The Michigan Wolverines are back on the football field tonight on perhaps the biggest stage that the first week of the season can offer in this current climate. The Battle for the Little Brown Jug against Minnesota will not only be ABC’s Saturday Night Football game, but ESPN’s College GameDay will also be in attendance to kick off the day of college football action on TV.
The chance to live up to the hype has finally arrived for the Wolverines, who have dealt with an offseason of questions about the makeup of the roster and a lot of new pieces at several positions, headlined by Joe Milton at quarterback. Training camp ended last week. Game week has come to a close.
Michigan does not provide an official depth chart, so the players that will fill out the lineup tonight are far from etched in stone. However, based on preseason meetings with players and coaches as well as stating the obvious with the stars on the roster, there’s a pretty clear idea of where things stand in most spots.
With the dust settling on preseason preparations, here is the projected depth chart heading into tonight’s game.
Michigan Football 2021 Projected Depth Chart — Week 1
|J.J. McCarthy, Alan Bowman
|Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards
|Daylen Baldwin, Roman Wilson
|Cristian Dixon, Andrel Anthony
|Matthew Hibner, Louis Hansen
|Jeffrey Persi, Tristan Bounds
|Reece Atteberry, Greg Crippen, Raheem Anderson
|Nolan Rumler, Greg Crippen
|Karsen Barnhart, Trente Jones
|Giovanni El-Hadi, Joel Honigford
|Jordan Whittley, Ike Iwunnah
|Gabe Newburg, Kris Jenkins, George Rooks, Dominick Guidice
|Braiden McGregor, TJ Guy
|Kechaun Bennett, Tyler McLaurin, Joey Velasquez, Anthony Solomon
|Darion Green-Warren, Andre Seldon
|RJ Moten, Jalen Perry
|German Green, Eamonn Dennis, Ja'Den McBurrows
|Ronnie Bell, Blake Corum
Michigan and Minnesota’s showdown on Saturday night is set for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ABC as the network’s game of the week. The Wolverines sit as 3.5 point favorites heading into the contest with the over/under for total points scored set at 53.5.