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Michigan is set to begin its third season under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

The national perspective on Michigan after Big Ten Media Days, Mo Hurst and Rashan Gary getting attention, a new 2018 commit and more

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 Thursday, July 27, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors…

The national view

Now that Big Ten Media Days are completed, what were some of the thoughts about Michigan and head coach Jim Harbaugh from a national perspective?

CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd writes about the obstacles facing Michigan in Year 3 of the Harbaugh era.

Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports says Harbaugh could wear thin without championships in the near future. 

Bill Bender of the Sporting News has his Big Ten predictions.

It’s Mo Hurst’s moment

There is a lot of talk about the talented freshmen and sophomores on the Michigan defensive line, but the Wolverines will rely heavily on fifth-year senior Mo Hurst.

What about Rashan Gary?

One of those talented sophomores is defensive end Rashan Gary. Expectations for the No. 1-rated player in the Class of 2016 are high, to say the least. 

Michigan picks up tight end commitment

Michigan landed its 11th commitment for the Class of 2018 Tuesday night when 3-star tight end Luke Schoonmaker of Hamden, Conn., announced his choice.

Shane Morris in hunt to start at CMU

Former Michigan quarterback Shane Morris is battling for the starting job at Central Michigan as a grad transfer. 

Camp preview

Don Brown’s defense is predicated on cornerbacks being able to successfully play an aggressive man-to-man, bump-and-run style. Our Land of 10 position previews continue with a look at who’ll be bumping and running for the Wolverines defensive coordinator.

Report: Florida loses another key player

The Gainesville Sun has reported that Florida will be without Nick Smith for the Sept. 2 opener against Michigan after the freshman linebacker had left knee surgery. The Gators announced last week that senior safety Marcell Harris will miss the entire season with a torn right Achilles tendon.

Sort-of-mean Tweets

The Big Ten Network’s idea wasn’t new but people reading mean or even sort-of-mean Tweets is always entertaining, especially when it’s college football coaches.