The Wolverine

June-July 2012

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS after the introduction of freshman eligibility in 1972. The tally increased for each subse- quent head coach: 4.2 for Gary Moeller (1990-94), 6.5 for Lloyd Carr (1995-2007) and 10.0 for Rich Rodriguez (2008-10). Eight played in Brady Hoke's first season. Different positions played by Steve Watson (2008-11) during his career at U-M, believed to be a Michigan record: tight end, defensive end, defensvie tackle, linebacker and fullback. 5 Odds of Michigan winning the Big Ten this season accord- ing to conference beat writer Brian Bennett, who afforded Michigan State the same odds, ranking the rivals ahead of Wisconsin (8:1) and Nebraska (10:1). 6:1 players in college football for 2012 per Sporting News. He ranked second among Big Ten athletes behind Wisconsin tailback Montee Ball (No. 4). Senior quarterback Denard Robinson's rank among the top 10 since 2000, tying for the most in any round (round two) during the past 13 years; U-M has had nine first-round picks in the same time span. Wolverines selected in the seventh round of the NFL Draft 11 Junior offensive tackle TAYLOR LEWAN's rank among the top 25 draft prospects for 2013 according to ESPN. com's Mel Kiper. He also listed Denard Robinson as the No. 5 wide receiver prospect. 12 Michigan's preseason rank for the 2012 college foot- ball season acording to both and 13 Crank, including 12 this season, placing him third all time at U-M behind Casey Close (46, 1983-86) and Nate Recknagel (43, 2006-08). The cost in dollars of a high-rise curtain that will hang around the upper bowl of Crisler Center, aimed to improve the at- mosphere for crowds of less than 5,000. 500,000 PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN 16 THE WOLVERINE JUNE/JULY 2012 Fans that attended 222 Big Ten men's bas- ketball home games in 2012, setting a con- ference record. The league's 12,868 per-game average led the nation, with more than 1,300 more fans each night than any other conference. 2,856,785 Career home runs for senior catcher Coley 35 Average number of true freshmen that played per season for Bo Schembechler (1972-89), BY THE NUMBERS 3.6

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