Just last month, the Michigan Wolverines capped only their fifth 11-win season in program history with a Sugar Bowl victory over Virginia Tech. In Brady Hoke's first season, he led the Wolverines to a place nobody foreseen them being before the beginning of the 2011 season.
It's only February, and national signing day just ended a few weeks ago, but it's never too early to start talking about the 2012 season.
Michigan just landed the eighth-ranked recruiting class nationally, and barely loses anyone to the NFL. Believe it or not, the Wolverines have a chance to surpass their 2011 record.
Here are five studs that will step up for the Maize and Blue in 2012.