Posted October 07, 2013 on
Michigan coach Brady Hoke appeared pleased with the efforts of left guard Chris Bryant and now starting center Graham Glasgow following Saturday’s win. Hoke discusses the running game and Taylor Lewan offers his thoughts and also talks his role on the offensive line.
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