Under 60 Days and Counting

joel bradleyContributor IJuly 9, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Fans of the Michigan Wolverines cheer from the stands 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)

58 days until Michigan's first game and it couldn't come soon enough. So what do we do until then? Speculate.

I am forseeing a duel headed quarterback for the blue this year with Forcier and Robinson. I really expect Michigan to break out of last years slump with a great year and a Capital One bowl game appearance. And I also see Brandon Graham being a top 15 pick in next years NFL draft.

How is this gonna happen? Read on...

The Rich Rodriguez spread offense is mainly predicated on the run game. With Denard's speed and not often noted, arm strength to go along with Tate Forcier's mind, Brandon Minor's push for the NFL, Carlos Brown's year to run through defenders, all mean this offense could sizzle. What about recievers? Greg Mathews is the number one reciever and Daryl Stonum should be done looking in the stands, and then there is Roy Roundtree the redshirt Freshman who scored 2 touchdowns in the spring game. Junior Hemingway is a reciever who is overdue for a breakout year as well, so keep an eye on him.

The dual quarterback attack can work for the Wolverines this fall. Tate has picked up the offense fast and definitely has a jump start on Denard. However, Denard is like Percy Harvin with quarterback skills, this kid is something special. I fully expect him to flourish in Ann Arbor as Rich Rod moves him all over the field.

With a vastly improved offensive game that should average over 25 points per game and thus keeping the defense on the sideline for longer stretches, Michigan will experience a successful season next.

I fully expect Brandon Graham to have a home in opponents backfields, and also become the Big Ten defensive player of the year. Opposing offenses would focus on him which would then allow the rest of the defensive front to flourish.

This will be a very exciting season for the Michigan faithful to watch. Granted there will be ups and downs along the way. But after this season, in 2010 when Michigan Stadium is fully renovated, Ann Arbor is going be jumping. Michigan will then be back to where it began, on top looking down.