Every offseason I spend time watching and re-watching games from the past Michigan football season.
While preparing for the Capital One Bowl, the realization hit me that none of what I was watching has any bearing on the future of Michigan football.
Every coach except for one is gone next season.
On offense, it should come as no surprise that receivers Mario Manningham and Adrian Arrington have departed for the NFL. QB Chad Henne, RB Mike Hart, and OL Jake Long have exhausted their eligibility. QB heir apparent Ryan Mallett, who filled in this season when Henne was injured, has decided to transfer rather than try and fit his skills into the spread offense.
It is completely possible that along with a new offensive philosophy we may see different starters at every position the next time a Wolverine QB snaps the ball.
And while I’m excited about the potential of the spread offense, Michigan fans are facing the great unknown.
Even Michigan Stadium will be vastly different as the largest renovation in its history has begun.
Ground has been broken on the new indoor practice facility and football weight room has been cleared out in preparation for new equipment.
Forget everything you’ve come to know about Michigan football.
Between the coaching change and facility upgrades we are oberving on the greatest periods of change in the history of Michigan football.
Are you ready?
- 2020 Michigan Football Podcast– Offensive Coordinator Josh Gattis Press Conference 9/23/20 - September 23, 2020
- 2020 Big Ten Football Schedule - September 19, 2020
- 2020 Michigan Football Podcast– WR Giles Jackson and LB Josh Ross 9/17/20 - September 17, 2020
- 2020 Big Ten Football Season Re-boot October 24 - September 16, 2020
- 2020 Michigan Football Podcast– RB Chris Evans and DB Brad Hawkins Press Conference 9/11/20 Podcast - September 14, 2020
- 2020 Michigan Football Podcast– DL Aidan Hutchinson and RB Ben Mason Press Conference 8/28/20 Podcast - August 28, 2020
- 2020 Michigan Football Podcast– TE Nick Eubanks and DL Carlo Kemp Press Conference-“People want to play football…” - August 19, 2020
- Statement from Coach Harbaugh Regarding Postponement of 2020 Season - August 11, 2020
- Statement from University of Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh - August 10, 2020
- 2020 Michigan Football Podcast– B10 Schedule Break Down, Harbaugh/Day Spat, Athletic Department Budget Woes (Hey neighbor how can you complain about debt when you don’t pay for labor?) - August 9, 2020