Lineman makes position transition

Jibreel Black turns to older brother for help with switch to defensive tackle

Updated: April 13, 2012, 10:55 AM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison approached Jibreel Black a couple of weeks after the end of last season with a request, it wasn't a surprise. Black, a junior defensive lineman, figured it might be coming.

Mattison wanted Black to change positions, to bulk up his body to go from playing defensive end to defensive tackle. It would mean weight gain and playing from a different vantage point, but Black accepted it.

Then he made a phone call to the ...

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