Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Michigan's football team has restored some of its lost luster. Brady Hoke's leadership, Denard Robinson's talent and an improved defense helped the Wolverines cap a comeback season with an 11th win in the Sugar Bowl. It starts this season with high expectations after winning a BCS bowl for the first time since 2000. Hoke enters his second season in charge of college football's winningest program insisting last year was a failure because the Wolverines didn't win the Big Ten championship, extending a drought that stretches to 2004. Michigan opens the season Sept. 1 against defending national champion Alabama at Cowboys Stadium. --- Follow Larry Lage on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/larrylage
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