Michigan appears hungry, prepared
Rothstein's Front Four: Sugar Bowl comes down to desire, defense and Denard
Updated: January 2, 2012, 8:34 PM ETBy Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
Andrew Weber/US PresswireThe resurgent Michigan defense is a big reason for the program's return to a BCS bowl.NEW ORLEANS -- Michigan has been waiting all season for this. While the Wolverines did not reach coach Brady Hoke's stated goal of winning the Big Ten championship, the Wolverines did a lot of positive things in Hoke's first season. They won 10 games. They revitalized a defense that had been in shambles the two seasons prior. They also turned the momentum of a program that was heading toward mediocrity.
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