"We took the good and the bad out of those games," said Campbell. "We saw the good and we're trying to keep the good going."
As a senior and leader of the defensive line, Campbell himself knows his play needs to improve if the Wolverines are going to have a chance at stopping the run.
"We take that to heart," said Campbell. "Me being up front and being a part of that front seven that needs to stop the run, we take it to heart and we're going out everyday trying to prepare ourselves to do better."
An issue since Campbell arrived on campus at Michigan has been his struggles playing low enough as a 6'5 defensive tackle. While coaches praised Campbell's play up front throughout training camp, the former Cass Tech star says he's still got a ways to go to meet expectations.
"I don't think I have so far," said Campbell. "But I'm going out there working out everyday trying to do everything I need to do to help Michigan win."
As far as what he's working on: "Same things," added Campbell. "Hands, pad level, effort to the ball; things the coaches preach to us every single day."
"It's getting better everyday," Campbell continued. "Its just me having to do it and keep doing it. That's basically the thing—being more consistent."
With Massachusetts coming to the big house Saturday along with former Michigan running back Mike Cox, Campbell and Mattison's defense will need to be ready to shut down the versatile athlete.
"Of course he's a great guy, powerful runner, said Campbell of Cox. "Runs more to the left and right than straight forward, but we're looking forward to playing him this week. We root for him every week besides this one."
"We're going into this game trying to practice hard everyday," Campbell added. "We don't see it as a team we're going to blow out. Anybody can win, it's football. There's a lot of upsets that can happen, so we're going into this game practicing everyday like it's a normal game in the season."
After a one game suspension the defense welcomed the return of Michigan sophomore defensive end Frank Clark last week against Air Force. A strong middle of the defense will always be important in Greg Mattison's defense, but as Campbell points out a speedy end on the outside has it's benefits too.
"I've been practicing with Frank Clark almost everyday now," said Campbell. "He's a great guy, great athlete. I love playing next to him."
"It opens up a lot for everybody else—them having to worry about him coming off the edge, and giving us more room in the middle to work with."
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