However a 14-yard kickoff return in Michigan’s 14-10 loss to Michigan Condition motivated a switch. Following the Spartans scored again to really make it 14-3, the Michigan coaching staff opted for Thomas – not Crawford – back there to shake something lose.

ANN ARBOR — Michigan got a bit of existence from the special teams the 2009 season by means of Donovan Peoples-Johnson.

Chris Partridge, Michigan’s linebackers and special teams coach, told reporters on Wednesday that Ambry Thomas has emerged an excellent candidate to come back kickoffs regularly. 

During Thomas’ return, Partridge stated Michigan was one block from breaking a lengthy run.

The Wolverines might rely on another true newcomer from Detroit, this time around on kickoff return.

“We’d something there — we ought to have experienced one hanging around,Inch Partridge stated. “It had been frustrating, but we’ve got to carry on to obtain better. Kick return, it’s like one block. You need to have 10 guys blocking everybody up.

Thomas, a 6-feet, 179-pound cornerback, to be the latest. Kekoa Crawford has largely handled kickoff return responsibilities this year, coming back eight for typically 17.4 yards per.

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