Michigan has red-zone concern heading into Big Ten play; the defense must shift focus from run to pass
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In the red
Michigan is 3-0 heading into the start of Big Ten play but one area of concern and heavy discussion is the offense’s poor play in the red zone. The Wolverines have converted just one of their 10 red-zone possessions into a touchdown.
Good thing redshirt freshman kicker Quinn Nordin has been very good.
In the polls
Search for the offense’s identity
Nick Baumgardner of the Free Press writes that Michigan is still seeking its offensive identity. Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News says winning in dazzling style isn’t mandated, but at some point the offense has to be better.
All in the (Michigan) family
Aidan Hutchinson is a Michigan legacy, but his parents let him make the call on his college choice.
Big Ten play begins this week. Michigan’s defense has to switch focus from Air Force’s option game to Purdue’s suddenly potent passing attack under new coach Jeff Brohm.
Breakout for DPJ
Freshman wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones hasn’t been in college football long enough to need to make a comeback, but he had a good one on Saturday.
Loving thy enemy
Can there be love between a Wolverines fan and a Buckeyes fan? Apparently so.
Jourdan Lewis gets first pick
Former Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis made his NFL debut Sunday in the Dallas Cowboys loss to the Broncos in Denver. He had a tough time with veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders but persevered and got his first career interception.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) September 17, 2017
Soccer teams split
The soccer teams held a doubleheader at home on Sunday. While the No. 18 men’s team lost 1-0 to No. 6 Michigan State, the women’s team got a 2-1 win over Indiana.
— Michigan Soccer (@umichwsoccer) September 17, 2017
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