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Land of 10's Rachel Lenzi argues that running back Karan Higdon can be Michigan's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2011.

Michigan must develop ‘killer instinct’; Karan Higdon can become Michigan’s next 1,000-yard rusher

Tolly Taylor

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Michigan must develop ‘killer instinct’

Ron Bellamy, a former Michigan wide receiver, told Land of 10 on Tuesday that the Wolverines have to be better at finishing games in 2018. According to Bellamy, that was one area where Michigan really struggled in 2017, citing the Ohio State, Wisconsin and South Carolina games. But Bellamy said there’s good news: Finishing games generally comes with experience, and this team has more of that.

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Karan Higdon can become Michigan’s next 1,000-yard rusher

Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi argued that Wolverines running back Karan Higdon has the talent to become Michigan’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2011. Higdon might have done it last season if he hadn’t been hampered by a right ankle injury for the last month of the regular season.

Big Ten ADs discuss Jim Harbaugh’s safety idea

After Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight suffered a vertebrae injury at Purdue in September, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh criticized Purdue for what he believed were poor visiting locker room conditions that didn’t provide enough safety assistance for injured players. Big Ten athletic directors addressed Harbaugh’s locker room safety concerns this week in Chicago, though there are no plans for new legislation.

Ohio State, Michigan State to play Wolverines on Fox

Last year, the biggest rivalry in the conference, Michigan and Ohio State, aired on Fox for the first time ever after years on either ABC or ESPN. Fox will air the game again this season, scheduled for Nov. 24 in Columbus, Ohio, and will also carry the Michigan State-Michigan game on Oct. 20 in East Lansing.

Jim Harbaugh must change offense for Shea Patterson

ESPN college football analyst Adam Rittenberg joined The Paul Finebaum Show on Monday and brought up quarterback Colin Kaepernick as an example of Harbaugh changing his offensive scheme to benefit his quarterback’s strengths. Rittenberg thinks Harbaugh could do the same thing for Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson.

Michigan men’s basketball gets rematch with Villanova

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