It starts with Milton; aside from having an absolute cannon of an arm, he's mobile in ways that Shea Patterson wasn't.
Was pleasantly more than anything that Milton could run when needed and find the lane and get positive yards. His passing wasn't anything special, but he did what Patterson often didn't...make easy throws and find the open WR. We all knew he had a cannon, but I was pleasantly surprised he didn't make any mistakes and didn't throw any picks. One of Patterson's biggest problem is he just never wanted to keep it when he clearly should have.
Keep an eye on Michael Barrett as the season goes on, because he's going to get that sweet, sweet Jabril Peppers hype.
I'll start it! I was very impressed with Barrett. He was UM's best defender that day. I figured he'd be solid, but not spectacular. He looks already better than Hudson.
In any event, Michigan was more entertaining to watch against Minnesota than they have been in years.
I'm not ready to anoint them anything yet, but UM did some things we didn't expect. First, the won a road game against a ranked opponent, something JH has not done much. Second, they started fast. Slow first quarters was also something that happened all last year. Third, The brand new o-line and the new QB with the erratic accuracy in the past both played great. Pair that with solid returners at the skill positions and the solid defense we already knew of UM is promising. I still am a bit questionable at DT and CB against some of the better o-lines and better WRs corps, but looking around the B1G I think Wiscy & OSU have the only o-lines to give the DTs trouble and OSU has probably the only WR corps that would give them trouble. So, a 6-2 or 7-1 season looks a lot more likely than it did last week when many were thinking 5-3 or 4-4.