Jordan Kovacs' rise from walk on to contributor to starter to captain is one that will live in Michigan football lore.
Ricky Barnum arrived at Michigan as the No. 4 guard in the class of 2008, but it still took him three years before he became a starter.
Michigan's offensive starters have plenty of talent, but if any of them go down to injury, like Denard Robinson did against Nebraska, the experienced depth behind them is nonexistent.
WolverineNation continues its reviews of each position after the nonconference schedule. The defense line features three new starters and has taken time to jell, but it just might be coming around.
Desmond Morgan surpised even his father when he emerged as a starter last season as a freshman.
Will Campbell came to Michigan with all kinds of hype, but three years later he has little to show for it. He'll be a starter in his final season, and Michigan needs him to stand and deliver.
Under the tutelage of left tackle Taylor Lewan, walk-on Joey Burzynski has emerged as a possible starter at left guard.
Michigan is revamping its offensive line, as Ricky Barnum moves from guard to center and the coaches look for a starter at one guard spot and one tackle spot.
Defensive tackle Will Heininger made the journey from walk-on to starter as a senior, but an injury cost him his final game, the Sugar Bowl.
Denard Robinson returns for his third year as a starter, but his Sugar Bowl performance was a reminder of how inconsistent he can be.
When Greg Mattison recruited Blake Countess he told him the best players would play, regardless of year in school. Halfway throught the season, the freshman corner became a starter.
The Michigan offensive line has had to learn a completely new scheme because of a coaching change. The unit is held together by ESPN.com Midseason All-American C David Molk.
Safety Jordan Kovas has had quite a journey from walk-on afterthought to starter in the Big House.