As soon as the season started for Michigan in 2014, there were questions across the board. Whether it be at the quarterback position, the offensive line, or running back position, there were significant issues all along the depth chart.
There’s a serious problem stemming from this offensive line, and is still a question mark that lingers heading into the 2015 season. Without a solid offensive line, Michigan will be in trouble from the start. Head coach, Jim Harbaugh, can pull in as many quarterbacks as he possibly can, but absolutely zero of them will be productive if they’re forced out of the pocket on every play.
Shane Morris, Wilton Speight, Alex Malzone, and any other quarterback on the roster will be learning a new system, so the last thing they need to be concerned with is being thrown to the wolves on national television week in and week out. Michigan’s offensive line depth is impressive in terms of stars as recruits, but have never been able to fully put together a product that can be successful in a rapidly improving Big Ten Conference.
David Dawson, and Mason Cole are men that will be called upon to help sure up the suspect offensive line, however, Cole is the one of the two that has constantly improved, even starting as a true freshman last season. Harbaugh’s staff is impressive, and Tim Drevno will have his work cut out for him, but it is not like there is zero talent on the roster. The biggest issue for this team is throwing away their sense of entitlement, and looking to grow as a unit.
Jack Miller recently left the team, forgoing his fifth year of eligibility earlier this week. Graham Glasgow was suspended by Harbaugh’s staff due to a violation of his probation.