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Photos Of Michigan Football Players' Body Transformations Going Viral

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his Michigan football team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans.

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Back in January, Michigan football officially announced Ben Herbert as its new strength and conditioning coach. That move is already paying dividends for the Wolverines.

Herbert spent the last five years at Arkansas, coming over from his alma mater Wisconsin with Bret Bielema.

Side-by-side transformation photos are pretty common after months with the program. You usually don't see this kind of change in a team's established players though.

Stars Khaleke Hudson and Rashan Gary are among the Michigan football stars who showed off their impressive development after a few months under Ben Herbert.

Via The Michigan Lounge's Brandon Justice:

Now, you can see some distinct differences in each side of these photos.

The "after" pictures all show players flexing, which they aren't really doing in the January photos. The lighting is also much, much different, showing more contrast.

The weight numbers do reveal that there was some pretty significant growth, though. Hudson gained 16 pounds, Cesar Ruiz is up 10 pounds, from 317 to 327, Devin Bush Jr. went up 15 pounds, Gary is up 15 pounds, and Evans gained 15 pounds.

Michigan is hoping to take a big step up from last year's 8-5 campaign, the most disappointing during Jim Harbaugh's tenure.

With former five-star recruit Shea Patterson transferring in as a relatively experienced starting quarterback, and some serious improvements in the weight room, hope springs eternal in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines open with a huge game at Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 1.