On his own, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is a terror when lined up to return punts.
But paired with Wolverines corner Jourdan Lewis, the duo could be near unstoppable when punts are sent their way.
Starting soon, it could be a real possibility.
On Wednesday, Michigan assistant special teams coach Jay Harbaugh told reporters that since teams are starting to punt the ball away from Peppers, Lewis could be sent out there with him to force opponents to kick to someone.
“There’s merit to both of them being on the field at the same time and making people decide who they want to give the ball to,” Harbaugh told MLive.com and other reporters. “Both are equally dangerous. That’s something we could look into. That could happen.
Some teams that we’ll play later in the year will spray the ball around and you won’t know where it’s going, so that could happen. And they’re both on the field already in kick return, so it’s a good problem to have.”
On the season, Peppers has 10 punt returns for 227 yards and a touchdown with a long run of 54 yards. Lewis, who has returned kicks, has two kick returns for 21 yards.
Wolverines special teams coordinator Chris Partridge also added that another option would be to put 10 men on the line and try to block the punt every time.
With Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh at the helm, any option seems possible.