The Wolverine

February 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  men's football Taylor Lewan Remains A Wolverine For Fifth-Year Senior Season Michigan's offensive line outlook for 2013 changed dramatically when veteran left tackle Taylor Lewan declared it a "no-brainer" to return to Ann Arbor for a fifth season. Actually, he had to get some gray matter involved, especially after an NFL advisory board let him know he'd likely become a high first-round draft choice if he chose to leave Michigan. In the end, though, he becomes like a number of other top offensive linemen for the Wolverines who delayed riches for a final autumn of achievement inside The Big House. "There was really no doubt in my mind at the end of it, that I had to be back at the University of Michigan for one more year," Lewan said. A 2012 first-team All-America selection by the Walter Camp Football 2013 Football Schedule Date Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 Opponent Central Michigan Notre Dame Akron at Connecticut Minnesota at Penn State Indiana at Michigan State Nebraska at Northwestern at Iowa Ohio State Lewan was projected to be a high first-round draft choice by an NFL advisory board, but he still opted to return to Michigan. photo by per kjeldsen Foundation, Lewan was expected by most analysts to head for huge NFL dollars. He insisted he's got unfinished business in Ann Arbor … but not without a little drama first. Lewan strode to the podium at the Junge Family Champions Center Jan. 9, soberly addressing the assembled media. There was no, "Hey, I'm back." Only what sounded like a lead-up to the inevitable fond farewell. "What I was told from the advisory board was good," Lewan said, before taking a long, emotional pause. "A lot

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