2010 Michigan (and NCAA) Football Fact/Fiction

Submitted by Wonk on July 11th, 2010 at 12:48 AM

An aggregate for every baseless prediction regarding the Michigan Wolverines and NCAA football in general:

I will pose a query, the next person responds fact or fiction with a little exposition on their answer and then posts a query of their own. The subsequent post follows the trend.


Fact or fiction: Michigan will be 4-4 or better in Big-10 play this year.


Mr. Robot

July 11th, 2010 at 12:57 AM ^

That is the ASU Sun Devils for obvious reasons. Maybe the WKU Big Red as well.

Fact or Fiction: It is definitely the off-season with stuff like this.

Zone Left

July 11th, 2010 at 12:57 AM ^

I'll bite. Fact...the talent level is getting back, there's a second year QB, the D will be okay, and there are too many easy targets in the Big 10 this year.

Fact or fiction, Denard Robinson plays over 75% of the offensive snaps at QB this year.


July 11th, 2010 at 12:34 PM ^

After Michigan's running game is in the top 2 of the Big Ten this year, two Offensive Lineman alone (Schilling and Molk) will be on either the first or second teams.

Fact or Fiction:

Michigan will be undefeated 5 games into the 2010 football season.


July 11th, 2010 at 1:05 AM ^

I think it'll be more like 75% Tate, although I expect Denard to be on the field more than half the time.

(edit: Fiction to redwings8831 as well. Shaw's your man this year, in my opinion.)


FoF: One of the running backs breaks the 750 yard mark.


July 11th, 2010 at 1:10 AM ^

Someone will break out, I think we have alot of unproven talent at rb that will break out this year.

FoF: Lindsey Lohan will OD this year? Wait thought I was on the TMZ website. UM will finish in the top 25 at the end of the year.


July 11th, 2010 at 10:43 AM ^

I have a hard time believing that Ezeh and Mouton are just going to start "getting it" and become a top LB corp. 

Fact or Fiction:

JT Floyd becomes the unsung hero of this years defense because of his improved CB play?


July 11th, 2010 at 12:12 PM ^

Fiction - I just don't think JT Floyd has the athletic ability to get it done without superior experience and technique. 


Fact or Fiction - By the end of the year, Woolfolk and Turner are the starting CB's

Blue in sec country

July 11th, 2010 at 5:32 PM ^

Fiction. I think it's Cullen and woolfolk. Turner is on his way to safety. Just imagine cam Gordon, turner, and Furman all playing safety. 3 guys all around 6'3" 205-220, 2011 gonna be fun.

FoF Our defense won't start any current or former walk-ons.


July 11th, 2010 at 1:21 AM ^

An 8-4 record, and an upset against Wisconsin in the second-to-last week of the season keeps Michigan in the 20-25 range, and a bowl victory over a solid opponent cements it.

FoF: Michigan, and an opponent, reach a combined 1,000 yards of total offense this year during at least one game.


July 11th, 2010 at 1:45 AM ^

QB play will define the season. We're aware of the issues on the defense, so Michigan is going to have to score points. The QB's will either reduce turnovers and increase production in Big 10 play, or their struggles continue. Forcier and DRob are the difference in being an average team, or a much improved team.


Michigan wins at least 2 of 3 between MSU, ND, and OSU


July 11th, 2010 at 1:50 AM ^

MSU and ND for sure. OSU is still a year away as much as it pains me to say. We should have beat msu last year. Don't tell me nd got better over the year after losing what they did with a coaching transition on top on it. Nothing against BK I think he's a great coach but I'll be surprised if they break .500.

FoF: RR is the coach of the 2011 team. 


July 11th, 2010 at 2:00 AM ^

RichRod will get 8-9 wins (including a bowl) and give himself a chance to cool down his seat in 2011.

Fact or Fiction: A True Freshman will start in one of the 5 secondary positions.


July 11th, 2010 at 2:04 AM ^

Fact: Cullen Christian will start in the 4th week and lock down the side opposite of Troy Woolfolk.



Fact or Fiction: Will Campbell is going to have a major impact on the Defensive Line?


July 11th, 2010 at 2:59 AM ^

Cambell will turn into a dominating NT by the end of the season!


Fact or Fiction:  Will one of our backs run for over 1,000 yds?


July 11th, 2010 at 3:36 AM ^

We wont have a back run for over 1000yds. I think we will platoon at the start of the year which will keep us from a rb with 1000yds. Not saying its impossible but its unlikely.

FoF: Mealer leads the team out of the tunnel against uconn and 70% of the UM crowd doesnt have a clue who he is. (which is really really sad) but 100% know UM is facing sanctions.


July 11th, 2010 at 10:51 AM ^

its a fact that Brock walking onto that field will be the biggest accomplishment Michigan Stadium has ever witnessed.  And the 30% that knows what's going will be in tears.


July 11th, 2010 at 4:46 AM ^

up Mgopoints its pretty much a huge negbang which I dont really care, but how do you check who negged you?

I'm actually really curious on whoever negged me and there opinion on which they negged me. Was it because I thought the D would give up less yards, or that I think Tate is our best punter?

kevin holt

July 13th, 2010 at 5:30 PM ^

That's how this FoF thing works. You are replying to the post above. Reply button is just if you have something to add to the previous. Otherwise by the time we got to the bottom the replies would be all the way on the right of the screen.

Hopefully you were just trolling though?

Victory Collins

July 11th, 2010 at 9:22 AM ^

Hate to sound cynical, but no game is a lock other than maybe Illinois. 

We barely beat Indiana last year and go to their stadium this year where they played OSU tough for a half or three quarters last year. 

Name the last time we have stopped an offense with an accurate QB, and MSU has one. 

Name the last time we were able to stop Purdue's offense.  We play at their house. 

Iowa and Wisc are both top teams in the Big Ten, although Iowa may be overrated a bit.  Wisc was the only team other than PSU to really pound us last year (and should have beaten OSU) and they return something like 19 of 22 starters.

PSU has suffered a drop-off but they had no problem with us last year and we play them at their house.

OSU will be much better on offense than last year, and Tressel always loosnes up the play calling in the horseshoe.  Pryor to Posey will probably connect deep at least once.


July 11th, 2010 at 11:13 AM ^

I think Roundtree becomes our best offensive weapon. He will be used similarly to how he was used in the spring game(end around, bubble screen, and usual throws over the middle) and be an all Big 10 performer.

FoF: UM will be ranked in the top 25 at some point in the upcoming season.


July 11th, 2010 at 11:12 AM ^

Fact or Fiction: Michigan will have a candidate to wear the #1 jersey by the end of the year


Fiction. I don't think the vertical game is just there yet. Although, I guess Roundtree is probably the closest by the end of the year to that mythical #1 status.


FoF: A team other than Ohio State wins the Big-10 this year.


July 11th, 2010 at 11:45 AM ^

Death Roh would have had at least 10 but the move to LB changes his role. He still has a great year though.

FoF: DJ Williamson comes in under the radar and leads the freshman WRs in receptions.