The 125th edition of Michigan football is upon us, and all of us
here at The Michigan Daily are pleased to welcome you back for
another season of fall magic. Coming off a season in which the
Wolverines reached their first Rose Bowl in six years, expectations
are high as usual, and throughout the season we’ll be
providing extensive coverage of the Wolverines.

Julie Pannuto
Cover Photo By Tony Ding, Daily Photo Editor

In our season preview, we take an in depth look at a pair of
Wolverines who chose to spend one more fall in Ann Arbor, Braylon
Edwards and Marlin Jackson. Both dealt with struggles throughout
last year and thought about entering the NFL, but ultimately
decided that their career in Maize and Blue couldn’t end with
a loss in Pasadena.

Michigan features a swarming defense and devastating crop of
wide receivers, but its offense must break in a new quarterback and
running back.

Michigan’s starting quarterback is still up in the air.
Matt Gutierrez was expected to start the opener against Miami
(Ohio), but suffered a shoulder injury. True freshman Chad Henne
filled in, and may never give the spot back.

After watching Chris Perry for three years, David Underwood
finally has the starting job, and has no intentions of giving it

Michigan fans should all be looking forward to a promising
season, and we’ll be here to bring you everything as it


Chris Burke • Gennaro Filice

Bob Hunt • Sharad Mattu


for the full Kickoff 2004 section.

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