3 reasons why Michigan Football can make the College Football Playoff again

It's never easy to repeat, but the Wolverines should have enough fire power to, at least get back to the playoffs in December.
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The Michigan football football program is attempting to earn a playoff berth for the fourth year in a row. That trails behind only Clemson and Alabama for most consecutive appearances. They'll have to go through about three other teams on their schedule who are also favorites to get into the tournament. So how will Sherrone Moore's regime accomplish this rare feat? Well here are three reasons why they can do it yet again.

1. The Defense

Even without their quarterback on defense, Rod Moore, Wink Martindale's unit will still be in the conversation with the Ohio State's and Georgia's of the world. They simply have to much returning talent and will be running the same system that they have been winning with over the last three years with, making Martindale's transition smoother than if he was heading to the NFL.

The Michigan football secondary has a wealth of depth with the new transfers and will be tested against Quinn Ewers, Dillon Gabriel, and Will Rogers. The defensive line should be in the top 10, or better, against the run with the two run stuffers manning the middle. If you had to pinpoint a weakness on defense it would be the linebackers with new starters there, but they have played purposeful minutes in the past at Big Ten schools.