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Michigan Offensive Line
Starter: Taylor Lewan
Backups: Erik Magnuson, Logan Tuley-Tillman*, Kristian Mateus
Starter: Ben Bradin
Backups: Joey Burzynski, Kyle Bosch
Starter: Jack Miller
Backups: Graham Glasgow, Joey Burzynski, Patrick Kugler
Starter: Kyle Kalis
Backups: Chris Bryant, Chris Fox
Starter: Mike Schofield
Backups: Erik Gunderson, David Dawson, Dan Samuelson
With Michigan completing its transition to a downhill, between-the-tackles running attack, the offensive line will be the key element.
Michigan could shuttle in six or seven running backs, but if the line doesn’t come through, points will be hard to come by.
Except for redshirt senior tackles Taylor Lewan and Michael Schofield, Michigan will be very young up front.
Heading into the fall, it appears that redshirt sophomore Jack Miller has won the center job, Kyle Kalis will start at right guard and Ben Bradin will be the new left guard.
"We moved and established the line of scrimmage today, and I think that is one thing that we haven't seen in a while," Lewan said during the postgame press conference. "I think that just shows how hard these guys have worked in the offseason. But what we do in the summer and do in fall camp is really going to define us as an offensive line."
Let’s not forget guard Chris Bryant, who’s now recovered from a fractured tibia suffered prior to the 2012 season. Then there's outstanding freshman Patrick Kugler, who could easily upset the depth chart this fall by winning either a guard or center position.