De'Veon Smith carries the ball in Michigan's season opener.

After two years of competition, Smith has a chance to make statement.

De'Veon Smith gave himself a 'C' grade for his performance against Utah.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday at Schembechler Hall, the Wolverines detailed the ways they’ve tried to rebound from the defeat.

Redshirt freshman safety Jabrill Peppers spoke to the media Tuesday.

Peppers admitted he was overeager in his season debut last Thursday against Utah.

Fifth-year senior Jake Rudock after Thursday's loss to Utah.

After a snub of his own last year at Iowa, Rudock is fit to quarterback the struggling Michigan football program.

Redshirt junior wide receiver Amara Darboh warms up before Thursday's game against Utah.

The stickers are used to reward good effort and promote friendly competition among teammates.

Junior tight end Jake Butt's catch for a touchdown in the third quarter Thursday.

Jake Butt caught eight passes for 93 yards, but Michigan lost the turnover battle in the loss.

Redshirt junior defensive end Chris Wormley takes down Utah running back Devontae Booker last Thursday in Salt Lake City.

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.

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh watches his offense during the third quarter of Thursday's game against Utah.

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.

Utah junior defensive back Cory Butler-Byrd tackles Michigan junior Jake Butt.

The Wolverines' "submarine" mentality throughout fall camp didn't prevent the Utes from preparing for them.