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Monday, August 4, 2008
Heading out to Michigan practice

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's first preseason practice starts in about 20 minutes, and I'll be heading over to check out the Wolverines. We're allowed to watch the first few periods, which normally consist of stretching and individual drills, not the most illuminating viewing. But I'll keep my eye on the quarterbacks, particularly Steven Threet, as well as the offensive linemen and several of the incoming freshmen. It also will be interesting to see how coach Rich Rodriguez interacts with the players.

I did get a chance to drive by Michigan Stadium last night and earlier today, and the construction is pretty impressive, if very unfinished. The place should definitely be louder once the hard hats are put away.

Check back later for updates. Rodriguez and several players will meet with reporters following practice.