Justin Boren leaves the team
Offensive lineman Justin Boren, who started all 13 games last season as a sophmore, has decided to leave the team. Justin's dad, Mike Boren, had played for Michigan under Bo Schembechler. Justin had the distinction in 2006 of being only the fourth true freshman in Wolverines' history to start along the offensive line at Michigan when he made a start at RG against Northwestern. (Of course, with Boren's departure, it is likely that a few more true freshman will be added to the list next season). No official reason was given for Boren's departure although he apparently had some difficulty making the transition to the new coaching regime. Justin was one of my favorite Wolverines and I wish him nothing but the best! Go Blue!
*Note: Photo of players who won't be suiting up for Coach Rod in the fall- Ryan Mallett (15) and Justin Boren (65) from the 9/8/07 game vs. Oregon by DAVID GURALNICK/Detroit Free Press