In 2010, Michigan had the country’s 110th-best defense and starts 2011 with an entirely new coaching staff.
As a result, my devoted Irish faithful have let me know in no uncertain terms that Notre Dame will crush Michigan like I crush a Styrofoam cup after an inspiring round of beer pong.
And yes, I know that it's an empirical fact that if Dayne Crist doesn’t check into La La Hotel for a half, Notre Dame walks all over Michigan last year.
I also know that as the year wore on, Notre Dame's defense improved dramatically as Michigan's went spiraling over a cliff, dragging coach Rich Rodriguez down with it.
With all the turmoil in the program, there’s every reason to believe Michigan will be an easy mark.
Make no mistake, Michigan will be one of ND’s toughest outs in 2011, and I can tell you five good reasons why.