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  1. Top defensive threats to Michigan in 2014

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan offense spent most of this season trying to figure out its identity. It has returning pieces next year, but there are still a lot of question marks out there. Here are the defensive players that the Wolverines will definitely face thi...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  2. The good, the bad, the future: O-line

    Chantel Jennings

    The struggles of the offensive line were well documented this season. With several starting lineups and no real cohesion until late November, the Michigan O-line acted as a real speed bump to the Wolverines offense ever finding any kind of momentum. ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. Bowl prep names we've heard: Offense

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan coaching staff uses the first few practices of the bowl season to give the older, more experienced players some rest and get younger guys into drills with the first and second teams. The Wolverines used a lot of younger players this s...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  4. Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: TE Jake Butt

    Chantel Jennings

    Shoulda, coulda, woulda is back and still looking at the Michigan offense. It was an offense that seemed full of potential, but had far too many shortcomings to ever be great. But from a silver lining perspective, tight end Jake Butt's was this seaso...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  5. Michigan defense has matured since OSU

    Chantel Jennings

    Though the Michigan offense might be coming off its best performance of the season going into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the Michigan defense might be coming off its worst. Greg Mattison's group gave up 8.6 yards per play against Ohio State afte...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  6. Michigan's QB situation up in the air

    Chantel Jennings

    For several weeks this season, some Michigan fans were calling for the replacement of quarterback Devin Gardner. Many believed that freshman Shane Morris might be able to run the offense better and they wanted to see what would happen if he were give...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  7. Lewan, Schofield see promise in line

    Chantel Jennings

    The struggles of the Michigan offensive line this season were blaringly evident. If the Wolverines offense couldn't get going, the root of the problem was likely in a missed block or blown assignment from someone on the front line. Senior tackles ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  8. Michigan mailbag: Play calls, offense, QBs

    Chantel Jennings

    Auburn-Alabama kind of stole the spotlight from Michigan-Ohio State, but regardless, it was a really great game with a fantastic ending. With that, we decided to move the mailbag up to Monday to make sure we get to any lingering questions about the W...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  9. Helmet stickers: Week 13

    Chantel Jennings

    It should probably come as no surprise that all three helmet stickers are going to defensive players after Michigan's 24-21 loss at Iowa. What's the opposite of a helmet sticker? Because I'll make sure to just give that to the entire offense. DL B...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  10. Mailbag: Offense, OSU, Charlton, fans

    Chantel Jennings

    It's mail time. You've got questions. And no one is blaming you for that because this team is a bit confusing from time to time. So let's try to answer some of those. Send your questions in and we'll do a mailbag every Tuesday (Twitter: @chantelje...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  11. Gardner grows as leader in tough season

    Chantel Jennings

    Earlier this season, quarterback Devin Gardner wasn't voted as a team captain for Michigan. But he hasn't needed the title to do the job. With an offense struggling, he seems to be one of the few who has never lost his cool, though in many respect...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  12. Hoke believes in U-M offense, play calling

    Chantel Jennings

    It was another disappointing loss, and it took Michigan out of the race for the Big Ten title. Now, the Wolverines are aiming for a 10-win season, which means they would have to win the final three regular-season games and get a victory in their ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  13. Tight ends help offense shake loose

    Chantel Jennings

    One of the catalysts for Michigan's offense this season has been one of the biggest surprises to emerge out of this group -- tight end Jake Butt. What Butt's contribution at the tight end position has meant for the Wolverines is that Devin Funches...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  14. Dissecting Michigan's offensive line shuffle

    Chantel Jennings

    Putting together the Michigan offense this season has been a bit of a puzzle for coach Brady Hoke and his staff. But the part that has proven to be the most difficult is also the part that gets it all going -- the offensive line. The Wolverines ha...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  15. Diving into Michigan's offensive stats vs. IU

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan football team has been under a bit of fire recently. Some are saying that its trying too hard to fit its personnel, which might be better fit for a spread offense, into a pro-style -- the old square-peg-round-hole dilemma. But on Satu...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  16. What we learned: Week 8

    Chantel Jennings

    Michigan's 63-47 win said a lot about this team's offense ... and a lot about the defense, too. Here are three things we learned in the Wolverines' win. 1. This offense has a lot (A LOT) of upside: Yes, we had seen that this offense could be good....

    Blog | October 20, 2013