Michigan had 17 true freshmen on the trip to Dallas for the season opener, and 12 actually saw playing time against Alabama.
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.
2012 DB commit Jarrod Wilson already has learned what it takes to be a Michigan ma. His coach at Akron Buchtel is Ricky Powers, who played at Michigan in the early 1990s.
WolverineNation catches up with former RB Ricky Powers, who now coaches at Akron Buchtel and is sending a prospect to Michigan in the 2012 class.