As a die-hard University of Michigan football fan walking into The Big House this past weekend, I could not feel more excited. My team was going to start our year long shocking of the world by beating the University of Connecticut. The elation that I felt prior to the game would be easily eclipsed though, as for the next three and a half hours my squad would run all over the Huskies en route to a 30-10 victory under both a hot sun and dark clouds.
This entire off-season(if there is such a thing in college football) centered around one big constant: progress. Not only did we win in decisive fashion, we showed exactly what this spread offense looks like when progress has been made. The foundation for this team has been laid over these past two years and nothing is more satisfying than watching all the hard work come to fruition. There were many people that played a role in starting this season off right, but 8 of them stood out to me.