Return to Glory

Return to Glory

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Realistic Expectations for Michigan Wolverines

Sept. 1: Alabama (at Cowboys Stadium) LOSS
Sept. 8: Air Force WIN
Sept. 15: Massachusetts WIN
Sept. 22: @ Notre Dame WIN
Oct. 6: @Purdue WIN
Oct. 13: Illinois (homecoming) WIN
Oct. 20: Michigan St. WIN
Oct. 27: @Nebraska LOSS
Nov. 3: @Minnesota WIN
Nov. 10: Northwestern WIN
Nov. 17: Iowa WIN
Nov. 24: @Ohio St. WIN

10-2 Overall
7-1 Big Ten

The Wolverines have a few key losses in WR Junior Hemingway, C David Molk, DT Mike Martin, DE Ryan Van Bergen and CB Troy Woolfolk. However, they still return 6 starters on offense including all important Denard Robinson, RB Fitzgerald Toussaint and OT Taylor Lewan. The defense brings back 8 starters and with Hoke's influence one has to believe they will continue to improve on defense. Kicking off the season against Alabama is a huge game for a Wolverines team that could aspire to a National Championship. However, they fall short against the perenial powerhouse. It appears that Michigan may be in a battle with Nebraska to claim the Legends Division. Unfortunately, Michigan has to play Nebraska on the road and that makes the difference. Another solid campaign for the Wolvernines, but they again fail to even reach the Big Ten Championship game.

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