While Michigan football returned to relevance during the 2011 season, several intriguing storylines developed.
Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison rebuilt the defense, Fitzgerald Toussaint emerged as the go-to tailback and Denard Robinson battled an inconsistent throwing arm.
Other items of interest included a victory over Notre Dame in the first-ever Big House night game, the long-awaited win over the Buckeyes, and the first major bowl win since 2000.
Not to be forgotten was Michigan's outstanding 2012 recruiting class, and the possibility that the current class could finish tops in the nation.
The 2012 campaign has already spawned a few interesting stories itself. Let's take a look at five of them.