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Posted on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:32 p.m.

Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges isn't a fan of running back by committee, sees value in incompletions

By Pete Cunningham

Once upon a time, Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges put Ronnie Brown and Carnell "Cadillac" Williams in the same backfield at Auburn. An undefeated season was the result.

Borgess, speaking Wednesday after practice, said he's usually is not a fan of running back by committee. He also talked about why a low-percentage pass play often pays off later in the game.

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Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 11:01 p.m.

The headline is inaccurate, Borges didn't say there was value with incomplete passes, he said there was some value in low % plays. Similar though they may seem to be, the two ideas are not the same. They aren't running the play not to be successful, they are running the play to work on the D and will risk and accept an incompletion to do so.

Blu n Tpa

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 7:55 p.m.

Would someone just blow the damn whistle and start the game. Whose idea was it to play at 3:30 on Saturday? Oh, yeah ABC/ESPN. Smile, you are on TV. TiM Go Blue!