Michigan football coaches work closely with Will Campbell, Quinton Washington in practice
NEW ORLEANS — The Michigan football team's defensive line took a major hit last week, when starter Will Heininger went down with a foot injury.
He hasn't practiced since and his status for the matchup Tuesday against Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl (8:30 p.m., ESPN) is questionable.
That loss is exacerbated by the injury to backup Nathan Brink, who already has been ruled out of the game by Michigan coach Brady Hoke.
Hoke and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery played close attention to the position during the team's practice Thursday at Tulane University.
During the 15 minutes available to the media, Hoke worked closely with Quinton Washington and Montgomery worked with Will Campbell, two players who Hoke said could see more time if Heininger and Brink can't play against Virginia Tech.
A brief look at their drills: