In All This Excitement About Michigan, We've Forgotten One Thing

Matt JCorrespondent ISeptember 7, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Brandon Minor #4 of the Michigan Wolverines carries the ball during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on September 27, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Headlines are popping up everywhere about the Michigan-Notre Dame game now being relevant. There's excitement all around about the Wolverines once again. But it seems we've forgotten one thing along the way.

Arguably Michigan's best player this year was on the sidelines watching the last game. It's kind of scary to think this team didn't even have 100 percent of their starters on the field.

Brandon Minor represents a whole new piece to the puzzle and can only add on to this offense's success so far. Just how much better will they be with him?

He should average around 80-100 yards a game, if we're being realistic. With his speed and experience—not to mention these new QBs in town—one can only imagine how it will open things up.

After the win, Michigan fans were really excited and I think most people overlooked the fact that Minor didn't even play. You want to talk about relevance in the upcoming game?

Throw him in there with Denard and watch them burn players like there's no tomorrow. 

Notre Dame better be ready, because no one has really seen this Michigan team yet.