On August 31st, Michigan Football will begin year three of the Brady Hoke era. Thus far, Hoke has steered the Wolverines to a 19-7 record, a 12-4 conference mark and he became the first Michigan coach since Fielding H. Yost, to go undefeated at home in his first two seasons. The blemish on Hoke’s first two seasons is a 4-5 road record.
So what should we expect in year three? Hoke has systematically re-calibrated the culture of the Michigan program back to the future. He is a direct descendant of the Bo Schembechler and Lloyd Carr coaching tree and he drawn extensively on that lineage as he returns Michigan to all it’s glory. He has placed a major recruiting emphasis on beefing up the lines and dominating in-state recruiting.
So as Team 134 heads into the summer months, here are five key players that could help the Wolverines claim a record 43rd Big Ten Championship.
1. Devin Gardner: That elbow injury that forced Denard Robinson out of the Nebraska game and deflated th...