Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh believes there's one reason several Wolverines decided to return to Ann Arbor.

Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh believes there's one reason several Wolverines decided to return to Ann Arbor.

As strong as season one was for Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, the 10-3 record remains hollow.

Falling short in the three biggest games on the schedule, including devastating losses to both of the Wolverines' rivals, Michigan is hoping 2016 is different.

With greater goals in mind and rivalry losses Michigan hopes to avenge, the vast majority of Wolverines' put off the NFL this off-season, returning to Ann Arbor for one more go round.

"To me, nobody talked about it, we didn't have any meetings about it, guys just decided on their own," senior wide out Amara Darboh said. 

When a player like tight end Jake Butt, someone with the potential to go in the first round of the NFL draft, opts to return, Darboh believes that sends one message and message only to everyone else on the roster.

"I think it says that guys want to win a championship. That's what you come to Michigan for, winning championships, education. 

"So I think guys really, you don't want to leave Michigan without winning a championship."

The Wolverines record against both Michigan State and Ohio State in recent years leaves a lot to be desired.

Although Michigan won't step on the field in East Lansing or Columbus for several weeks into the regular season, the Wolverines have those dates marked.

"That's definitely in the back of my mind but also you've got to listen to Coach Harbaugh with one game at a time," Darboh said. 

"He knows what he's doing and I think if we take it one game at a time that's the best way to accomplish a victory at the end of the season," Darboh said.

With sky high expectations and talent on both sides of the ball, Darboh believes the rest of the conference is aware of Michigan once again.

Even so, the Wolverines will have plenty to prove this fall.

"I think teams are noticing our talent and other people are noticing the talent we have on our team but I feel like it doesn't really mean anything. 

"The season hasn't started, we haven't played any games, can't go off of last year. We also have great team leaders and I think with great team leaders we'll shield our team from what's on the outside."


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