Despite the horrendous QB play in 2008 for the Wolverines, the one area that was worse on offense was O-line play. It's not surprising as they only returned one starter.
Fortunately, it was also one area in which improvement could be seen each week, and it will be the most improved area on offense according to the coaches and those that were able to watch the team this spring.
The group returns all five starters and is led by junior Stephen Schilling, who has been playing out of position at tackle the past two years but will now move back to his more natural position at left guard.
Sophomore David Molk returns at center after taking every snap last year. David Moosman also returns at right guard after playing every snap.
Senior Mark Ortmann returns at left tackle, while right tackle remains the one position in question. Junior Perry Dorrestein started four games there last year but missed five other games with injuries and is being challenged heavily for the starting spot.
Sophomore Mark Hyuge appears to be making the strongest push, while Patrick Omameh, who is the most physically impressive lineman, could take it.
Despite the horrible play last year, Michigan only allowed 22 sacks, and that number should decrease this year with a mobile QB. Expect the rushing yards also to increase with their No. 1 and No. 2 backs healthy, unlike last year, when they were starting a freshman.