Michigan Football: Young ‘Beasts’ On Defense, More Media Day Notes

Michigan Football: Young ‘Beasts’ On Defense, More Media Day Notes

INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan players took the individual podium after head coach Jim Harbaugh this afternoon and spoke on a variety of topics. A few young guys in particular earned praise from the U-M trio in attendance ... Redshirt junior linebacker Josh Ross, junior linebacker/defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and redshirt sophomore running back Hassan Haskins made up the Michigan contingent, and all were adamant there’s been a change in the locker room. Ross called last year’s 2-4 record a “wake-up call” and something the program really needed to recalibrate … Haskins said the energy was much better across the board. Of note, and obvious — how much slimmer Ross and Hutchinson looked. Ross admitted he needed to be “faster and more flexible” after last year’s disappointment, and he’s down to 225 pounds and in the best shape of his life. He’s been doing yoga (seriously) in addition to added conditioning, and he said the line of players joining him after practice for extra work is very long. RELATED Harbaugh Says Cade McNamara is the Guy heading into fall camp New Coaches …
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