One of the mainstays on the Michigan Wolverines’ offensive line was just put on the watch list for the highest honor an offensive lineman can receive.
Junior offensive guard Ben Bredeson was named to the Outland Trophy’s watch list. The award is given to the nation’s best interior lineman on either side of the ball.
Bredeson has been the starting left guard for Michigan since his freshman season, and he looks to lock down that spot once again for the Wolverines.
For a position group with question marks all around, Bredeson is the one guy the Wolverines can truly depend on. In my opinion, Bredeson is really the only guy that has a guaranteed spot on the offensive line right now — everything else seems pretty up in the air. Sophomore Cesar Ruiz will LIKELY be the starting center, but even that isn’t a guarantee in my mind.
No one knows who will start at left or right tackle, and even Jim Harbaugh said a competition is underway for the right guard spot with Stephen Spanellis and Michael Onwenu.
Congrats to Bredeson and all the other Wolverines who have made watch lists. If you have missed our stories on those other watch lists...