University of Michigan football practice notes: Brandon Minor hobbled; Rich Rodriguez mum on quarterbacks
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez met with the media before practice Wednesday and declined to address our report last night about his ties to former Clemson booster Clegg Lamar Greene. Â
Rodriguez did offer a few interesting tidbits three days before his team opens the season against Western Michigan. â€¢ Running back Brandon Minor was limited in practice Wednesday with an ankle injury, and Rodriguez said it’s possible Minor sits out Saturday. “We’re concerned whether he can go Saturday,” Rodriguez said. “We’re hoping he can. I guess the next two days will determine that.” If Minor can’t go, Carlos Brown will get the starting nod. â€¢ Rodriguez declined to name a starting quarterback Wednesday and said he won’t do so publicly before Saturday. “I’m not 100 percent sure who’s going to take the first snap, but I’m 100 percent sure that we have a plan in place and have different modes or methods on how we’re going to put them in there,” Rodriguez said. True freshman Tate Forcier worked with the first-team offense during Wednesday’s installation period, as he did last week. Denard Robinson and Nick Sheridan mostly worked with the second string during install. Rodriguez said he’ll tell all three quarterbacks who’s starting “either Thursday night or Thursday afternoon.” â€¢ Jason Olesnavage has won the kicking job. â€¢ Receiver Je’Ron Stokes and cornerback Boubacar Cissoko also were limited Wednesday.