2012 Michigan Team Already Overrated

This post refers to espn.go.com

Mark Schlabach’s “Way Too Early” 2012 top 25:

11. Michigan Wolverines: […] The Wolverines will have to replace several key linemen — center David Molk, offensive tackle Mark Huyge, and defensive tackles Mike Martin and Will Heininger — but most of their key skill players are coming back. Quarterback Denard Robinson made good strides in offensive coordinator Al Borges’ balanced attack, and defensive coordinator Greg Mattison rebuilt one of the country’s worst defenses from 2010. Michigan opens the season against Alabama in Arlington, Texas, and plays true road games at Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State.

I say this as a huge Michigan fan, this is way too high. I have already made the (insane) prediction to some people that Denard Robinson will not be the starting QB next season, but my pessimism doesn’t stop there.

I am predicting lofty expectations before Alabama blows the doors off them, and an 8-4 season follows.