The Wolverines were dreadful at running the football last season. At quick glance, the 1,634 total rushing yards look decent. But for a team that once prided itself on a strong ground game and expected to return to said level, ranking 103rd out of 125 FBS teams is atrocious. There’s no way around it, nor is there a nicer way to say it.
The Wolverines play in a conference that isn’t quite the three yards and a cloud of dust that our grandfathers remember. Michigan was thrown at 434 times in 2013 and it will be important that the defensive backfield takes a step toward stopping the pass in the rapidly approaching season.
After losing standout outside linebacker Jake Ryan in spring camp before the 2013 season to an ACL injury, Michigan had a sizable question mark at the linebacker position. This season, the Wolverines look to have experience and stability on their side.
The Michigan offensive line suffered some growing pains in 2013. Aside from having two NFL-caliber tackles anchoring the line, it was a group filled with inexperience. Losing Taylor Lewan and Michael Schoefield will not make things any easier, but multiple guys made debuts and gained experience last season.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s basketball program welcomed Marcus Williams, a transfer student from Henry Ford Community College, to its team on Aug. 14.
The Wolverines signed shooting guards Darryl Mobley Jr. from Henry Ford Community College and Anthony Barley from Colby Community College of the JUCO Jayhawk league in Kansas on Aug. 20.
After Michigan’s defensive line dominated Saturday’s open scrimmage, head coach Brady Hoke said the team is looking for someone to separate from the others. Hoke mentioned Clark, who’s become a conference force but has dealt with inconsistency.
There are a lot of new and exhilarating things coming to the University of Michigan-Dearborn volleyball team for the 2014 season. A new head coach and a very young team make this upcoming season one to look forward to.
The Wolverines are going through some changes that start at the very top. First-year head coach Matt Quirk has been busy all summer getting his team in top shape for the start of the season on Aug. 16.
The name Jabrill Peppers has been uttered in the same breath as Charles Woodson since the day he decided to commit to the Michigan Wolverines. Whether or not he may actually live up to that comparison has yet to be determined. But there is one thing that is a fact: the hype is real.