Monday, August 28, 2017 - 8:02am
Sophomore defensive end Rashan Gary is among a defensive line that could replicate last year's production.

Whether Michigan’s defense can play at a similar level to last year’s record-setting unit will largely depend on what happens up front.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:11am

Mike Zordich entered the offseason with the unenviable job of replacing three highly-talented senior cornerbacks, all of whom are now in the NFL. His pool of candidates faced one glaring problem: a lack of experience.

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:57am
Sophomore left guard Ben Bredeson has benefitted from practicing against elite talent over the past 15 months.

Practicing against what Bredeson calls “one of the best, if not the best defensive lines in the Big Ten” is sure to result in occasional frustration on the part of the offensive line. But by Bredeson’s account, he and his linemates are doing well.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 4:43am
Wide receiver Eddie McDoom is confident that the Wolverines have the ability to win games despite a young roster.

McDoom has certainly been working to prove he can do more than take jet sweeps by practicing at every receiver spot.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 2:45am
Since being recruited to Michigan in 2015, Zach Gentry has made the transition from quarterback to tight end.

No matter how long it’s taken him to adapt to the position, it’s apparent that Gentry possesses the same type of potential at tight end that he did at quarterback.

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:02am
Redshirt junior quarterback Wilton Speight has developed a new rhythm both mentally and physically.

The redshirt junior, Michigan’s returning starting quarterback, has exuded a new aura of confidence and poise, aided by a mentality shift courtesy of his head coach.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:07pm
Fifth-year senior quarterback John O’Korn returned to Michigan despite facing an uphill battle to see the field.

The fifth-year senior could’ve transferred again, finding playing time readily elsewhere. Yet O’Korn loved Michigan too much to leave, especially with the addition of Pep Hamilton.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:29pm
Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Rashan Gary is expected to have a breakthrough season.

The pair will attempt to lead Michigan's defensive line after the graduation of four senior starters.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:28pm
Wilton Speight threw for 2,538 yards as Michigan's starting quarterback last season, but Jim Harbaugh says that John O'Korn and Brandon Peters both could win the starting job this season.

While Speight threw for 2,538 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, that doesn't mean he's guaranteed to be the starter in 2017, as Harbaugh says the competition is in a "dead heat".

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:11pm
JIm Harbaugh and the Michigan football team started last season 9-0, before losing three of their last four games to bring their season to a bitter end.

CHICAGO — To say the end of last season was bitter for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football team would be an understatement.

Through the first nine games, the Wolverines were undefeated and ranked second in the nation, poised to make an appearance in the playoffs in just Harbaugh’s second year. That, after all, was the expectation for a senior-laden team that ended the previous year with a 41-7 thrashing of Florida.

Everything, it seemed, was going according to plan. And then it all fell apart.