The Michigan Wolverines continue their some what remarkable season under first year head coach, Brady Hoke, when they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes this weekend.
For all intents and purposes, Michigan is out of the Big Ten title race because of their loss to Michigan State.
Yet thanks to the marvelous system called the Bowl Championship Series, Michigan still has an outside chance at receiving an at large BCS bid.
Upon reading that statement, most fans may scratch their heads and ask me if I am looking at the right Michigan football season.
But the BCS, the same system that has seemingly robbed Michigan of bigger bowl games in the past, is giving Michigan a second chance at life so to speak.
After Michigan's disappointing 24-16 loss at Iowa, most people wrote off Michigan as yet another pretender in the growing collection of college football pretenders.
But an "At Large" BCS bid will not come easily for Michigan.
Here are four things that must happen for Michigan to go to receive that at large bid.