It wasn't a difficult decision for senior defensive back Jourdan Lewis to come back for his final season at Michigan.
In fact, he had his decision made fairly early in the process and wasn't shy about expressing it, either. For Lewis, the decision almost felt like a burden weighing on his shoulders.
After talking it over with friends and family, the decision was crystal clear:
"I talked about it with the people most important to me," said Lewis. "It wasn't really a forethought, it was just weighing the pros and cons and seeing what would be best. I knew what the pros where and I knew what the cons were. And I knew that staying back was the best decision for me and my family. Honestly, I just wanted to get it out of the way and focus on football. I didn't want all the hype about whether he was going to come back or whether he was going to leave, I just wanted to worry about football, honestly."
The senior class has a chance to do something a class hasn't been able to do in quite some time this season. They have the chance to vault this program to new heights if the Wolverines manage to win games this season.
For Lewis, the most important thing his team has had to learn is learning how to win and finish games. At times last year and in years past, they learned it the hard way. This year, Lewis says, things will be different.
"Coach Harbaugh had this program ready to go last year, honestly," said Lewis. "We didn't know fully what to expect, now I really think we have that mindset and we know what to do out there to go get a win. We know how to finish games and stuff like that. Last year, it was our first year, our test run, we didn't know what to expect. Now that we do, I think that experience will really help us."