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Daily Brews: Michigan announces kickoff time for next week’s game vs. Rutgers

The latest with the Michigan Wolverines and college sports world for Sept. 17.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 Michigan at Rutgers Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Michigan football is not looking ahead of this weekend’s matchup with the Wisconsin Badgers on the road, but the scheduling people are looking ahead in terms of announcing kickoff times for games that come next.

The Wolverines are back in Ann Arbor next weekend for a showdown with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a game that is now officially scheduled for a 12 p.m. ET kickoff from the Big House. It will be broadcast via Big Ten Network.

Michigan enters this weekend’s game as an underdog against the Badgers and win or lose, there’s a nice little stretch for the Wolverines to start hitting their stride after this weekend with games against Rutgers, Iowa and a road trip to Illinois after that. The Iowa game is also set for a noon kickoff on homecoming.

There is not a set time for the Illinois game on Oct. 12 as of today. There are still five games without kick times with the other five all set for noon, including the Ohio State game on the last weekend of the year.

Harbaugh names No. 2 running back ahead of Wisconsin game

True freshman Zach Charbonnet had to carry the football 33 times in the Week 2 win over Army, which was great to see that he could carry the load but far from something they’d like to do as an offense. This had to due with injuries and some poor play by the other backs, but it appears someone has re-emerged as the No. 2 back.

Christian Turner is back in the good graces of the staff after the bye week and is expected to be the second option in the backfield for this weekend’s game, Jim Harbaugh revealed on his Monday night radio show.

Turner has 14 carries for 69 yards on the season and has been inconsistent in pass protection and blitz pickups, which led to a benching of sorts against Army. Tru Wilson is currently dealing with an injured hand and missed the Army game and his status is up in the air for the game at Wisconsin.

Taco Charlton wants out of Dallas

Former Michigan defensive end and first round pick of the Dallas Cowboys Taco Charlton has apparently had enough with the team and has requested a trade or release from the organization.

This comes on the heels of an offseason where the Cowboys reportedly tried to move him. The Cowboys still like his versatility, but have not been able to get him into game action and he may no longer be a fit for them.

Charlton’s NFL career to this point has not taken off the way some had hoped it would with only four sacks in 27 games played.

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