What does Michigan have to do to beat Bama?

Posted Apr 10, 2012

From the Scout publishers, here's the inside info on the key questions this spring.

Spring 2012 - Key Questions


What's happening this spring season? Several FSN publishers provide their insider info on the key questions that matter to the real world of college football. Scroll down for the links to all the spring questions.

Q: Is Denard Robinson's role changing in any way? Will backup quarterback Devin Gardner be used more?

From Thomas Beaver, http://michigan.scout.com/ … No. Denard's role will stay the same -- except, if anything, there may be even more shotgun than last year. The reason? The lack of a good blocking tight end. Gardner may be used less at quarterback ... but more in 'other ways' ... stay tuned.

What's the one thing the team has to improve on to have any chance of beating Alabama?

The team has to up its game in every regard for 'Bama - remember, Michigan won the Sugar Bowl but lose the statistical battle to V-Tech in almost every category. The 2012 team's weaknesses probably play to the Tide's strengths -- run-defense, and pass-offense, meaning the Wolverines may have to run more. Even so, watch for more offensive 'creativity' from the 2012 offense. As Denard himself said in a spring presser about himself and Gardner: "We both have good hands."

- Really, who is Notre Dame's best QB option?
- What does Michigan have to do to beat Bama?
- How have things changed at Arizona State?
- Is BYU motivated as an independent?
- Does the Oklahoma D have a new attitude?
- Is Southern Miss starting from scratch?
- Is anything improving at Duke?
- Is Cal's Jeff Tedford on any real hot seat?
- Does Wisconsin have a receiving corps?
- Is SMU RB Zach Line back and healthy?
- What's Changing At ASU Under Gus Malzahn?

- Is The Nevin Shapiro Case Affecting Miami?
- How Is UCLA Different So Far Under Jim Mora?
- Will Florida State Finally Turn The Corner?
- Will Rutgers Be Better Without Greg Schiano?
- Will The Alabama Defense Be As Good As 2011?
- Can Boise State Go On Without Kellen Moore?
- Who Are Northwestern's New Offensive Weapons?
- Is Clemson Over The Orange Bowl Disaster?
- Who's The Next Great Illinois D Lineman?
- What's Changing At ASU Under Gus Malzahn?