Michigan had its poorest effort in the running game in 2008, Its poorest effort since 2001. Rushing for a total of 1,771 yards. Interesting enough, almost 1,000 of those yards came from the last 6 games. Sucks we lost Mike Hart, michigans all-time leading rusher, right?
Well, the final 6 games we rushed for almost 1,000 yards.
Lloyd carr's numebrs on the rushing game his last 3 seasons(final 6 games)
2005: 916 yards
2006: 900 yards
2007: 735 yards
What improved? The offensive line and big running games from Carlos Brown and Brandon Minor. Who are ALL returning.
Having another full offseason to workout under BARWIS should improve these numbers even more. What else? A dual threat QB will help.
Yes, 2008 SUCKED, but the running game was better than when we had Mike Hart the final 6 games of 2008. Shows promise for 2009.
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