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May 2016 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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keep pushing us because they want to be in there for crunch time. "We have a really good situation, a really good group of guys in our room, and so our expectations are really high. We can't wait for the sea- son to start to show what we can do." The majority of Michigan's line- men — Wormley, Charlton and Glasgow — are known commodities and each elevated their game to new heights this spring, but the past few weeks provided a chance for a num- ber of neophytes to grow their games in the hopes of contributing. The 6-4, 320-pound Mone missed all of the 2015 season with a leg in- jury, and head coach Jim Harbaugh admitted this spring that the loss was significant — Mone was expected to be one of U-M's best players last year. "We ranked the team going into training camp from 1-125, and Mone was three," Harbaugh said. "Unfor- tunately, he had the injury early in camp, but he's always been that kind of guy. "A perfect gentleman, nicest guy you'd want to be around off the field, and he gets on the field and has the ability to flip the switch." Mone might fit into that category of "special" player, but he wasn't dominant right from the start of spring ball. "You don't just take a whole year off, but every practice you see more of the guy he was as a fresh- man — but older," Mattison said. "He's working really hard. I'm very pleased. "He's very hungry. When you take a year away from a young man, it's hard. He seems to be really excited

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