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Three Things To Watch for As Michigan Fall Camp Opens Today

Peter WhiteContributor IAugust 10, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 6:  Defensive end Brandon Graham #55 of the Michigan Wolverines raises his arms during the game against the Miami of Ohio Red Hawks on September 6, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Wolverines defeated the Red Hawks 16-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

As Camp opens today for Michigan, let's look at three things to watch.

Courtasy of Adam Rittenberg Espn.com Big Ten Blogger

MICHIGAN

Camp opens: Monday

1. Will true freshman Tate Forcier create some early separation in the quarterback competition?

Forcier enters camp as the front-runner after a solid spring, and he could further cement himself as the Wolverines' top quarterback in the coming weeks. He'll face some real competition now as junior Nick Sheridan returns from a broken leg and athletic freshman Denard Robinson joins the mix.

2. Who will step up alongside Brandon Graham on the defensive line?

Michigan brings back a potential All-American in Graham, who has 18.5 sacks the past two seasons. He'll need help up front, though, and the Wolverines need strong camps from Mike Martin, Ryan Van Bergen, and William Campbell.

3. How many true freshmen see the field this fall?

The Wolverines will be much more experienced at several positions, but head coach Rich Rodriguez brought in a strong recruiting class, and several freshmen should contribute immediately.

Along with Forcier, Robinson and Campbell, running back Vincent Smith impressed this spring and hopes are high for safety Vladimir Emilien. Defensive end Craig Roh also could be one to watch.

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