Michigan Wolverines: Dee Liner

WolverineNation Roundtable 

January, 17, 2013
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Every Thursday, the WolverineNation writers sit down and discuss three of the most important topics in Michigan sports for the week. This week, they look at a returning offensive lineman, the basketball team’s first loss and the 2013 recruiting class.

1) How or where will the Wolverines benefit the most with Taylor Lewan staying for his final season? Chantel Jennings: The quarterback position. Devin Gardner would’ve had a much rougher year if he had an inexperienced and young left tackle protecting his blind side. Now, he has the probable frontrunner for the Outland Trophy. Had it been a young player as a starter, Gardner would’ve been sacked and hit much more, in which case we would’ve seen more Russell Bellomy, Jack Kennedy or Shane Morris, who also would’ve been protected by a young left tackle.

Tom VanHaaren: There are a lot of ways that Lewan coming back helps. It obviously means one fewer question mark along the offensive line. Having Lewan back means the left tackle spot is solidified, which will obviously help in the pass and run game. More importantly, it might help for the future. His return means that Michigan doesn't have to insert a redshirt freshman or move Michael Schofield over. It gives the younger linemen more time to develop and learn under Lewan.

Under Armour spotlight: Henry Poggi 

January, 1, 2013
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Defensive tackle Henry Poggi (Baltimore/Gilman) had a chance to go up against some pretty talented offensive linemen week in and week out.


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#BlueChipBattles: Dec. 21

December, 21, 2012
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Dee Liner, Reuben Foster, Tray MatthewsESPN.comReuben Foster (center) is torn between good friends Dee Liner (left) and Tray Matthews (right).

No. 1 ILB Reuben Foster has voiced his desire to play with at least one of his SEC-bound friends next season. But will he follow Tray Matthews to Georgia or hook up with Dee Liner wherever the ESPN 150 DL settles? It remains to be seen, but the mystery surrounding his recruitment keeps Foster at the top of our #BlueChipBattles.

Each week, RecruitingNation summons its writers from around the country to compile a list of the top 10 battles for elite football recruits leading up to February's signing day.

Here are this week's top battles Insider, and you can take a shot at ranking the top 10 recruiting battles on SportsNation.

#BlueChipBattles: Nov. 30

November, 30, 2012
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Carl Lawson, Dee Liner, Reuben FosterESPN.comCarl Lawson, Dee Linerand Reuben Foster are still committed to Auburn, but the Tigers' coaching situation could change things for the three ESPN 150 recruits.

Auburn bid farewell to head coach Gene Chizik on Sunday. Could the Tigers also be saying goodbye to a trio of ESPN 150 recruits who could take their talents elsewhere?

Each week, RecruitingNation summons its writers from around the country to compile a list of the top 10 battles for elite football recruits leading up to February's signing day.

Here are this week's top battles Insider, and you can take a shot at ranking the top 10 recruiting battles on SportsNation.

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