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Posted on Thu, Sep 17, 2009 : 10:01 a.m.

Talkin' About Practice (Michigan football practice): Sept. 16

By Michael Rothstein

Felt like fall in the high 60s as Michigan bounced outside for its Wednesday practice to prepare for Eastern Michigan on Saturday. As always, was there with its thoughts and observations.

  • It looks like John Ferrara could be the fill-in for David Moosman at right guard. The junior lined up with the first team Wednesday, joining Mark Ortmann, Stephen Schilling, David Molk and Mark Huyge on the offensive line. Carlos Brown and Brandon Minor split time with the first team at running back. Greg Mathews, Darryl Stonum and Martavious Odoms worked at wide receiver. Kevin Grady was in when Michigan used a fullback and Kevin Koger when the Wolverines used a tight end.
  • Denard Robinson ran mostly with the second team.
  • On defense, Craig Roh was running with the first team. He was joined by Brandon Graham, Mike Martin and Ryan Van Bergen on the defensive line, Stevie Brown, Obi Ezeh and Jonas Mouton at linebacker, Donovan Warren and Boubacar Cissoko at corner and Mike Williams and Troy Woolfolk at safety.
  • Junior Hemingway was at practice in a green "limited contact" jersey.
  • Greg Mathews, Martavious Odoms and Donovan Warren worked on punt returns.
  • Officials were at practice.
  • Michigan athletic director Bill Martin showed up toward the end of the media portion of practice.
  • During the music portion of practice - partial playlist coming at the end of the post - Odoms started doing an airplane-like dance with his arms as he ran to line up at receiver.
  • On a field goal, with quarterback David Cone holding for a field goal attempt, Cone bobbled the attempt, then threw a fake-field goal touchdown pass to Kevin Koger. The play of the day from the media portion of practice.
  • Partial playlist: "I Like To Move It," various artists have done this; "You Shook Me All Night Long," by AC/DC; "No Woman, No Cry," by Bob Marley & the Wailers; "A B C," by the Jackson 5 and "Ain't I," by Yung LA.



    Fri, Sep 18, 2009 : 6:28 a.m.

    Wow, no mention of ND. This may be a first.


    Thu, Sep 17, 2009 : 9:58 p.m.

    Bob Marley - during football practice...hmmm, I'm not seeing it


    Thu, Sep 17, 2009 : 8:18 p.m.

    I disagree with all of these guys, Michael. Please keep picking UM to lose; your predictions are the official good luck charm for 2009.


    Thu, Sep 17, 2009 : 10:52 a.m.

    Michael, please stick with what you can do well. No more stupid opinion pieces or misleading headlines. Stick with the facts and then may be you can graduate to Journalism 201.


    Thu, Sep 17, 2009 : 10:46 a.m.

    Agree. There is hope for us readers yet - until the week before and after next season's ND game.