Found February 15, 2013 on Maize & Blue Nation:
DT Ondre Pipkins could be set for a big year in 2013. Previously, we looked at the offense. We also looked at the schedule. Now it's the defense's turn. Michigan loses 5 official starters on defense...Will Campbell, Craig Roh, Jordan Kovacs, JT Floyd and Kenny Demens. On paper, this seems like a lot. But if you look at what's coming up, your fears will be eased. Much eased. 2012 was a moderately successful season for the Michigan defense, but a step back statistically from 2011. Given the 2012 schedule, can anyone honestly be surprised. Nationally, Michigan ranked 13th in total defense, 52nd in rushing defense, 5th in passing defense and 19th in scoring defense. Good numbers, but far from what it's going to take to win the Big Ten and do the things that Michigan coaches and players want to do. Team 134 can do better, and they will do better. Hit the jump to find out how. Defensive Line Outgoing: DT Will Campbell, DE Craig Roh, Returning: DT Jibree...
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