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  1. Stats that matter in 2014: run defense

    Chantel Jennings

    The spring game is a preview for the season and with so many early enrollees this year, it is going to give fans and the media a pretty good look at what next season could hold for the Wolverines. So leading up to the scrimmage, we're going to look a...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  2. Top offensive threats to Michigan in 2014

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan defense has to make some strides in 2014 if it wants to live up to the expectations of a Michigan defense. And the Wolverines won't get a break because there are plenty of offensive weapons on the schedule next season. Here's a loo...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  3. Bowl prep names we've heard: Defense

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan coaching staff uses the first few practices of the bowl practice time to give the older, more experienced players some rest and get younger guys into drills with the first and second teams. The Wolverines played a lot of young players...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  4. Michigan defense has matured since OSU

    Chantel Jennings

    Though the Michigan offense might be coming off its best performance of the season going into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the Michigan defense might be coming off its worst. Greg Mattison's group gave up 8.6 yards per play against Ohio State afte...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  5. Michigan AD defends Brady Hoke

    Chantel Jennings

    Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon writes blog posts for the Michigan athletic website from time to time regarding pertinent issues surrounding the university's sports. And his most recent post was in defense of and showing support for Michigan ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  6. Planning for success: Michigan

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan defense has been the most complete and consistent part of the Wolverines this season, but that doesn't make this weekend's match up with Ohio State any easier. College football teams want to be peaking in late November, and Urban Meye...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  7. What we learned: Week 8

    Chantel Jennings

    Michigan's 63-47 win said a lot about this team's offense ... and a lot about the defense, too. Here are three things we learned in the Wolverines' win. 1. This offense has a lot (A LOT) of upside: Yes, we had seen that this offense could be good....

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  8. Roles reverse for Michigan offense, defense

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- After Michigan's 63-47 win on Saturday over Indiana, coach Brady Hoke has a lot to be happy about. A week after the Wolverines dropped their first game of the season to Penn State in a four-overtime thriller, they came back and...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  9. Funchess emerges as a wide receiver threat

    Chantel Jennings

    After sophomore Devin Funchess tore apart Minnesota's defense last Saturday with seven receptions for 151 yards and one touchdown, the Gophers were a bit embarrassed. "He's a heck of an athlete," Minnesota safety Brock Vereen said. "We probably ma...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  10. Looking ahead to Michigan's Big Ten slate

    Chantel Jennings

    Next weekend the Wolverines begin their hunt for the Big Ten title. Here's a quick look ahead at what Michigan will face through the rest of the season: Minnesota | Oct. 5 Big Ten rank: Total offense: No. 10 Total defense: No. 7 Michigan...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  11. Michigan mailbag: Defense, recruiting, B1G

    Chantel Jennings

    Two weeks in and the No. 11 Michigan football team is 2-0. With a relatively easy few weeks, the Wolverines could be headed into their matchup at Penn State with a 5-0 record. It's shaping up to be quite the season, but that doesn't mean there aren't...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  12. Ross III caught up in full-time starter role

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- James Ross III didn't expect to play much the first game last season. Special teams, sure, but on the actual defense against Alabama, the linebacker's head was stuck in high school. So imagine his surprise when his coaches turn...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  13. Borrowing Ohio: Hawk would fit well

    Michael Rothstein

    After looking at my team in our All-Time Draft and seeing some obvious holes -- defense? running back? -- I immediately tried to rectify my decision by heading over to Ohio State to try and pilfer one of their players from one of their all-time roste...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. 2015 Recruit Tracker: Defense

    Tom VanHaaren and Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Wolverines secured a grayshirt commitment early in the game, giving them a quick start to the 2015 class. And while they have only two other offers out to defensive players in that class, Michigan is obviously looking ahead at...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  15. Michigan spring wrap

    Michael Rothstein

    2012 record: 8-5 2012 conference record: 6-2 Returning starters: Offense: 6; defense: 6; kicker/punter: 3 Top returners: QB Devin Gardner, WR Jeremy Gallon, TE Devin Funchess, LT Taylor Lewan, RT Michael Schofield, DT Quinton Washington, ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  16. Analysis: 2013 defensive depth chart

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- While Michigan's offense has a bunch of questions surrounding who will play where and how much time freshmen might see, the Wolverines' defense has other issues. These, though, aren't so bad. Michigan has significant depth -...

    Blog | May 02, 2013