So everybody is freaking out about how Michigan's 2012 football schedule is going to destroy them... so I decided to put a little post together to calm everyone down.
09/01: Alabama (neutral): By far the hardest game on the schedule, Alabama just reloads year after year, odds of winning are around 30% (imo) they do lose a LOT of talent... but that's the same every year (L)
09/08: Airforce: Not a pushover opponent, but still should be a win by all accounts, they have a tricky offense, and a bowl contending team... but too much talent on UM at home for them to win. (W)
09/15: UMass: We will win this because GERG is not roaming the sidelines. (W)
09/22: @Notre Dame: A solid opponent for the first (technical) road game of the season, but I honestly believe we will beat the irish again. They just lose way too much talent, and they don't reload like Alabama does. Michael Floyd and half their defense (aka Te'o) graduate. (W)
10/06: @Purdue: Danny Hope is doing things in West Lafayette....however he's not beating Michigan. (W)
10/13: Illinois: Against a mediocre big ten team, Michigan should pull out the win at home. (W)
10/20: Michigan State: We win. Finally. I really believe we do, they lose Cousins, and Worthy which is their entire offense, and most of their defense. Add up the seniors of michigan thirsting for a win at home, and Hoke wins his first one against Sparty. (W)
10/27: @Nebraska: Tough game, I believe Jared Crick will be back, and a year of experience for Martinez and Burkhead will make the Huskers formidable opponents. We also play them on the road which isn't much of an advantage. As much of as tossup as i think this will be, i'll be pessemistic and chalk up the loss. (L)
11/03: @Minny: (W)
11/10: Northwestern: No persa? At the big house? (W)
11/17: Iowa: I just found out Ferentz is ridiculously overpaid. and he's not gonna earn that money at the big house. Reiff the OT has declared for the nfl, and Mcnutt leaves too, leaving a severe lack of talent in Iowa. (W)
11/24: Ohio State: Tough one? No. We're michigan fergodsakes. Denard will win us this one in his last year in the maize and blue. (W)
Maybe I'm being optimistic, (even though I conceded Nebraska which is all but a tossup) but I don't understand the worries everyone has about our schedule.
We'll return a solid secondary (SENIOR KOVACS!) a great LB's corps, and still one starter on the DL.
Senior Denard leads the offense, and I'm buying into team 133.