Hart, like Henne, will return for Wolverines

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Star Michigan running back Mike Hart won't jump to the NFL, instead joining quarterback Chad Henne in trying to help the Wolverines win a Bowl Championship Series title.

"It just makes it that much easier for me to come back, for me to make my decision," Hart, a junior, told reporters. "Having Chad back made me want to come back. We came in [to Michigan] together and we want to leave together.

"We still have things we want to accomplish and it's a great feeling to know he's going to be back."

Hart finished fifth in this year's Heisman Trophy balloting following a season which saw him rush for 1,515 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Michigan (11-1) plays Southern California (10-2) in the Rose Bowl (ABC, 5 p.m. ET) on Jan. 1.