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Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines hands the ball off during the first half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan-Notre Dame Have Shot At Grand Finale

The greatest challenge for Michigan and No. 16 Notre Dame on Saturday might be finding a fitting finale to an on-again, off-again rivalry that repeatedly has produced some finishes.

97.1 The Ticket–09/06/2014

Quarterback Tyler O'Connor of the Michigan State Spartans drops back to hand off the ball as tight end Jamal Lyles #11 moves up to block against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks during the second half at Spartan Stadium on August 29, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

No. 3 Oregon Ready To Host No. 7 Michigan State

For Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, there’s truth in the old cliche: Defense wins championships.

97.1 The Ticket–09/06/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Michigan Wolverines head football coach Brady Hoke looks over the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoke Announces Leave Of Absence For Offensive Lineman Kyle Bosch

Bosch played in Michigan’s season opener and got time in six games – three of which he started – as a freshman last season.

CBS Detroit–09/03/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30:  Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and head football coach Brady Hoke talk on the sidelines during the second half of the game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Mountaineers 52-14.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoke Refuses To Talk About Injuries, Describes Preparation For Golson

Simulating the size and mobility of Golson in practice has been a team effort for the Wolverines.

CBS Detroit–09/03/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans looks to pass against the defense of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Conference Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dantonio Says Michigan State Will Not Be Intimidated Going To No. 3 Oregon

“If you look at our football program right now from when we’ve come in 2007, it was trying to get to these moments,” Dantonio said.

CBS Detroit–09/02/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - AUGUST 30: Devin Funchess #1 of the Michigan Wolverines scores his second touchdown of the first half as Jordan Ford #12 of Appalachian State attempts to make the stop during the first half of the game at Michigan Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Gardner, Funchess Steal Show In Michigan’s Season Opener

Gardner completed 13 of 14 passes for 173 yards, and Funchess snagged seven catches for 95 yards. The duo combined for three touchdowns.

CBS Detroit–08/30/2014

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28: Tight end Devin Funchess #87 of the Michigan Wolverines runs with the football after a reception against the Kansas State Wildcats during the second quarter of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Devin Funchess Will Wear No. 1 This Season

Funchess recorded 748 yards on 49 receptions last season.

CBS Detroit–08/30/2014

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28: Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a non call during the first quarter of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hoke Explains Why Michigan Won’t Have Captains Until ‘Ohio’ Game

“You’ve got really strong leadership there, but at the end of the day, I think you’ve got to earn it,” Hoke said.

CBS Detroit–08/28/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 30:  Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines walks on the field after losing to the Ohio State Buckeyes 42-41 at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

NCAA Denies Ty Isaac’s Hardship Waiver; Michigan Appealing The Ruling

The former five-star recruit who transferred from USC to be closer to his ill mother may have to sit out this season.

CBS Detroit–08/27/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines looks to pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Preview: Season Will Rest On Gardner, O-Line Keeping Him Upright

As would be expected, one of the key players for Michigan will be quarterback Devin Gardner.

08/25/2014

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ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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