Michigan Wolverine and Alabama Crimson Tide fans have had this big matchup circled on their calendars the day the 2011 season came to an end. Every day that passed by, college football fans were left wondering if it was Sept. 1 yet.
The wait is almost over, as we are just a week away from kickoff.
While this game will feature two prestigious schools and two historic football programs, Alabama seems to be the overwhelming favorite heading into the big matchup. Despite Michigan winning double-digit games last year, it seems like nobody is giving the Wolverines any respect.
Here are a few reasons why Michigan could make things a little difficult on Nick Saban's club.