Maybe the optimism bug has bitten me too much, but as far as I can see, Michigan's strong start is a sign of things to come. As Columbus lays in ruins, Ann Arbor is flourishing both this year and in the future.
The Wolverines have a very favorable schedule going forward. They avoid Wisconsin and Penn State and have home contests versus Ohio State and Nebraska. There is only one game left in which the Wolverines stand little chance: the home game against the Cornhuskers. Other than that game, each contest is a toss-up at worst.
Michigan has one of the most dynamic players in the country and is looking at a solid chance of going 11-1 through the regular season. Here are the 11 games that you can take to the bank as Wolverine triumphs.