Mel's Personnel Points

One of many factors that contributed to the miserable Saturday endured by Western Michigan's senior QB Tim Hiller was the pass pressure generated by Michigan's highly regarded senior DE Brandon Graham.

The 6-foot, 1½-inch, 265-pound Graham is similar in many ways to a former Wolverine, LaMarr Woodley. He plays with excellent leverage, has a strong base and impressive closing speed. He also comes hard for 60 minutes.

One of the key matchups this week when Notre Dame travels to Ann Arbor to face the Wolverines will pit Graham against Notre Dame's blue chip senior RT Sam Young. Rest assured that NFL scouts will be watching the Graham/Young battle very closely.