One of the biggest days of the year in Ann Arbor is the season opener of the football season. Michigan students just all got to campus, classes are in full swing and there’s a buzz around campus that builds heading into that opening Saturday.
The home opener against Western Michigan is not a huge non-conference matchup that worries Wolverine fans, knowing they are favored by nearly 30 points. However, the last day fans had the feeling of a victory was Nov. 11, 2017. That would be 300 days and the one stat people in college football bring up; a four-game losing streak and 9-9 in the last 18 games.
The feeling of victory is always sweet, especially when it would be the first for several coaches like offensive line coach Ed Warinner. It gives them an opportunity for players to gain valuable game experience and more film to dissect as they head toward the conference schedule.
Who may be the MVP?
There are many players who could have a huge game for Michigan on both sides. A Michigan receiver has not scored a touchdown since Week 2 of last year. Weird to think about, right?
I think guys like Ambry Thomas, Zach Gentry, Oliver Martin and Shea Patterson may pick up where they left off last week against Notre Dame.
Fans may have a favorite player on the team, like my kids acting like Rashan Gary when we play in the front yard. I know the defense will do just fine, so this is more about the offense and what you as a fan want to see happen.
My poll on Twitter had the majority picking Patterson, so let’s hear what you think.
Who is your prediction for a huge game against Western Michigan on offense?
This poll is closed
The offensive line