Season analysis: Defensive line
December, 5, 2012
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN Insider
Gregory Shamus/Getty ImagesFrank Clark (57) got back on track after off-field problems cost him the season opener.ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan’s defensive line entered the season as the position with more questions than any other. It had three new starters and one learning a new position in the case of Craig Roh.
With the unknown as the metric, the Wolverines’ defensive line did surprisingly well. There were some obvious flaws and holes -- the middle of the defensive line was spotty at points and the pass rush was non-existent for stretches -- but what could have been a glaring weakness turned into a serviceable group.
Considering what Michigan was working with -- mostly youth and old inexperience other than Roh -- the Wolverines held up well here.
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