Defense comes along slowly, surely

Secondary has been pleasant surprise, front four has been mild disappointment

Updated: September 27, 2011, 10:32 AM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan knows all about its defensive woes of the past two years. Most points allowed in school history in 2010. Most points allowed per game last year. Yardage allowed by the hundreds in every game.

Cornerbacks who couldn't cover. Linebackers who couldn't play in space. Defensive linemen who couldn't force pressure.

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