Spring position preview: Specialists

Brendan Gibbons' Sugar Bowl performance solidified his spot as Michigan's No. 1 kicker. Chuck Cook/US Presswire

For the past few seasons, Michigan has been searching for a good kicker. It had also been hoping that Will Hagerup would be a suitable replacement for Zoltan Mesko, now with the New England Patriots.

And it had to try and solve a return game that never really got much traction.

Well, two of those problems have been solved. The third is still being worked on as Michigan enters the spring.