Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- First-year Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Robinson hasn't masked his intentions in this game.
He's turning up the heat on Western Michigan quarterback Tim Hiller, and so far it's working to perfection. Michigan is bringing pressure on nearly every play. The Wolverines' defensive front is controlling the line of scrimmage, and the linebackers are finding their way into the backfield.
Robinson's strategy could be construed as risky considering Michigan's inexperience in the secondary, but the defensive backs have tackled extremely well on the rare occasion when Hiller completes a pass. Cornerback Boubacar Cissoko has stood out so far for the Wolverines.
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