Football

Mason Cole after Michigan beat Florida, 33-17.

Mason Cole had the choice to go the NFL. Instead he stayed in Ann Arbor, and will walk out as Michigan's captain in the Wolverines' home opener.

Redshirt junior linebacker Noah Furbush was a major factor in the Wolverines' new defensive formation against Florida.

The Wolverines are back in Ann Arbor this weekend, where they’ll play their home opener against Cincinnati. Here’s what to watch for when Cincinnati and Michigan kick off.

Junior safety Tyree Kinnel made his first career start against Florida and tallied six tackles — 1.5 for loss.

Between the free safety, strong safety and VIPER — the hybrid position Hudson started at — the three defensive backs — Kinnel, Metellus and Hudson — shuffled through a variety of responsibilities.

Coach Jay Harbaugh has drawn praise from his running backs for interactive approach to coaching.

Harbaugh addressed the media Wednesday afternoon and made it clear that the group will continue sharing carries, while also adding that he wants the trio — Evans, Isaac and Higdon — to virtually become interchangeable as the season progresses.

Senior linebacker Noah Furbush took full advantage of the new scheme, recovering a fumble for a touchdown.

Michigan never intended to anchor its defense around the stack in its season opener. But with the success the formation yielded, there was no reason for Brown to deviate from it.

Redshirt sophomore defensive end Carlo Kemp has learned a lot about Michigan's defense by backing up Gary.

With such a stacked defensive line, he understands that his ability to provide relief for the starters is just as important.

Anthony Riddle never expected Jim Harbaugh would read his letter, let alone reply. A day and a half later, a response from Michigan’s coach arrived in his inbox.

Redshirt junior quarterback Wilton Speight secured his spot as Michigan's starting QB at AT&T Stadium on Saturday.

All things considered, Michigan’s 33-17 victory over Florida in the season opener at AT&T Stadium was a win the Wolverines could be proud of. Here are five things we learned from Saturday’s game.

Head Coach Jim Harbaugh watches on the sidelines during the game against Florida in the AT&T Stadium Saturday.

What everyone saw Saturday was that youth really didn’t matter. There wasn’t a single Wolverine for whom the stage was too bright.

Redshirt freshman kicker Quinn Nordin nailed two field goals from 50-plus yards to help Michigan beat Florida.

On Saturday, the Wolverines’ special teams unit wasn't supposed to win their phase of the game on paper. Then they did anyway.

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