6 bold predictions for Michigan Football in 2023

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Both running backs hit 1,000

Imagine what Donovan Edwards and Blake Corum would have done last season if they were both healthy.

As it was, Corum and Edwards combined for 2,454 yards last season. Corum got the bulk of the carries earlier in the season as Edwards was a little banged up.

Then Edwards and Corum each dealt with injuries before Donovan Edwards had his breakout performances against Ohio State and Purdue. He was also damn good against Penn State.

With those backs and Michigan football’s offensive line, defenses are going to have fits. I think the coaching staff will be smarter in how they use Corum, which means more carries for Edwards.

It might not help the Heisman Trophy campaigns, but this is about winning national championships and unlike 2022, Michigan football needs to make sure Corum can make it through the entire 2023 season.

Corum will still have a spectacular season and so will Edwards, but I don’t see either getting the ball consistently over 20 times a game. It’s not needed, but they’ll get enough touches to both rush for over 1,000 yards.