The Wolverine

August 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Wolverine WATCH   john borton F A View From A Different Corner ull immersion in a 264-page He's just not convinced the revolufootball preview issue protion will arrive this year. vides its positives. After "Right now, there's nothing there spending time satuthat really excites rated by the insights me," he offered. of coaches, a deep "There's a lot of poreservoir of statistics tential there to make and the enthusiasm this a very good of Michigan players, team, and it's going it's easy to feel like to be a fun future, Ken Jennings headwith them and Ohio ing into Final JeopState. It's going to be ardy with a $5,000 a blast, I think, for lead. Wideout Jeremy Gallon's contin- the next four years There's a potential ued emergence as a playmaker here." downside, of course. would bolster U-M's offensive In the meantime, The echo chamber of attack this fall. question marks photo by brian blanco abound, Dienhart asmaize and blue determination and optimism isn't shared serts. He says he wants to fall in love universally. Encountering a "not-so- with the Wolverines, but he can't. fast" outside the walls of Ft. SchemSo here are a few of his questions, bechler can feel slightly jarring. along with potential answers. So when Big Ten Network senior Point: Dienhart openly questions writer Tom Dienhart participated in the Wolverines' readiness to feature a football roundtable presented in playmakers on offense, noting, "The this issue, he dutifully played the wide receivers — there's nothing role of mosquito at the backyard there that really excites me. They barbeque. Dienhart insists Nejust seem like pedestrian receivers, braska, not Michigan, will win the and unless some of these young Legends Division of the Big Ten this guys are real studs that can impact year and take on Ohio State for the right away … I guess if I'm a defenconference title. sive coordinator and I look at MichiDon't misunderstand, he caugan, what am I scared of? tioned. Dienhart loves the direction "Who am I going to circle with a Brady Hoke and crew are headed, red pen and go, 'Guys, watch this from recruiting to emphasis to style. guy, because he can beat us on any

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