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Michigan's dynamic defensive line is all grown up

Angelique S. Chengelis, The Detroit News

The Michigan starting defensive linemen spoke about it before the season, that they no longer wanted to be looked at as “the backups.”

But that’s what they were last season to a group of NFL players: Taco Charlton, Chris Wormley, Ryan Glasgow and Matt Godin. And while the backups rotated in plenty and secured considerable playing time, they were still the backups.

Until this season.

It has taken time, but tackle Maurice Hurst and ends Chase Winovich and Rashan Gary have finally shaken off that old moniker and lead the Wolverines’ defense that is ranked No.