Rising junior linebacker Jake Ryan, Michigan's leading tackler last season, suffered a torn ACL during Tuesday's practice and will be out indefinitely, according to a news release from the school.
Michigan bounced back to beat Air Force, albeit without the progress the Wolverines had hoped for.
Michigan's players are testing the follicle limits. From long locks to dreads to Elliott Mealer's wondrous beard, the call it "The Flow.:"
Brady Hoke believes in playing youth and showed it with Michigan's linebacking corps, which had two freshman flanking junior Kenny Demens.
The revamped Michigan defense that has played so well this season hasn't been afraid to lean on some freshmen for help.
The Michigan linebackers are young and have struggled at times adusting to Greg Mattison's 4-3 after playing in a 3-3-5 the past three years.