May 25, 2016
Although Michigan will likely field one of the nation’s stingiest defenses in 2016, that feisty unit will encounter several tough quarterbacks during the regular season.
The Wolverines have a relatively favorable schedule, especially since some of their better opponents have to replace former starters. Plus, the nonconference slate is particularly weak.
Inside the Big Ten, however, Jim Harbaugh’s team will face three of the nation’s best signal-callers, partly thanks to crossover games. The other two are first-year starters within the Big Ten East.
Michigan’s ability to neutralize—or at least contain—the following quarterbacks will have a big impact on their record in 2016.