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This year's Outback Bowl was basically a recap of Michigan's 2012 season: a very close, heartbreaking loss to a very good team in which the Wolverines lost the turnover battle.
Now I seldom play the "what if" game, but I'm going to a bit here. Honestly, Michigan could have easily went 11-1 this regular season. If it wasn't for turnovers and Denard Robinson's injury, the Wolverines probably would have won the Big Ten championship and wound up in the Rose Bowl or even the national title game.
Instead, this team went an abysmal 8-5, something that isn't, has never been and will never be accepted at the University of Michigan.
The Wolverines was also out of the national championship race by the time October started, something that just simply can't happen.
This season was obviously a failure, and Brady Hoke will be the first one to tell you that. However, it's up to him and the rest of the staff to get these young men where they need to be.
Fortunately, in 2013, they will.