3. Michigan football is turning into a pass-first offense
For week one of the 2023 season Michigan football was a pass first team. As time progresses though they have the featured backs to be a ground-and-pound offense that is typical Jim Harbaugh football.
East Carolina’s defense focused on the run, so Michigan used its multi-talented quarterback to pick them apart through the air.
UNLV had a tough time stopping the pass against Bryant in their debut, so J.J. McCarthy may have a similar outcome when he plays the Rebels next weekend. Bryant’s top running back did average 10 yards a crack, which also spells doom for the Rebels front seven this week.
So Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards could break the 100-yard mark unless UNLV makes McCarthy beat them as East Carolina did.
We still don’t know how exactly the road will play out, but this is an overreaction until it is consistently proven wrong.
The backup quarterback role should still be a question mark after week one. Davis Warren didn’t impress and Alex Orji and Jack Tuttle didn’t play. The good thing is Sherrone Moore still has time to figure this out, because if McCarthy keeps playing like this, then the Wolverines will have a decision on their hands.