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No running back has stepped to front

Position analysis: Coaches don't like committee approach but have no true power back

Updated: October 18, 2011, 11:29 AM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
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.

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ESPN Detroit Lions reporter

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