Seconday gets most improved award

Analysis: Position coach provides answers for questionable unit entering season

Updated: December 8, 2011, 3:02 AM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Secondary coach Tony Gibson was swept out in the staff changes when Rich Rodriguez was fired, and new coach Brady Hoke hired Curt Mallory as his secondary coach.

Mallory had a tall order. The unit was perhaps the worst on a historically bad defense in 2010. Michigan ranked 112th nationally in pass defense, surrendering nearly 262 yards per game.

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