The Michigan Wolverines touch the Go Blue banner before 2013's matchup with Notre Dame. (Amanda Gosline/MJ).
The Michigan Wolverines touch the Go Blue banner before 2013's matchup with Notre Dame. (Amanda Gosline/MJ).
The Michigan Wolverines touch the Go Blue banner before 2013’s matchup with Notre Dame. (Amanda Gosline/MJ).

By THE MICHIGAN JOURNAL SPORTS STAFF

Ah, the smell of football is in the soon-to-be crisp fall air. Michigan returns to action Saturday at 12 p.m. against Appalachian State, a rematch of a colossal 2007 upset.

Last season didn’t come easy for the Wolverines. A 7-6 record and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl defeat turned heads and warmed seats in Ann Arbor. Michigan has the talent to win, but as history has shown, nothing comes easy with Brady Hoke’s Wolverines.

With the 2014 season days away, the Michigan Journal Sports Staff will predict Michigan’s season and hand out nonexistent hardware to Wolverine playmakers.

The categories:

  • Michigan’s overall record and bowl game.
  • Michigan’s game of the year.
  • Offensive and defensive MVP.
  • Offensive and defensive breakout player.
  • Offensive and defensive rookie of the year.
  • Big Ten final standings.

 

Page 2: Ricky Lindsay: Sports Editor, Geoff Mehl: Staff Reporter

Page 3: Jordan Konior: Staff Reporter, Ryan Petras: Staff Reporter

Page 4: Jeramy Stover: Staff Reporter, Erick Lehman: Staff Reporter

Page 5: Veronica Rates: Guest Reporter