O-line must mature quickly

Funk forced to mix inexperienced players with vets Lewan, Omameh

Updated: August 21, 2012, 4:50 PM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Years ago, offensive lines would spend seasons practicing together before taking the field as a unit. Some players would jump up the lines early, but for the most part, on a preseason top-10 team, rarely would there be a plethora of inexperience on the offensive line.

But according to Michigan offensive line coach Darrell Funk, that time is long gone.

"In this day and age you don't have three years to develop them," Funk said. "There used to be a day when you could ...

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