Hoke puts premium on trenches

Recruiting efforts on offensive line have yielded impressive results

Updated: December 11, 2012, 3:59 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
The benefits of fielding a dominating offensive line are obvious, but Michigan coach Brady Hoke feels it's a necessity. Year in and year out the offensive and defensive lines will be a focus for Michigan recruiting because of Hoke's philosophy that while battles go on all over the field, the war is won in the trenches.

Hoke and his staff already have shown the need for mauling offensive linemen on this team through their recruiting efforts.