The Michigan football crew will be without two beginnings for their season opener today.
Unknown injuries to offensive lineman Ryan Hayes and linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green are being ruled out, a team spokesman confirmed to MLV ahead of kickoff against Colorado State afternoon ABC.
Hayes was seen out of uniform on the sidelines during practice, forcing Michigan to go without the other team’s left tackle. Slowly shifting Olu Oluwatimi would mark his first start in the center with Jack Zinter in Michigan uniform and Trent Jones in the center working on the opening tackle on the right tackle.
The Wolverines are currently the 31-point favorite in most sportsbooks to win Saturday’s game, up from last week’s 27.5.
Hill-Green is no big surprise.He was recorded as a suspect before in the week with a delicate tissue injury, and lead trainer Jim Harbaugh trusted he would have a response by the center of the week. On Wednesday, linebackers mentor George Halo didn’t have an update.
With starter Junior Coulson, look to the inside linebacker to see Michael Barrett and Calle Mullings get extra time. Slope Green showed up in each of the 14 games for the Wolverines last season, beginning with six of them, and was supposed to be in the blend for a lengthy timeframe this fall.