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.
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.
After spending last season in Texas, Detroit Cass Tech offensive lineman David Dawson is looking forward to getting his shot at a state championship.
2013 WR Devon Allen (Phoenix/Brophy) has enough interest in academics that he's exploring schools in Midwest including Michigan despite the distance from home.
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.
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.
Detroit Catholic Central junior running back/defensive end Wyatt Shallman brings a unique combination of athleticism and smarts to the table.