IOWA CITY, Iowa — Prior to its 8 p.m. EST kickoff Saturday against Michigan, the Iowa football program did the Wolverines a favor. It created a depth chart for the No. 3 Wolverines.
Big news – a Michigan depth chart pic.twitter.com/QqUzbKyqWt
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) November 12, 2016
Who shoved the bamboo shoots under Harbs' fingernails to get this? https://t.co/ChQkXyTme9
— Kevin Goheen (@CincyGoGo) November 12, 2016
Iowa, however, appears to have simply listed Michigan’s starters against Maryland. A slight oversight, right?
One other college football program also took the liberty of creating a depth chart for its game against Michigan: Colorado. They had a lot more fun than the Iowa folks did.
— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) September 13, 2016
Michigan hasn’t released a depth chart at all this season. Earlier this year, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he didn’t see the necessity of putting a depth chart on paper.
“I saw the depth chart, etc. I was trying to imagine how many people sat around and how many hours they worked on that,” Harbaugh said in September on the “Jamie and Stoney” show on WXYT-FM (97.1). “We found, when it comes to the depth chart, modern technology seems to make the depth chart an outdated task by about 20 years. We found that studying last week’s film of the opponent is the most accurate way of determining another team’s depth chart.”