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The Michigan Wolverines stormed out of the gate in 2010, winning their first five games of the season, including victories over UConn and Notre Dame.
Sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson broke out on the scene this year, passing for 2,570 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushing for 1,702 yards and 14 touchdowns. He had nine games in which he ran for over 100 yards and two of over 200 yards.
Rich Rodriguez was fired as head coach right after the new year, going 15-22 in his three seasons as the Wolverines’ coach. Michigan followed by hiring Brady Hoke, in hopes of returning to its winning form as it was under Lloyd Carr.
In addition to Michigan’s hope to climb up the Big Ten ranks, they’ll look to take advantage of arch rival Ohio State and their suspension issues. Five Buckeyes will be forced to sit out the first five games next season (if they return to school). Those players include star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, starting running back Dan Herron, No. 2 wide receiver DeVier Posey and All-Big Ten tackle Mike Adams.