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Old-fashioned football at heart of Michigan's change

Updated: October 23, 2006, 5:25 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan football is one of the great static empires in all of athletics. The pace of change here is only slightly more rapid than continental drift.

Take the regal relic that is Michigan Stadium: It contains no chair-back seating, no luxury suites, no eardrum-battering sound system, no corporate signage, no manipulative marketing, no discernible evidence that the 21st century even exists.

Bells: zero.

Whistles: none.

And the next night game in the Big ...

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