Secondary has made strides over 2010

Position analysis: Safety play leads way, but corners still struggle in man coverage

Updated: October 22, 2011, 4:11 PM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Opposing teams put up more than 250 yards passing per game on the Michigan secondary in 2010. After playing without Troy Woolfolk and J.T. Floyd for all or most of last season, the Michigan secondary looked to step up this season by corralling opposing team's passing games and becoming respected by the Big Ten.

With new coach Brady Hoke running things, the defense has become a focus. And any team's defensive success relies heavily on production in the back with the secondary.