The Michigan football schedule 2010 has already yielded big results. Now, the Michigan football schedule 2010 looks easy for a while, yet Michigan football knows not to take anything lightly now. In the last few years, matchups against seemingly overwhelmed opponents have become quite difficult, even in the Big House. In addition, even big starts in September have been mirages, leading to even more turmoil in Ann Arbor. Nevertheless, fans can dare to hope that the Michigan football schedule 2010 looks less daunting now.
The Wolverines had two big obstacles to overcome in their opening weeks. First, they had to beat Big East contender Connecticut at the renovated Big House, and overcome an offseason of bad headlines. After that, they had to go to Notre Dame and beat their rebuilding arch rivals. Thanks to Denard Robinson, the Wolverines accomplished both tasks.
Today, the Michigan football schedule 2010 appears to give the Wolverines a break, as they take on FCS program Massachusetts at the Big House. However, the Wolverines have lost to FCS powerhouses at home before, as they have been stuck in traction since the Appalachian State loss a few years ago. Indeed, the Minutemen got off to a 3-0 lead early, although the Wolverines just went ahead on a Michael Shaw touchdown run.
Fans expect Denard Robinson to continue his record setting start, and push the Wolverines to 3-0. Thanks to Robinson, the Michigan football schedule 2010 now has national implications, as well as Heisman Trophy implications as well.
After today’s game, the Wolverines get another seemingly easy matchup against Bowling Green at home. Following that, the Michigan football schedule 2010 will presumably get difficult again, as the Big Ten portion begins. But the Wolverines should be favored at Indiana on October 2, before hosting Michigan State and Iowa on October 9 and 16.
Wolverine fans are anxious to declare that they have returned to power, but they have been burned before. After a last second win over Notre Dame last year, the team appeared back on track, yet everything fell apart when the Big Ten schedule began. It only yielded a 5-7 season, which put coach Rich Rodriguez on the hot seat.
Hopes that the Michigan football schedule 2010 will be different ride on Robinson, as he is the x-factor they didn’t have last season. He has already put the Wolverines back in the top 25, and challenged Ohio State’s Terrelle Pyror on the top of the Heisman polls. But after dominating Notre Dame, Robinson must work even harder to prove that he, and the Wolverines, are no fluke.
Before they can do any of that, the Michigan football team must stick to the schedule at hand. Today, that includes Massachusetts, as the Wolverines look to subdue any early Appalachian State flashbacks.
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