Here’s why ESPN’s Mark Schlabach tabs Michigan as the No. 11 team in the country heading into the 2018 season: 11. Michigan Previous Way-Too-Early rank: 14 2017 record: 8-5, 5-4 Big Ten Returning starters: seven offense, eight defense, two special teams Key losses: OT Mason Cole, C Patrick Kugler, OT Juwann Bushell-Beatty, QB John O’Korn, NT Maurice Hurst, LB Mike McCray Outlook: National signing day came and went without the Wolverines making a big splash, as Jim Harbaugh tries to get his program headed back in the right direction. After signing top-10 classes the previous two cycles, Michigan’s class was ranked No. 20 this year. But Michigan’s move is based on the possibility that Ole Miss QB transfer Shea Patterson will be eligible to play this coming season. U-M officials are expected to file an appeal to the NCAA for relief. If Patterson starts at quarterback this coming season, the Wolverines might be poised for a big turnaround from last season’s five-loss letdown. Even if it’s
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