The University of Michigan football team is optimistic about their chances of winning a national championship in the upcoming season. Several key players chose to stay on the team rather than entering the NFL draft, which has boosted the team’s morale.
The team’s mantra, “Those who stay will be champions,” was first coined by coach Bo Schembechler in 1969. The team has won the Big Ten championship in the last two years and beat their rival Ohio State to enter the College Football Playoffs. However, they failed to win the national championship.
To achieve their goal this year, several star players have chosen to return to the team. All-America running back Blake Corum, all-Big Ten offensive guards Zak Zinger and Trevor Keegan, linebacker Michael Barrett, defensive lineman Kris Jenkins, cornerback Mike Sainristil, and receiver Cornelius Johnson are all back for the new season. Michigan also boasts several new players, including transfer students, to add depth to the roster.
J.J. McCarthy, the team’s quarterback, believes that the returning players are necessary to win a national championship. He called them the “roots of our culture.” Coach Jim Harbaugh also expressed his happiness that several players chose to stay, calling it a “selfish” feeling.
Michigan fans are excited about the team’s chances this year. FanDuel Sportsbook lists Michigan as one of the top four teams expected to contend for the national championship, along with Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio State.
If Michigan wins the national championship this year, it will be their first since 1997. The team has been close to winning it in recent years but fell short. However, the returning players and new additions to the team have raised the expectations for this year.
Coach Harbaugh is hoping to lead the team to victory this year. He has been the head coach of the team since 2015 and has faced criticism for not winning enough games. However, he believes that this year’s team has what it takes to win it all.
The team’s schedule this year is tough, with several games against ranked opponents. They will face off against Washington, Wisconsin, and Penn State, among others. The Ohio State game, which has been a crucial matchup in recent years, will take place on November 26th.
Michigan’s success this year will depend on the performance of the returning players and the new additions to the team. If they can play at a high level and stay healthy throughout the season, they will have a chance to win it all.
Michigan fans are hoping that this year’s team can finally win the national championship. They have been waiting for a long time and are eager to see their team reach the top of college football once again.