Time for my annual UM football predictions. Sure, I’m the “basketball guy” at UMGoBlue.com, but I’m also a big football fan, and I’ve been going to UM games since 1974.
Last season, I did a terrible job at predicting the games. I thought we’d go 10-2, and we were a miserable 7-6.
So, how is Michigan going to do this season? I’m thinking “better than last season”. Instead of breaking the season down game-by-game, I think it’s really simple: UM is playing 3 really tough games (Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Ohio State) on the road, and I don’t think they’ll win any of them. I think they’ll win the other 9 games. So, 9-3 (6-2 in the Big Ten).
That should be good enough for 3rd place in the new East division of the Big Ten. It might be good enough for a good New Year’s Day bowl game, though probably not a BCS game.