Day One of Practice Across the Internet

Certainly a cop out posting roundups on back to back days, but hey, I'm not allowed into practice, so I'm relegated to repurposing the blog world for your benefit...

First up, ESPN is not surrendering their sports coverage to the Big Ten blogosphere just yet, and has put together some great coverage on a blog of their own.  They covered Michigan's first day on the field with vigor.  Highlights include...

Walking through Michigan's weight room on the way out, I stopped to check out the team-high totals for several categories. Johnson tops the bench-press chart at 500 pounds, Taylor squatted a team-best 625 pounds and cornerback Morgan Trent ran a 4.13 in the 40-yard dash.

Morgan Trent...4.13?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?  OK, OK, let's put this in perspective...

Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson ran a 9.79 sec 100 meter in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. His gold medal and world record was stripped after failing a post-race drug test. He went through 40 yards that day in 4.38 seconds.

So, considering the method to time the athletes gives a plus or minus .5 sec..let's assume that the 4.13 was downhill, wind-aided, and that the stopwatch was in the hands of someone with muscle spasms.  Otherwise, Morgan should leave the team immediately and head to Beijing.

Kevin Grady was at practice, and while the rest of the team is fast asleep, it is safe to assume that Kev is still practicing.

His next court date is set for Aug. 14, and he faces up to 93 days in jail if convicted.

MGoBlue has a recap and post practice audio, including a note about #4 of 20 to touch the ball:
Junior running back Carlos Brown returned to the field for the first practice of fall camp and took snaps at quarterback and running back. Brown missed spring and summer workouts with a finger injury.

Finally, MLive gives us a taste of McGuffie:

Sam McGuffie's got the moves. Again, insert the no-pads caveat, but YouTube video star McGuffie, a running back from Texas, sure looks like he's going be a slippery ball-carrier.