3 thoughts as spring ball gets underway for Michigan football

Spring ball starts on Monday for Michigan football and here are three thoughts on the Wolverines as they hit the field under Sherrone Moore for the first time.
Michigan acting head coach Sherrone Moore watches a replay during the first half against Ohio State
Michigan acting head coach Sherrone Moore watches a replay during the first half against Ohio State / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
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A new era for Michigan football starts on Monday as the Wolverines will embark on their 2024-25 season with the start of spring practice.

Michigan football has a new head coach. It's going to have a new starting quarterback, plus a new offensive coordinator and a new defensive coordinator. Change is the constant in Ann Arbor this season and spring ball will be our first glimpse at what it looks like.

To be clear, I don't expect a ton of access from Sherrone Moore. But I'm sure we'll get plenty of reports in the coming weeks about what's going on.

The most important thing is evaluating the quarterback position and getting players comfortable with the defensive scheme, which should be easy because Wink Martindale is the creator of the scheme. Jesse Minter and Mike Macdonald both worked under him in Baltimore.

At any rate, here are a few thoughts on Michigan football as spring ball kicks off on Monday.

QB battle takes center stage

Michigan football might have the most interesting quarterback competition in all of college football. The defending national champs have five quarterbacks who will be in the mix, which includes top-100 freshman Jadyn Davis.

The snaps will be given based on experience to start, according to offensive coordinator Kirk Campbell, who said he has "no doubt" that Michigan football has a starting QB on its roster for this season.

Fans have been focused on the transfer portal, but that's easier said than done. It will be something to watch as the spring moves forward, but ideally, Jack Tuttle, Jayden Denegal, or Alex Orji would grab the bull by the horns and win the job.

Either way, we'll find out how Michigan football feels about its quarterback room going into the 2024 season in the next few weeks. it should determine if U-M goes portal shopping for a quarterback, that's if there are decent options available. Right now, there are none.