Rich Rod Looking to Bring Michigan Back To The Top

Eric YarmolukCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on September 27, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

After a very upsetting season last year winning only three games, Michigan should be back with their winning ways this upcoming season.

Last season, three quarterbacks were fighting for a starting role to run the spread offense, but neither of them were the right fit for that style. We lost all of our star offensive players, so we were left with mainly freshman still getting the feel of the game and trying to get rid of game time jitters. Also, Rich Rod brought in a system, the spread offense, that Michigan in the past has never been able to stop, let alone run it.

No worries though. The Wolverines pulled off one of the best recruiting classes in the nation. New QB, Tate Forcier, from San Diego is much quicker and a better fit for the spread offense than Threet and Sheridan were last year. The Wolverines offense is now a little more experienced, and are going into their second season with the new offense, so expect it to be a lot less sloppy this season, and a lot less turnovers.

It also helps that Michigan has eight home games this season, some of which are big games against Notre Dame, Indiana, Purdue and Ohio State.

Now don't expect a National Championship from the Wolverines this year just yet, but you can plan on them at least going to a bowl game, and winning around eight or nine games this season. In a couple years, Michigan should be back on top competing for the National Championship, and winning the Big 10.

So get excited fans, we are a little less than a month and a half away from the season opener. So tune in on Saturday, September 5th, when Michigan opens their season against Western Michigan at the Big House in Ann Arbor.