I've DVR'd all of our games, and it's interesting to look back at the TV Guide descriptions of the games. They offer a little window into how the nation views our program. Here they are for the first four weeks (all emphasis mine).
Live. Connecticut (8-5 in 2009) at Michigan (5-7). The Huskies return 17 starters from last year, led by RB Jordan Todman and LB Scott Lutrus. Michigan is coming off consecutive losing seasons under Rich Rodriguez. (Football.)
Live, Michigan at Notre Dame. The Wolverines grabbed a 38-34 win last year on a TD pass from Tate Forcier with 11 seconds left in the game. Rich Rodriguez has struggled so far as Michigan's coach, while Brian Kelley [sic] begins his first year for the Irish. (Football.)
Live, Massachussetts at Michigan. (Football)
Live, Bowling Green at Michigan. Dazzling QB Denard Robinson and the Wolverines look to cap off a perfect September against Bowling Green, which features the nation's receptions leader in Kamar Jorden. Michigan is 26-1 against current MAC teams. (Football)
A bit of a change in the storyline, no? We go from having them mention our embattled coach every time to focusing on our "dazzling QB" and talking about us like we're, well, Michigan again. (They could have mentioned that that one loss to a MAC team happened two years ago, but that's no longer part of the storyline.) The tide is turning.