Starter(s): Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards
I refuse to call Donovan Edwards a backup. Corum will technically be the starter this season and deservedly so but co-starters are legitimate in my opinion.
Last season, Corum and Edwards rushed for over 2,400 yards and Edwards was nine yards short of 1,000. This year, I think both backs will get 1,000 yards on the ground. Corum probably won’t see as many carries as he did last season and he shouldn’t.
Michigan football needs him healthy for November, December, and January. The same can be said for Edwards. The Wolverines have the best running back duo in the country but need both backs healthy when it counts or it won’t matter.
Backups: Benjamin Hall, CJ Stokes, Cole Cabana, Tavi Dunlap, and Kalel Mullings
Hall stood out this spring for Michigan football. We’ll see if that carries over to fall camp and the regular season. I’m excited to see what Cole Cabana can do and he might be my bet to have the biggest role of a third back on the team, just based on what he can do as a receiver.
Overall, Michigan football is pretty deep at running back and my hope is that the Wolverines aren’t afraid to share the wealth especially early in the season.