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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Gordon's flexibility a key for U-M defense

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The past two seasons have seen much of the same mantra when it came to the Michigan secondary. There would be Jordan Kovacs, the walk-on turned pro prospect who was the obvious leader of the secondary and almost the entire Wolveri...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  6. LB versatility key to spring, U-M season

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison arrived at Michigan a little more than two years ago with a defensive plan in hand. They had both coached here before, knew each other well and had similar philosophies for how defenses should go. N...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  7. Kenny Demens grew into leader for Michigan Wolverines

    Michael Rothstein

    Kenny Demens was right in the middle of one of the worst defenses in Michigan history then watched Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison turn the unit around.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  8. Losing Floyd, Hagerup big for Michigan

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's path to winning the Outback Bowl just got more difficult. For the Wolverines, already trying to beat a top-10 team with a strong defense and a capable offense, losing starting cornerback J.T. Floyd, the most experienced...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  9. Norfleet makes move to cornerback

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Dennis Norfleet always has been Michigan's shiftiest, fastest freshman on the field. This movement, though, had little to do with his speed. Norfleet has made the move from offense to defense, settling in the last two weeks at ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  10. Michigan 10: End of regular season

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The regular season has concluded for Michigan and one thing is very clear after 12 games for the Wolverines. Michigan's defense was very good this season and has the potential to be even better in 2013. The Wolverines' lineback...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  11. Built to perform: Greg Mattison's defense

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Greg Mattison stood underneath the stands at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., a season ago and started to well up as he spoke. He couldn't control his emotions any longer, not after what he saw on the field. Since his arriv...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  12. Michigan Wolverines defense emerges as a championship-caliber uni...

    Michael Rothstein

    Against Michigan State, Michigan's defense showed capable enough to win a Big Ten championship whether the Wolverines' offense puts up points or not.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2012
  13. Mattison's defense hitting its stride

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Throughout his career as a defensive coordinator, Greg Mattison's defenses have always been attacking, predicated on pressure forcing mistakes, on turnovers creating chaos. And on being able to do all of this because of soundne...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  14. Halftime analysis: Michigan 17, Illinois 0

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan has done what it expected to do in the first half, having dominated on both offense and defense to take a 17-0 lead at halftime over Illinois. Stat of the half: 185 yards. That is Denard Robinson's combined rushing and...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  15. Antwaan Randle El sees similarities with Denard Robinson

    Michael Rothstein

    Denard Robinson broke Antwaan Randle El's Big Ten career rushing mark for QBs, and Randle El says Robinson should follow his pathto the pros as a receiver/returner.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  16. Brady Hoke defends Denard Robinson

    Michael Rothstein

    Michigan needs a better Denard Robinson once Big Ten play starts, but Brady Hoke still rises to defense of his quarterback.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012