By the clock it's gameday eve, and I've just returned from dollar beer nights at Packard Pub, Ann Arbor's newest watering hole. Slightly faded, but still fired up for what I am hoping will be a great weekend. Anyway, I've got some thoughts on the season I thought I'd share with you, in no particular order, and without any grammar checking....
1) Tate Forcier will start Saturday.
For now, this position is about experience. There's a place for Denard and Devin in this offense. Both will certainly play. As the season goes on, depending on our level of success, Denard may start, but Saturday's first series's belong to Tate....until he transfers that is.
2) The defense will be better than last year
That isn't necessarily saying that the defense itself is going to be better, but by virtue of the offense being improved i.e. less 3 and outs, less turnovers, etc., the defense, at least on paper and on the scoreboard, will be better.
3) Michigan will rank in the top 10 in the nation in scoring offense
And they're going to need to.
4) Michigan will beat Michigan State or Ohio State...or both.
Win or lose, I expect us to be competitive in both of these contests.
5) Michigan will start the season 6-0.
Big East bullshit, Brian Kelly's initial offering, FCS, BGSU, @ the Hoosiers, Little Brother
All no problem. See you at homecoming, Hawkeyes.
6) The leading rusher on the team will be Michael Shaw
Anybody else want to relay the "inside information" that Vinny Smith is still limping to me? I think my mom called to tell me about it this afternoon. I mean, everybody still says he's gonna play. He's probably gonna play. I just think the newly eligible Shaw is gonna play better.
7) People are going to sneak booze into those suites.
Rules be damned. If I just dropped a quarter of a million on three years of football games, your gonna have to have a gun....a big gun...to stop me from rolling in with a couple bottles of Belvedere.
8 ) Rich Rodriguez will receive a contract extension after the Wisconsin game, going into Ohio State week.
As I've stated before, they're no going to have him in limbo...that's bad for recruiting. They'll tack a year or two on to his current deal, right before OSU...because timing is everything
9) Michigan will play in the Alamo Bowl
See you in San Antonio.
10) Brock Mealer will walk to the 50 yard line and touch the GO BLUE banner.
And you will choke back tears.
There's a game tomorrow.