I am semi-superstitious about these things, and I don't like hearing my team I root for being mentioned as a favorite of any kind or a dark horse. And, boy is Michigan a sexy pick as a dark horse this year. I have heard it all over on ESPN radio and seen it at numerous places on the internet. Colin Cowherd is discussing it now on his show.
Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.