Mike Zordich entered the offseason with the unenviable job of replacing three highly-talented senior cornerbacks, all of whom are now in the NFL. His pool of candidates faced one glaring problem: a lack of experience.
Practicing against what Bredeson calls “one of the best, if not the best defensive lines in the Big Ten” is sure to result in occasional frustration on the part of the offensive line. But by Bredeson’s account, he and his linemates are doing well.
CHICAGO — To say the end of last season was bitter for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football team would be an understatement.
Through the first nine games, the Wolverines were undefeated and ranked second in the nation, poised to make an appearance in the playoffs in just Harbaugh’s second year. That, after all, was the expectation for a senior-laden team that ended the previous year with a 41-7 thrashing of Florida.
Everything, it seemed, was going according to plan. And then it all fell apart.