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Ryan takes his final long look around the Big House

By Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Michigan Wolverines linebacker Jake Ryan (47) takes down Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Jacquille Veii (34) in the first quarter.

Ann Arbor — Michigan senior linebacker Jake Ryan made sure to take a look around Michigan Stadium during his final game.

The Wolverines lost, 23-16, and now have one remaining game, at Ohio State on Saturday. They are now 5-6 and need one win to become bowl eligible.

"I made sure to do that, look around at this great stadium," Ryan said. "It's the greatest stadium in the world."

Certainly, it wasn't an easy way to exit his final game at the Big House.

"It's tough," he said. "It's tough having a loss in your last home game, but we've got to move forward."

Sophomore running back Drake Johnson said he felt for the seniors.

"I'm hurting after the game emotionally because I've been with these people going on three years," Johnson said. "You see how much the game means to them, how much the game influences their lives. You see how much work they put into it. It's not just the lifts, it's the extra treatment, coming in at six o'clock in the morning when you don't really need to those are things, like 'Wow, this person is really committed.' It hurts seeing something like that happen and having it end this way. It sucks to watch and sucks to have happen."

Losing a commit

While Michigan was still on the field playing Maryland, the Wolverines lost another commitment to the 2015 class.

Cass Tech running back Mike Weber posted on Twitter he has decommitted from the Wolverines.

"I'm decommiting from the university of Michigan thank you Michigan for the love and support I'll remake my decision at the army bowl," Weber wrote on Twitter.

With so much speculation surrounding the program and the futures of Michigan coach Brady Hoke his staff up in the air, Michigan has had seven players decommit.

Out but no details

Safety Delano Hill, who started the last three games at safety, was suspended for the Maryland game.

Hoke offered no details on Hill's suspension, but indicated he will not be suspended for Ohio State.