In many cases in life, and in sports its not always how you start out but how you finish. In the 2009 football season, the Michigan Wolverines flew out of the gates winning their first four games, including a dramatic last second come from behind win against rival Notre Dame, but would go on to lose their last five games and fail to qualify for a bowl game for the second straight season under head coach Rich Rodriguez.
Being one of the most storied college football programs in the history of the game, Michigan will constantly be under the microscope. There were rumors even that the program had violated NCAA practice rules.
But that is 2009, and this is a new day. The Wolverines have been preparing hard all summer long, for what looks to be a promising new beginning for the program.
I am excited to see this offense soar this season, as the program brings back talented freshman quarterback sensations Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson to lead the attack, along with highly touted freshman qb Devin Gardner who could see some action as well.
In the backfield we could see a lot of sophomore Vincent Smith along with Michael Shaw splitting the duties.
What I believe to be one of the Wolverines strongest assets is their receiving corps. Michigan has a deep talented game-breaking bunch that could cause disasters to opponents secondaries. Returning are Martaveous Odoms, Roy Roundtree, Junior Hemingway, and Darryl Stonum.
This should be an exciting football season throughout the country, and hopefully the Wolverines can get back to national prominence once again.