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Akron head coach Terry Bowden walks the sidelines during the first half of a game against Northern Illinois in DeKalb, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
University of Akron assistant coach Alan Arrington (left) and head coach Terry Bowden embrace after the defense foiled a 2-point coversion by Toledo in the closing seconds of their game Nov. 29. The Zips held on to win the game 31-29. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Tommy (left), Terry, Bobby and Jeff Bowden pose for a photo at a press conference before the first University of Akron season ticket holders breakfast at the Stiles Field House featuring the "First Family of College Football" on, April 14, 2012 in Akron, Ohio. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
GOODYEAR, Ariz.: Indians outfielder Michael Brantley participated in regular batting practice for the first time in training camp this year, a significant step in his latest comeback from a shoulder injury.