Michigan will renew its rivalry with the Florida Gators on September 2nd, at 3:30 pm. This game is at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Michigan and Florida have faced off 3 times before, all during bowl games. In 2003, 2008, and 2016. Michigan has won all three meetings. 2003 38-30, 2008 41-35, and 2016 41-7.
This Michigan football team is coming off back to back years with 10-3 finishes. They also had 11 players selected in the NFL draft. In all, the team lost most of its senior leadership and most of their defensive starters.
There are question marks all over the roster entering this pivotal contest. There is no depth chart for Michigan’s team #138 yet, but we can speculate who will start at all the positions.
Quarterback and Corner is the most contested spots of them all so far in fall camp. Wilton Speight, John O’Korn, and Brandon Peters are in a pretty fierce contest to be the quarterback for the Wolverines. Speight has the advantage because of his playing most of last season, but Coach Jim Harbaugh says the best player will start no matter their playing experience.
Lavert Hill and David long are locks to start as cornerbacks for this team but not much is known about the rest on the team and their development. Wide receiver is one of the deeper positions on the team coming into this season with the addition of the 2017 recruiting class. Donovan Peoples-Jones and Tarik Black are the front runners from the freshman class to start right away. We will find out more on August 30th when Michigan releases their first depth chart of the season.
Some of the other starting spots that are unknown are: kickoff and punt returner, field goal kicker. These will be resolved finally on September 2nd. Michigan has depth at these positions but no clear starter has been named yet.
More intrigue leading up to this matchup is the 7 Florida players who have been suspended for the game. How much will this affect the Gators ability to compete in this Game? Who will the starting quarterback for the Gators for the opener?
The Florida football team is also having a contest to see who the starter at quarterback will be. No clear cut starter has been named as of yet, but it is believed that graduate transfer Malik Zaire from Notre Dame is the front runner for the quarterback job.
Michigan football is the winningest program in college football history and we will see the next team hit the field this September 2nd at 3:30 pm. I believe Michigan will win by at least 3 points.