Looking at who we have left to play, I think we will end up having a pretty damn good season (with all things considered). The way the team started out, it was looking pretty bad for the men in maize, but with the effort yesterday this is going to boost the young guys attitudes and help them become a better TEAM. Now I've predicted the remaining games on the schedule. I'm being an honest Michigan fan and understanding that there are teams in the Big Ten better then we are this year. Hopefully my predictions are reasonable. Here I go...
Illinios: Win - I think the team will be jacked from the last victory and Illinois might be sleep walking after the loss to Penn State.
Toledo: Win - Toledo gamed Fresno State tough but they are a MAC team coming into Ann Arbor and Michigan will beat them. There will not be a let down here.
@ Penn State: Lose - Penn State can (and I think will) beat OSU. They are a good team and Joe Pa always has something that will throw people off. Since the game is in Happy Valley, the young roster may find it tough, but a nice introduction before heading to Columbus.
Michigan State: Win - Shafer will put 10 players in the box and Ringer will all of a sudden look human. Honestly though, the defense is better then MSU offense. Hoyer isn't playing well at all and UofM will and can take advantage.
@ Purdue: Win - Purdue is not a good team this year. Painter isn't the same QB he was last season. Plus I kind of think since we have the Snake Oil on our side it'll help.
@ Minnesota: Win - Minnesota is rebuilding and will win a few games this year but I don't think they can play with Michigan, and I think the defense will play their game and stop whatever comes their way.
Northwestern: Win - This is a tough one, Northwestern scares me a little bit each year. Since its at the Big House, I think Michigan will shut down the offense of Northwestern, and the UofM offense will play very good this late in the season to get the victory before heading to Columbus.
@ Ohio State: Lose - I hope Coach Rod can channel a little Bo, but I think it'll be a close game but OSU may be a little to much this year. (Sorry if that dissapoints anyone)
Record: 8-4, not bad for a first season at UofM Coach Rod. I know we hoped for better, cause it could of happened with a few things changing the first couple weeks of the season. This is a great stepping stone and a wonderful way to start out the new era of Michigan Football!
Just my thoughts on each game left. This is an honest evaluation of what I feel the team can do from here on out. If the defense can play the way they did yesterday and the Offense can hold onto the ball and play like they did yesterday this is a team I feel can win a few games and play in a respectful bowl game. Now each game could go either way, but this is my hopes and prayers on the season. Many of these games can be a win or lose, but in my eyes its what I'm hoping will happen.