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Receivers search for consistency

Position analysis: Gallon leads the group with only 20 receptions; where is Roundtree?

Updated: October 19, 2011, 3:21 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- All season long, Michigan has struggled in the passing game. At times it has been the passer, and at times it has been the guys catching the passes. It seems as though for nearly every time someone has made a play to bail out Denard Robinson, another player has dropped a pass on the numbers.

And unlike many other college offenses, at Michigan, there is no clear-cut top wide receiver, which means there's a lot of distribution. This isn't necessarily something that bothers offensive coordinator Al Borges.

"You always want a degree of distribution," Borges said last month. "But I'm not obsessed with everybody's got to catch X amount of balls. I could care less about that. What I care about is taking what the defense gives you. If that means one guy catching 10 passes, so be it."

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