The Wolverine

September 2017

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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40 THE WOLVERINE SEPTEMBER 2017 BY CHRIS BALAS M r. do-everything Jabrill Peppers has left for the pros, a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, but most of the rest of the 2014 class — head coach Brady Hoke's last at U-M — remains. Several appear to be primed for big years, led by redshirt junior quarterback Wilton Speight and senior offensive lineman Mason Cole. The group will be supplemented by an eight-man crew of fifth-year scholar- ship seniors, who will try to match the leadership and experience provided by last year's crop of longtime con- tributors like wideouts Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh, defensive lineman Chris Wormley, and offensive linemen Kyle Kalis, Erik Magnuson and Ben Braden. This year 's group of elder statesmen should each play a sizeable role in Michigan's 2017 campaign: FB Khalid Hill: Has developed into a valuable part of the running game as a blocker after moving from tight end. He scored 13 touchdowns (10 rushing and three receiving) last year, emerg- ing as the go-to guy at the goal line. DT Maurice Hurst Jr.: Was snubbed COMING INTO ITS OWN The 2014 Class Has Star Power At The Top 2014 CLASS REVIEW Senior offensive lineman Mason Cole has started all 38 games of his Michigan career — although they have come at two different positions, left tackle (25) and center (13). PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

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