U-M gets deeper, taller in secondary 

February, 8, 2013
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Michigan’s defense has been much improved under coordinator Greg Mattison, but it’s still not at the level he knows it needs to be.

Mattison has coached at all levels and knows the type of player he needs on his defense to be a national contender. Through recruiting the coaching staff has been working to get back to that talent level on defense, and a big part of those efforts have been with recruiting the right type of defensive backs.

“First thing is we always want to be a pressure team, but we want to pressure more when we want to, not because we have to,” he said. “To do that you have to be able to play zone and you have to be able to play some straight man.”
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