Pearson knows the task of replacing a legend presents a challenge unlike any he has ever faced. He knows he isn’t the next Red Berenson, and he’s not trying to be.
What matters to Pearson, though, is that he’s at home.
The Daily takes an in-depth look at the Wolverine roster by position, deciphering which goaltender will be named starter, which veterans are primed to perform to potential and which freshmen could claim instant stardom.
The Michigan Daily spoke with Jill Beckman of The Daily Collegian and Philly Inquirer ahead of this week’s game about Barkley, Penn State’s defense and what it will take for the Wolverines to pull off an upset.
Michigan scarcely beat Indiana last week and now faces a superior opponent in No. 2 Penn State (3-0, 6-0). Here’s what to watch for when the Wolverines, nine-point underdogs, take on Penn State this weekend.
Every passing offense that has faced Michigan since Don Brown’s arrival in 2016 has known man coverage was coming. The difference, though, is that McSorley — along with wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton — were the ones to beat it. And they beat it badly.
The No. 19 Michigan football team (2-1 Big Ten, 5-1 overall) has a chance to repeat the feat Saturday in State College against No. 2 Penn State (3-0, 6-0). The Wolverines will try to play the spoiler, but whether or not they can pull it off is an entirely different question.