2009 M Football- The year in photos…

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Here are a selection of photos from the 2009 football season.

#1

When freshman phenom Tate Forcier suited up for spring practice I wondered if he’d be able to take the pounding of an entire season.  Tate’s progress was accelerated when returning starter Nick Sheridan was injured early in spring practice. From that point on Tate was the focal point at QB for the Wolverines.

#2
LB Obi Ezeh and DB Donovan Warren rest prior to media day.  Donovan would declare for the NFL draft after the season and Obi would lose his starting job.
#3
Players posing for a group shot during media day.  The good feelings would disappear during a disastrous game versus Illinois.
#4
The Wolverine drill.  One of the few times where media gets to see players go all out against each other.
#5
RB Michael Cox showed that he has the speed to be force for the Wolverines next season.
#6
Players rehabbing from injuries.  They insisted on having the photo taken,

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#7

The Wolverines take the field undet the coveted M Club banner.  Some traditions never change.

#8
Brandon Graham was a beast on defense.
#9
Craig Roh was a pleasant surprise on defense.  Just a little bit of holding…
#10
When Denard Robinson was in the game there was always the potential for an electryfying run.  Whenever he broke free it would cause complete mayhem for opposing defenses.
#11
Freshman QB Tate Forcier was a force of nature during the Wolverines’ 4-0 start.
#12
The Wolverines last second victory and endzone celebration.  Photo taken with an iPhone.

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#13
DB Donavan Warren seals the victory over Indiana with a great interception.
#14
The Wolverines put a gang tackle on the Eagles.  We didn’t see enough of this…
#15
RB Brandon Minor was a beast when healthy…
#16
The only way for teams to contain Brandon Graham was to double team him…and hold.
#17
RB Brandon Minor bulls through the Penn State defense.
#18
Next season the renovation of Michigan Stadion will be complete and the press box will be history…