Drew Dileo has eight catches for 99 yards and one TD this season. (John T. Greilick / Detroit News)
Ann Arbor -- It is unclear whether Michigan senior receiver Drew Dileo, who suffered an undisclosed injury against Indiana, will be available for Saturday's game against Michigan State.
Dileo was limited in Tuesday's practice, and coach Brady Hoke said he will know more regarding Dileo's status after Thursday's practice.
"He's doing some of the things we want him to do (in practice)," Hoke said Wednesday.
Dileo will be the holder on kicks, though, regardless.
Pressed on whether Hoke's hunch is Dileo will play, he wouldn't budge.
"He's too short to play, he's too slow to play, but he's tougher than most people," Hoke said, adding he's not saying Dileo will play. "I like Drew Dileo an awful lot."
No OL changes
The Wolverines will start the same offensive line that was featured for most of the Indiana game.
That includes freshman Kyle Bosch starting at left guard and Erik Magnuson, a backup tackle, at right guard. The center is Graham Glasgow and the tackles are Taylor Lewan and Michael Schofield.
Hoke said he understands how intimidating the atmosphere will be at Spartan Stadium for Bosch's first start. Bosch filled in most of the Indiana game after starter Joey Burzynski suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
"You grow up sometime," Hoke said. "Yeah, it will be intense. I know one thing about Bosch -- Bosch is a pretty tough guy. He's pretty tough."
Devin Gardner spent last Saturday watching a little league football team play. Then he got in on the action.
"I played all-time quarterback for the kids that weren't playing at halftime, so that was cool," Gardner said. "I threw a few touchdowns. They didn't know I was actually working on my game, and it was cold outside, so I new I had to throw in the cold, so I was actually working on my game as well."
He did give the pee-wee players -- some were taller than Gardner's favorite target, 5-foot-8 record-setting receiver Jeremy Gallon -- a bit of advice.
"Some of them actually were (taller than Gallon)," Gardner said. "I tried to explain that to them. I talked to them and tried to tell them, 'You guys can play at Michigan too. You guys are all the same size as Jeremy Gallon.' He's a big inspiration for guys who are smaller."