Michigan Wolverines head football coach Brady Hoke announced Thursday afternoon that offensive lineman Graham Glasgow has been suspended for a portion of spring practices and the season opener at home against Appalachian State for a “violation of team expectiations.”
Glasgow, a redshirt junior, started every game for the Wolverines last season. He started out at guard until he was moved to center for the final nine games of the season. Hoke said earlier this spring that Glasgow was arguably the team’s top offensive lineman, so this is an big loss for the team.
“Each of our young men understands the standard we expect of them,” Hoke said in his statement. “It’s one that represents this great program and university, as well as their family and teammates. When their actions don’t reflect that standard, it’s very disappointing, and we must hold them accountable for their decision while helping them learn a valuable life lesson.”
For an offensive line that struggled to find it’s top five guys for an extended period last season and into the spring, Glasgow’s presence seemed to be one of the lone givens along the line. His suspension likely means that junior Jack Miller or redshirt freshman Patrick Kugler get a shot at the starting center spot in the opener.
Michigan will conclude their spring practices with The 2014 Mott Spring Game on April 5 at 2 p.m at The Big House.