The defense has an NFL coach running it with seven returning starters and two cornerbacks coming back from injury. They have three top receivers, four offensive linemen, and their tight end returning from last year. They have two of their toughest games at home this year. And their new head coach has a history of winning and winning early.
However, this Michigan team's success will rest on one player's ability and how he can perform this year: Heisman hopeful and former Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in Denard Robinson.
Last year, he finished with over 2,500 passing yards, 18 passing touchdowns, over 1,700 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns.
This year, with Brady Hoke's more pro-style offense, I'd expect that Robinson goes a little bit more in the passing direction, but another year in college as the feature quarterback should give him another chance to be a Heisman contender.
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