Michigan achieved all of its major goals for the first two games of the season: (1) win both games; (2) establish the running game; (3) escape without injuries especially to Henne and Hart. Michigan has emerged relatively unscathed injury-wise from its first two games of the 2006 season. Three key players- RB Carlos Brown, LB Chris Graham, and DE Eugene Germany- were not on the dress list for the CMU game. Nevertheless, Brown saw action late in the game as he had 3 carries for 5 yards. Brown had reportedly been battling a case of strep throat all week. Graham and Germany are both expected to join Brown back on the field for the Notre Dame game this Saturday. Graham is recovering from a pulled thigh muscle he suffered during the Vanderbilt game. Tight End Tyler Ecker (pictured scoring a touchdown in week one) played the first half of the CMU game but left with an undisclosed injury at halftime. He stood in street clothes the second half. Go Blue!
*Note: Photo of Tyler Ecker by John T. Greilick/The Detroit News