- May 8, 2002
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As Michigan Wolverines football began its transition to a new defensive scheme under first-year coordinator Mike Macdonald in the winter and spring, four linebackers — Cornell Wheeler, William Mohan, Adam Shibley and Ben VanSumeren — decided to enter the transfer portal and play elsewhere. The Wolverines eliminated the 'viper' position, a linebacker/safety hybrid spot, moving to a 3-4 base look, and are asking their linebackers to do some different things than they were accustomed to, so a certain amount of attrition should've been expected. Heading into the summer, it looked like two Wolverines were well ahead at inside linebacker.