If Michigan Defense Reloads, It Could Be Wolverines’ Secret Weapon This Season

Posted by Adam Bouton on August-12-2009 Add Comments

The moment Rich Rodriguez set foot on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, a lot of the buzz around the program was about the offensive style he brought with him from West Virginia.

It differed from Lloyd Carr's smash mouth, run the ball down your throat, and then call in the play action passing. Rodriguez drove in the flashy Ferrari while Michigan shipped out the old Cadillac.

It's taken a year and then some for the Wolverines to get the personnel and players they want on its team to effectively run the spread offense. They still have work to do. It could be another long season of players, coaches and playbooks getting familiar with one another.

That's why, in 2009, it's up to the defense to help out the ...

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