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Posted on Thu, May 19, 2011 : 9:34 p.m.

Michigan center David Molk named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

By Michael Rothstein

Michigan center David Molk was one of 42 players to be named to the Rimington Trophy preseason watch list on Thursday.

It's the third straight year Molk has started the season on the list.

Molk was a finalist for the award a year ago after starting every game for Michigan and being named All-Big Ten first team. A starter for three seasons, he has played 29 games at center for the Wolverines.

Six Big Ten players were named to the list: Ohio State senior Mike Brewster, Northwestern senior Ben Burkett, Nebraska senior Mike Caputo, Iowa junior James Ferentz, Wisconsin redshirt junior Peter Konz and Molk.

The trophy will be giving out Jan. 14, 2012 in Lincoln, Neb.

Michael Rothstein covers Michigan sports for He can be reached at (734) 623-2558, by email at or follow along on Twitter @mikerothstein.


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Fri, May 20, 2011 : 10:52 p.m.

It is a little known fact that the winner of the Remington award gets a free electric razor....a firearm...and an autographed photo of Pierce Brosnan.


Fri, May 20, 2011 : 4:28 a.m.

Good for Molk! There's a lot about football mechanics I don't understand. I can still appreciate the game without understanding all the nuts and bolts. But I'd sure like to know more about the operations of the offensive line. It's a fascinating area ... and somewhat a mystery to me. But ... Michigan has a long history of stellar offensive lineman. And it's nice to see Molk continuing that tradition. Look ... I think RR appreciated the offensive line as much as any other coach. And he did a fine job crafting this current pool of talent to be adaptive to his scheme. The O-line was one of the bright spots of the Michigan team of 2009 and 2010. I have little doubt that Hoke and Borges appreciate the "big uglies" down front just as much, and I have little doubt they will respond and play their hearts out ... whatever the scheme. So ... Go Blue. We are in good hands. Both in our coaches and our players.