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Defensive tackle Alim McNeill of Raleigh, N.C., is still thinking about Michigan.

Michigan recruiting looking at Alim McNeill, DBs answer challenge, ‘Hard work’ slogan catching on

Kevin Goheen

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Class of 2018 in search of defensive tackles 

There’s a hole in Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class at defensive tackle, writes Allen Trieu of Scout.com in the Detroit News. The Wolverines are making a push for several players, including Alim McNeill of Raleigh, N.C. 

Big lift   

Safety Josh Metellus spoke this week about how his younger brother’s Miami Central High School team was stuck in Las Vegas because of Hurricane Irma. Central had traveled west to play national power Bishop Gorman and beat the 3-time national champion program. Members of the Miami Dolphins stepped up to take care of the extra expenses incurred by Central because of the hurricane. 

Answering the call

Defensive backs coach Mike Zordich challenged the collection of cornerbacks during preseason camp, asking to see who would step up. Zordich has been pleased with their response

Outside the box 

What do Jim Harbaugh and Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari have in common? John Clay of the Lexington Herald says they are both great at thinking outside the box and pushing the NCAA’s buttons

Jim Harbaugh’s faith in Wilton Speight  

Fans are quick to turn on starting quarterbacks. Wilton Speight has been hearing it from a portion of Michigan fans. Here’s why Harbaugh won’t turn on him

NFL 3 Stars  

How did Michigan men do in Week 1 of the NFL? Land of 10’s 3 Stars for former Wolverines

Chad Carr findings help DIPG research

Chad Carr didn’t live a long life but his legacy is lasting as a discovery from his cancer could change treatment options for the inoperable disease.

Schembechler Hall renovations approved 

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved plans for renovation of Schembechler Hall on Thursday. 

Wolverines mailbag 

What’s going on with the Wolverines? Lots of questions from Land of 10 readers. Rachel Lenzi has the answers in the mailbag this week

Hard work is undefeated  

Freshman running back Kurt Taylor Jr. lives by the motto his father, Kurt Sr., always espoused: “Hard work is undefeated.” Kurt Sr. is branding that slogan and it’s catching on. 

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