The Michigan football team may be facing a tough season in 2012.
Having just won the Sugar Bowl and being ranked in the preseason top ten, the wolverines are holding the hopes and dreams of many fans in 2012. The returning team is strong, with 13 returning starters. The big key is Quarterback Denard Robinson, who is college football’s most exciting player. However, their schedule has not been made easy for them as they tackle on of the nations toughest schedules.
If the Wolverines want a return visit to a BCS bowl again this year, then they are going to have to work hard and face a gruelling run of games. Their fans will no doubt be ready to get behind them though, offering plenty of support. Even those who support them but tend to prefer other things like playing on PartyPoker.com (Czech) and reading books are likely to want to either attend games or watch them on the television. Michigan will not have long to wait until they are tested, as their first outing this season will be against Alabama Crimson Tide, who are the defending national champions. They will have to rise to the challenge to beat this team and if they succeed, they will have many more dates to play.
They will have to travel home to play against the Air Force and then the University of Massachusetts. The latter game may represent a slight break in difficulty for the Michigan team, however after this it is right back to action when they head to South Bend and play the Fighting Irish. These old rivals will no doubt give the team a run for their money and hopefully Michigan will still be on top form after all of their previous games. It will be interesting to see how this season goes for the Wolverines and I will be watching closely.
Early Prediction: 11-3
I’m not a genius but I think I can see where this is heading, I think it is heading for a New Years Day bowl and a nice improvement over last years disaster. My Michigan fanatic buddies are freaking out because Michigan lost to MSU, most think there are 2 wins max left on the schedule and I couldn’t disagree more.
Just because Denard was sub par against MSU doesn’t indicate a collapse of the Michigan offense.
Michigan can and will beat Iowa on Saturday, remember that Iowa gave up 34 points to ASU a couple of weeks ago, they have problems of their own and won’t contain Denard Robinson.
Next is Penn State who is awful offensively. They are going through the same growing pains the Wolverines are experiencing but on offense and Michigan should win in Happy Valley. I’ll take Michigan’s offense over PSU’s defense any day of the week.
Illinois is dangerous but not nearly as prolific as Michigan on Offense and Purdue is just garbage.
Additionally, Wisconsin doesn’t scare me in Ann Arbor. I think Michigan wins 3 or 4 more games and finishes with 8 or 9 wins, which should place them in the Gator Bowl on January 1.
Michigan fans, Rich Rod is your coach, he isn’t going anywhere and at this point, he shouldn’t. He’s changed the program and we are really close to seeing his vision of competing for National Titles realized. He didn’t get stupid overnight and Michigan is on pace for a return to national prominence.
2011 should make all Michigan fans giddy with excitement. The dark days are over and Michigan is ready to return to the national scene, they just need a couple of defensive players to mature and get healthy.