Stephen Spanellis has, as Harbaugh called it, football smarts — and as his performance Saturday showed, he’s still able to be effective, especially when working with Michael Onwenu.
Yes, it was just Rutgers. But, thanks to their new quarterback, the Wolverines seem like a different team now. Here are five other things we learned:
That was the biggest difference between Peters and his new backup. He did all the simple tasks that were asked of him.
After spending a year at Suffield Academy, Brad Hawkins has embraced a move to VIPER with the Wolverines.
The Daily breaks down five things we learned from Saturday night's blowout loss in State College.
All week, Michigan’s vaunted defense was billed as a potential roadblock for one of the nation’s most electric players. Saquon Barkley stomped all over that notion on the second play from scrimmage.
Saquon Barkley took the direct snap, cut away from the teeth of the defense and ran off into the night.
And that was just the second play of the game.
In what was billed as a fight between two heavyweight contenders, No. 2 Penn State wasted no time in hitting No. 19 Michigan in the mouth — and continued doing so all night long.
The Michigan Daily spoke with Jill Beckman of The Daily Collegian and Philly Inquirer ahead of this week’s game about Barkley, Penn State’s defense and what it will take for the Wolverines to pull off an upset.
Hurst’s history against the Nittany Lions — coupled with his play this year — makes it all the more likely that he’ll enjoy success in his final game against Penn State on Saturday night.
After Saturday, Michigan knows what it has from its starter. And if the performance against Indiana was it, there’s no sense in not checking what else is there.