Category Michigan Football

Takeaways from the Michigan Spring Game

  1. Wilton Speight is the Starter and will be when the season starts. Many on social media a clamoring for sophomore Brandon Peters after his solid performance but really people, this is the spring game and the starting QB won’t be decided during the spring game.

Yes, Speight look bad at times, but he still has a whole season of experience under his belt and Jim Harbaugh is on record as saying he thinks Speight will be one of the top QB’s in America when the season starts.  I’m calling baloney on that prediction, but I do think Speight will be fine under center at Michigan as he learns Pep Hamilton’s new offense and gets acclimated to his young wide receiver crew...

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Michigan’s Most Indispensable Players In 2017

  1. Wilton Speight QB

The particulars: 6 feet 6, 243 pounds, junior.

The skinny: Harbaugh doesn’t return much on offense but Speight is his most important returning player.  Speight has been in Harbaugh’s system for three year and will be a returning starter, he’s expected to take it to the next level and it will be necessary if Michigan is going to make any noise in the Big Ten.

“I’ve lost 20 pounds since the Florida State game after realizing you don’t always need a shake after the gym,” Speight said. “I wanted to get better, I wanted to do better than last year. That was one of the things coach (Jim Harbaugh) thought I should do and that’s what I did. I wanted more speed. I wanted to be quicker. I wanted to be healthier.

“I just went through a four-hour practice and I feel like ...

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Michigan’s most important underclassmen in 2017

It is well-documented that Michigan took heavy graduation losses following the 2016 season. The Wolverines have just six returning starters — five on offense and one on defense.

The heavy losses obviously create many opportunities for younger players and in many cases require the younger Wolverines grow up and contribute quickly. Success for Jim Harbaugh in his third season at the helm requires quick and strong contributions from these underclassmen.

A look at the Wolverines’ nine most important 2017 underclassmen. If Michigan is going to make a push for its first Big Ten title in over a decade, these nine underclassmen must live up to their talent this fall in Ann Arbor.

9. CB Lavert Hill, sophomore

Why he’s here: Like his highly recruited counterpart David Long, Hill will be a key ...

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