Linebacking play a mixed bag

Nonconference analysis: Young players make case for more playing time

Updated: September 30, 2012, 10:54 AM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
WolverineNation continues its breakdown of the good, the bad and what needs the most improvement with Michigan, position by position. Today, we look at the linebackers.

They say young blood is good for competition, but for the Wolverines, they've needed that young blood not only for competition but for quality reps during play. Young linebackers have been a major help for the struggling rush defense this season.

The Big Ten seems to be more run heavy than pass heavy this season, so the linebackers will be called upon even more than usual this season if the Wolverines hope to find themselves in the Dec. 1 title game in Indianapolis.

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