2017 BIG TEN EAST PREVIEW: MICHIGAN
Marc-Lawrence
Posted: 2017-07-04

MICHIGAN                               Off – *5/2         Def – 1/0          55 Lettermen

TEAM THEME: IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND…
A team that started the season 8-0 last year before closing out 1-3, UM could be in a world of hurt in 2017. That’s because Wolverine seniors accounted for the highest percentage of starts of all FBS teams last season (76.6%). It’s a wickedly high number and it means that Jim Harbaugh will need to rely on a bevy of underclassmen to compensate this season. Gone are 138 receptions, more than 1,900 yards and 13 touchdowns just between two senior WRs and TE Jake Butt. That said, Harbaugh has now brought in consecutive Top-10 recruiting classes. After an offseason trip to visit the Pope in Roma, they'll lean on any sanctification they can get. 

STAT YOU WILL LIKE: The 11 UM players selected in this year ‘s NFL Draft were the most in school history, and the most of any team in the Draft. 

PASS

This season we present a Power Play Preview on each team from a Power 5 conference. These plays are extracted from the 2017 Playbook Football Preview Guide magazine.

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