Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin updates Ryan Glasgow’s health as U-M prepares for Indiana.

Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin updates Ryan Glasgow’s health as U-M prepares for Indiana.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Last seen with a sling holding up his left arm at Schembechler Hall, Ryan Glasgow’s status for Michigan’s game at Indiana still remains in question as the Wolverines prepare for the Hoosiers this Saturday.

Glasgow, who left U-M’s win against Rutgers, was praised for his “blue-collar” approach to the game by defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin on Wednesday, who didn’t rule his starting defensive tackle out versus the Hoosiers.

“Ryan, like a lot of guys is working through things,” Durkin said. “It’s at that time of year, that part of the season. Guys get a little banged up, especially as physical as he plays. He’s going through some things.”

If Glasgow is unable to go, then Maurice Hurst will step into his starting role. However, Durkin wouldn’t name any other specific back-ups there after.

“At every spot on the field, you could says if someone wasn’t there,” Durkin said when asked about injuries on the D-line. “That’s part of the game. You’re never going to be three or four deep at any spot I don’t really think. We have a lot of guys who are playing well for us, especially on the defensive line and we keep rolling guys in.”

Who can replace Glasgow’s production on the field if he can’t go on Saturday? Well, Durkin says it will be more of matter of rotating guys at different positions along the front.  

“We’ve put a lot of guys along the defensive front at multiple positions,” Durkin said, noting Chris Wormley and Willie Henry as players who played both inside and outside this season.“… We’ve been doing it all year long anyways. So no matter what is going on, that’s how we are always going to play.”

No. 15 Michigan (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) plays at Indiana (4-5) this Saturday at 3:30 pm.


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