Five keys to success in conference

Wolverines need more consistency at quarterback, help at running back

Updated: October 2, 2012, 5:13 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan is flawed this season. It is led by quarterback Denard Robinson, whose success and failure is often scattershot in an offensive system that is still growing around him for another two months until it gets torn apart to run the pro-style sets offensive coordinator Al Borges would prefer.

Its defense is a mixture of rotating defensive linemen, few of whom are above average in the Big Ten, and a group of linebackers that could have two of three slots in a state of rotation for most of the season.

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