Experience headlines the defensive tackle spot, as the team loses just one player of note last year in Ondre Pipkins, who transferred to Texas Tech this past July. Three redshirt juniors are expected to carry the load this season, all of whom have starting experience.
In this installment of Maize n Brew's football position previews, we take a look at the defensive tackles.
Nose Tackle, Redshirt Junior Ryan Glasgow (6-4, 297)
Glasgow made his first career start at nose tackle for Michigan last season against Appalachian State, as it would eventually be his first of 11 starts. Glascow finished the year with 22 tackles, four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.
Glasgow's memorable single game performance came on Nov. 8 against Northwestern when he tailed five tackles and one for a loss.
Defensive Tackle, Redshirt Junior Chris Wormley (6-4, 300)
The Academic All-Big Ten lineman appeared in all 12 games last year, while making six starts, after spending his first letter year as a reserve in 2013. Wormley totaled 21 tackles, five or a loss and three sacks.
Defensive Tackle, Redshirt Junior Willie Henry (6-3, 311)
Henry only played in nine games last season, but would split the starting responsibilities with Wormley. Henry finished the year with 20 tackles, 5.5 for a loss and three sacks, including his first career interception returned for a touchdown on Sept. 20 against Utah.
The Second Unit
Nose Tackle: Bryan Mone (So.), Maurice Hurst Jr. (Jr.)
Defensive Tackle: Matthew Godin (Sr.), Maurice Hurst Jr. (Jr.)