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Dierdorf To Serve As Radio Analyst For Univ. Of Michigan Football Games

04 / 18 / 14

Pro Football HOFer Dan Dierdorf on Thursday was named color analyst for Univ. of Michigan football radio broadcasts, while longtime analyst Jim Brandstatter will move to the play-by-play role, according to Angelique Chengelis of the DETROIT NEWS. Brandstatter takes over for Frank Beckmann, who "reti...

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