Looking forward: Youth movement?
September, 9, 2012
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN Insider
Rick Osentoski/US PresswireMichigan's defense struggled mightily with the Air Force run game and could turn to freshmen for help.ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It wasn't the rebound game Michigan expected in a close 31-25 win over Air Force on Saturday, but the Wolverines learned one thing out of their first two games.
They have a lot to work on. Luckily for Michigan, it has first-year FBS program Massachusetts coming to Ann Arbor in six days, so it could have a chance to try some things before the two difficult road games, Notre Dame and Purdue, that follow.
Here's a look at what Michigan should be looking at in the next six days.
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