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Michigan coaches to don CHUCKSTRONG T-shirts

Michigan coaches to don CHUCKSTRONG T-shirts

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 9, 2012
As the Michigan Wolverines prepare to play Illinois on Saturday, the team’s coaching staff will wear CHUCKSTRONG T-shirts purchased from the Colts’ official website. According to ESPN.com, coach Brady Hoke bought 40 of the T-shirts, which will be worn
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  • Belichick: Welker’s got a good sense of humor

    Belichick: Welker’s got a good sense of humor

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    If Patriots coach Bill Belichick was upset by wide receiver Wes Welker’s comment that it was nice to stick it in the coach’s face after catching 13 balls in the win over the Broncos, he’s not sharing it with the public. Belichick directed questions
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  • Former Pats RB Faulk retires, receives praise

    Former Pats RB Faulk retires, receives praise

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    Former New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk announced his retirement Thursday in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium attended by his coaches and teammates.
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  • Patriots streamline play calling, speed up offense

    Patriots streamline play calling, speed up offense

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    The Patriots’ fast-paced offense gave the Broncos fits on Sunday. And simplifying the play calling was a big part of it. New England used one-word play calls for much of the game against Denver, taking what is ordinarily a mouthful that includes the for
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  • Video - Was Wes Welker Joking With Belichick? 06:00

    Was Wes Welker Joking With Belichick?

    Oct 9
    Rapper Bun B, Eric Mangini, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Wes Welker's claim that he was joking in his postgame comments about coach Bill Belichick.
  • Video - The NFL Season: Brady vs. Manning 02:48

    The NFL Season: Brady vs. Manning

    Oct 9
    Together they have rewritten the game's history. And in many ways, the story of one cannot be told without the other.

Sports Columnists

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    Oct 9
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    Oct 9
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  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 5

    Oct 9
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.