The Wolverine

October 2018

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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18 THE WOLVERINE OCTOBER 2018 BY JOHN BORTON M ichigan selected four foot- ball captains just before the opening week of the season, like always, but it wasn't business as usual. Two juniors — left guard Ben Bredeson and linebacker Devin Bush Jr. — joined senior running back Karan Higdon and senior safety Tyree Kinnel in drawing that mantle. The senior-dominated distinction ex- panded to give equal representation to a loaded class that followed. According to Kinnel, that's well deserved. "Since I've been here, there's a lot more ownership with the play- ers," Kinnel offered. "I think that's why Coach [Jim] Harbaugh wanted to add the juniors to the captains list. They're such a good class, and there's so much leadership in that class as well. "I think that was the right decision, to make two juniors captains, as well as the seniors. It's definitely a player- led team." Here's a look at those who — along with the rest of Michigan's seniors and some highly talented juniors — are looking to lead the Wolverines to a Big Ten championship. SENIOR SAFETY TYREE KINNEL For Kinnel, becoming a captain reinforced what he already knew — he'd made the right choice to come to Michigan even amid coaching Taking The Lead Wolverines' Quad Captains Feature A Twist Safety Tyree Kinnel (left) and running back Karan Higdon (right) were elected team captains, and are the two seniors who earned the honor. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

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