Demens keys present, future

LB analysis: Junior kept linebacking corps together and is key to its future growth

Updated: December 7, 2011, 11:22 AM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan coach Brady Hoke isn't afraid of fielding youth. He did just that with the linebackers this season.

"The best players have to play," Hoke said. "If we don't play the best players no matter who they are, where they're from, what age they are, then we're cheating the program."