With outstanding recruiting classes in both 2012 and now 2013, the Michigan football team is finally taking on the personality of head coach Brady Hoke.
Recent recruits will compete for several positions when spring practice gets underway in mid-March.
Hoke will unveil his power-I, ball-control offense with quarterback Devin Gardner leading the way. A true freshman may start at running back, while underclassmen will fill slots in the receiver corps and along the offensive line.
On defense, Michigan has shown considerable improvement since Hoke arrived in January, 2011. But with youth at both cornerback and along the defensive front, the 2013 defense will be far from a veteran group.
Michigan has employed a 4-3 base the last two seasons, occasionally switching to the 3-4 which defensive coordinator Greg Mattison featured when he was with the NFL Baltimore Ravens.
Just imagine what surprises Mattison might cook up during spring practice.
Regardless of the offensive and defensive schemes, Michigan will still be fighting for a Big Ten championship with a bunch of youngsters.
Let's take a look at how Michigan's depth chart will appear when spring practice begins: