In the week between Akron and UConn, I posted a poll asking about the most concerning position group on the Michigan squad. The results aren't exactly surprising, but there's an oft-quoted mantra that "Games are won in the trenches" and Michigan fans are worried about those spots.
Offensive line: 45%
We'll see tonight if there are any changes on the line. Some people (including me) have been beating the drum for redshirt sophomore Chris Bryant to get a look.
Defensive line: 39%
If Brennen Beyer is considered a linebacker, Michigan has exactly one sack from its defensive line, that coming from backup weakside end Mario Ojemudia.
Running back: 5%
It's nice to see that not many people are up in arms about Fitzgerald Toussaint, but I do think there might be some concern about his backups.
There's no question that Devin Gardner should be more consistent, but it would make his job easier if some other guys could step up.
Wide receiver/tight end: 2%
This position isn't really on my radar right now. I think Michigan's receivers are just fine.
Defensive back: 1%
Yeah, not a big issue.
Special teams: 0%
Punt returns have been a little iffy, and Matt Wile has had a couple shanked punts. Otherwise, things have been fine.
Michigan is pretty solid here.