Michigan personnel updates

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Several Michigan personnel updates from the Big House before the opener against Western Michigan.

  • Starting linebacker Cam Gordon is out with a back injury. Freshman Jake Ryan will take his place.

  • Three players have been suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules: left guard Ricky Barnum, running back Stephen Hopkins and linebacker Marell Evans. Barnum is a starter and will be replaced by Michael Schofield.

Gordon could be a big loss, although Ryan has been impressive throughout the offseason. Hopkins likely wouldn't have received too many carries behind Fitz Toussaint, Michael Shaw and Vincent Smith.