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June-July 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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I t's fair to say Red Berenson's 33rd season will be unlike any before after a school-record five underclassmen signed pro contracts this offseason. Only three times before had the Wolverines lost three — after the 2004-05, 2006-07 and 2012-13 campaigns. Through the years, Michigan football and basketball have also been ravaged by early departures (though never five by key play- ers in one offseason) with varying degrees of success the following season. Here is a look at the biggest exits of the past 25 years of two or more Wolverines, and how U-M responded. Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard, 1994: With Chris Webber leaving after two years, Rose and Howard took on greater responsibility, com- bining for 40.7 points, 14.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists in leading U-M to the Elite Eight in 1993-94. They left behind the Fab Five's two complementary players, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. The two elevated their games some in their senior years, Jackson increasing his scoring by 4.4 points and King by 2.4 while leading a new crop of five fabulous freshmen, but the Maize and Blue lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Tshimanga Biakabutuka and Jon Runyan, 1995: Michigan finished the 1995 campaign 9-4 and third in the Big Ten while averaging 201.6 yards rushing per game behind Ru- MAIZE N' VIEW   MICHAEL SPATH Weathering The Storm All-American wide receiver David Terrell (above) left after his junior season in 2000, but Marquise Walker capably filled his shoes the next year to earn All-America lau- rels of his own. FILE PHOTO

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