The arrival of a sensational recruiting class has raised expectations through the roof at Michigan, but 2012-13 will hardly be the first time the Wolverines have pinned their hopes on freshman stars.
The hype surrounding Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III raises the inevitable response: “They’re good, but they’re not the Fab Five.”
The most revered freshman class in college history has had its legacy tarnished by scandal in the years since the high-powered quintet finished their college careers. For sheer talent, though, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better lineup in Michigan’s storied history than Chris Webber and his back-to-back national runners-up.
Read on for a position-by-position look at Michigan’s projected 2012-13 starters, and how they compare with the legendary freshmen of two decades ago.