Top 5 Questions Entering Spring Practice

Michigan officially kicks off spring practice on March 17th, with the spring game to follow on April 14th. The Wolverines suffered several key losses on both sides of the ball and while a core of veterans return off of last year’s 11-2 squad, there are several key questions heading into spring camp.

Michigan officially kicks off spring practice on March 17th, with the spring game to follow on April 14th. The Wolverines suffered several key losses on both sides of the ball and while a core of veterans return off of last year’s 11-2 squad, there are several key questions heading into spring camp. Cameron Gordon

(Not in order)

1. Who starts at center?

Remington Award winner David Molk graduates leaving behind a gaping hole at center. An underrated position, centers are critical in making calls at the line, changing protections, and snapping the ball. The first series against Virginia Tech demonstrated how valuable David Molk was to the Michigan offense. 3 players will now vie for the starting role as Ricky Barnum moves from guard to center, joining Senior Rocko Khoury and Redshirt Freshman Jack Miller.

2. Who steps up outside at WR?

Big play Junior Hemmingway is gone, as is Odoms and Daryl Stonum. While Roy Roundtree returns he is still better suited at the slot position than outside. Someone has to step up and take over the role of go-to guy on the outside. Denard Robinson probably isn’t going to stop chucking up jump balls so someone will need to make plays on the ball in the air downfield. Juniors Jeremy Jackson and Jerald Robinson are the most likely candidates as they are really the only outside guys on the depth chart. Rumor has it that Cam Gordon asked to move to WR. Cam played WR in HS as well as his first season at Michigan before moving to defense.

3. What kind of production will there be from the DTs?

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Impact Redshirt Freshmen Countdown: #4th – Kenny Wilkins

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Kenny Wilkins

Coming in at 4th in our Countdown of Impact Redshirt Freshman is Pennsylvania product Kenny Wilkins. He committed to Michigan as a 4 star prospect according to Rivals and the 9th best prospect in his home state. During his year plus on campus, Wilkins has packed on 50 lbs. and is physically ready to play Division 1 football on the line. He is line for playing time at defensive end and I believe Wilkins will be given opportunities to make some plays as Greg Mattison rotates linemen to keep them fresh. He is another prospect like Paskorz that must make an impact this season and next or possibly get passed over by Hoke’s new recruits.

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Impact Redshirt Freshmen Countdown: #7th – Jordan Paskorz

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Redshirt freshmen step onto the field every year after spending the previous season watching and learning. Sometimes they are buried on the depth chart and other times they are not mentally or physically ready to play Division 1 Football. This week we will be counting down our Top 7 Impact Redshirt Freshmen.  Coming in at 7th, Jordan Paskorz committed to Michigan as a consensus 3-star prospect by Rivals, Scout & ESPN as part of Rich Rodriguez’s 2010 class. When asked why he chose to come to Ann Arbor, he said it was meeting Rich Rodriguez:

“That’s basically what sealed the deal. The first time I went up there this year [in April], I didn’t get to meet him. This time I talked to him and I really felt like he wanted me there.”

He chose Michigan over offers from Pittsburgh, Virginia & Minnesota. In 2010, Scouts Inc. said of Paskorz:

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