Spring position preview: Specialists
March, 12, 2012
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN Insider
Chuck Cook/US PresswireBrendan Gibbons' Sugar Bowl performance solidified his spot as Michigan's No. 1 kicker.For the past few seasons, Michigan has been searching for a good kicker. It had also been hoping that Will Hagerup would be a suitable replacement for Zoltan Mesko, now with the New England Patriots.
And it had to try and solve a return game that never really got much traction.
Well, two of those problems have been solved. The third is still being worked on as Michigan enters the spring.
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