COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Michigan football, already without suspended head coach Jim Harbaugh and fired linebackers coach Chris Partridge, will also be down its starting left tackle Saturday against Maryland (Fox, 12:10 p.m.).
Offensive lineman LaDairus Henderson was listed “out” in U-M’s pregame availability report. The only other player listed on the report is Danny Hughes, a senior special teams player and backup running back. Henderson’s loss is more notable for the No. 2 Wolverines (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten), who’ve been largely healthy this season.
The Arizona State transfer began the season as a depth piece on the left side behind Karsen Barnhart, however offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore — who will again serve as acting head coach in Harbaugh’s absence as he serves the second game of a three-game suspension handed down by the Big Ten for violating the league’s sportsmanship policy — moved Barnhart to the right side of the formation and opted to have Stanford transfer tackle Myles Hinton serve as depth on the right side.
Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson (73) blocks for Michigan Wolverines running back Donovan Edwards (7) during first-half action at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023.
U-M’s offensive line had appeared to be hitting its stride, too. The Wolverines ran 44 times for 241 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and three touchdowns last week against Penn State, which entered the game as the No. 1 unit in the country.
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While it came as a surprise to some on the outside, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound tackle expected as much.
Michigan players, including offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson (73) warm up before the East Carolina game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Sept. 2,…
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Author : Detroit Free Press
Publish date : 2023-11-18 16:25:08
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