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07:12 AM ET 07.15 | By Aug. 5, the Michigan football program will be shifting in to high gear, and a running back competition will commence immediately. There were high hopes for Fitz Toussaint last season, coming off his 1,000-yard 2011 when he compiled the bulk of his yards in the final five regular season games. But he never found that rhythm in 2012 after being suspended for the season opener following a DUI. He never had more than 18 carries, never topped 92 yards -- finishing the year with 515 rushing yards -- and suffered a broken leg in the 11th game, against Iowa. ... He'll be pushed by the nation's No. 1 running back recruit, Derrick Green, who is physical and expected to compete for the job immediately.

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July 15, 2013  08:18 AM ET
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They just wish they had the Vols, Horns, Gators, and Toads on their schedule instead, you know, easy wins for themselves.

Stir and troll, stir and troll, stir and troll,.............

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July 15, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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Stir and troll, stir and troll, stir and troll,.............

Well, of course the SPARTANS beat the toads last year, so I think the colonel got it right.

July 15, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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Well, of course the SPARTANS beat the toads last year, so I think the colonel got it right.

...and Vols, Horns and Gators?

July 15, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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...and Vols, Horns and Gators?

You can only play the teams on your schedule, but I think last years Sparty squad mould have handled the Horns and Vols. Us against da Gaduhs would have set all kinds of records for offense futility.

July 15, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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You can only play the teams on your schedule, but I think last years Sparty squad mould have handled the Horns and Vols. Us against da Gaduhs would have set all kinds of records for offense futility.

Offenses are overrated...and high scoring offenses aren't real football. Only need good defense to win.

A rusty cow/sparty game would have been offensively ugly as well.

July 15, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Meeechigan.

July 15, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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Vols

BAILIFF!

July 15, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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Offenses are overrated...and high scoring offenses aren't real football. Only need good defense to win.

Did you know General Neyland, personally?

July 15, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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You can only play the teams on your schedule, but I think last years Sparty squad mould have handled the Horns and Vols. Us against da Gaduhs would have set all kinds of records for offense futility.

Not so sure about the Rusty Cows....depends on which game they brought and if Ash was having a good day....

July 15, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Did you know General Neyland, personally?

No, but he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

July 15, 2013  10:33 AM ET

Quote: "They just wish they had the Vols, Horns, Gators, and Toads on their schedule instead, you know, easy wins for themselves."{
Everyone wishes they had Alabama's woosey schedule each and every year. SEC chooses to give them a pass each and every year so everyone thinks they are a great team and Satan Saban is great. One they they will have to play the likes of UF, SC and UGA during the regular season then they won't look so good. If it were basketball, their rpi would get them to 4th place at best.

July 15, 2013  10:37 AM ET

One does not want U of Florida on their schedule during the regular season. They come to play then but if they don't win enough and have to go to the Sugar Bowl then they don't come to play. Their fans did a no show costing them lots of money and the team did not show up and lost. Not saying they played a bad team but they did not give their best as could see they had NO fan support. Hope the Sugar Bowl learned their lesson on inviting them so much. Not a Gator fan but what I say is gospel good.

July 15, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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Us against da Gaduhs would have set all kinds of records for offense futility.

No argument here. The longest play from scrimmage would've been a whole 4 yards, most likely.

July 15, 2013  10:48 AM ET

So, based on fans' willingness to travel, vociferously support their team throughout the game, and spend money, the Sugar Bowl should invite the Volunteers every year. The Big Orange Caravan is humongous, Vols fans who travel would cheer for a team effort to pee off a bridge, and the same Vols fans are so easily parted from their money, they are welcomed everywhere... even Tuscaloosa.

July 15, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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One does not want U of Florida on their schedule during the regular season. They come to play then but if they don't win enough and have to go to the Sugar Bowl then they don't come to play. Their fans did a no show costing them lots of money and the team did not show up and lost. Not saying they played a bad team but they did not give their best as could see they had NO fan support. Hope the Sugar Bowl learned their lesson on inviting them so much. Not a Gator fan but what I say is gospel good.

Not sure if I should be offended or not on this one....?

July 15, 2013  10:57 AM ET

Derrick Green's into Bikram Yoga. I like his chances already.

 
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