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Maryland star WR Stefon Diggs not expected to face UM

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Ann Arbor -- Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs is not expected to play at Michigan, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.

Diggs, who suffered a lacerated kidney against Penn State and was suspended for the Michigan State game last week, has not practiced this week, according to the paper. Diggs' suspension was for a violation of the Big Ten's sportsmanship code.

Diggs leads the Terrapins in receptions (52) and receiving yards (654).

Isaac gets stronger

Tailback Ty Isaac, a transfer from USC, had a strong performance in a scrimmage last week, coach Brady Hoke said Wednesday.

Isaac, sitting out this season because of transfer rules, did not work out with the team this summer and has, since his arrival at Michigan, increased his strength.

"He was in Chicago during the summer taking classes so he didn't have an opportunity to work out with our guys in the summer," Hoke said. "His weight is down. When we had the scrimmage the other day, he was one of the guys who ran the ball pretty daggone well."

Preparing for the weather

Michigan has practiced inside this week, but the specialists have worked outside for short sessions to get acclimated to the weather. While it has been snowing in Ann Arbor, the forecast indicates it will be 40 degrees with the possibility of freezing rain.

Hoke said the specialists worked on snapping and catching punts and fielding kicks outside.

"You always track the weather," Hoke said. "We want to try and be ahead of it. It does reflect on if you want to have two returners on a punt or three because of the weather and what the wind can do to the football."