Michigan Football: 4 Bold Predictions for This Season

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Michigan Football: 4 Bold Predictions for This Season
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The Michigan Wolverines open up season number 132 on Saturday against Western Michigan.

Frankly, the anticipation is killing me.

Michigan has started back to back seasons with a 5-0 record, but finished last season with just two wins in their last eight contests, including a bowl loss.

This season looks to be a bit different.

The former spread offense is replaced by the pro-style offense, the 3-3-5 defense being replaced by the 4-3 base defense, and the seniors leading the team out of the tunnel.

Michigan will live and die with their defense, as Brady Hoke made it known that his defense would be his prime focus.

Although the offense will probably not be a top five offense this year, Hoke's offense will be a much appreciated return to the power running game.

Season openers present interesting challenges for head coaches as they must decide how much of their offensive playbook they will open up.

Although nobody knows what Saturday's game will look like, this slideshow will will make four bold predictions for the Wolverines season.

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