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Notes from Michigan-Notre Dame warmups

9/10/2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Greetings from the Big House Night Club.

We're almost ready for Michigan-Notre Dame under the lights, and the atmosphere is already rocking. The Wolverines handed out yellow pom-poms to fans, and the student section in particular is making great, coordinated use of them. It looks cool and should be a good sight on TV.

Also pretty cool: Both teams' special throwback uniforms for this game. I was lukewarm on the striped Michigan duds when they were unveiled, but they look much better in person. And Notre Dame's are sharp as well.

Personnel news: Michigan cornerback Troy Woolfolk had a cast on his right hand during warmups. Woolofolk had an ankle problem earlier in the week but was supposed to be full go. It will be interesting to see how he handles the matchup with the big, physical Michael Floyd if he is indeed lined up against the Notre Dame star receiver tonight.

Linebacker Cam Gordon is not expected to play for the Wolverines tonight for the second straight week. Reserve linebacker Marell Evans is still not eligible.

Almost time to kick it off under the lights.