2020-21 Season

Though undefeated, Michigan is still learning what it is

Each time Michigan runs transition drills or scrimmages against the scout team, it tracks two things: turnovers and offensive rebounds. At the end, the number of up-and-backs they run corresponds to the number of turnovers.

No one shared on Tuesday how often the Wolverines are turning the ball over in practice. But based on the games, that number can’t be good as of late.

Through the early goings of the Big Ten season, Michigan is dead last in the conference in turnover percentage. It’s the dead weight on an offense that’s 10th in the country through all games, but sinks to ninth out of 14 Big Ten teams in early conference play.

It’s a stat that underscores a larger point: The season is only seven games old, and Michigan is still trying to figure out what it is.

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