After two years of competition, Smith has a chance to make statement.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday at Schembechler Hall, the Wolverines detailed the ways they’ve tried to rebound from the defeat.
Peppers admitted he was overeager in his season debut last Thursday against Utah.
After a snub of his own last year at Iowa, Rudock is fit to quarterback the struggling Michigan football program.
The stickers are used to reward good effort and promote friendly competition among teammates.
Jake Butt caught eight passes for 93 yards, but Michigan lost the turnover battle in the loss.
Michigan was slow to start, but that was to be expected of a team that sputtered to a 5-7 mark last season.
Transfer quarterback Jake Rudock's three interceptions, including a devastating fourth-quarter pick-six, foiled the Wolverines' comeback efforts.
SALT LAKE CITY — Sorry folks, summer’s over.
The return to school is a tough time for everyone, and the Michigan football team is no exception.
The Wolverines' "submarine" mentality throughout fall camp didn't prevent the Utes from preparing for them.