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Michigan Football Announces Spring Open Practice Dates

Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh throws the ball during the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers.

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 01: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh throws the ball during the pregame warms ups prior to the start of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Jim Harbaugh

After a disappointing end to the 2019 season, the Michigan Wolverines are eager to get preparations started for 2020. Thanks to a stellar recruiting class and another year to implement Josh Gattis' offense, they should be able to improve quickly. With that in mind, Michigan is releasing their dates for spring practices.

According to an official announcement, Michigan will be hosting their spring open practice on April 18. As per usual, the practice will be free and open to the student body.

Michigan practice officially begins on March 17 - several days after the Michigan pro day for draft prospects. It will mark the first set of practices for the most recent additions to the Wolverines' recruiting class, which ranked No. 14 in the nation by 247Sports.

One of the biggest battles at Michigan practice will be at the QB position. With Shea Patterson graduating, the job will be up for grabs. Per MaizeNBrew.com, Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton will be the top contenders for the position.

Michigan went 9-4 in 2019, once again getting blown out by Ohio State in The Game. They went on to lose to yet another SEC team (Alabama this time) in a bowl game.

The 2020 season could be a crucial year for Harbaugh, who has yet to even get Michigan into the Big Ten title game.

With so much change coming to Ann Arbor at crucial positions, the Wolverines will need to get everything right in order to keep pace with their arch-rivals in Columbus.

What will Michigan's record be in 2020?