Michigan's secondary returns most of its contributors from a pretty good first season under defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, but the Wolverines need to prevent the big plays that occurred against them late last season.
Brady Hoke believes in playing youth and showed it with Michigan's linebacking corps, which had two freshman flanking junior Kenny Demens.
Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint joined quarterback Denard Robinson in the 1,000-yard rushing club this season, the first time Michigan has produced two in a season since 1975.
Troy Woolfolk likes the fact he has been moved to free safety, where he feels like his speed is better utilized.
Senior Troy Woolfolk has taken the starting free safety job from sophomore Thomas Gordon.
Thomas Gordon has found a home at safety, where he came up with two turnovers against Eastern Michigan.
The Michigan defense struggled early with Eastern Michigan's running game, but it came around and made big plays at key times.