Former Michigan players Jabrill Peppers, Taco Charlton adjusting to life in NFL; U-M quarterbacks competition continues and more

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Wake up, University of Michigan fans, and welcome to Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily morning briefing of Wolverines athletics. We’ll get your weekdays started with all the latest Michigan news, notes and insights. Our goal is to bring you closer to the Maize and Blue, your favorite team.

Today is Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors…

Rookies Jabrill Peppers and Taco Charlton learning NFL ropes

Jabrill Peppers and Taco Charlton this year became the first two Michigan players selected in the first round of the NFL draft in the same year since 2005. Peppers was taken at No. 25 by the Cleveland Browns and Charlton went to the Dallas Cowboys three picks later. They were part of a school-record 11 players to be drafted.

Peppers and Charlton are into their first training camps. Peppers told Cleveland reporters that playing for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan prepared him well for the NFL experience. Charlton played in his first preseason game last Thursday against the Arizona Cardinals, and the defensive end has a lot of room for improvement according to his coaches. 

‘We have several’

Michigan passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton is sticking to the company line when it comes to the Wolverines’ quarterback situation. When reporters asked who his quarterback was, Hamilton answered “We have several.” 

Big shoes to fill

Hamilton and linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Chris Partridge spoke with the media on Wednesday. You can check out what they had to say here. Hamilton is in his first season with the Wolverines, replacing Jedd Fisch who left for UCLA.

Rashan Gary is new, improved and scary

There has been and there will be a lot written about Rashan Gary this season. This column by Jeff Seidel of the Free Press is pretty accurate

Tyree Kinnel taking reins in secondary

Junior safety Tyree Kinnel is among the elder statesmen of a Michigan secondary that is full of inexperienced talent. Kinnel takes his leadership role seriously

Mason Cole believes in offensive line

The Wolverines offensive line is a unit no one really is sure of right now. Three starters have to be replaced and that has led to plenty of questions. The only question regarding senior Mason Cole is: at which position will he start? Cole isn’t as concerned about the rest of the line as others are

Paranoia big destroyer

Football coaches are a secretive group, and most will do just about anything to win a game. ESPN has got some stories of exactly what lengths coaches have gone to in order to maintain their hold on information. 

Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh is in pretty good company in one new poll. Alabama’s Nick Saban, Florida International’s Lane Kiffin and Illinois’ Lovie Smith all have built up their coaching resumes to one degree of success or another. Unfortunately this CBS Sports poll asked “which coach is the most overrated?” 

Michigan’s loss was BTN’s gain

It’s a game Michigan fans would rather forget. It’s also a game that put the Big Ten Network on the map

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