Posted August 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
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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