I've been thinking about this since the SEC championship game. Auburn has put up monster rushing numbers this season, but they have a very young line. Theirs runs SO - FR (RS) - JR - JR - SO. All second and third year players. Its much younger on the outside than Michigan, and not much older on the interior. (Incidentally, that RS FS is former Michigan target and vision quest lover Alex Koxan).
The players on the line credit a lot of their success with Malzhan's (simple) scheme and a new OL coach. Next season, Michigan will be about as young as Auburn's OL is this year -- sophomores on the outside and maybe a junior or two on the inside. Given all of that and Michigan's well publicized issues with rushing, do you think Hoke and co. look to Borges' old stomping grounds for ideas? Assuming all of the coaches come back, is there anything Michigan can realistically use from Auburn?
Not looking for a host of "fire Borges, fire Funk" answers here. Just looking for reasons why Auburn can be so successful with a young line, and what Michigan can try and copy from their success.