They put the pads on for the first time Tuesday, but Michigan defensive coordinator Ron English sounds like he's had his on well in advance of spring practice.
That's what happens in Ann Arbor when 11-0 and a No. 2 national ranking melts into 11-2 and a No. 8 finish after losses in the two biggest games on the schedule.
It takes a flak jacket to get a coach through the winter when he believes his team made progress, but to fans and perhaps even the players, it feels more ...
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