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Michigan Wolverines 2015 Season Recap
September 3, 2015 - January 1, 2016
In Jim Harbaugh’s first year as the head coach, the Michigan Wolverines finished with a 10-3 record, added a dominating win in their bowl game, and are creating the belief that we are one of the best teams in the land. 2015 was supposed to be a rebuilding year where Michigan learned how to play Harbaugh-football. They learned quickly.
Great Highlights from 2015
- Michigan had 10 wins for the first time since 2011. The win total was five more than in 2014.
- The Michigan defense finished #4 in the nation in Total Defense. We allowed only 280.7 yards per game, the lowest total since 1997.
- The team finished #12 in the nation in the final polls.
- Michigan had three all-americans – Jake Butt, Jourdan Lewis and Jabrill Peppers.
- Jake Rudock became only the 2nd Michigan QB to pass for over 3000 yards for a season. He also set a Michigan record with 6 TD passes in a game (vs Indiana).
- For the first time in history, Michigan had three receivers with more than 600 yards on the season – Jehu Chesson, Amara Darboh and Jake Butt.
And the future looks bright. Michigan returns 17 starters to the 2016 team. When you add in one of the top recruiting classes in the nation, Michigan is considered one of the top teams in the country next year. The early preseason polls have Michigan ranked in the top ten and as high as #4.
Finally, Michigan’s defensive coordinator, DJ Durkin, has taken the head coach position at the University of Maryland. We wish Coach Durkin all the best. As a replacement, Harbaugh hired Don Brown from Boston College. Brown’s defense led the nation in 2015 and he will look to improve the Michigan defense in 2016.
It’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine!