Football

Wilton Speight has become the leader of Michigan's offense, earning Jim Harbaugh's trust since the two got off to a rocky start.

Coming off a redshirt season in which he didn’t need to know the game plan, Speight admits his maturity and preparation weren’t where they needed to be when Jim Harbaugh first arrived.

Jim Harbaugh has warned his teams against the dangers of succumbing to the Freddy P. Soft, the personification of complacency.

Allegedly, while wearing “a cape and a hat with a plume in it,” Freddy stands on players’ shoulders and speaks directly into their ears, advising them to relax, take reps off and not put in full effort.

Wilton Speight (center) can rest assured that Jim Harbaugh (right) will stand by him during tough times.

Last weekend, redshirt sophomore Wilton Speight entered the exclusive fraternity of Jim Harbaugh’s starting quarterbacks. That club comes with a number of perks, perhaps most notably a complete, undying loyalty.

Amara Darboh caught five passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns against UCF.

Beware the big play. Of the 275 rushing yards Michigan allowed Saturday, 212 of those yards came on five plays.

Wilton Speight delivered another strong performance Saturday, throwing four touchdowns without an interception.

Despite another solid game from redshirt sophomore Wilton Speight, who threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns, the running game was largely ineffective and the defense was far from perfect.

Redshirt sophomore defensive end Chase Winovich  at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

After an two-year emotional journey, Chase Winovich made his first career start at defensive end Saturday.

Fifth-year senior defensive end Chris Wormley sets up a block against UCF in Michigan Stadium on Saturday

On the way to a 51-14 rout, the fifth-ranked Wolverines capitalized on multiple mishaps and blunders by UCF’s special teams unit.

Freshman defensive end Rashan Gary celebrates a sack against UCF at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

Playing increased snaps, Gary tied for second on the team with six tackles, led the Wolverines with 2.5 tackles for loss and added an assist on a sack.

Senior running back De'Veon Smith jumps over a UCF player at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

Coming off a 63-3 blowout of Hawaii in its season opener, the fifth-ranked Wolverines were never in any danger against Central Florida on Saturday.

Chris Wormley and Michigan’s front seven will have another chance to wreak havoc on an opposing offense Saturday against UCF.

Football writer Tyler Graddy from UCF’s student newspaper, Knight News, took some time to shed insight on Michigan’s unfamiliar opponent this weekend.

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