Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press: Durkin, 37, vaulted [Michigan] into one of the top defenses in the country this season, finishing the regular season ranked No. 4 nationally in total defense (281.3 yards per game), No. 3 in third-down conversation percentage (25.6%) and No. 11 in scoring defense (17.2 points). ... He is known as an outstanding recruiter, with deep Florida roots, and has an extensive resume despite his young age, having worked for Urban Meyer at Bowling Green and Florida and for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford and Michigan.