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Posted on Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 6:07 a.m.

Your mega guide to the Michigan football team's spring game

By Rich Rezler


Michigan football players run out of the tunnel before the 2011 spring game. The 2012 event will be held at noon Saturday at Michigan Stadium. file photo

WEATHER UPDATE: Game on: Michigan will play spring game at Michigan Stadium

WHAT: 2012 Michigan football spring game (spring roster)

WHERE: Michigan Stadium

WHEN: Noon, Saturday

OTHER EVENTS: Alumni flag football game at 10 a.m. (rosters), Michigan-Ohio State lacrosse game at 2:30 p.m.

LIVE COVERAGE: Join the live chat on our Michigan football home page beginning at 11:30 a.m.

ADMISSION: Free, but donations will be accepted for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital with giveaways at the following levels:

$5: Magnet replica of spring game patch worn by players.
$10: 'This is Michigan' rally towel and spring game magnet.
$15: "I Wore 21" book about Desmond Howard.
$20: 'Hail to the Little Victors' baseball cap.
$250: Four passes to a preseason football practice.
$500: Brady Hoke-autographed helmet and four passes to a preseason football practice.

WEATHER: The Ann Arbor forecast calls for overcast skies with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 66 degrees. (Story)

PARKING: Limited spots in university-owned lots near the stadium are free and open to the public. Pioneer High School lot is $20 for cars and $80 for RVs. Shuttles will run from the Briarwood Mall parking lot, on the south side of Sears, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

TRAFFIC: Stadium Boulevard is closed from Kipke Drive to South Industrial due to bridge construction. Expect delays. Visit for detour maps.

BROADCAST INFORMATION: TV: Big Ten Network; Radio: Michigan Radio Network (affiliates) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WTKA 1050-AM in Ann Arbor from 9:30 a.m. to conclusion of the lacrosse game.


Still not enough depth for Michigan football team to have a true spring game

Because of tenuous depth, especially on the offensive and defensive lines, the spring "game" that kicks off at noon at Michigan Stadium won't be much of a game. Instead, the Wolverines are expected to do drills and situational work (such as 2-minute drills, red zone reps, etc.). Points will be tallied in some fashion.

Terrence Talbott among five new names to watch at spring game

Who will be this year's breakout player? It's difficult to say right now, since Michigan, unlike most schools, has closed off each of its spring practices to the media. But Kyle Meinke lists five names to watch based on comments from coaches and players.

Injury notes: Kenny Demens misses time with mild concussion, but available for spring game

Brady Hoke expects banged-up linebacker Kenny Demens to participate Saturday. The only player ruled out is defensive lineman Nathan Brink. Entrenched starters such as Taylor Lewan and Fitz Toussaint will see limited time.

Legs, arm and mouth: Denard Robinson trying to become triple threat

The Wolverines' senior quarterback has been known for his effervescent smile since he first stepped foot on campus as an 18-year-old country kid from Deerfield Beach, Fla. Four years later, the shy Robinson is trying to mold himself into a team leader. That means knowing when to wipe away that smile and kick someone in the rear.

Brady Hoke says Michigan's offensive and defensive lines are 'not very good right now'

Earlier this week, coach Brady Hoke said he's not happy with what he's seen form his lines. "On either side, it's not very good right now, I can tell you that," Hoke said. "I think the kids are working, I think they're coming in here with energy and all those things, but I think the expectation level, how physical we want to be as a football team, I would say we're not where we need to be."


Brady Hoke likes Jeremy Gallon at punt returner, Blake Countess a possible backup

#GOBLUE to be painted on Michigan Stadium turf for spring game

Michigan has eye on Alabama, even as it focuses inward during spring camp

After 4 quiet years, Brandon Moore becoming leader of Michigan football team's tight ends

As Michigan receivers erase 'carnival of missed assignments,' Jerald Robinson stands out among them

Jibreel Black embracing move from defensive end to tackle

Al Borges discusses his philosophy on player development

Now healthy, Cam Gordon is embracing strongside linebacker role

Thomas Rawls following Fitz Toussaint's path into Michigan's backfield

Michigan tinkering with Devin Gardner at receiver, but emphasis remains on developing him as quarterback

Now the main man, Fitz Toussaint maintains his all-business approach

Michigan cornerback Blake Countess trying to avoid sophomore slump

Elliott Mealer overcomes tragedy, becomes leading candidate for starting spot on offensive line

Ricky Barnum healthy, confident he can take over at center

Brennen Beyer vs. Frank Clark one position battle to watch as spring practice continues

Justice Hayes, three early enrollees among Michigan spring standouts

Brady Hoke in favor of scrimmaging other schools in the spring

'Overweight' Michigan FB Stephen Hopkins could be pushed by Thomas Rawls

Done with excuses and no longer 'lazy,' Will Campbell hopes for big senior season

Taylor Lewan: The Michigan football team's most serious funny guy

Freshman safety Jarrod Wilson brimming with talent, not experience

Jordan Kovacs, Will Campbell emerge as Michigan football leaders this spring

Michigan hoping for a bulked up Craig Roh in his new defensive role

With Fitz Toussaint back, young backs are focus in Michigan football camp

Quarterback Russell Bellomy getting extended look in spring camp

Roy Roundtree's move to flanker expected to stem his declining production

Analyzing the Michigan football team's spring position changes with former players


Prior to the start of spring camp, Michigan football beat writer Kyle Meinke provided an eight-part series previewing each of the Michigan football team's position groups:

Day 1: Receivers/tight ends

Day 2: Quarterbacks

Day 3: Offensive line

Day 4: Tailbacks/fullbacks

Day 5: Linebackers

Day 6: Defensive backs

Day 7: Defensive line

Day 8: Specialists