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Gutierrez to start against Miami of Ohio

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Matt Gutierrez was named Michigan's
starting quarterback Monday.

The junior from California will start Saturday's home game
against Miami of Ohio.

While it seemed likely during the preseason that Gutierrez would
win the job, coach Lloyd Carr insisted two other quarterbacks --
Clayton Richard and Chad Henne -- had a shot.

Gutierrez is the only one of the three candidates with college
experience. After redshirting as a freshman two years ago, he was
John Navarre's seldom-used backup last season.

Gutierrez, a mobile quarterback with a solid arm, has not lost a
game he started since he was a freshman playing junior varsity
football. He starred at DeLaSalle Catholic High, the same school
that produced former Wolverines star Amani Toomer -- now a wide
receiver with the New York Giants.