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Michigan fills final game with Delaware State

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Michigan's 2009 football schedule is now complete, as the Wolverines added FCS-member Delaware State to the slate on Oct. 17 in the Big House.

Coming off a 3-9 season, Michigan will play all four of its nonconference games at home, opening with Western Michigan (Sept. 5), Notre Dame (Sept. 12) and Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19). The Wolverines begin Big Ten play with Indiana, Michigan State and Iowa before welcoming Delaware State, which went 5-6 last season, to Ann Arbor.

Some Wolverines fans surely will be disappointed not to see another marquee opponent on the 2009 slate, but Michigan's schedule sets up well for a return to the postseason. Michigan plays a tough road schedule (Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin) but should benefit from eight home contests.