SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It certainly didn’t go Michigan’s way on Saturday, as the Wolverines lost the season opener to Notre Dame, 24-17.
But, it was the first experience for several new Wolverines, who strapped on a winged helmet in official capacity for the very first time.
WolverinesWire was on the sideline to capture those first-year players getting in on the action.
Rochester (MI) Adams product Vincent Gray gets to live out his Michigan football dream.
Joe Milton throws during pregame warmups
Ronnie Bell got pregame reps at wideout and kick returner.
Jake Moody is one of the few freshmen who saw in-game action as the leading kicker.
As the Michigan fans cheered before the game, first-year S Sammy Faustin couldn’t help but take it all in.
VIPER Michael Barrett already looks physically imposing.
Legacy Aidan Hutchinson is expected to do big things in just his first year.
First-year OT Jalen Mayfield was in the competition for a starting job.
Christian Turner was in contention for the third running back, but has been limited with injuries.
Freshman walk-on punter George Caratan
Freshman DE Julius Welschof is a German player who got his offer months after camping at Michigan.
True freshman RB Hassan Haskins.
Fullback Ben VanSumeren hits the field for the first time.
Jake Moody kicks off for Michigan after a touchdown.