It's been said every year:
"This is the year that Michigan will win the Big Ten."
"Michigan will play in the Rose Bowl."
"Cheer up, it was just a down year. Michigan will be great this time around."
Well, maybe this year, the collective fan base at Michigan will be right. With only four games to go in the regular season, there is a chance that the Wolverines could find themselves squaring off against the Leaders Conference Champion at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Saturday's win against Purdue showed that Michigan has the resolve to win, if not so much the talent. Nonetheless, Michigan could be a surprise team, provided they play well enough in their last four games.
Here are five reasons why Michigan has a good shot at winning the Big Ten.