Two sidelined Michigan offensive linemen back practicing
There’s a chance that the Michigan football team gets two of its starting offensive linemen back this weekend against Penn State. “They’re both practicing, so we’re just seeing how quickly they can come back,” Warinner said. Both — or one — might be available Saturday.”More: Michigan QB Cade McNamara credits play call, key block for early sparkIn their absence, Michigan has started redshirt freshman Karsen Barnhart at left tackle, moved redshirt junior Andrew Stueber out to right tackle and started true freshman Zak Zinter at right guard. Stueber has experience at tackle, having played the position before he was sidelined with an ACL injury in 2019. He remains on the mend, which means redshirt freshman Zach Carpenter could be in line to make his second start against the winless Nittany Lions.mlive.com
Michigan down three starters vs. Wisconsin; QB Graham Mertz in uniform
13 Wisconsin on Saturday (7:30 p.m., ABC) down two starting offensive tackles and a second defensive end. Michigan showed a defensive front of fifth-year senior Carlo Kemp, redshirt junior Donovan Jeter, sophomore Chris Hinton — three tackles — and redshirt sophomore end Taylor Upshaw. Expect junior Luiji Vilain to see extended time, along with redshirt freshman Gabe Newburg. Michigan is coming off back-to-back losses to Michigan State and Indiana, leaving it reeling just three games into the truncated nine-game Big Ten season. — Michigan has all three scholarship quarterbacks in uniform (Joe Milton, Cade McNamara, Dan Villari), along with two walk-ons.mlive.com
Michigan’s run game was nonexistent vs. Indiana. What happened?
Nonetheless, offensive coordinator Josh Gattis did his best to try establishing the run game early on. More: U-M players claim defensive woes are ‘simple fixes’While the offense found some success later in the game, it was because of the pass game. “The run game, we’ve got to make some improvements. All of those things contributed.”While true, one of the reasons Michigan’s offense had such a slow start was because of the run game. With a rotating cast of running backs and new-look offensive line, Michigan tried establishing a run game early on against the Hoosiers.mlive.com
Michigan football down two offensive linemen vs. Indiana
— Michigan’s football team will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season, but it will have to do it without two starting offensive linemen. Mayfield departed last weekend’s loss to Michigan State with an undisclosed lower-body injury. Expect Andrew Stueber to slide over from right guard to fill the right tackle spot, with redshirt freshman Zak Zinter getting the start at right guard. We’ve seen Honigford used as a sixth offensive linemen in the first two games, a role that could certainly be utilized again in run-blocking situations today. • After rolling with two quarterbacks in their first road game, Michigan has four in uniform today: Joe Milton and Cade McNamara, along with true freshman Dan Villari and walk-on Ren Hefley.mlive.com
25 players on Michigan football roster who got scholarship offers from Minnesota
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – There are 25 players on the Michigan football roster who received scholarship offers from Minnesota during their recruiting processes. TE Erick AllRecruiting profile: 4-star, No. OL Karsen BarnhartRecruiting profile: 4-star, No. HenningRecruiting profile: 4-star, No. DL Luiji VilainRecruiting profile: 4-star, No.
Jim Harbaugh makes Michigan football’s starting offensive line official
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan football has to replace four offensive linemen from last season, and Jim Harbaugh revealed the new starting five during his Monday press conference. Jalen Mayfield and Ryan Hayes will be the starting tackles, which is no surprise since both have prior starting experience. Stueber and Mayfield were in a battle for the starting right tackle spot last August before that injury, and now Stueber has moved inside. LATEST: Michigan vs. Michigan State will kick off at noon on HalloweenFormer walk-on O-lineman Andrew Vastardis will start at center as a fifth-year senior. “He has been the leader on the offensive line for several months, since the season ended, since last year ended,” Harbaugh said.
12 takeaways from Jim Harbaugh: Nico Collins, O-line starters, QB battle, team health
TRANSFER NEWS: Charles Thomas enters transfer portal as future linebacker room gets crowded“They have been through a lot,” Harbaugh said. I feel really good about them in terms of competitiveness, and oneness -- probably the most important thing. “A lot of really good leaders, a lot of guys who are really invested and a lot of guys who really like each other,” Harbaugh said. “(Nordin)'s in a real competitive battle with (Jake) Moody, who’s also doing a really good job, so it’s still playing out,” Harbaugh said. I feel the talent is really good, and I think they’ll all eventually see action, but those are really tight battles."
Michigan football roster: Jersey numbers revealed for 25 scholarship freshmen
Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches his team warm up before a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan updated its online football roster Monday, revealing numbers for 25 true freshmen who were members of the 2019 recruiting class that ranked No. Here are the jersey numbers for the 25 scholarship players, according to the team's official website:3. RB Zach Charbonnet30. OL Zach Carpenter58.