Five Reasons Michigan Will Make a Bowl in 2009
This was a very disappointing year for the Wolverines, finishing 3-9, not making a bowl, and losing to Toledo. Michigan should never be losing to Toledo.
All of Wolverine nation is in desperate need of a winning season, a bowl game, and beating Ohio State.
Now the real question is: How will they do it?
5. Young Talent
The Wolverines next year will have a star-studded recruiting class, which includes Tate Forcier, William Campbell, Justin Turner, and Craig Roh.
If they live up to the hype and run the spread to perfection, they will be hard to stop.
With players like Martavious Odoms, Michael Shaw, Darryl Stonum, and Kevin Koger returning, Michigan's spread offense will be hard to stop.
4. The Defense
Even though the defense finished sixth in passing and fourth in rushing in the Big Ten, Wolverines will be led onto the field by senior defensive end Brandon Graham, who is set to make a big impact for the Wolverines.
The linebacking corps, led by Obi Ezeh and Jonas Mouton, will have a large part in leading Michigan back to its glory days.
3. The Running Game
Brandon Minor will be carry much of the load in the running game this coming year.
Michael Shaw, Kevin Grady, and Carlos Brown will also be carrying their own share of the load.
The fact that the running backs are proven runners will take a lot of pressure off Tate Forcier.
Tate Forcier, who has already enrolled at the University, will be a big part of Michigan's success this year.
Rich Rod will finally have someone to run his spread offense. In his junior year in high school, he had a 77 percent completion percentage. He also ran for 733 yards and six touchdowns.
1. Michigan Tradition
The players and the coaches will not let another debacle happen. The players who were there with Lloyd Carr know winning, and they will not let another losing season happen again.