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Michigan plane’s takeoff aborted due to high winds on way to Big Ten tournament

Michigan had a very scary start to its Big Ten tournament road trip when its plane skidded off the runway due to high winds.

Further intensification of winds is anticipated over the next several hours. Wind gusts up to 65 mph will be possible at times between Noon and 5 PM local time.
As of Wednesday afternoon, over 400,000 people were without power in the metro Detroit area due to issues like fallen trees. The team is scheduled to play Thursday at noon, and the drive to Washington, D.C., from Ann Arbor is about 9.5 hours. At this point everyone on the Wolverines’ squad would likely rather drive after this situation.

The thing that was obvious about Scelfo’s résumé was his lengthy work with successful quarterbacks: Patrick Ramsey, J.P. Losman, and Shaun King at Tulane, Ross Jenkins at Louisiana Tech, Nick Foles and Matt Scott at Arizona. He might not have been directly responsible for their success, but he played a role.

Based on 2016, the answer is a solid “Maybe.” “Perhaps,” even! In his first year under Scelfo, Sturm’s completion rate fell slightly (from 59 percent to 56.5), but he averaged 2 more yards per completion (12.8 from 10.8), cut his interception rate (2 percent from 3.3) and cut his sack rate (10.5 percent from 13.1). That’s still far too many sacks, but improvement is improvement.

It took a little while for UTSA to work its way into the 2016 season. The Roadrunners were neither great nor terrible early, looking pretty poor in a win over Alabama State, then suffering competitive losses to Colorado State, Arizona State, and ODU.

Barring an excellent 55-32 win over Southern Miss, the team got to the midway point of the season without distinguishing itself. But thanks to a mostly solid defense, the Roadrunners navigated a high-octane late stretch to qualify for a bowl despite a shaky shootout loss to UTEP.22