Wolverines playing it safe in the spring game

Originally Published: March 23, 2005
By Teddy Greenstein | Special to ESPN.com
The original plan called for Michigan to conclude spring practice with an intrasquad game April 16. But Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr said it won't be much of a game – unless fans like watching touch football.

"For all those people who want to see tackling in the spring game, don't come," Carr said. "But I hope you come Sept. 3 [for the opener against Northern Illinois]. Hopefully, we'll tackle that day."

Carr hasn't gone soft as he enters his 11th season as head coach at Michigan. It's simply an issue of numbers, and Michigan doesn't have them.

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