Bruce Feldman has the toughest college football schedules of 2012, including Michigan:
Year Two for Brady Hoke begins against the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide in Arlington, Texas. Good luck with that one. The Wolverines then don’t have much time to bounce back after dealing with such a punishing opponent since they get Air Force in Week Two. The Falcons are always a headache to prepare, coming off a game Alabama figures to make them that much more of a problem. The easiest match-up of the season comes in Week Three against UMASS, which is transitioning into becoming a MAC team. Then, the Wolverines visit Notre Dame to wrap up a brutal non-conference slate. In Big Ten play, they have two ominous road trips: to Nebraska (which comes the week after playing rival Michigan State) and then the finale at Ohio State.
I have been saying for a while that this was going to be a tough season for the Wolverines. I expect their record to drop even though their offense should be better.
It’s a good list, but there are only a couple of top 25 teams on it, meaning that the best teams luck out a bit.
(via Solid Verbal)