2001 RECORD: 8-4 (6-2,2nd in Big Ten)
FINAL RANKING: No. 20 AP, No. 20 coaches' poll
Straight seasons in which the Wolverines have won their Big Ten opener; they last dropped their first conference game in 1981.
An opposing coach's view
A lack of offensive stars has left the Wolverines vulnerable
" Quarterback John Navarre has done some good things. He's one of the top three or four guys in the league. But his mobility is not great, and he wasn't good at finding the secondary receiver when he couldn't go to Marquise Walker. For that reason they're going to miss Walker a lot.... They also lost some awfully good players on the offensive line. That's a big factor. When it really got down to their running the ball, we stopped them.... The big question this year is whether Chris Perry is the answer at tailback."
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