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ESPN: Michigan Is College Football's "Mystery" Team This Season

ESPN isn't sure what to make of the Wolverines this fall.

Michigan is the "mystery" team in college football this season.

That's what ESPN's Adam Rittenberg thinks, anyway.

The Wolverines were named the "mystery" team of the 2017 season by the ESPN writer in his preview of the upcoming season.

Here's why he's not sure what to make of Jim Harbaugh's squad entering the fall:

No team and no coach filled up the offseason quite like Michigan and Jim Harbaugh. But will the Wolverines command the same attention in November? The NFL draft hit Michigan especially hard. The Wolverines return only one starter on defense and have questions at wide receiver and other spots. Harbaugh clearly has things trending up, but he also needs concrete results. Since 2003, Michigan hasn't won the Big Ten outright and beaten Ohio State just once.

Michigan will have a chance to make a statement right away, opening the season on Sept. 2 against Florida.