Can't tell the players even with a program
The Wolverines look radically different in Spring Practice than they did in their bowl game as there have been myriad position switches and new jersey assignments since the Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2007. You need a program to keep up with all the changes. The 2007 Spring Football Roster can be found here. However, during Saturday's 70-play full contact scrimmage, there was a player at tailback who was wearing #21 (i.e., Desmond Howard's old number). The problem is that there is no #21 listed on the Spring Football Roster. Leave it to Angelique S. Chengelis (a/k/a "The Angel of the Big House") of The Detroit News to find the answer. The mystery player turned out to be Michigan wrestler Mike Milano who was helping shore up a postion limited in numbers this spring with Mike Hart sidelined and Carlos Brown having moved to cornerback. "He wanted to do it," Coach Carr said. "He says he wants to play (this fall)."
Milano played running back during his prep career at Rocky River High School (OH) and set the school's single-season rushing record (1,700 yards) in 2003 as a junior. He finished his high school career as RRHS' all-time scoring leader and rushing leader. He was a two-time All-Ohio selection (2003 & 2004). No word yet if Coach Carr will look to other Michigan varsity sports to shore up the numbers deficiency at the Tight End position. Go Blue!