Football

Unless there's a drastic change, Michigan won't be playing in front of fans.

“There is a reason to feel some confidence here,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a radio interview recently. “But we also have to measure (people’s) expectations and say life’s going to be different. We’re not going to be filling stadiums in the fall.”

With that in mind, Michigan football seems more than ready to deal with the new reality.

Michael Barrett appears to be next in line at the VIPER position.

Michael Barrett likely suitor for VIPER role in Don Brown's defense.

Kwity Paye and Aidan Hutchinson return as experienced members of the pass rush.

Michigan weighs options in how to replace Josh Uche in pass rush.

Don Brown looks to better prepare his players for higher tier teams.

Don Brown takes responsibility for readying his defense against top-tier opponents, especially Ohio State.

Jaylen Mayfield is the lone returning starter on Michigan's offensive line.

In early March, as the Michigan football team geared up for a spring season that would never happen, the biggest question it faced was who would start at quarterback.

Josh Gattis has watched more film this off-season than ever before.

Josh Gattis has re-watched every play of the 2019 an estimated 50 times.

Dylan McCaffrey is one of three quarterbacks in competition for starting job.

Josh Gattis leaves quarterback competition wide open.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh writes letter on eligibility and student athletes

Jim Harbaugh hasn’t been shy to speak out in favor of student athletes before, and he continued to do so on Thursday.

Cesar Ruiz was one of 10 players drafted from Michigan in the NFL draft

Ten Michigan players were selected in the NFL Draft this weekend, the second-most of any school.

That stat is a bit misleading given that just two of those players — center Cesar Ruiz and linebacker Josh Uche — were selected in the first two days of the draft. Still, the Wolverines were one off their program record of 11 players drafted, set in 2017. They also continued their streak of 82 consecutive years with at least one player drafted, tied for the longest in the country with USC.

The Daily football beat projects the depth chart for the fall, despite the lack of spring football.

This past Saturday would have been Michigan’s spring game if not for COVID-19, but in its absence all that remains is speculation on what we might have seen. The biggest takeaway from spring games is typically getting a peek at the rotations and seeing who works out with the first team. Luckily, we’re not totally in the dark. The 2019 season offered plenty of clues as to who could be among the Wolverines’ starters in 2020. The Daily’s football beat projected Michigan’s starting lineup and broke it down, position by position.