It really isn't fair to evaluate a college football coach until he's working with his own players.
Before fans hold Brady Hoke to his promise of a Big Ten title, patience should be in order, at least for another year.
A quick look at the projected starting lineup for 2013 shows nearly 11 of former coach Rich Rodriguez's players sprinkled throughout.
Recent Hoke recruits, albeit good ones, will man several key positions, leaving legitimate doubts about Michigan's expectations.
Freshmen may start in the offensive backfield, along the offensive line and throughout the defensive unit.
The play of these youngsters will determine if the Wolverines improve enough from an 8-5 campaign in 2012 to be Big Ten title contenders.
Let's explore how this fall's team will handle the upcoming schedule, game-by-game: