As much as Denard Robinson has impressed me, I can't get last year out of my head.
The Wolverines started the year 4-0, but after a tough game against Iowa, Tate Forcier was unable to keep up his remarkable start, and Michigan ended the season 5-7 and home for the holidays for the second straight year.
But the good news for Wolverine fans is that Denard Robinson probably won't turn out like Tate Forcier. His stats have been off the charts so far, and he has burst onto the Heisman scene.
But there is still uncertainty about how he will perform against an elite defense. Forcier fell apart when he faced the Iowa defense, which is currently the top-ranked unit in the country, and it will be interesting to see how Robinson can handle the league's top Ds.
The Michigan defense is also concerning, both against the run and the pass. It gave up 37 points to UMass and almost ruined Robinson's tremendous performance against Notre Dame. We need to see the Wolverines play a good team, like Iowa in two weeks, before coming to any conclusions.
The bottom line: Michigan has a chance to be a good team this year, but its defense is too suspect for it to be considered a contender right now.