This is not the kind of news the Michigan defense was hoping for.

The Wolverines will be taking on Western Michigan after dropping their season opener against Notre Dame. Michigan will look to open up the offense a bit after scoring just 17 points last week. On the other side of the ball, the defense will look to continue its strong play to begin the season.

Unfortunately, it appears the defense will be without two linemen for the game against the Broncos. Aaron McMann with reported that sophomore Aubrey Solomon and senior Lawrence Marshall were not in uniform ahead of game time. The duo also did not participate in pre-game warmups.

Michigan is at least talented and fairly deep on the defensive side of the ball. Hopefully, the Wolverines can withstand the absence of these two players.