David Long said he still talks to Jourdan Lewis every day of the week — or at least three if he’s busy. And Long could arguably thank Lewis — who he dubbed as a role model — for his current starting role with the Wolverines.
Freshman wide receiver Tarik Black suffered a foot injury against Air Force and will need surgery, said Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday. That same evening, Black posted a photo on Instagram with a caption that suggested he would be out for the remainder of the year.
It’s not the discrepancies in production between Michigan’s offensive and defensive units that are the problem. More so, it’s that the defense knows what it is, while the offense is in search of an identity with less than a week until the Wolverines’ Big Ten opener.
Though Peoples-Jones — the No. 1 receiver in the 2017 class — has taken a backseat to fellow freshman Tarik Black so far, he took center stage on Saturday. And there could be much more of him in store.