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2007 Michigan Wolverines Football Preview

2007 Michigan Wolverines season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Michigan Wolverines football preview as well as the 2007 Michigan Wolverines Football Schedule. Dont miss our football picks for college games against the spread and bookmark our college football point spread page offering up to the minute odds & lines.

Coach: Lloyd Carr (13th year at Michigan)
Team Name: Wolverines
2006 Overall Record: 11-2
Returning Starters: 9

For the Michigan Wolverines (11- 2 overall, 7- 1 Big Ten) this could be the year. Last season saw them tie for second in the Big Ten and then lose to USC in the Rose Bowl by a score of 18- 32. Coach Lloyd Carr (113- 36 in 12 years at Michigan) has a dynamite offense geared for the title but a defense that’s got some question marks.

The offense will establish the run and then go to play-action. It’s an old formula but it works, especially with veteran senior QB Chad Henne (60% COMP, 2,508 YDs, 22 TDs, 8 INTs) at the helm. Henne has started 37 straight games at Michigan. The string started in his first game as a freshman. Senior RB Mike Hart (318 CAR, 1,562 YDs, 4.9 AVG, 14 TDs) is a workhorse, capable of grinding it out and also breaking a long one. The receiving corps is extremely talented, featuring junior Mario Manningham (38 REC, 703 YDs, 18.5 AVG, 9 TDs) and senior Adrian Arrington (40 REC, 544 YDs, 13.6 AVG, 8 TDs). The line is quick and tough, which bodes well for all concerned.

The defense changed last season in that it became less predictable. The frontline dominated for the initial 11 games and then hit a wall for the final two. The pass rush has been hurt by the departure of LaMarr Woodley and the linebacking group is being redesigned. Only one of the four upfront men-- junior Terrance Taylor— is returning. Corners and safeties also lost it near the end of the season. Junior CB Morgan Trent looks ready to step in for All-American CB Leon Hall.

This team scored 29.2 PPG last season, while allowing opponents 15.9. They were first against the rush. There are some major defensive questions, especially after last year’s meltdown. Points will be scored but can these guys stop teams like Wisconsin and Ohio State? Those are the two big question mark contests for the Wolverines. All else should result in “W’s.”

Michigan Wolverines Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Sep 1 Appalachian State Home
Sep 8 Oregon Home
Sep 15 Notre Dame Home
Sep 22 Penn State Home
Sep 29 Northwestern Away
Oct 6 Eastern Michigan Home
Oct 13 Purdue Home
Oct 20 Illinois Away
Oct 27 Minnesota Home
Nov 3 Michigan State Away
Nov 10 Wisconsin Away
Nov 17 Ohio State Home

 

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