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Michigan Season 2 Preview

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by hoodlum10, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. hoodlum10

    hoodlum10 Walk On

    Jun 23, 2009
    Michigan Season 2 Preview

    Official Wolverine preview coming soon.....
  2. hoodlum10

    hoodlum10 Walk On

    Jun 23, 2009
    Road to Redemption

    Last year was a surprisingly great year for the Michigan football program. Never before had expectations been so low in Ann Arbor, but the young kids stepped up and had much more success than anyone could have imagined. The young Wolverines took advantage of the opponent’s mistakes and capitalized in crunch time on their way to an 11-0 start to the season. However all the opportunistic play disappeared the last 2 games as they lost to rival Ohio State and USC in the Rose Bowl. The Wolverines head into this season with the foul taste of those games still fresh in their mouths. The road to redemption won’t be easy but the Wolverines are excited to get back out on the field.


    - Was clearly weak link of team last year, just anemic
    - New look offense, new strategy
    - 7 returning starters
    - O-Line must protect pocket better and create more running lanes
    - 5th year senior Carlos Brown and soph tailback Teric Jones must have big years
    - QB controversy between returning starter Tate Forcier and redshirt freshmen Denard Robinson
    - Wideouts as a unit need to step up and a true playmaking WR needs to emerge


    - Very opportunistic and clutch last season
    - Swarm to the ball
    - 9 returning starters
    - Must get more consistent pressure on the QB
    - All 9 linebackers from last year return
    - Key Players are Mike Martin, Obi Ezeh and Donovan Warren
    - Must limit the explosion plays allowed


    - K Steve Schrimscher returns and will handle all kicking duties
    - Best return unit in the nation last year
    - Last year’s returner of the year award winner Terrence Robinson returns
    - True freshmen Tyler Richard will return kickoffs along with Robinson


    - Incoming class rated 21st nationally
    - Top newcomers are WR Tyler Richard and FS Josh Gilmore


    -user games….. Alabama, @ Iowa, Notre Dame, Ohio State

    The Wolverines have a ton of talent this year, and should be able to compete for the National Title. It is all going to come down to the offense. Last year the offense was just terrible and could not win games for UM, the unit basically just tried to not lose the game. This year the new playbook is in place and hopefully will lead to much more success for Michigan, no matter who is under center. The Wolverines will have little time to break in the new playbook with early season match-ups against #10 Alabama and #23 Texas AM before the Big-10 conference season kicks off. I fully expect this team to be in every game this year, and anything less than a national title berth will be a disappointment.
  3. TRudethaDude

    TRudethaDude Walk On

    Jul 8, 2009
    sounds like an exciting year for the Wolverines!
  4. T2

    T2 Smarter than your average bear!

    Jul 26, 2009
    good luck

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