good luck with that
A little stir crazy here and tired of reading about practice standouts. Need to see a real football game.
Rather than battle over MSU/UM head to head predictions, I offer my NDame vs. the State of Michigan predictions.
Sadly, I predict that Notre Dame will beat BOTH UM and MSU. Perhaps I have given BKelly too much respect.
I've been pretty consistent over the past 2 years the 2011 was our year. I still see us playing for the Big Ten Championship. ESPN Insider has a little article about returning starters. It's an Insider so some might not be able to see it. I'll just clip the last paragraph for you.
While the Boston College Eagles also fit our criteria, perhaps the best test case of the returning starter theory will take place in the Big Ten Legends Division. The Northwestern Wildcats and Michigan Wolverines bring back 16 and 18 starters, respectively, as well as their quarterbacks and starters at the offensive tackle, free safety and cornerback positions. Yet both squads are picked to tie for fourth in the division, while Michigan State and Nebraska are considered the favorites.
Clearly, more goes into a team's success than pure returning starters numbers, but both the Wildcats and Wolverines meet the profile of teams that could see their win totals jump by a significant margin.
New Michigan hype video. This one's 8:26 long
edit: made by a buddy of mine. First ever Michigan video