(January) MGoBlog Offseason Fact or Fiction

Submitted by Mr. Yost on January 21st, 2012 at 7:38 PM

10 Statements...you state whether you think they're FACT or FICTION.

 

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

Comments

M-Wolverine

January 21st, 2012 at 7:44 PM ^

Than the mouth frothing going on tonight.

1. False. 27.

2. True.  But will not win.

3.  False. 6.

4.True.

5. False. Top ten.

6. False. Won't give it to him..if' we're that good, it will be expected.

7. True. Someone always slides in.

8. False.  Just to keep us guessing.

9. False. We'll take a one year break, then do it annually.

10. True. Rose Bowl, here we come. ;-)

Knappster

January 21st, 2012 at 7:48 PM ^

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

Fiction

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

Fiction

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

Fiction

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

Fact

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

Fiction

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

Fact

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

Fact

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

Fact

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

Fact - Iowa

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

Fiction

BlueDragon

January 21st, 2012 at 7:53 PM ^

1. False.
2. True, will not win the trophy.
3. False, although it's not a bad idea.
4. False, but he will make one of the other teams.
5. False, but top 10-12 seems reasonable.
6. False, unless we win 11 games in the regular season and the B10 Championship.
7. True. We have 5 spots open; at least one has to be a wildcard.
8. True.
9. False.
10. False, but it will be a nice bowl.

Cheesecake Wizard

January 21st, 2012 at 7:54 PM ^

 

Rather than individual players.

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

Fiction

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

Fact

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

Fiction

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

Fiction

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

Fiction, but will finish the season there

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

Fiction

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

Fact

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

Fiction

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

Fiction

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

Fact, and most importantly, it's the Rose Bowl. We win the B1G

mgoDave

January 21st, 2012 at 7:58 PM ^

 

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

FICTION

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

FACT - I hope  

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

FICITON

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

FACT - he will have over 1,200 yards on the season 

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

FACT (they wil be overrated though)

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

FACT - wins the big ten in his second year 

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

FICTION

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

FICTION

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

FICTION

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

FACT

97 Over Jimmys

January 21st, 2012 at 8:01 PM ^

Of all of these, I am rooting for #7 and #10. They are most connected to long-run team success.

The rest are nice facts or pieces of recognition, but those two are performance.

Although I can't think of a nicer guy, and one who would come off better on TV at the Heisman ceremony, than Denard. Maybe Tree could sit next to him with shades on...

Mr. Yost

January 21st, 2012 at 10:19 PM ^

A sleeper commit to this class?

 

Not trolling, but I assume you mean #6, Coach Hoke being Coach of the Year.

 

I'd argue that #2 would mean we have had a good season as well as #4 in a way. If Fitz is a 1st team all-conference RB, Denard is running wild, Michigan is in the BCS...that's not a far fetched comparison.

I hate Nebraska. I don't like these guys in particular. But think Tommy Frazier and Lawrence Phillips. One complimented the other.

With Stonum out and no established WR in this offense, to have Fitz be a first teamer with guys like Monty Ball also in the league is HUGE. Means we're controlling the clock, taking the load off of Denard, and more than likely...WINNING!

BrownJuggernaut

January 21st, 2012 at 8:04 PM ^

 

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

Fact.

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

Fact.

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

Fiction. We will end up with 6.

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

Fact. He'll run for 1,500 yards as the de facto running back next year.

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

Fiction. They'll be ranked around #9. This is probably due to anti-Big Ten bias amongst voters. Furthermore, Michigan's tough schedule will make them tough to rank high, especially when an early loss is likely. Voters will be apprehensive. The good thing is if we win those games, the voters can compensate. 

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

Fiction. It's just hard to repeat. That's not to say he won't be the best coach. I just don't think he'll repeat.

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

Fact. No idea who, but they will.

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

Fact. Open, yes. Close, probably not. It'll be more due to the emergence of a freshman than bad play from Morgan.

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

Fiction. Just no marquee game to have it. A potential State night game would be a couch fire. Keep it classy in Ann Arbor.

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

Fact. Rose Bowl as the Big Ten Champion. We'll probably face Oregon because I believe USC is headed to the National Championship game.

Kevin_blue

January 22nd, 2012 at 12:11 AM ^

I think it will be difficult to have Denard invited to the heisman ceremony if fitz is first team all big ten.  If we're riding fitz pretty hard and he gets like 1400 it's tough to see denard getting many more than 1000-1100 or so unless he has a great passing year.  It just doesn't seem like there's that that many yards to go around.  Here's to hoping I'm wrong  

Volverine

January 21st, 2012 at 8:06 PM ^

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class. 

Fiction; with Stacey's decommitment, that would mean we would sign 5 more in this class. I don't think that's going to happen.

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

Fact. And he finishes no lower than second.

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

I think this is fact. I think Stacey decommitted because he saw we have a ton of talent coming in, and potentially more on the way. 

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

Fact. I think Montee Ball will struggle because Wisconsin has to replace quite a few linemen, including a center (although they reloaded well this season), and he'll have to carry their team. Therefore, I think the path for Fitz to have a huge season is clear. I could definitely see him garnering 1st Team All-B1G honors.

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

Fiction. Top 10 is more likely. I'm thinking 7th.

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

Fiction. Think of it like Jim Tressel. The expectations for his teams were always so high that he could never win COY. I think Michigan will be a favorite to win the B1G and, if/when they do, Hoke won't win COY because the team was expected to win it anyway.

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

Fiction. Only because Tom VH, Tim Sullivan, and our own recruiting ninjas seem to be so on top of things. I don't know how we would now hear about something like that.

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

Fiction. I see one of the incoming freshmen pressing for it.

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

They'll have to because the home schedule sucks. Fact-MSU

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

Yep. Either the national championship or the Granddaddy of them all.

brandanomano

January 21st, 2012 at 8:19 PM ^

 

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

Fiction

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

Fact

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

Fact

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

Fiction (Because of #2. I think we can only have 1 or the other)

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

Fiction, but top 10

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

Fiction

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

Fact

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

Fiction

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

Fiction? I don't know.

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

Fact. Our schedule is brutal but we have a good chance of getting to the B1G championship game and the Legends division won't be represented by Ohio.

BrownJuggernaut

January 21st, 2012 at 8:36 PM ^

I think there are plenty of carries to go around. Against Ohio, Michigan rushed the ball  times and there were enough carries for Denard and Fitz that they both rushed for over 100 yards. I think they can share the carries next year and both can be first team B1G.

swamyblue

January 21st, 2012 at 8:37 PM ^

First of all, this is a great thread...Mr. Yost, you have officially been anointed to my unoffocial prediction court!  Without further ado...

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class  (Fiction...I have us at 27!)

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony (Too easy...come'on!  He's been in the running every year since starting at QB! Fact!)

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class (Fact)

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player (Fiction, 2nd Team)

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5 (Fiction...prediction, #7)

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year (This is a tricky question, see my #10...but if I have to answer, Fiction...not Big1G of the year but certainly in the running for national coach of the year!)

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar (Fiction)  (Hoke does not prospect for sleep on game day! And the public radar is HUGE I tell ya, freak'in HUGE I say!)

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB (Sort of...I don't believe a true starter besides Demens will matter much for team 133's defense...I see a lot of rotation for the season, especially at LB - that said, I'll give it the "Fact"!)

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season  (You're asking a lot...I sure hope so...but everytime I try to get my arse inline with DB's thoughts, he pulls the damn rug from under me!  I will state fiction so that it will happen...taking one for the team here!)

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game (We are going to the Big One...Brady Hoke's 2nd year is gonna poop some serious gold...My brother reminded everyone at dinner the other day what happen the last time we had a 2nd yr. coach from the family!  With Satan as the first game of the season we will beat the Mama Bamas and it's on from there...nuff said! Fact on that!)

Swamy out for the offseason!  Have fun kids!

 

 

Bo Knows

January 21st, 2012 at 8:34 PM ^

Fiction.. 26

Fact

Fiction.. 6

Fact

Fiction.. botom of the top 10

Fiction.. he is turning around a program anymore

Fiction.. we know too much plus with the caliber of recruits hoke goes for we know if someone is considering us

Fact.. but I think Bolden takes it over by the end of the season/the 2 of em platoon there

Fiction.. I hope it's the OSU game in 2013 (also my senior year)

Fact.. No idea really, just hard to think anyone who will be better than us with Wisconsin's Qb situation and MSU breaking in a new QB plus replacing an NFL first round pick DT we are also losing some valuable peices so it'll be fun

Hardware Sushi

January 21st, 2012 at 8:48 PM ^

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class - False, I think we'll get 27 and bank one.

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony - True, the man is going to have a typical 2nd year in a Borges offense

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class - False, 6, although it's 7 if you're one of those people that count AJ Williams.

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player - False, 2nd team because we'll split among our backs too much so Fitz doesn't wear down.

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5 - False, top 10

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year - True, champions!

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar - False, I think we get Diamond, Garnett, Grant and maybe Reeves. If we do, I think it'll be an athlete as a large WR or TE.

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB - I don't know haha

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season - False, already have a Winter Classic coming, no other event this year.

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game - True, the Rose Bowl!

bacon1431

January 21st, 2012 at 8:45 PM ^

1. 27

2. False. Don't think he gets there unless we find a receiver that will make plays in the passing game.

3. False. Think we only get 6 with the Stacey decommit

4. False. Bell and Ball will finish ahead of him5

5. False. Thinking around 8-12

6. False. I think Jerry Kill gets it as he leads MInnesota to a bowl game.

7. True.

8. True. But he won't stay there all season IMO

9. False. Only option would be MSU, but I don't think they'll do it.

10. True. Think we win the B1G and go to the Rose Bowl

Wolverinezilla

January 21st, 2012 at 8:49 PM ^

1) fact

2)ficition: have feeling he's going to have a sierius injury sometime this season\

3)FACT: NO WAY  HOKE DOESN'T BRING IN ENOUGH LINEMEN FOR MANBALLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4)FACT

5)FACT

6)FACT: AS THE BIG TEN CHAMPIGHN SHIP COACH ONE WITH THE BACK UP

7)FACT: SOME RECIEVER 

8)FACT:

9) FICTION: DON'T SEE ANY NIGHT WORTHY GAMES NEXT YEAR BUT MAMU WHO WE CAN'T PLAY AT NIGHT FOR SAFETY REASONS

10)FACT: ROSE BALL BOUND AS BIG 10 CHAMPIONS

andrewG

January 21st, 2012 at 8:49 PM ^

1. Fiction (27)

2. Fact (hell yes, with a good chance of taking it home)

3. Fiction (6)

4. Fiction (2nd team, not 1st)

5. Fact (just barely)

6. Fiction (expectations are too high... see Tressel never winning)

7. Fiction (unless we're talking about Beilein)

8. Fact

9. Fiction

10. Fact (blind faith!)

This is a fun game.

Drew Sharp

January 21st, 2012 at 9:00 PM ^

1) fiction, 27
2) fact, as long as we make rose bowl
3 through 6) fiction
7) fact, hokemania rules require this to occur
8) fact
9) fiction because...air force??
10) ROSE BOWL!!!! (thus making #2 fact)

wlubd

January 21st, 2012 at 9:00 PM ^

1. Fiction. Numbers just aren't there anymore. Not necessarily a bad thing to save a couple for 2013 anyway.

2. Fact. Senior Denard + Borges in 2nd Yr. + 3.5 returning OL.

3. Fiction. 6 reasonable if not likely. Less sure on Kozan though.

4. Fiction. Just doing my part to prevent the wrath of AMBHG.

5. Fiction.

6. Fiction. Hard to repeat to begin with and we have a tough schedule.

7. Fiction. Little late in the game for that. We've focused on who we want for most part and will be happy to land the ones we can.

8. Fact. Got the most playing time by end of year. Hawthorne only real threat to begin season although frosh/Poole could make a charge.

9. Fiction. Only Sparty would be worth it and even then...

10. Fiction. Sorry guys, the schedule scares me right now.

BRCE

January 21st, 2012 at 9:32 PM ^

1. False. 26.

2. False.

3. False. We get two of the big three left (hopefully Garnett is one of them)

4. Fact. Injury caveats apply. Could go for 1,500 yards if we find an answer at center.

5. False. 8-9ish.

6. False. Not sure this has ever happened before, largely because it's almost entirely based on record improvement.

7. False. In this age of obsessive following, almost no one is off the radar. I think Drake Johnson was our last big surprise.

8. True provided Cam Gordon is not moved to WILL (which I hope he is). Will be replaced by the midway point by either Joe Bolden or James Ross.

9. 2012? False.

10. False, but we will actually be a better team. Afraid the schedule is just going to be that much tougher. Cap One or Outback is nothing to sneeze at in a year with a game vs. Alabama, road trips to Columbus, Lincoln and South Bend and another big game against Sparty who will still have a dominating defense, not to mention the possibility of a loss in the B1G title game. To go through all those games while only losing twice on top of avoiding a snakebite in every other contest is a very tall order. Likely too tall.

MontuckyYooper

January 21st, 2012 at 9:32 PM ^

 

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

Fact

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

In FACT he wins it

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

Fact

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

FACT- All American

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

FACT - I want #1 but more likely we're underrated at #3

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

Fact- In 3 years it will be the Brady Hoke Award

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

FACT-  Lebron James and Serena WIlliams' long lost son.

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

Fact- he will dominate

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

Irrelevant

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

Fact- THE BCS game

Blueinsconsin

January 21st, 2012 at 10:30 PM ^

1) Fiction - 27

2) Fact - much improved passing over 2011

3) Fact - Garnett, Kozan and Diamond all sign

4) Fiction - 2nd team

5) Fiction - top 10

6) Fact - tough schedule, but still get 10 regular season wins puts him there

7) Fiction - 3 OL and Sam Grant

8) Fiction - a healthy Cam Gordon 

9) Fiction 

10) Fact - Rose Bowl

 

Space Coyote

January 22nd, 2012 at 12:49 AM ^

 

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

Fiction, probably 26 or 27.  They don't have enough people lined up for 28

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

Fiction.  He won't get enough respect as a passer.  He will continue to split carries with Fitz and his numbers won't be as good as they were his So year.  He will get some votes like he did his So. year, but not invited to NYC.

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

Fiction without Stacey.

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

Fiction.  Lots of good backs in the Big Ten and really only one spot on the first team unless Ball gets hurt.  I bet he's second team.  My prediction for the other first team will get some hate, but I think Bell from MSU.  He will get a ton of carries because most of their offensive weapons leave, including the person he was supposed to split carries with.  He'll average fewer YPC but get about 200 more yards just because he will be such a work horse for that offense.

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

Fiction.  Probably top 10.

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

Fiction. Michigan will have high expectations next year.  Teams with high expectations don't usually win these.  Also, they don't tend to like back to back winners.  I would be very surprised if this happens.

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

Fiction.  I don't think they will.  I bet they make next years class a little bigger and don't sign a player that isn't on the radar.  Especially seeing as how we know where the coaches are essentially visiting, in this age of the internet, I don't see it happening.  We know essentially all the recruits that are being seen and who the coaches really want. I don't think they will just bring one on for the sake of bringing someone on, though the surprise ones are always exciting.

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

Fact.  I have no idea why everyone is so down on him.  Yes the incoming guys have talent.  But this guy played a whole year of college ball.  He played fairly well for a true freshman.  There is no way in my mind he gets surplanted to start the season.

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

Fact. Iowa.

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

I'll go with Fact to make this a little bit happier.  I think Michigan has probably the best odds of any team in the Big Ten (especially as OSU can't go), but I would probably take the field if it was Michigan or the field.  I think they need to win the B1G to do it, and that is no easy task with only 1 winner now rather than co-champs.

Felix.M.Blue

January 22nd, 2012 at 10:01 AM ^

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

With Stacey going to Cincy I doubt it, I really don't think they do anyway. I think they get Grant and Garnett and that is it.

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

I don't think so, can't see him improving enough in the passing game and with the emergence of Fitz we will hopefully see more "Manball" next season with Denard just being happy winning football games. Devin plays more in the blowouts and still gets a few series here and there won't help Denard's cause either.

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

With Stacey leaving and I don't think Diamond will be in this class I don't think so.

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

I think he will, I expect alot from him next year

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

I don't think so, I don't think they deserve that rating just yet and that is fine with me

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

Doubt it, they seldom give that award to the best teams, they usually give it to someone lower down on the totem pole.

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

Doubt it, too many big names in the next class that are looking good.

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

I could see that but I also see him spliting time and or getting replaced later. I don't know I could also see him being moved to back up Demens as well.

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

No. I don't want one either. I want it to be every other year or every few years. It should be a special thing. And I don't want it to be against ND every time either. Hopefully there will be some variety.

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

It will be tougher to get an at-large bid next year but the B10 Championship is there for the taking. By the time the B10 season rolls around Michigan will be battle tested and ready for the B10. I think they can win it especially with Wisc QB situation. Now that Hoke is here, Michigan matches up much better against Wisc anyway.

OMG Shirtless

January 22nd, 2012 at 10:21 AM ^

Due to the fact that I criticize 90% of Mr. Yost's posts, I have to point out that this is actually a good thread.  I really thought this was going to be another updated depth chart now that Caleb Stacey has decommitted.

elaydin

January 22nd, 2012 at 12:36 PM ^

 

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

False, but close.  Not after the Stacey decommit.

 

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

True

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

False. 6.

 

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

False.  I'll go with Ball and Bell, though it could be close.  

 

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

False

 

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

False.  He might never win it again.  This usually goes to a coach that exceeds expectations.  Michigan's expectations should be pretty high for a while.

 

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

False.... though the mgoblog radar is pretty good, so it's hard to sneak someone in.

 

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

False

 

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

I think the Big Ten still has the no night game in November rule... but I'm sure Brandon will be tempted to have MSU at night.

 

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

Tough one.  WIth PSU on the decline, and OSU banned, there are only 4 teams for 2 potential BCS spots... on the other hand, the schedule is pretty tough... I'll go true.  

michfan6060

January 22nd, 2012 at 2:38 PM ^

1. Michigan will sign 28 players in the 2012 class

Fiction. I think we add Grant, Garnett, and a sleeper.

2. Denard Robinson will be invited to NYC for the 2012 Heisman Trophy ceremony

Fiction. Fitz takes on an even greater role and the loss of Hemingway will not help Denard in jump ball situations.

3. Michigan will sign 7 offensive linemen in the 2012 class

Fiction. We will have Bars, Braden, Garnett, Kalis, and Magnuson.

4. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish next season as a 1st Team All-Big Ten player

Fiction. Ball will be first team. I'll say Fitz is second team.

5. Michigan will open the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 5

Fiction. Probably around 8th.

6. Brady Hoke will repeat as B1G Coach of the Year

Fiction I think Fitzgerald will win. Hoke will be worthy, but do to higher expectations won't win.

7. Michigan will sign a "sleeper" prospect that is currently not on the public radar

Fact.

8. Desmond Morgan will open the 2012 as the starter at WLB

Fact, but he will lose it to Poole or Ross before the halfway point of the year.

9. Michigan will play a night game at home next season

Fiction won't play MSU at night and no other game is worthy.

10. The Wolverines will return to a BCS Game

Fact. We will play in the Rose Bowl.