Suspect this will be a much more difficult test for Michigan. Mantova plays in A2 Gold … which is 3 or 4 levels above the competition Michigan has been facing. Johndre Johnson alone should prove a much more difficult test down low.
Don’t know if they will beat Michigan… but I don’t expect Michigan to win by 60.
Judging by their Twitter account… They mostly just showed up back in Italy this week. Practice started Wednesday, but most of their players are accounted for. The other thing to remember is they signed a lot of new players this year as well because they were promoted to a new division.
Hoping for increase in competition level, but difficult to anticipate seeing they’ve had 1-2 practices and are assembling a new team. They certainly aren’t a finished product by any means. Conditioning would seem a bit of a concern.
With the talent level that Michigan has faced (Based on the film) anything close to a real team with set plays and team chemistry, and is more athletic than your local high school team, appears to be a move in the right direction.