Former NFL Star Calls Michigan "Early Favorite" in 2023

July 25, 2023

Athlete Studio

With just over 30 days until kickoff, the anticipation for this season's national championship is reaching fever pitch. Fans and experts alike are weighing in on their favorite teams, and one surprising endorsement comes from former Alabama player, Mark Ingram. In a recent appearance on 'The Rich Eisen Show,' Ingram made a bold prediction, selecting the Michigan Wolverines as his early favorite to win it all.

According to Ingram, the Wolverines have a winning combination of factors that set them apart from their competitors. One of the key elements is the overall experience and momentum the program has brought back to Ann Arbor. Michigan is returning an impressive 14 starters, including their talented quarterback who had a standout year last season. Additionally, they boast a formidable double-headed monster in the backfield.

Michigan's recent success under head coach Jim Harbaugh is hard to ignore. After years of frustration, Harbaugh has led the Wolverines to victory over Ohio State on two occasions, secured two Big Ten Championships, and made two appearances in the College Football Playoff. Now, the team's sights are set on the ultimate prize: a national title.

Although Michigan hasn't won a national championship since 1997, Ingram believes they have a legitimate shot at ending their drought. Their impressive combined records of 25-3 over the past two seasons speak for themselves. The Wolverines are riding a wave of momentum, and their fans are hopeful that this could be the year they bring the trophy back to Ann Arbor.

One player who could play a crucial role in Michigan's championship aspirations is running back Blake Corum. Corum's explosive speed and dynamic playmaking abilities make him a force to be reckoned with on the field. If he can continue to excel and contribute to Michigan's success, the Wolverines' chances of winning it all will undoubtedly increase.

As the season approaches, the Michigan Wolverines have emerged as early favorites for the national championship. With a talented roster, experienced players, and the guidance of Coach Harbaugh, this could be the year that Michigan reclaims its place at the top of college football.

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