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4A - Thursday, September 4, 2014

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Michigan preps
for ND's Golson

Hoke:'Not talking' about injuries
OL Kyle Bosch a qP

ManagingSports Editor
They say Everett Golson is
good enough to start on the Notre
Dame basketball team.
They call him a playmaker.
"Electric." The player you have to
look after because of his speed.
Now, they say he's a complete
Even after being suspended
a year for what he called "poor
academic judgment," Golson
returns this season with the
same speed that exposed
defenses last season and a strong
arm that will test the Michigan
football team's secondary.
"To me, watching him on
tape, he has a really strong arm,"
said defensive coordinator Greg
Mattison on Monday. "He has
thrown so many deep passes this
last game, more than he usually
would, that were on the money. I
see aguy who's not only mobile but
also has a really, really strong arm.
He's becoming a really complete
quarterbackinmymind." -
Added junior linebacker Joe
Bolden: "He's the stereotype of a
dual-threat quarterback."
In the 16th-ranked Fighting
Irish's 48-17 win over Rice, Golson
went 14-for-22 for 295 yards and
two touchdowns passing while
running for three touchdowns.
But his skill set isn't unique,
nor is it new to Michigan. Ohio
State quarterback Braxton Miller
has burned the Wolverines
before, and former quarterback
Denard Robinson has torched
many a team.
Even current quarterback, fifth-
year senior Devin Gardner, has the
mobility to escape defenses.
But in the past, Hoke and
company have used former
wide receiver Joe Reynolds to

simulate mobile quarterbacks.
With his departure, Michigan is
using backup quarterbacks Brian
Clearyand Wilton Speight.
"Those two have given us good
looks," Hoke said. "Because of
the first opponent, we've worked
really hard on the zone-read
aspect. So, you're gonna play, a
really good athlete. We gotta have
11 guys to the football."
Against Appalachian State,
the defense lined up in the 3-4,
putting senior defensive end
Frank Clark as a linebacker,
giving more options in the event
Golson scrambles.
The Wolverines succeeded
in getting into the backfield
with the formation, but failed
to force a turnover against the
"You gotta cover the guy you're
supposed to cover as well as keep
your eyes on the quarterback to
make sure he doesn't take off on
you," Bolden said. "He's fast, he's
athletic and he's a playmaker."
It's Golson's arm that poses
the biggest threat, and he toyed
with Rice by scrambling and then
or findinganopenreceiver.
"Our receivers clearly 'know
that there is no area on the field
that Everett can't get to (with his
arm)," said Notre Dame coach
Brian Kelly after the game.
"He kept his eyes downfield,
knew when to run, knew when
to throw it, and those are things
we really talked about. We didn't
want to overcoach him in that
we were going to allow him to
get outside the pocket and be a
football player and just naturally
go play the game. He came back
and I think really showed the kind
of player that he can be."
Added Bolden: "He's been off
for a year, so he's ready to play."

to take leave.
of absence for
personal reasons
Michigan coach Brady Hoke
generally refrains from talking
about injuries.
He called them "boo-boos"
in his first NOTEBOOK
years and
Wednesday, he
took it to anewlevel, refusing to
even acknowledge them.
When asked about the
status of senior linebacker
Desmond Morgan, who is now
in a rotation for his position
after starting last season, Hoke
didn't discuss it.
One reporter asked: "Will
Desmond Morgan play on
To which Hoke replied:
"Well, you know, we're not
goingto talk about any injuries,"
he responded.
"So he's injured?" the
reporter responded.
"I didn't say that, you did,"
Hoke answered back.
Morgan finished with six
total tackles (four solo, two
assisted) against Appalachian
State, but Hoke's response
raised more questions than it
He was consistent with his
non-answer when asked about
freshman Jabrill Peppers status
for Saturday, two days after he
said the cornerback would be
good to go.
"We're not talking about
injuries," Hoke said.
And when asked about the
progression of sophomore tight
end Jake Butt, Hoke went back
to his go-to phrase. Butt is
recovering from an ACL injury
in March and is slated to return

Brady Hoke declined to comment on injuries but announced that Kyle Bosch would take a leave of absence indefinitely.

in time for the Big Ten season.
That time, he was in a joking
"Good job, though," he told
the reporter.
announced that sophomore
offensive lineman Kyle Bosch
has taken a leave of absence
indefinitely from the program.
"Kyle Bosch has taken a leave
of absence for an undetermined
amount of time for personal
reasons," Hoke said in a
statement. "We ask that his
privacy be respected at this
time. We wish him the best and
look forward to his return."
Bosch was one of several
linemen competing for
a starting position on an
inexperienced offensive line.
His lone start came last season
against Michigan State, when
the Wolverines rushed for
minus-48 yards.
He played in five games last
season and saw time as a backup

guard in the Wolverines' win
over Appalachian State on
Bosch was competing at
both guard spots, but was
listed behind sophomore
Erik Magnuson at left guard
and fifth-year senior Joey
Burzynski at right guard.
Sophomore Kyle Kalif would
move into second on the depth
chart automatically.
Junior linebacker Joe Bolden
was born and raised in the
Midwest, and he was born and
raised with the Notre Dame-
Michigan rivalry.
From Cincinnati, Ohio,
Bolden said he grew up
watching the game on TV and
was aware of the matchup well
before he was ever recruited.
Growing up the son of a high
school football coach, Bolden
said he went to his first game
when he was two weeks old and
then sat with his dad in front of

the TV on Saturday.
"Obviously, Notre Dame
comes on and Michigan comes
on at the same 'time, you're
going to watch them play,"
Bolden said. "It's a phenomenal
But this matchup might mean
even more, since he played
in high school beside Notre
Dame linebacker Jarrett Grace.
Currently recovering from
injury, Grace likely won't be in
action, but that doesn't mean
the two aren't taking the rivalry
any less seriously.
"We love each other, but this
week we don't necessarily talk
to each until after the game,"
Bolden said. "We love each
other so much that we're not
going to be hard about things."
Bolden visited him in South
Bend, Ind. over the summer, one
of the few times he's traveled to
see his friend at school.
"It's almost like he's a brother
to me," Bolden said.



With O'Neill, McIntosh, 'M' wraps up busy summer

optimism abounds for '14

Team gains
experience, adds
freshman Mueller
after down season
Daily Sports Writer
The kids can't grow up fast
enough for the Michigan men's
golf team.
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consisting Inftw ig
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and six men's golf
underclassmen When: Satur-
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Wolverines day,8 a.m.
return all Where: U-H
seven players Golf Course
while adding
one freshman
to the 2014-2015 squad. This
year, they might just have the
talent and experience to win.
"Last year, as a group we did
all the good things in golf as well
as anybody," said Michiganmen's
golf coach Chris Whitten. "Our
ball striking, our putting, our
birdies that we make are all right
there with some of the top teams
in the country. But sometimes we
would undo that good work with
just an occasional bad hole per
round. I think some of that was
our inexperience last year, and
we're more mature this year."
Whitten will rely on juniors
Chris O'Neill and Brett
McIntosh. In each of the last
two years, O'Neill and McIntosh
have placed first and second
on the team, respectively, in
average scoring. There are
big expectations for both
individually, but Whitten is
expecting the pair to be able
to do more to help the team as
"Those two guys know what
to expect and will provide
some leadership on the course,"

Whitten said.
O'Neill, a second-tea
Big Ten performer la:
rightfully has his sig
on a first-team spot th
However, he'll have
healthy first. On Tuesday
X-rays on his back, an
that limited him all s
Michigan will need him
percent in order to reach
potential this season.
Whitten said he woul
his exact starting lineup
season opener Saturday
Arbor until after prac
Thursday, but it could
sophomores Tom Swan:
Reed Hrynewich who
Whitten and O'Neill
highly of.
It was hard for Swa
get going last year after,
in with a broken thun
Whitten said he coulds
some people.
"Based on
the summer
he's had, how
much he's "A
traveled and
how well he's did
played in these
big amateur thi
events, he's 1
shownthat he's wel
really capable
of doing well,"
Whitten said.
Hrynewich took a b
this summer in qualify
the U.S. Amateur Tour:
O'Neill mentioned Hry
as one of a few play
thought improved a lot o
Senior Noori Hyun,
Andrew Yeager, sop
Bryce Evon and freshm
Mueller round out the
which Whitten said is t
from top to bottom.
"This is a year where
(O'Neill is) going to get
by the other guys," Whitt
"which is a good thing

Mueller comes to Ann Arbor
am All- after playing well in amateur
st year, tournaments this summer,
hts set adding to an impressive high
is year. school rdsumd. The freshman
to get may see his name called sooner
y he had rather than later.
injury "I think our freshman, Kyle,
ummer. will step right in and play really
at 100 well this year," O'Neill said. "I
its full think he's gonna surprise some
people, maybe even himself."
dn't set Added Whitten: "I wouldn't
for the hesitate to put Kyle in the
in Ann startinglineup at all."
tice on As for team goals, Whitten has
include so far declined to set any specific
son and benchmarks for success.
o both "My immediate goals are that
spoke we have great practices and that
we compete as hard as we can,"
nson to Whitten said. "I think if we do
coming those things the tournament
mb, but results will take care of
surprise themselves."
Still, every year there's an
for the team to
finish in the top
s a group we three of every
all the good to be in
ngs in golf as to qualify
" for regionals
l as anybody. and nationals
and to win
the Big Ten
ig step Golf is different from other
'ing for sports in that there isn't a
nament. conference schedule. The Big
newich Ten Championship isn't played
ers he until April, and the team won't
tver the start thinking about that until
the week before.
junior O'Neill said that the biggest
homore team goal this year is to qualify
an Kyle for regionals. The team came
roster, close last year, and there's reason
alented to be optimistic that that they
can go further this year.
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Wolverines hone
skills at home
for tournaments
during summer
Daily Sports Writer
When classes ended for the
summer in April, the Michigan
women's golfers got to work on
their individual games.
Some golfers chose to
focus on developing their
techniques by not playing as
many tournaments. Others
participated heavily in
tournaments, choosing to work
on their complete game.
Without mandatory practice
times or study times, each
player could set her own
practice times and tournament
"I think it is nice for them
throughout the summer to
only be focusing on golf," said
Michigan coach Jan Dowling.
"They have a lot more freedom
throughout the summer."
Dowling was able to work
with the three returning
players at each player's
request. She stayed in contact
with the golfers, followed
their tournament results and
checked in on their wellbeing.
But per NCAA restrictions,
Dowling could not work with
any of the four incoming
players until they began classes
as students this past week.
Sophomore Grace Choi
chose to continue working
on the same drills she did in
winter semester, trying to
simplify her chipping and
putting at home in Dallas. This
summer, she was supposed to

play in more to
had to withdra
due to a muscul
left shoulder.
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Choi came bac
to compete in th
Classic last me
afforded thec
compete in th
event thanks to
exemption for
Michigan State 1
"One of their
contacted coa
she chose me1
was pretty
news," Choi
said. "It
was just a
the best week
of my life.
I obviously
would have
liked to play
a little better,
but my score de
reflect all the th
In total, ti
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Lauren Grogan
in Ann Arbor
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traveled back
campus when
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work with Dowl
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me out with som
great about it,'
"If I asked for
practice with s

urnaments, but threw something great together
iw from a few thatwould keep me moving, not
ar injury to her staying stationary, and making
sure it was a focused practice
minor injury, rather then going through the
k to Michigan motion."
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onth. She was offseason, working to make
opportunity to her wedge game consistent and
e professional playing in tournaments across
a sponsorship the country with her dad.
Michigan and Toward the end of the
players. summer, Dowling and Grogan
representatives had a role reversal. Before
ch Jan and tournaments during the season,
to play, which Dowlingwalks with each player
as she plays
a practice
round, giving
"They have a lot advice on
clubs and
more freedom where to
place shots.
throughout the But in this
case, Grogan
summer. got to advise
Dowling as
she competed
in the 98th
finitely doesn't Michigan Women's Amateur.
ings I learned." Even though it was cut short
he Wolverines after five holes due to weather,
more than 24 Grogan got to see the other side
ents as well as of things: watching everyone
nts and charity putt, making sure the towel
was wet and the clubs were
lone senior, clean and answering questions
decided to stay about reads.
for the spring "It was cool being able to
the Columbus, have a role reversal there
ent home and and definitely a very good
and forth to experience," Grogan said.
she wasn't "Usually I am the one asking for
ournaments to a caddy, so it was fun."
ling one on one Now, Grogan is back to being
's facilities. a player, and Dowling is back
asked if Coach to being a coach. Though the
y swing or help summer is over, one thing has
e drills she was not changed: The Wolverines
" Grogan said. are still practicing and looking
a short-game to improve their game and their
iome drills, she standings in the Big Ten.

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