defense, which ranks 91st in the country this week, writes Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.
- The Sporting News has aÂ Q&A with Tate Forcier.
- Greg Dooley of mvictors.com has the details on an earlier Michigan-Iowa matchup, one that occurred in 1900 and wasÂ played in downtown Detroit
- Former Detroit Lions quarterbackÂ Chuck Long has been named an honorary captainÂ of the Michigan-Iowa game, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
- Forget for a minute whether Tim Tebow will play for No. 1 Florida against No. 4 LSU. Either way, theÂ Gators have their work cut out for them, says Cory McCartney at SI.com.
- The decision on whetherÂ Tebow plays has long-term consequences, says George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel.
- Stewart Mandel of SI.com talks about theÂ worst NCAA college football ruleÂ in his mailbag this week.Â
- The Spartans finally have someÂ stability on their offensive line, says Dan Kilbridge of the Lansing State Journal.