6 bold predictions for Michigan Football in 2023

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh
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With Michigan football fall camp starting this week, here are six bold predictions for the Wolverines in the 2023 season. 

The 2023 Michigan football season is one of the most anticipated in recent memory. The Wolverines are believed by many to be a national title contender after back-to-back Big Ten titles and College Football Playoff appearances.

Michigan football went 13-1 during the 2022 season. The Wolverines also return their starting quarterback, both of their elite running backs, a number of elite defenders (Kris Jenkins, Will Johnson, Junior Colson, etc.), an elite offensive line, and some impressive breakout candidates like Colston Loveland.

The schedule is also somewhat favorable, despite road trips to Penn State, Michigan State, Minnesota, Maryland, and Nebraska. However, the Ohio State game is at home.

Frankly, in terms of league play, this schedule could be harder than people realize, especially if Michigan State and Nebraska are better than expected.

At any rate, it should be a fun season, and here are six bold predictions for Michigan football in the 2023 season.

Michigan football will be just fine without Jim Harbaugh

Whether the suspension for Jim Harbaugh is four games or less, Michigan football will be just fine. It helps that all four games are at home and there isn’t a Power-5 non-conference opponent.

Yet, Michigan football can’t overlook anyone and this senior-laden team won’t. Blake Corum said the Wolverines would have the back of their head coach, so I don’t expect the team to miss a beat during his absence.

The Wolverines might even have some extra motivation. Either way, Michigan gets through the first four games unscathed without Jim Harbaugh.