Michigan Wolverines' Key Players And Newcomers In 2013

By Erik Sargent
Brady Hoke Michigan Wolverines
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The Michigan Wolverines football team looks to finally make a run at a Big Ten championship in the 2013 Big Ten football season. Going into their third season under head coach Brady Hoke, the Wolverines have a solid amount of talent returning.

On the offensive side of the ball, Devin Gardner will likely receive the most attention of any player. Gardner steps in as the full time starting quarterback after filling in last season for Denard Robinson after he was injured. Gardner looks ready to be one of the top quarterbacks in the conference.

Other players that will be important for the Wolverines are guys like Max Scholfield. He is the opposing tackle to Taylor Lewan which means teams are going to load up a lot of pressure on his side to stay away from Lewan.

For the defense, Chris Wormley is a name to watch coming into this season. After redshirting as a freshman, Wormley looks ready to step in to the starting defensive end role. He is a huge player and will need to be dominant in order for the Wolverines to keep their stellar defense.

Another player on defense to watch is safety Jarrod Wilson. Wilson will be filling the role of Jordan Kovacs, and he has one of the biggest upsides on the team. He saw some action as a freshman and should be a solid player in 2013.

There are many notable newcomers to watch for the Wolverines. Freshman quarterback Shane Morris, one of the top high school quarterbacks for the 2013 class, will step right in as the backup quarterback. He needs to be prepared in case of injury to Gardner.

Another freshman to watch is Derrick Green, who was the top high school running back of 2013. He already has the body of a Big Ten running back and will compete for the starting job right away.

Erik Sargent is a college football writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Erik_Sargent, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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