ANN ARBOR - Taylor Lewan is continuing to be one of Michigan's more outspoken players, and this week's topic? Russell Bellomy.
Two days after the redshirt freshman took over for Denard Robinson - lost to a nerve injury late in the first half of Saturday's 23-9 loss at No. 21 Nebraska - Lewan addressed the criticism directed towards the redshirt freshman in the wake of the loss.
"I have 100 percent faith in Russell," Lewan said. "It was a tough situation to go in. Any person that thinks, well, I could have done a better job, no, you couldn't have. 90,000 screaming fans in red shirts, screaming at you and you're a redshirt freshman, that's a tough situation for anybody to be in.
"All these things I'm being told about Russell, I don't appreciate it. Because Russell's my quarterback, Denard's my quarterback, Devin [Gardner], Jack Kennedy. Anybody who's in that game, that's a tough spot to be in.
"I really don't appreciate some of the things I heard."
( Put it this way: it was not constructive criticism. I'm not even going to bother regurgitating said criticism - because it's not worth hanging the guy out to dry.)
"The experience he gained, going into that type of environment, is a major help to anybody," Michigan coach Brady Hoke said. "I think it's great learning for him."
Neither Bellomy nor Denard Robinson will be available to the media this week, though Michigan coach Brady Hoke anticipates Robinson to be available Saturday at Minnesota and that "he should be fine." However, Bellomy's father posted this to Twitter after Monday's media availability in Ann Arbor.