Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/1/12
The Wolverines Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech is reason for optimism, especially considering that it came in the first year of what many U of M fans hope is a long and illustrious tenure for head coach Brady Hoke. But it would be premature to say that Michigan is now ready to compete for national championships on a yearly basis. (guest post from Christopher Johnson, Big Ten or Bust.com) Yet unlike the previous three years, in which wolverines’ fans despaired over the failed Rich Rod experiment, the Maize and Blue appear to be trending upward. An 11-2 season was a good start, but Hoke has continued to impress by assembling what appears to be one of the nation’s top recruiting classes. Scoring points hasn’t been the problem in recent years in Ann Arbor. While Greg Mattison completely transformed the Wolverines’ defense this year, there still remains a lack of elite talent on that side of the ball. Hoke has addressed the deficiency: seven of Michigan’s top nine prospects in this ...
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