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Wolverines look to avenge 'slap in the face'

Justin Boren created a little bad blood when he decided to transfer from Michigan last year.  He created a lot more by saying that the erosion of family values under Rich Rodriguez was the biggest factor in his transfer.

Then came the ultimate knife in the back of Wolverine Nation: the offensive lineman transferred to hated rival Ohio State.

So this weekend, for the first time since leaving the program, Boren will face his former teammates.  And he will face them in his former home.

For at least one of the Wolverines, it’s an opportunity to exact some “revenge” on the player who left the Hatfields for the McCoys.

“He’s just somebody that shouldn’t have been here in the first place,” defensive end Brandon Graham said. “He just didn’t feel like he needed to be here anymore. He could have gone anywhere else, but he went to Ohio State.

That was just a slap in the face.”

Speaking of slaps in the face, and as noted by one of our esteemed readers, it’s been 2,187 days since Michigan beat Ohio State, so the Wolverines would probably be best served by focusing on beating the Buckeyes instead of exacting revenge on one player who stiffed them.

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  1. Tommy_Blah05 says: Nov 17, 2009 1:27 PM

    Yeah, I don’t care too much about this story, but I just thought I’d share my thoughts on something. The little ad that pops up, and floats across my screen is annoying. Please get rid of that.

  2. Kage10 says: Nov 17, 2009 4:06 PM

    Yeah, Michigan could do without him but they sure are making a big deal about it. He must have been someone special. The game won’t be because Michigan now sucks, but it will still be nice to see OSU pound them. Oh, and Boren now plays with his brother at OSU. That’s nice. If Michigan could win more than two games, they wouldn’t have to talk such a big game. GO BUCKEYES!

  3. Gelardia says: Nov 17, 2009 4:11 PM

    What the heck does family values have to do with football? You want family values, go play for BYU.

  4. cbfan says: Nov 17, 2009 4:57 PM

    Not this year Michigan, the Buckeyes will continue to dominate this series.

  5. Brentonmcclellan says: Nov 17, 2009 4:59 PM

    Hey JT, give us a scoop OBR style, what’s going on with that slimeball Rich Rod and the investigations into the 3.4 million extra practices he held for his fantastic Wolverine team?

  6. jansel34 says: Nov 17, 2009 5:24 PM

    2,187 days. Nice,

  7. Hovenaut says: Nov 17, 2009 5:27 PM

    And Brandon Graham is who?

  8. BrownsTown says: Nov 17, 2009 9:14 PM

    Can you blame the guy? Ohio State beats UM on the football field and the classroom with their multitude of Academic All-Americans. Who wants to be second rate and play in the Little Caesar’s Bowl?

  9. launch says: Nov 17, 2009 9:34 PM

    It’s a sad commentary for NBC that they still allow you to continue here.

  10. Pier588 says: Nov 18, 2009 8:08 AM

    launch – you’re out to lunch. Taylor does a fine job in this forum. Maybe you thought that “Irish Idiot” Keith Arnold wrote this piece?
    Most likely you’re a Michigan fan smarting from those 2,187 days without a win the Taylor pointed out.
    Aim your cannons at the real source of your Michigan woes – RichRod and the dumba$$es that hired him.
    No way if Lloyd Carr were still at the helm would Michigan have suffered through 2 seasons like the ones they have with the former West Virginia Mr Wonderful.

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