Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Football: Long out officially
The voracity is verified by the Free Press, though no length of time is given. I've heard from a few unconfirmed-but-good sources that the duration is on the worse side of the scale, closer to the whole year than 4-6 weeks.
Panic level seems low. Vijay and even nattering nabob of negativity (no offense) Joey seem relatively placid, as am I after a few deep breaths. Kolodziej is an able replacement. Michigan's OL was about eight deep with people I wouldn't hyperventilate upon seeing in crunch time. Now they're seven deep, though the two remaining non-panic backups are both interior linemen (at this point apparently Henige and Mitchell), so another tackle injury would put us a nervous place. But probably not a Courtney Morgan-against-Iowa place.