Monday, August 13, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Michigan coach Brady Hoke addresses the media at Michigan Media Day on Sunday.
MICG A N M[ED IA D AY
for upcoming season
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich,) celebrates the next step in his journey to his 29th term in Congress.
Senate, Congress and city ele
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By LUKE PASCH on Monday.
DailySportsEditor "The guys, as teammates, we
love them," Hoke said. "But there's
At Michigan football's Media Day consequences for their behavior.
on Sunday morning, second-year They're paying a price, and they
coach Brady Hoke wasted little time will continue to pay that price for a
in addressing the elephant in the little bit.
room - that he still has not decided "I haven't made any of that (deci-
whether redshirt junior running sion regarding their eligibility), and
back Fitzgerald Toussaint will play I won't make that decision for a
in the season opener against Ala- while."
bama in light of his recent Driving Should Toussaint be forced to sit
Under the Influence offense. out against Alabama, sophomore
Reporters left the room frus- Thomas Rawls is widely expected
trated again, though, as Hoke's to be the starter in the backfield,
only update on the situation is that and the coaches continued to sing
Toussaint and sophomore defensive his praise on Sunday.
end Frank Clark, who has been sus- "First of all, a lot of people don't
pended on home invasion charges, realize he's real fast," said running
will begin practicing with the team backs coach Fred Jackson of Rawls.
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"I saw the kid in high school run a
10.6 (second)100 meters. So the kid
is real fast, but he's powerful. And
he knows that when he's got a shal-
low cut to go through a guy, he'll do
it. But he's also got enough 'wiggle'
in him to make the guy miss and
Senior running back Vincent
Smith will also likely see snaps from
the backfield, and his veteran pres-
ence there should help fill the void if
Toussaint misses any game action.
ROUNDTREE PATCHED UP:
underwent arthroscopic surgery on
Friday to remove cartilage in his
knee. The surgery was considered
a success, and he is expected to
return to practice in two weeks.
Roundtree is the veteran leader
of a receiving corps that severely
lacks depth following the depar-
tures of Junior Hemingway, Darryl
Stonum and Martavious Odoms.
With the role in mind, he continues
to be a presence even as he recovers
"Roy is great," said wide receiv-
ers coach Jeff Hecklinski. "He's
out there helping, he's in meetings
helping. He's great. Like I said, the
expectations are for the position,
and when you're in Roy's position,
you're expected to help."
To potentially help shore up
depth issues at receiver, it is well
known that junior quarterback
Devin Gardner has been occasion-
ally lining up on the outside for
snaps in practice. But coaches and
players remained hush on Sunday
regarding the decision to actually
line up Gardner at receiver come
"I think Devin will do whatever's
best for the team," Hecklinski said.
"I think (offensive coordinator Al
Borges) and coach Hoke have to sit
down and say, 'Okay, this is what
we're going to do,' and that hasn't
taken place yet."
Added Gardner: "They haven't
expressed to me how much I'm
going to play there. I'm just trying
to get reps whenever I'm not play-
ing quarterback right now, and
they haven't said much. I guess it's
a secret for you guys - it's a secret
for me, too."
CARTER WALKS: Hoke
announced Sunday that redshirt
freshman defensive back Tamani
Carter has decided to leave the pro-
gram, but he did not disclose any
"Tamani Carter has decided to
leave Michigan," Hoke said. "He's
a great, young man, a tremendous
kid. But he decided to leave, and I'll
leave it at that."
The Pickerington, Ohio native
was actually Hoke's first commit
at Michigan, decommitting from
Minnesota and deciding to become
a Wolverine just nine days after
Hoke took the job back in January
Carter was not likely to see play-
ing time this year, as he is very low
on the depth chart in the secondary.
SHOELACE VERSUS BOLT:
When senior quarterback Denard
Robinson watched Usain Bolt
defend his gold in the tOO-meter
and 200-meter races in the London
Olympics, he was both a fan and a
In high school, Robinson clocked
a 10.4-second 100-meter, which
wouldn't come close to touching
Bolt's 9.6-second Olympic record.
But Michigan's quarterbacknoted
that Bolt was a little slow getting off
the blocks in his races last week.
"I think I'd get Usain Bolt in the
40-yard dash," Robinson said. "I
watched his start the other day, and
I think I'd get him in the 40. See, the
(60-yard dash), I don't know about
that. He'd probably start pulling
away from me."
laces, Robinson would actuallyhave
Last Tuesday, when ballots of the students
for the primary election were summer."
being cast across polling stations Working att
throughout Ann Arbor, it was cinct 1-2 was A
clear it wasn't a typical August Carol Simmons
day- along State Street there Simmons, wI
were cars with special "election book alongside
day" parking passes, rooms in the her co-workers
Union full of poll workers and a no one came to
plethora of political signs. uted the lack of
Voters made decisions in sev- vacation.
eral primary races which chose "I don't thi
the Democratic and Republican matter of peop
candidates for the new 12th con- just that nobo
gressional district, the Repub- mons added.
lican Senate candidate to face
Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in U.S. Senate
the fall, and the Ann Arbor City
Council Democrats to likely face PONTIAC -
little to no Republican opposition former U.S. con
in November. ed Clark Duran
At the Union, registered vot- and Randy H
ers from student-heavy precincts Rapids in Mich
such as 1-2, 4-1 and 1-1 could vote, primary electio
and as of 3:30 p.m., zero votes had Winning by
been counted at Precinct 1-2, four according toi
votes had been counted at Pre- Hoekstra will
cinct 4-1 and nine votes had been bent Sen. Debt
counted at Precinct 1-1. Mich.) in Nove:
At the end of the day precinct Hoekstra tE
1-1 had counted 15 ballots. porters for helt
Precinct 1-2 had counted 4 votes. pledged that
d counted 8 ballots
ounted 59 ballots.
view, City Clerk
udry said primary
ithe summer tend
>tudent voter turn-
we see historically
a lower turnout
audry said. "A lot
are away for the
the polls for Pre-
nn Arbor resident
ho had a hardcover
her, said she and
waited all day, but
vote. She attrib-
voters to summer
nk that it's just a
le not voting; it's
ody's here," Sim-
Pete Hoekstra, a
it of Grosse Pointe
ekman of Grand
n for U.S. Senate.
about 20 percent
now face incum-
bie Stabenow (D-
hanked his sup-
ping him win, and
take back the
Durant is a
"rebel with a
his toss, he tole
Rob Steele, af
professor and a
didate for the U
of Regents, also
ante at Hoekstr
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said. "She's beer
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Mich.) is one st
ning his 29thc
the first primar
faced in a decad
he's now runnin
new 12th cong
to the House i
tory in an int
speech, Dingell said, "Well, it
feels great." He added that the
campaign for the fall would have
a wide focus.
"It's always been my job to see
to it that we run a clean, vigor-
ous campaign in this district that
helps all of our Democrats," Ding-
ell said. "We will be very busy
getting ready to run that kind of
campaign. We're going to be talk-
ing about jobs, the economy, eco-
nomic opportunity and building
and rebuilding Michigan's eco-
And while he lost in a land-
slide, Dingell's challenger Daniel
Marcin, who's studying for his
Ph.D. in economics at the Uni-
versity, could be pleased with the
result. In an interview before the
votes were counted, Marcin said
he'd be happy if he garnered 15 to
20 percent of the vote.
PATRICK BARRON/Daly Though he spent more than
$12,000 of his own money on
the losing effort, Marcin said he
Ction11s didn't regret running.
"pu about one semester of
University of Michigan tuition
U.S. government into this race," he quipped.
r. Marcin said he made policy the
self-proclaimed focus of his campaign, and one of
cause." Despite the issues he focused on was the
d the AP that he legalization of same-sex mar-
tra will clinch Sta- riage.
eat come Novem- Marcin claimed his pres-
sure on Dingell contributed to
former University him changing his mind on that
Republican can- issue, but Dingell said his views
Jniversity's Board had undergone "evolution and
made an appear- change," explaining that the
a's party. Defense of Marriage Act "raised
oing to be a tough, constitutional questions" and
and if we can get was "hurting a lot of people in
n out on Stabe- ways that I found improper."
's critical," Steele Citing strong disagreements
n tough to beat in with Dingell over over economic
and environmental policy, Mar-
tin said he had no plans, as of
ss,12th District now, to work on Dingell's fall
campaign. He added that he also
ohn Dingell (D- wasn't thinking about running
ep closer to win- for another office anytime soon.
complete term in "I'm going to write a disserta-
handily defeating tion now," Marcin said
y challenger he's
e. City Council
rict was redrawn
2010 census, and Two Democratic spots were
g to represent the open to newcomers because
ressional district, Councilmembers Sandi Smith
Ann Arbor, Ypsi- (D-Ward 1) and Carsten Hohnke
and other parts of (D-Ward 5) decided not to seek
e County. re-election.
was first elected By defeating Eric Sturgis last
n 1955 and is its night, Sumi Kailasapathy will
member. have a chance to run for Smith's"
, Dingell will face vacant seat as a Democrat in the
en, who won the fall. She won with 863votes, total-
iination. ing 57.69 percent, to his 628 votes,
about his vic- totaling 41.98 percent, accord-
erview after his ing to unofficial results from the
Washtenaw County Clerk's office
as of 1:35 a.m.
Hohnke's seat was won by
Chuck Warpehoski, who defeated
Vivienne Armentrout. He had
1,709 votes, totaling 56.33 per-
cent, while she had 1,320 votes,
totaling 43.51 percent.
Christopher Taylor (D-Ward
3) had no challenger in the pri-
In Ward 2, Tony Derezinski
(D-Ward 2) lost to Sally Hart
Petersen. He had 938 votes,
totaling 44.65 percent, while
she had 1160 votes, totaling 55.21
In the Ward 3 Democratic pri-
mary, Margie Teall (D-Ward 4)
defeated Jack Eaton by a mere
1.5 percent. She had 866 votes,
totaling 50.47 percent, to his 848
votes, totaling 49.42 percent.
Eaton, who had run against
Teall in the 2010 primary, held a
results-viewing event at Conor
O'Neill's Pub Tuesday along with
Stephen Runselman (D-Ward 3)
attended along with councilmem-
ber Jane Lumm (I-Ward 2).
In an interview after she
declared her victory, Kailasapa-
thy said she expected her win and
added that it was an indication of
"I was expecting to win
because I could see the writing
on the wall. People really more
than anything else, they just
wanted a change," Kailasapathy
Meanwhile, at The Last Word
bar where Lumm attended,
Petersen and supporters awaited
the results of her race against
four-year incumbent Derezinski.
In an interview just before the
final election results were known,
Petersen said she would bring a
fresh expertise to city council
because of her business back-
However, Petersen said the
election was not an indication
that there was any kind of council
establishment or status quo party
up against a newcomer party to
"(Kailasapathy) has an
accounting background, and
she's going to approach it from
that perspective," Peterson said.
"I have a business background,
I'm going to approach it from a
slightly different perspective.
I think you're going to have a
lot of diversity of voices on City
Managing Editor Giacomo
Bologna contributed to this report.