- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Detroit Lions reporter
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Michigan coach Brady Hoke took his dream job in Ann Arbor, he said he wanted to return to what the Wolverines used to do -- run between the tackles.
That's what the coach believes should be Michigan's identity, a downhill running game with powerful offensive line play.
Except in Hoke's first year, with a group of running backs that can't appear to separate themselves from each other, he and offensive coordinator Al Borges haven't been able to do that.
Michigan's current roster of running backs doesn't exactly fit the bill for the preferred style of Brady Hoke and Al Borges, but they have had their moments this season.