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VOTE: Will Michigan Football’s offense be better this season?

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The Michigan Wolverines have a ton of new pieces to break in this year on both sides of the ball and without the benefit of spring practices to do it. Now, they may very well return to preparations in July should a season be determined to officially be taking place, but it begs the question as to how they will be able to build on 2019’s offensive progress with so many new faces and so little time.

Last season, Michigan had the No. 68 total offense in America and ranked 50th in passing (250.8 yards per game) and No. 77 in rushing (150.7 yards per game). The offensive side of the ball loses quarterback Shea Patterson, wide receivers Donovan Peoples-Jones and Tarik Black, tight end Sean McKeon and offensive linemen Ben Bredeson, Cesar Ruiz, Michael Onwenu and Jon Runyan Jr.

Here’s what they bring into the 2020 campaign:

  • A second-year offensive coordinator in Josh Gattis who seemed to improve as a playcaller as the season went on.
  • A new starting quarterback in either Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton
  • A deep stable of backs that includes Zach Charbonnet, Hassan Haskins, Christian Turner, true freshman Blake Corum and a returning Chris Evans
  • A wide receiver room that includes proven pieces in Nico Collins and Ronnie Bell and a stable of young wideouts in Giles Jackson, Mike Sainristil, Cornelius Johnson and true freshmen AJ Henning and Roman Wilson
  • Nick Eubanks returning at tight end with Erick All and Luke Schoonmaker stepping into more prominent roles
  • An offensive line that replaces four starters with Jalen Mayfield and Ryan Hayes as the two players with starting experience up front.

So without diving too deeply into everything, the question is simple. Do you think that the offense will be better, worse or about the same this season? Vote in the poll and comment with your thoughts below!


Will Michigan’s offense be improved for the 2020 season?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    (611 votes)
  • 6%
    (51 votes)
  • 19%
    About the same
    (158 votes)
820 votes total Vote Now