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September 2017

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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4 THE WOLVERINE SEPTEMBER 2017   FROM OUR READERS • I love Coach [Don] Brown. He is a perfect fit. In some ways, it already feels like he has been here forever and is a fixture. That is about the best compliment I could give. If he sustains this level of positive energy, I hope he stays for 20 years! jmeyer11 • We have the best defensive coordinator in the country and there's really no argument to the contrary. Harbaugh Hammer • I was thinking, "How long can we keep this guy before his wife makes too much noise about retiring?" No concern at all about him getting the best out of his players. None. Carolina Wolverine • Although I think he would enjoy himself coordinating a pee wee league defense, he seems to be having the time of his life here. mark78 • Who are the three players on either side of the ball that you want to hear about tearing it up in camp? Guys that could take this team to a new level. I'd go … Offense 1. Freshman WR Donovan Peoples-Jones — A difference-maker from the rest of the wide receivers with his speed and athleticism. Injured in the spring, so he wasn't able to show what he could do. 2. Sophomore OL Michael Onwenu — A road grader on the offensive line. Would really help out the run game. 3. Redshirt sophomore TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr. — With Greg Frey as his po- sition coach I'm hoping for an upgrade in tight end blocking and a true dual threat who can help in the run game and passing game. Defense 1. Sophomore CB David Long — If From Our Website September 2017 • Vol. 29, No. 2 ISSN 1048-9940 Editor John Borton The Editor Chris Balas Football Recruiting Writer Brandon Brown Staff Writer Austin Fox Managing Editor Ryan Tice Contributing Editor Steve Downey Editorial Intern Leland Mitchinson Layout And Design Jeanette Blankenship Chris Miller Contributing Photographers Lon Horwedel Per Kjeldsen Cover Photo Courtesy Michigan Athletic Media Relations Publisher Stu Coman Business Manager Linda Autry Circulation Manager Gail Evans Marketing/Merchandise Manager Beverly Taylor Director Of Advertising Michelle Delee-Hamilton Customer Service Lauren Saunders The Wolverine is published monthly. A one-year (12 issues) subscription is $52.99. The Wolverine is printed at The Papers in Milford, Ind. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Wolverine, P.O. Box 2331, Durham, NC 27702. Periodical postage paid at Durham, NC 27702 and additional offices. For advertising or subscription information, call 1-800-421-7751 or write The Wolverine, P.O. Box 1304, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. The Wolverine is a publication of Coman Publishing Company, 905 W. Main St, Suite 24F, Durham, NC 27701. E-Mail Address: Subscription questions: Web Site: Be Heard! Send your letters to: Wolverine Letters P.O. Box 1304 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 Or e-mail: Letters may be edited for clarity or length. In the last two years — at Boston College in 2015 and Michigan in 2016 — defensive coordinator Don Brown's units have ranked first or second nationally in 15 categories. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

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