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Jim Harbaugh and Michigan finished ranked No. 10 in the country last season. The Wolverines start 2017 at No. 9 in the coaches poll.

Michigan Top 10 in preseason poll, Tim Drevno and Don Brown speak out, Braylon Edwards likes young WRs

Kevin Goheen

Wake up, University of Michigan fans, and welcome to Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily morning briefing of Wolverines athletics. We’ll get your weekdays started with all the latest Michigan news, notes and insights. Our goal is to bring you closer to the Maize and Blue, your favorite team.

Today is Friday, August 4, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors …

Wolverines start season at No. 9 

Michigan finished last season ranked No. 10 in the country, one spot behind Wisconsin. The Wolverines and Badgers are flip-flopped in the preseason USA Today/Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday. 

Michigan was the third of four Big Ten teams in the Top 10; Ohio State is ranked No. 2 behind Alabama, while defending Big Ten champion Penn State is ranked sixth.

The Wolverines are scheduled to play all three teams this season, and open against No. 16 Florida on Sept. 2 in Arlington, Texas.

Tim Drevno and Don Brown speak

Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno and defensive coordinator Don Brown met with media on Thursday. It was the first time any Michigan players or coaches have spoken publicly since the Wolverines began preseason camp on Monday.

Drevno spoke about the quarterback competition between Wilton Speight, Brandon Peters and John O’Korn. Brown is dealing with having to replace 10 starters from last season. It’s a challenge he’s taking in typical Don Brown style

Former U-M receiver fan of new receivers

Adam Biggers of the FanRag Sports Network caught up with former Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards during the July 28-29 Big Ten Media Days. Edwards is now working for the Big Ten Network and the new analyst likes what he sees from the young wide receivers on this year’s Michigan roster.  

Making adjustments

Back for more Drevno and Brown, both coordinators are adjusting to the NCAA rules that have done away with two-a-day practices.  

Tag team Top 25

Forbes magazine listed its Top 25 universities that excel both academically and athletically. Michigan led six other Big Ten schools on the list at No. 5

Catching up with Aidan Hutchinson

Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson of Dearborn Divine Child is one of 13 players committed to Michigan for the 2018 class. has a look at the player the Wolverines are getting. 

Moving on up

Former Michigan baseball player Drew Lugbauer was one of 11 Wolverines selected in the MLB draft in June. Atlanta picked the third baseman/catcher in the 11th round. Lugbauer was promoted this week to the Braves’ Class A affiliate in Rome, Ga.

Making people take notice

Former Michigan fullback Joe Kerridge has had a good start to training camp with the Green Bay Packers


Frank Clark’s career at Michigan ended prematurely when he was kicked off the team in 2014 following his arrest on a domestic violence charge. Clark was kicked out of practice Thursday at the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp for punching a teammate.