Should The Wolverines Turn to Brandon Minor and Lloyd Carr For '09 Tips?

Heath McGuffCorrespondent IJune 10, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Lloyd Carr of the Michigan Wolverines is carried off the field after ending his coaching career with a victory over the Florida Gators in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2008 in Orlando, Florida. Michigan defeated Florida 41-35.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Since 1879 people have supported the Maze and Blue and for a good reason. Michigan fans have only experienced eight losing seasons out of 129.

Michigan has the most wins ever with 872 and the highest winning percentage in Division I-A football history (.740).

They have 25 undefeated season as a football team, they also hold a winning record verse every NCAA conference including Independent team such as Notre Dame.

Michigan claims 11 National titles, 42 conference titles, three Heisman winners and 150 All-Americans. The '08 season was one of the worst seasons for Ann Arbor fans.

Rich Rodriguez was named head coach and came into Ann Arbor as one of the most winning coaches of all time. Some how he would leave the field in '08 with the worst winning percentage as a head coach in their first year at Michigan with a .250.

Rich led the team to a sloppy 3-9 season in '08, their only wins coming against Miami of Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Opponents averaged 28.9 points per game against the Wolverines and 336.9 yards of total offense.

Brandon Minor was a great asset to this team last season and was arguably the best player on the offense. The Wolverines lacked in the QB position.

Nick Sheridan only connected on 63 of 137 passes for a total of 613 yards, five interceptions and 2 TDs.

For '09 they have freshman sensation Tate Forcier listed as the starting quarterback for the Wolverines.

In '08 Brandon Minor racked up only 533 yards on 103 carries for nine touchdowns. I expect Minor to have a great senior season and led the Wolverines back to a bowl game.

I also think the Wolverines should get Brandon Minor into the offense more and allow him to make plays for himself. Brandon Minor is a truly talented running back in the Big Ten.

Could Rich take some advice from Lloyd Carr and maybe have a better season in '09? Lloyd Carr was head coach of the wolverines for 13 seasons.

In those 13 years Carr's record was 122-40, he had five conference championships, won 13 bowl games and claimed one Notional Championship.

Lloyd's conference record was 81-23 as head coach at Michigan. Carr also coached the only primary defensive player to ever win the Heisman, Charles Woodson.

Their are many great things to come Michigan's way, with nine new players on defense and only five returning starters on offense. They will be a young team loaded with talent.

The only question is where does Rich Rodriguez need to start, or should he even be a coach after miserably failing last season. These are just a few things I have heard from Michigan fans. Some support Rich and others want his head.

So as a Michigan fan what do you do? Were do you start? Who do you start with?

These are just a few questions to ponder upon this summer.

I would love to hear what all Michigan fans have to say about the '09 season and what you think is in store for Michigan...