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Two Days Until Michigan Football

Two more days.

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Redshirt Senior Jake Ryan, Linebacker

Number: 47

Hometown: St. Ignatius HS; Westlake, OH

Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 236 lbs.

Three Things To Know About Jake

1. He can do things like this:

Courtesy of MGoBlog.

2. I mean, this isn't even fair.

3. Now, Jake will be playing middle linebacker in Michigan's new-look 4-3 over defense.  The move is designed to make Ryan a factor on every play and keep teams from being able to run away from him or spread him out with three- and four-wide sets.  This new defense will also highlight his skills as a blitzer, as Mattison looks hellbent on amping up the pressure with a variety of blitzes from everywhere.  Jake Ryan screaming up the A-gap?  Every quarterback's worst nightmare.