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Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 9A
From Page 8A
that's really playing for the first
time extensively has to have."
tion, Brown has recommitted him-
self to film study, though he prefers
the hands-on work of practice.
"You can watch a lot of film, you
can tell that it's faster than high
school," Brown said. "You can
watch on the sideline and tell that
everybody is moving a lot faster. But
until you actually get in the game,
you don't realize how quick every-
Brown appeared to be catching
up to game speed against Miami
(Ohio) and nearly had an intercep-
tion in the second quarter. The pass
was tipped and sailed right toward
him - but Brown dropped it.
On Monday, he admitted to
thinking ahead on his potential
pick-six, instead of watching the
ball into his hands.
Despite the disappointment of a
missed opportunity, Brown knows
more chances will come.
He's hoping they'll come this
Having grown up in Columbus,
Ind., many of Brown's childhood
friends are Notre Dame fans and his
final college decision came down
to the Wolverines or the Fighting
With the anticipation of a rivalry
game and Brown's connection to
Notre Dame, the stage appears to
be set for a breakout game - and
maybe eventhatinterception return
he missed out on last week.
But when his highlight-reel
moment comes, Brown isn't looking
for a bandwagon.
- "If they jump on board because
I have a touchdown.return, they're
not really true fans anyways,"
Brown said. "I like the people who
have been there with me since App.
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"We talked about what a spe-
cial opportunity this is to be
a Michigan athlete," he said.
"Once kids learn about it - what
we do, how we do it and how spe-
cial it is - they want to be a part
The team's hard work and var-
sity attitude made last year's suc-
The Wolverines went 20-0 in
the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse
Association, the first team to ever
The team also, won the cham-
pionship after 10 consecutive
appearances in the league's tour-
nament, defeating Chapman,
14-11, in a nerve-wracking title
Paul believes the key to future
success is Michigan filling the
gaps left by last year's senior
class - a class that included Bre-
kan Kohlitz, the first-ever MCLA
player to be drafted by a Major
League Lacrosse team.
"I think talent-wise, we'll be
able to replace wha't we lost,"
Paul said. "But whether or not we
can recreate that kind of chemis-
try and leadership, that's going to
be the question."
Paul may have his doubts, but
Elyachar believes Michigan can
duplicate its success with hard
"We weren't always the best
team on the field," he said. "But
we made a point to outwork every
team we played last year. If we
don't do that again this year, we
If the team can repeat the suc-
cess oflast year, Paulhas no doubt
lacrosse will become a Michigan
varsity sport in the near future.
"Eventually," he said, "we will
grow big enough that they can't
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