Michigan’s football offense is running out of time as it scrambles for answers – Detroit Free Press

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Michigan QB Shea Patterson and LB Khaleke Hudson speak to the media after the 10-3 win over Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Ann Arbor.
Orion Sang, Detroit Free PressWhen Michigan football overhauled its offense in the offseason, the expectation was that the move would help the Wolverines adapt to the modern college game. The transition to a no-huddle, spread attack was supposed to help them keep up with high-scoring opponents and avoid falling behind in shootouts like they did at Ohio State in November.The Wolverines were supposed to be able to vary tempo effectively. They were supposed to finally take full advantage of a deep and talented receiving corps. The new offense was supposed to be a lot of things. So far, it seems to be only a disappointment.In fact, Michigan’s 10-3 win against No. 14 Iowa on Saturday afternoon seemed to come in spite of the offense.The Wolverines scored a touchdown with 8:33 left in the first quarter, opening up a 10-point lead. [ Grading the Wolverines: Defense, offense on opposite ends ]They didn’t score the rest of the game. Michigan totaled just 267 total yards, 120 rushing and 147 passing.   The run game seemed promising at times, but averaged just 3.6 yards per carry — which is technically above the season average of 3.5 yards. The passing game was erratic, at best, with quarterback Shea Patterson averaging

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