Free Press's sports editor Nick Baumgardner collapses what happened in Michigan's 41-15 defeat of Florida at the Peach Bowl on December 29, 2018.
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ATLANTA – Free Press columnist Jeff Seidel answers three questions about the 41-15 defeat of Michigan Michigan football against Florida on Saturday in the Peach Bowl. 19659007] Will Michigan have enough offensive talent in the future to stand up to the best?


UM has talent, but coaches need to figure out how to handle it.

Quarterback Shea Patterson should be better next season. He will have another year on the attack, another offseason to work with the receivers.

He already has a fantastic chemistry with Nico Collins and Donovan Peoples-Jones.

And during the offseason, Patterson will have more time to develop chemistry with Tarik Black, who was injured most of the season. Black is special because he can win individual matches.

But Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton need to find a way to break Patterson off.

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He is a playmaker with his legs and his arm.

But the Wolverines are he did not take advantage of all his abilities.

The wolverines were way too predictable. The Wolverines had played the ball nine times out of their first eleven games, though this was partly because they were riding deep in their own area.

Where were there blotches in this ugly game? [19659008] Yes.

Christian Turner runs back.

The Wolverines must replace Karan Higdon, but Turner, a true rookie from Atlanta, has shown he has great speed.

"He's superb speed and he's elusive," said Hamilton. "He is a man who can build his own courtyards from the backward position."

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Michigan Run Back Christian Turner leads the ball against Florida's Jeawon Taylor during the first quarter of the Peach Bowl on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Atlanta. (Photo: Joe Robbins, Getty Images)

Turner only played three games this season so he can be redshirted.

"We are a team that does not give up easily," said Turner. "We've had many adversities this year. We can take it all and use it in the offseason to get better.

And he believes this offense will improve.

"Many players are coming back," Turner said. Even when the players come in. "We have a lot of energy and we will do the work, I will do everything I can, we will just watch the movie and get better as a team, I have everyone on my back and I know they have my back." [19659017] How will this loss affect the program?

The Ohio game was an overwhelming loss, a stunning loss.

This felt different.

It was almost a confirmation that the play in Ohio state was no deviation or bad week.
This should induce Harbaugh to make changes.

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"We now have a pretty bad taste in our mouths with this loss, so it will give us strength again next year, but (we will) continue to get positive results, "offensive lineman Ben Bredeson said. "We have made a lot of progress over the past year."

However, there is much more progress to be made.

"I do not think it will take too long, but it will definitely be on our heads," said Bredeson.

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