Originally posted on MaizeAndGoBlue  |  Last updated 6/25/12
Welcome to the first of our opponent previews for the upcoming season. Instead of simply going week-by-week, we’re going to to go in order of the easiest to toughest opponents on the schedule, beginning with what we feel will be the easiest opponent of 2012, the UMass Minutemen. Overview When the Minutemen visited Ann Arbor in 2010 and nearly pulled off a shocking upset, both teams were drastically different. Michigan is back on track with new headman Brady Hoke, while UMass is looking to begin anew as an FBS school with a head coach who is very familiar with Michigan, former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Charley Molnar. Molnar was a longtime Brian Kelly assistant at Cincinnati and Central Michigan before ND. In addition to serving as OC, he was a quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. His Cincinnati passing attacks were among the best in the nation, so you can bet he’ll be looking to install a similar passing attack in Amherst. He’s installing a spread attack similar t...
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