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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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football recruiting issue Scott Sypniewski Is Quietly Aiming For Perfection In the world of long snapping, anonymity is not only to be expected, but often times preferred. If one sticks to the fundamentals of the position and does the job effectively, he flies under the radar mistake-free. On the surface, Ottawa (Ill.) Marquette long snapper Scott Sypniewski���s future role with the Wolverines appears to be one of thankless diligence, but it is not one that Michigan head coach Brady Hoke takes for granted. ���I���ve always taken a long snapper as a head coach because they are so valuable,��� Hoke said during his signing day presser. ���That job is so critical. ���So for us, we���re always going to look. We had him at camp and got to see him do it live. We got to see his timing and his accuracy.��� His timing and accuracy earned him not only a maize-and-blue jersey, but also a full-ride scholarship at one of the most prestigious Sypniewski is ranked as the No. 5 long snapper in the nation by photo courtesy

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