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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
I may change my answer to 11-1. I thought ND and OSU were the likely losses. Looking at the two teams, ND will struggle next year. They lose a lot of players. OSU, unfortunately, will probably be even better next year. What little they lose is replaced by possibly better players at many spots.
ND doesn't lose a lot of players.
I see one of two things happening this year for the rivalry game.
1. The winner will go to Indy as both teams will need the win
2. Ohio State and Michigan will be on a collision course to play in Indy after The Game? Any thoughts or disagreemenst about this...
Hello Charles Woodson, now give me the ball on offense. - Brent Musburger
I think a lot will depend on whether or not Gorgeous Borges can fix the run game. If Green comes in and lights things up or if one of the current RBs decides maybe to perhaps step it up a couple hundred notches, then I see a great season. Also, I think a lot will depend on whether or not Countess can make a comeback and contribute. I'm not overly impressed with the Taylor-Avery combo. If these things can come to pass then we make it to the Rose Bowl. If not, I think 9-3 is plausible.
10-2 losses to OSU and Northwestern, but we come back and beat OSU in the conference championship game.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi
with most on here. Its a Rose Bowl type season next year with a good off season of training and that softer schedule.
15-0 counting the spring game.
All in for some manball.
But doesn't Michigan also technically lose the Spring Game as well? So wouldn't your prediction be 15-1?
It's been a lot. Its been a roller coaster that for some reason seemed like it would never get good. But you know what? We kept fighting. It's like that old saying goes, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." -David Molk
Good point. Darn you!
Losses to ND, MSU, and OSU. Fanbase will be in full meltdown mode by end of season, and not just because of the continuing string of idiot clowniformz.
Why ask? Just wait for THE_KNOWLEDGE to return from the future and tell us what happens
"What" ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?
But I see us winning out! Maybe worst case we lose one random game but still make the MNC
If we lose one game next year we're not making the title game. Conference as a whole will be way too weak.
There's not going to be a ton of depth but I think there could be some good teams. OSU will probably be preseason Top 10, if not Top 5. Northwestern went 10-3 (and lead going into the 4th quarter in the 3 losses) and returns a good amount of people. Nebraska will probably be solid. From there it really depends on what schools like Minny, MSU and Indiana can do. It's definitely not going to unseat the SEC as the best conference, but i think the potential is there for it to be stronger than it was this year.
The big issue will be non-conference play. While the Big Ten wasn't that good this year, they took it on the chin in non-conference play - a lot of losses (some of those to MAC schools) and a number of close wins against mid-major schools. Fair or not, how a conference does in the non-conference slate goes a long way in determining people's perception of that conference.
12-1 , split with Ohio in the game and b10 Championship game. Who knows who we draw in a bowl game.
Count me as a member of the 14-0 club. There isn't a game on the schedule we shouldn't win.
10-2 playing in the BTCG against Ohio State (rematch, yayyy).
Losses to Penn State and Northwestern. The BTCG is a toss-up.
Rose Bowl or Capital One Bowl birth.
Even with our new O-Line, 9-3 or worse would be a dissapointment IMO (given that the big games are at home).
I think we start 5-0. ND at home should be a win next year. I think the next 7 get hairy. I think we should go 4-3. I think 9-3 is fairly conservative. Unfortunately, if those losses are in conference we probably don't make the BTCG. Here's to hoping I'm wrong and we go 14-0.
"And when we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know, it's gonna be Michigan again, Michigan."
116-36, ties the Cubs for the best record in history. Obviously.
But seriously: I say 3 losses:
1) Notre Dame. Early season game for us breaking in a lot of new pieces and switching offensive systems. The O-line won't have gelled by that point like it will have later in the season and might struggle against ND's front seven. ND will be competent-to-strong, even though their Return To Glory will fall flat on its face next week
2) Ohio. In all the years that I've been old enough to be sufficiently sports-conscious, Michigan has won 4 times. Also Junior Braxton Miller is going to be a handful, to say the least.
3) Wildcard game: Seems like we always do this once a season. This year, the Ulnar Nerve reared its ugly head. Last year, it was Iowa. I could see a few defensive breakdowns at a key time making Nebraska a heartbreaker or something
9-3 regular season, The Weightroom division champions. I'll refrain from speculating further.
"The straightest line from A to B is straight: From A to B"
"When you have Denard Robinson, you can have everything"
We have a better shot at 14-0 than we had when we went 11-2 last year, and definitely better than when we went 8-5 against The Mayan Apocalypse Schedule. I can't see a way we do worse than 8-5 again, and that would surprise the hell out of me.
My head says 11-1 regular season, which also surprises me. (So long as we don't drop a game we should win.) I see two games as toss-ups (ND and Ohio), but I can't believe that either of them will be better than they were this year, and we nearly beat them both on the road. I'd be surprised to see Nebraska win in Ann Arbor, barring another Denard-injury calibur thing.
EDIT: tl;dr ME SURPRISED BUT I SEE 10 WINS AND 2 TOSS-UPS
Michigan: 903–315–36 (Best in NCAA)
vs Ohio State: 58-44-6
vs Notre Dame: 23-16-1
vs MSU: 68-32-5
vs B1G: 522-197-24
vs SEC: 20-8-1
vs PAC 12: 48-24-1
vs Big 12: 10-5-1<
I think they're going to be better next year. They return a ton of people (hankins and simon are big losses though) and they'll be in their second year of a new offensive system.
But 11-1 or 10-2 at worst going into the championship game. Dantonio will suck it, Nebraska will not be as good, nor will ND. Hell, maybe 12-0 regular season!!! Hail!
in the regular season, a re-match against OSU in the B1G Championship game and then Rose Bowl victory over Stanford for a glorious 12-2 record,
15-0 in 2014 National Champions! Book It!!
What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve and...Those Who Stay WILL Be Champions.
The pessimist in me says 13-1, but I am gonna say 14-0 with the closest margin of victory being 14 points.
Campaign manager--Hoke 2012.
Why does UM have two open dates?
"The goal, the expectation of this program is the Big Ten Championship"
Because there happens to be a rare five Saturdays in November next year, the season gets an extra week and everybody in the B1G gets two bye weeks.
Most notably, Northwestern gets two weeks of prep before their game against us.
1) Great info
2) Great MGoUsername & avatar
Thanks for the info
Until I see something to make me project otherwise, my default pick will be 9-3 with a 50-50 chance of winning a bowl.
wearing these uniforms for the ND game.
They'll also probably go 9-3.
Love & Hate are horns on the same goat.
This thread is really tempting fate with the, "Brady Hoke doesn't lose at home" stuff. I don't mean to be a downer but Im still grieving from the, "our safeties don't give up long touchdowns" line in Brian's bowl prediction thread.
Michigan is building something great but it takes time and 18-22 yo kids are a challenge to keep focused. I say 9-4. 6-2 in the BIG.
Oh and on the subject of wins next year I'm thinking 11-1 with NW being the only loss, but we'll see UM in the B10 championship game