Hoke Sticking With Current O-Line Group

Brady Hoke said no changes would be made to his starting offensive line today at Schembechlar hall.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No changes on the offensive line are expected this week, Michigan coach Brady Hoke says.

As of Monday, U-M released its starting offensive line from left to right: Mason Cole (LT), Erik Magnuson (LG), Jack Miller (Center), Graham Glasgow (RG), and Ben Braden (RT).

Today, Hoke confirmed his starting group and commented how they were competing as a unit.

“I think right now we like the group that we have,” Hoke said. “It’s highly competitive. Kyle (Kalis) is playing right guard. So is Graham (Glasgow). Graham is taking some snaps at center. The rest of it has been pretty much how it is.”

Michigan’s offense struggled at Notre Dame, losing 31-0 and only netted 100-yards on the ground. However, Hoke was adamant on the togetherness of his offensive front moving forward.

“They’re not making many mistakes,” Hoke said. “That’s number one. When you look at the tape, those guys up front did a pretty good job. … (Would we like to keep) them together? (It) would be awesome. Now you still have to have some contingencies if somebody goes down, somebody (gets) hurt. (Erik Magnuson) is playing a little left tackle at times. So all of those things are still part of it.”

The offense was coming off an 350-yard rushing performance against Appalachian State in week one. Although the struggles to run the ball at ND aren’t squarely on the offensive line, Hoke says.

“Believe me, the guys up front weren’t perfect,” Hoke said. “but you can’t put it all on them.”

Michigan (1-1) plays host to Miami (Ohio) (0-2) this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

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