Michigan Wolverines in 2009 and Beyond

Nicholas PopioContributor IJune 1, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Head Coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines watches from the sidelines during the game against the Michigan State Spartans on October 25, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 35-21. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

In 2009 the Michigan Wolverines will be better.

With the additions of Tate Forcier, Denard Robinson, Will Campbell, Justin Turner, and many more, this fall will be the beginning of something great.

Brandon Minor, Carlos Brown, Greg Mathews, Brandon Graham, Obi Ezeh, and Donovan Warren are just some of the big names who are back this season, ready to have huge years.

We may not get back to a bowl game or beat Ohio State right away, but Rich Rodriguez has Michigan on the right track and back to winning a lot again.

I believe in Coach Rich Rodriguez and this team. We will have a better suited offense this season and the defense can be good, but needs to learn more of new defensive coordinator's Greg Robinson's scheme.

Our recruiting is also very good. 2010 recruits include Quarterback Devin Gardner, Safety Marvin Robinson, Wide Recievers Ricardo Miller and Jerald Robinson, and others, along with more to come in the future.

I am predicting a 5-7 year but am hoping for much better, obviously, and a win over Ohio State. I hate those cheaters from Columbus!

No matter what happens, this is going to be a much better year to be a Wolverine fan, and that is helped by fact that everyone knows a national title is not to far around the corner in the future!