Now, Denard Robinson, the star quarterback, is gone and many players are coming back from injuries. How well will Michigan do in 2013? Read my preview to see what I think.
|Me in front of Desmond Howard's Heisman Trophy at Michigan Stadium at the 2013 Spring Game|
4 PLAYERS TO WATCH
1. Devin Gardner - Quarterback (Redshirt Junior) - Detroit, Michigan
Instead of being second in command, Gardner is now the starting quarterback. I think that he will do well but it will take him a little while take him a little while to adjust to being a full-time starter.
2. Jake Ryan - Linebacker (Redshirt Junior) - Westlake, Ohio
Jake Ryan is working to come back from an ACL injury. He was also voted as Captain. When he comes back in October, I think he will make a lot of tackles if he is completely healthy.
|Jake Ryan has cut his hair while recovering from an ACL injury (photo from iSportsWeb)|
3. Taylor Lewan - Offensive Line (Redshirt Senior) - Cave Creek, Arizona
Last year, Lewan could have left Michigan to be in the NFL. But, he decided to stay because he wants to get a Big Ten Championship ring. I think he will be one of the best offensive lineman in the country because he is motivated for his team to be Big Ten Champions.
4. Fitz Toussaint - Running Back (Redshirt Senior) - Youngstown, Ohio
Last year, he broke his leg against Iowa. I think he will be good and help the Michigan offense. He is supposed to be the #1 running back on the team.
3 GAMES TO WATCH
1. November 30th vs. "Ohio" - This year, this game will be very fun to watch because both teams are supposed to be good. This is always my favorite game of the year.
2. September 7th vs. Notre Dame - This is the last home game in this current series in the rivalry. Michigan has a chance of winning because Notre Dame's starting quarterback got suspended.
3. November 9th vs. Nebraska - This game is important because it will help determine which team gets to play in the Big Ten Championship game.
I think that Michigan will go 10-2 this regular season and play in a BCS Bowl (this is the last year of BCS Bowls and next year there will be a playoff system).