Michigan Pre-Season Projected Starters: Offense

We sit at less than 2 months, or about 7 weeks from the kickoff to the 2008 season. Mid-July, right about the time EA releases their latest installment of the much anticipated NCAA Football game, which probably doesn't suck...that most college football fans start to emerge from their caves and begin to think more and more about what matters most, the upcoming season.

Now if you're a Michigan fan, you might be a tad more skeptical this year due to the huge holes left by departing offensive players such as Henne, Hart, Long, Manningham and Arrington, and rightfully so. Who's going to step up? Who are these guys?

So today we'll give you a projected offensive lineup for at least the beginning of the 2008 season. I'll try to give you a two-deep depth chart at positions where a clear starter/back-up is notable.


QB: Steven Threet/Nick Sherridan or Justin Feagin

Brandon Minor/Carlos Brown/Kevin Grady

Greg Matthews/Darryl Stonum

Toney Clemons/Jim Potempa

Junior Hemmingway/LaTerryal Savoy

Carson Butler/Mike Massey

David Mooseman/David Molk

Cory Zirbel/Mark Huyge

Tim McAvoy

Steve Shilling/Dann O'Neill

Mark Ortmann

K.C. Lopata/Jason Gingell

Bryan Wright/ K.C. Lopata

Zoltan Mesko/Bryan Wright

It should also be noted that a host of true freshman could really make an impact this year. Among those are...

T: Dann O'Neill
T: Elliott Mealer
QB: Justin Feagin
RB: Sam McGuffie
WR: Darryl Stonum
WR: Roy Roundtree

It's early, I know. But the next 7 weeks will fly by, and when August 30th rolls around, you'll be glad you got this info early. No doubt there are many new faces on the offensive side of the ball this year. But you just might be surprised to see how well they compete. Sometimes not having clear-cut starters in every position allows the coaches to get the best out of each player competing...at least that's what I hope!

Tune in soon (hopefully tomorrow) for the first look at the projected defense.

1 comment

  1. Despite all of the turmoil, Rodriguez will have UM playing well by game three...I think UM goes to the Cap One at the end of the '08 season.

    Most importantly, I hope they bloody aOSU's mouth, even if they can't beat them.