Michael Onwenu: 'We Definitely Have a Lot More in Store' On Offense

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Michael Onwenu: 'We Definitely Have a Lot More in Store' On Offense

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Michael Onwenu: 'We Definitely Have a Lot More in Store' On Offense

The Wolverines offense has improved since last year. A Michigan wide receiver caught three touchdown passes in a game for the first time since 2015, in the Wolverines Week Eleven overtime showdown at Indiana, when Jake Rudock connected with Jehu Chesson thrice in the end zone.

Wide receivers are catching touchdowns, the quarterback play has improved, the running game is still a threat to opposing defenses, and the offensive line has shown a different face that can still get better as well.

The thing is, apparently we haven’t even seen half of what this offense can do as of yet.

“We definitely have a lot more in store,” Michigan right guard Michael Onwenu said. “I can’t divulge any information.”

When pressed on how much of the offense we’ve seen to this point, Onwenu smiled, exclaiming, “Not even half.”

While he wouldn’t elucidate on what the fanbase hasn’t seen as of yet, Onwenu pointed to the fact that Michigan has a bevy of playmakers who haven’t been utilized much to this point. Along with Michigan having not revealed much from a schematic standpoint, it’s all but a guarantee that as Big Ten play starts in earnest, we’ll see more plays designed to get the ball in those players’ hands.

“We definitely have a lot of weapons that we haven’t used yet,” Onwenu said. “We have so much more we can improve on, so that’s week to week.”

So who will be the next players to step up?

We’ve seen plenty from Donovan Peoples-Jones and Nico Collins in the early going. Grant Perry and Zach Gentry have been involved.

But Onwenu says there are others he expects to make significant contributions as the season rages on.

“Different people,” Onwenu said. “We’ve seen some of Oliver Martin, there’s many more like Nate Schoenle, there’s many people that haven’t played yet, or hasn’t played as much that can really be that guy.”

Michigan isn’t the only team in the college football world to not be showing their full hand just yet. Teams usually keep some trick plays or plays with certain players hidden from rivals or just kept under wraps until a big game or big moment where it is needed. Two games where Michigan usually likes to dig deep and do something different that nobody has seen during the season is against Michigan State and Ohio State, so don’t expect anything too crazy until those games come around.

For now, the focus for the Wolverines is on Nebraska and that game is this Saturday at noon at the Big House.

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