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Michigan fans probably shouldn’t expect a sudden offensive explosion from Jabrill Peppers
ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 19: Jabrill Peppers #5 of the Michigan Wolverines looks for extra yards on a second quarter punt return while playing the UNLV Rebels on September 19, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jabrill Peppers was fantastic against Michigan State in virtually every way. The redshirt freshman was dynamic in the return game as Michigan flipped the field regularly on special teams, and for the first time this season, Peppers was used as an offensive weapon.

As a result, many have speculated that his offensive role could expand in a hurry, but the Michigan coaching staff tried to pour water on that notion on Wednesday.

Beyond the notion that Peppers is simply a “defensive guy”, he simply doesn’t need a lot of practice offensively to fill what will be a limited role.

It is highly amusing to watch the opposition melt down whenever Peppers enters the field if Michigan has the ball, and that won’t change until he is stopped by a team. Still, Jim Harbaugh held his uber-freshman out of the offensive lineup for much of the season, and it would not shock anyone if Peppers didn’t play offense again until the season finale against Ohio State.

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