Wolverines looking to former West Michigan stars to lead the way

Posted at 12:06 AM, Aug 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-11 00:06:57-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The expectations are always high for the Michigan Wolverines football program. Living up to those expectations has been hard to do for the Wolverines the last few seasons.

After winning 11 games in his first season as Michigan’s head coach, Brady Hoke has gone on to have two mediocre seasons going 8-5 in 2012 and 7-6 in 2013. Many experts have placed squarely on the “hot seat” this season. Hoke is turning to a couple former West Michigan stars to help him get off that seat.

West Ottawa’s Desmond Morgan is getting ready for his senior season as a linebacker for the Wolverines, while Rockford’s Ben Braden is slated to be the team’s starting right tackle as a redshirt sophomore. Both players talked with FOX 17 about what it’s like playing with the responsibilities that have been handed down to them.