David Pollack highlights how variety makes Michigan's run game challenging for opponents to defend
David Pollack is a big believer in Michigan’s ground game after Jim Harbaugh’s squad pulled off back-to-back trips to the College Football Playoff. And while the Wolverines lost in a blowout last season, Pollack believes Michigan could create some problems for TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.
In his breakdown of Michigan’s offense, Pollack highlighted how the makeup of the team is the same as it was in 2021. He’s also impressed by how the Wolverines dial up variety in their ground-first offensive approach.
“I think this year (Michigan) wants to win this thing but it looks exactly the same. A lot of guys gone (from 2021), but what do they have? Physicality, they’re going to hit you in the mouth and they’re going to run the football all over the field,” said Pollack. “They’re going to make you tackle a bunch of different backs.
“It’s not just line up and power you the whole time, they’ve got a lot of variety in the way they run the football, and it doesn’t matter how many you have in the box. They do a really good job of understanding what you do, and late in the game, wear you out and be able to bust tackles and make big plays.”
The Wolverines will try to log their first-ever win in the CFP when they face TCU on Saturday. That game is set to kick off at 4 pm ET on ESPN.