Michigan Football: 10 Greatest QB/WR Connections in Wolverines' History

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Michigan Football: 10 Greatest QB/WR Connections in Wolverines' History
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Where does Braylon Edwards stack up among the greatest wide receiver and quarterback combinations in Michigan history?

For several decades, the Michigan football program has been known for churning out some of the best quarterbacks and wide receivers at the college level. Some of those greats even had the privilege of playing alongside one another. Those connections will not be forgotten anytime soon.

There are four main criteria for ranking the top 10 greatest quarterback-wide receiver connections.

Statistical numbers are taken into account, but their is also a certain amount of value attached to the era in which they were recorded. The forward pass was not exactly a big deal in the late 1940s and during Bo Schembechler's 21 seasons as head coach. A receiver has to make up a high percentage of the quarterback's passing yards as well. Great connections must have happened frequently.

Second, beating rivals raises the score of a legendary connection. All rivals are not weighted the same, though. For instance, beating Ohio State is much more valuable than wins over Michigan State and Notre Dame.

The final criteria are championships and winning in general. These two are more important than just about anything else. Winning bowl games, especially the Rose Bowl, are bonuses. 

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