The Michigan offensive line is entering the season with a lot to prove.
The year prior, the results on the ground were not consistent until it all culminated into an excellent bowl performance against Florida. Looking to build off the results of the last game of the 2015-16 season, the players on the offensive line know what they're capable of. Most of them came into the program together and will also exit together.
According to U-M offensive lineman Kyle Kalis, it doesn't matter what type of goals the line as a unit set for each other because the group has shown it can always strive higher to eclipse expectations.
"I think whatever goals we might have we could always strive higher," said Kalis. "It's one of those things where in the (offensive line) room we know what we are and we know what we can do, it doesn't matter to me what everyone else thinks. It's whatever happens on the field. We just know that we are going to go out there and play our game."
Playing the game is one thing, playing it consistently is another. In order to play at a Citrus Bowl-level performance every week, Kalis says his team are uniquely prepared for the challenge as head coach Jim Harbaugh made the fall camp one to remember for the players on the team.
Perhaps to some, not in a good way, either.
"Preparation," Kalis said regarding how the team will find success this season. "This camp and the amount of preparation that we have every day is unlike any other camp in the country, I guarantee it. We've had three walk-through's in a day, we've had a padded practice and full practices one day, the most you get in between meetings is like 15 minutes. It's non-stop, non-stop, non-stop and I guarantee no one else is like that. The key for us is preparation."