Football

Sophomore linebacker Cam McGrone was one of a few inexperienced players to shine against Rutgers on Saturday.

There were a lot of contributors you might not be familiar with, younger players who suddenly showed up and made an impact. The Daily introduces you to some of those players, what they did and what it could mean for the future.

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In year four of Don Brown running Michigan’s defense, there’s little question as to what he wants his unit to be.

Shea Patterson threw for 276 yards in Michigan's 52-0 win over Rutgers on Saturday.

It took all of two minutes and eight seconds Saturday afternoon.

Two minutes and eight seconds for Shea Patterson to find Nico Collins on a 48-yard touchdown down the sideline.

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In the fourth quarter, up 38 points, Michigan went for it on fourth down.

The Michigan marching band planned a special Mary Poppins-themed show for Saturday's game against Rutgers.

Ten months later, Kelly Bertoni still remembers the conversation.

Despite being a game in which Michigan football is favored by 27.5, the Wolverines still look to make a statement against Rutgers this Saturday.

All week, an introspective air enveloped Schembechler Hall.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh took some of the blame following a disappointing 35-14 loss to Wisconsin last Saturday.

It has become easy to forget there is a football game to play this weekend.

Josh Gattis' offense hasn't performed to expectation thus far.

At times when Josh Gattis spoke on Wednesday, it seemed his every other word was “adversity.” Over 22 minutes, he used the word nearly 15 times. During one 25-second stretch, he used it four times.

Josh Gattis is working through struggles in his first year as Michigan's offensive coordinator.

Josh Gattis told his players a story this week.

Senior left tackle Jon Runyan was disappointed in his inability to lift the level of play along the offensive line in his return.

With the root cause of Saturday’s debacle pinpointed, Harbaugh didn’t shy away from outlining his plan for this week’s practices.

“Emphasis on physicality, emphasis on toughness and emphasis on hustle,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll make that part of the practice plan more and also playing the players that are dedicated and playing physically at all times. Get those players in the ballgame.”