Michigan's Will Hagerup remains suspended, status for next season unclear
KALAMAZOO -- Michigan coach Brady Hoke says Will Hagerup remains suspended, but didn't elaborate on whether the punter will return next season.
When asked Friday if Hagerup is still on the team, Hoke paused for moment, then said "still suspended."
Could he play next season?
"We'll see," Hoke said.
Hagerup was suspended for the Outback Bowl against South Carolina due to a violation of team rules -- his third suspension in as many years. He was suspended for the Ohio State game his freshman year in 2010, then the first four games of 2011.
He posted a comeback season in 2012, averaging a Big Ten-best 45.0 yards per attempt. He was named the league's punter of the year.
Matt Wile started for him in the Outback Bowl, averaging 48.0 yards on three attempts in a loss against South Carolina. He is expected to start next season if Hagerup is unavailable.
Hoke, speaking at the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s Winner’s Circle Clinic in Kalamazoo, said he hopes to have a decision on Hagerup's status by the start of spring camp.
There are no known departures at this time, Hoke said.
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