The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
A poster on Iowa's rivals board has posted a 2005 preview for the Hawkeyes. His upshot: he predicts 8-3 or 7-4, which I was like "whoah" about. OOC is ISU, Northern Iowa, and Ball State. They've got Indiana and Illinois at home, so they're 5-0 before the season starts.
The rest of the Iowa fans are giving him hell for his prediction. All I know is that Tate scares the damn hell out of me. Iowa will have to replace its entire defensive line and find a running game... but I think they should expect to be in Florida on New Year's Day again.