Jim Harbaugh says Michigan WR room has 'the license and the ability to be the best we've ever had'
Jim Harbaugh sees great potential for Michigan’s receiving corps in 2022. The eight-year head coach said this season’s wide receiver room could be the best of his Wolverine tenure.
“It’s got the license and the ability to be the best we’ve ever had. Better than last year, because they’re all back,” Harbaugh recently said, per Alejandro Zuniga of The Michigan Insider.
Harbaugh’s “they’re all back” comment is accurate for the most part. As Zuniga notes, U-M returns 10 of its 11 top receivers. Daylen Baldwin has moved on to the NFL and Mike Sainristil may focus on defense, playing nickel.
In terms of receiving yards, Sainristil was No. 4 on the team (22 catches, 312 yards, 2 TD) while Baldwin was No. 6 (17 receptions, 256 yards, 2 TD). Michigan’s top-3 pass-catchers in 2022 were Cornelius Johnson (39 catches, 620 yards, 3 TD), TE Erick All (38 catches, 437 yards, 2 TD) and Roman Wilson (25 catches, 420 yards, 3 TD). The Wolverine offense helped win coordinator Josh Gattis the Broyles Award for top assistant coach in the nation.
Gattis was the lone play-caller in 2021, but with his departure for Miami, co-coordinators Sherrone Moore and Matt Weiss will both be involved in play-calling. The new coordinators certainly have plenty of capable pass-catchers to spread the ball around this fall.
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