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Any time a former player comes back to rejoin a program, it's going to be special.
For those not familiar with the program, it may be difficult to understand the importance of bringing in a true "Michigan Man" to this staff.
Manning fits the bill perfectly, playing linebacker at Michigan from 2001-2004, before graduating and spending a short time in the NFL.
Manning already has a good feel of the program and how things run. Some may not think this matters much—but at a school like Michigan, it can be huge. It won't be easy preparing these kids to be the best in the nation at their respective positions, and every coach on the staff knows that. Manning knows what it takes to succeed here; he knows that a little extra is going to be expected of him because he is back in the fold.
With that being said, fans have no doubt Manning will get the job done, which is why Manning's return to the program has been welcomed with open arms.