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Despite recent success, 2023 Michigan football roster wants bigger and better this fall

Despite all of the recent Michigan football success, the 2023 roster wants to win bigger and better prizes.



2023 Michigan football roster
Nov 2, 2019; College Park, MD, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh looks onto the field during the first quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The 2023 Michigan football roster is hungry, perhaps more so than any Jim Harbaugh-led team throughout his nearly 9-year tenure with the Maize and Blue thus far. After winning two-straight Big Ten titles and more, some may think that the Wolverines are becoming complacent; however, the opposite appears to be true. Recently, a rising Michigan star had the chance to speak on how his team is approaching the 2023 season, and it’s clear that the Wolverines are anything but satisfied with their newfound national success.

2023 Michigan football roster on the hunt for bigger and better this fall

Michigan football went 12-2, winning the Big Ten title and making the College Football Playoff two seasons ago in 2021. Some called it a fluke. In response, the Maize and Blue steamrolled through their 2022 schedule, going 12-0 in the regular season with a series of dominant 20+ point victories over Michigan State (29-7), Penn State (41-17), and Ohio State (45-23).

Following an impressive undefeated regular season, Michigan beat down Purdue (43-22) in the Big Ten title game before falling just short against TCU in the College Football Playoff semifinal. The Wolverines have been knocking on the door of a national championship for years now, and this fall, it’s finally time for Michigan to break through its glass ceiling and claim the top spot in college football for the first time since 1997.

“I feel like we’re on that same [trajectory], trending up,” Michigan defender Mason Graham told ON3 in a recent interview. “The team is getting better and better, and we’re in hopes to do more damage than we did last year.”

Wolverines looking to take the next step, clinch first national title game berth

With a veteran quarterback, an elite defense, and some of the best offensive weapons in the nation — not to mention the Wolverines’ top-notch coaching staff — the 2023 Michigan football roster seems to be in the strongest position ever to compete for a national title. The time has come for Michigan to raise the bar, and the players, coaches, and fans are well aware of it.

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