The college football world will find out very quickly how far Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines have come.
After two-straight losing seasons, the Wolverines open against a very talented Connecticut Huskies squad.
More importantly, the team will unveil the additions to the stadium.
UConn will enter the game coming off an emotional 2009 season. They faced adversity after Jasper Howard, former captain of the squad, was killed. After a few losses following the death, they rebounded to win their final four games of the season.
The UConn team returns 16 starters, an established coach in Randy Edsall, and plenty of depth.
For the Huskies, a victory on the road against Michigan could help their prospects in obtaining a Big East BCS bid. In addition, Edsall who has never had success against Rich Rod, he wouldn't mind starting now.
Michigan on the other hand could use a solid opening win at home. After an offseason marred by bad press, the Wolverines come in slightly under the radar.
Many spectators think Rodriguez and his team will fail miserably, ending his brief stint as coach.
Michigan, however, returns an offense that has the potential to do some damage. If the team can find itself a quarterback, the weapons around him may help lead a strong attack.
As for the defense, Michigan loses Brandon Graham, but can't get much worse as a team.
Talent has never been the problem, but making it all work together has been a struggle. Defensive coordinator Greg Robinson knows he has to find away to limit opponent opportunities.
Look for a high scoring game as neither has great secondaries. Michigan will be riding high and coming in as perhaps a home underdog, don't be surprised to watch the Wolverines start off their season looking good.