One of the biggest question marks on the Maize and Blue’s loaded defense is at the linebacker position. Michigan lost all the three starting linebackers to graduation and will featured some new names on the field this fall. A player that could be seeing his name called and been receiving praise in camp has been Wolverine linebacker Noah Furbush.
Mainly a contributor on special teams last season, Furbush has worked hard this off-season and looking to prove himself to the new defensive caller during camp.
“It has been a very busy two and an half weeks so far,” said Furbush. “We got a lot of work in and still have a lot of work under our belts to get done yet, but it has been a great training camp. It has been great spending so much time with Coach Brown and all the other linebackers getting to know each other, building relationships and getting better at football.”
Furbush will be going into this season with another new defensive coordinator after the departure of D.J. Durkin to Maryland and enters veteran defensive guru, Don Brown, who will be Furbush’s third defensive coordinator since arriving in Ann Arbor, but is very eager to play in Brown’s blitzing defense.
“As a player, you love to hear that,” said Furbush. He says let’s solve our problems with aggression. That is just awesome to hear as a player and you want to get in there and affect the quarterback as much as you can and just have fun out there. Bitzing is nothing more fun to do.”