Youth movement a drag on Michigan OL 

November, 4, 2013
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After Michigan’s 29-6 loss to rival Michigan State, many fans were left reeling, looking for answers, and trying to figure out a solution. The only answer, though, to Michigan’s issues might just be time.

Of the 85 players on scholarship, 57 are redshirt sophomores or younger.

Looking even further into those numbers, a big part of Michigan’s problem on offense has been along the offensive line. The Wolverines have 14 scholarship linemen on the roster and 10 of them are redshirt and true freshmen.

That’s something former Michigan running back Chris Howard believes has affected the whole team.

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