The Michigan Wolverines are coming off a great 2011 season where they went 11-2 and captured a win in the Sugar Bowl.
Now they find themselves among the powerhouses in college football.
Head coach Brady Hoke has done a great job revitalizing the team and hopes are high for the Wolverines in 2012—anything less than double-digit wins would be a disappointment.
Coaching can only go so far though. The players will have to perform on the field if they hope to have a successful season.
The road won't be easy either. The Wolverines face current NCAA champion Alabama in Week One.
The team also has Notre Dame, Nebraska, Michigan State and rival Ohio State on the schedule.
There is a lot of talent on the Wolverines roster, including an early Heisman Trophy candidate.
Here are five Wolverines who have to perform well if the team hopes to go back to a BCS game.