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8A - Friday, September 11, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Heard about the open tryouts?
he Wolverines will hold their fourth open tryout of the Rich Rodriguez era on Monday,
Sept.14 at 4:00 p.m. at Schembechler Hall.
In order to participate in the tryout, interested athletes must pre-register for tryouts at
Schembechler Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. today. Athletes must bring proof of a physi-
cal within the past year and a copy of their unofficial transcript, which can be a printout from
Wolverine Access. Cleats, tennis shoes and athletic apparel are required for the tryout.
At Monday's tryout, athletes will compete in agility drills, position-specific drills, ball drills for
skill positions, and one-on-one drills for wide receivers/defensive backs and offensive linemen/
defensive linemen.
During Rodriguez's first open tryout, in February 2008, 65 athletes tried out for the team and
five made the 2008 fall roster. Last September, 28 athletes tried out for the team and three made
the roster, and in February 2009,26 students tried out and four are currently on the fall roster. ,
An example of a successful walk-on from the open tryouts to date can be found in redshirt
ARIEL BN/Daly freshman cornerback Tony Anderson, who made the team after Rodriguez's February 2008 try-
Redshirfreshman Tony Anderson has been one of the most impressive walk-ons since n Rich Rodriguez began the program. out and earned a varsity letter last season. He played on the punt return and special teams units.

The Daily football writers do their:
best to predict what happens Michael Ruth Courtney Andy
Eisenstein Lincoln Ratkowiak Reid
in the 2009 football season.


Michigan(+3) vs. No. 18Notre Dame Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan
No.1 Florida (-36) vs. Troy Florida Troy Florida Florida Florida
No. 2 Texas (-33.5) at Wyoming Texas Wyoming Texas Texas Wyoming
No.3 USC (-6.5) at No. 8 Ohio State Southern Cal Southern Cal Southern Cal Southern Cal Southern Cal
No. 4Alabama (-33.5) vs. FloridaIntl Florida Intl Florida Intl Florida Intl Alabama Alabama
No. 5 Oklahoma St. (-15) vs. Houston Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
No. 7 Penn State (-28.5) vs. Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Penn State Syracuse
No. 9 BYU (-17.5) at Tulane BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU
No.10 California (NS) vs. E. Washington California California California California California
No.11 LSU (-14.5)vs. Vanderbilt LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU
No.12 Boise St. (-37) vs. Miami (Ohio) Miami (Ohio) Boise State Miami (Ohio) Boise State Miami (Ohio)
No.13 Oklahoma (NS) vs. Idaho St Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma
No.14 Virginia Tech (-19) vs. Marshall Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Marshall Virginia Tsch
No.15 Ga. Tech. (-5) vs Clemson Ga. Tech Ga. Tech. Ga. Tech Ga. Tech Ga. Tech
No.16 Texas Christian (-11)1at Virginia Texas Christian Texas Christian Texas Christian Texas Christian Texas Christian
No.17 Utah (-13.5) at San Jose St. Utah Utah San Jose St. Utah Utah
No.19 UNC (-4) at Connecticut North Carolina North Carolina Connecticut North Carolina Connecticut
No. 21 Georgia (-7) vs. South Carolina South Carolina Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia
No. 22 Nebraska (-22.5) vs. Arkansas St. Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Arkansan St.
No. 23 Cincinnati (NS) vs. SE Missouri Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati
No. 24 Kansas (-13) at UTEP Kansas UTEP Kansas Kansas UTEP
No. 25 Missouri (-20) vs. Bowling Green Missouri Bowling Green Missouri Missouri Bowling Green
Last Week 18-5-0 14-7-0 13-8-0 11-10-0 14-7-0
To apply to be a guest picker, e-mail incoInr@umchedu. If you're chosen and an beat at least two of us, you'll stay on for another week. The longest tenured guest picker will get a prize at the end of the season.
(Yes, there is a space between 'the' and 'game' in our blog URL That isn't a typo.)
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