LB Morgan, FB Hopkins out for Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan will not play Saturday against UMass due to what Wolverines coach Brady Hoke called Friday a “little bit of a head problem.”

Morgan had started the first two games of the season for Michigan and is fourth on the Wolverines in tackles with 15. He also has 1.5 tackles for loss.

Replacing Morgan will likely be freshman James Ross III, who played extensively against Air Force last Saturday. Ross III has six tackles this season, including a half-sack.

Also out for Michigan on Saturday is fullback Stephen Hopkins, who has a hamstring injury, and starting defensive end Brennen Beyer, who has a knee injury.