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Status of Michigan’s Cam Gordon ‘up in the air’ for Irish

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Projected to be a starter entering the 2011 season, linebacker Cam Gordon was instead forced to sit out Michigan’s season-opening win due to a back issue.

Three days ahead of the first night game in the history of The Big House, Gordon’s status remains muddled.

Speaking before Wednesday’s practice, head coach Brady Hoke said Gordon’s availability for the Notre Dame game is “up in the air“.  It’s unclear exactly when or how Gordon suffered the injury as he was expected to play against Western Michigan.

Instead, Jake Ryan started in Gordon’s place and acquitted himself well.  If Gordon is unable to go for a second straight week, Ryan’s expected to get the starting call again.

In other, more positive injury news, star cornerback Troy Woolfolk continues to improve from an ankle injury.  Woolfolk suffered the injury in the rain-shortened win covering a kickoff, but all signs continue to point to him being available for the Irish.

“He did more [in Tuesday’s practice] than I thought he would,” Hoke said. “He wanted to do more.”

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7 Responses to “Status of Michigan’s Cam Gordon ‘up in the air’ for Irish”
  1. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 8, 2011 8:34 AM

    I’m sure Michigan can plug in another 200 lb linebacker. Their achilles heel will rear it’s head saturday night.

  2. polegojim says: Sep 8, 2011 8:37 AM

    We need Gordon in the middle, but Ryan did very well. Keep up the fight.

    Great news on Troy. Maybe we need to tape up both ankles regularly.

    Defense needs all the help it can get… 34 is much better than 110, but lots of room for improvement.

  3. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 8, 2011 1:26 PM

    Against western michigan that defense looked identical to what we’ve seen these past 3 years. Mike Martin is a stud, thats about it. Until Michigan gets Hoke’s recruits in, they will continue to struggle. The 3-3-5 is a garbage defense, so until richrods pieces are replaced, a new scheme won’t fix anything. I guess they didn’t give up 37 to Umass, but they didn’t play 4 quarters and got a pair of junk td’s off WMU mistakes.

  4. polegojim says: Sep 8, 2011 1:35 PM

    @paul – we’ll introduce your QB to a couple of our 200lb linebackers

  5. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 8, 2011 1:39 PM

    Right, like who? If Notre Dame racked up over 500 yards against USF, I’d hate to see what Cierre Wood will do to that dumpster fire you call a defense.

    OSU has been introducing it’s linebackers to Michigan for quite some time now.

    Enjoy the papa johns bowl.

  6. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 8, 2011 2:00 PM

    Michigan will be down for 2-3 more years because of RichRod. Why do you think Harbaugh passed?

  7. polegojim says: Sep 9, 2011 12:10 AM

    Watch, pay attention – dumpster fires will still burn you.

    I’ll take any bowl game at this point.

    Harbaugh is a head case.

    Win a national championship would you?

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