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- Former Wisconsin wide receivers coach Henry Mason hasn't ruled out a return to the sideline following a spinal cord injury, Mike Lucas writes in The Capital Times.
- Rich Rodriguez expects Michigan to be faster on offense in Year 2 despite some continued instability at quarterback, Angelique Chengelis writes in The Detroit News. Also, wideout Junior Hemingway received a medical redshirt for last season.
- Fundamental play will be the focus for Michigan's defense under new coordinator Greg Robinson, John Heuser writes in The Ann Arbor News.
"Greg's been around long enough to know it's not just about the schemes," Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said. "This spring as much as anything else is about teaching tackling and fundamentals and breaking on the ball and doing all those things we've got to get better at."
- Illinois defensive tackle Josh Brent, suspended following a DUI arrest, participated in a team event to visit a local after school program, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.