Last season's record: 7-6
Returning starters/letterwinners: 17/55
Key losses: OG Steve Schilling, LB Jonas Mouton (2nd Team All B1G), OT Perry Dorrestein
Key returnees: QB Denard Robinson (B1G Offensive POY), DT Mike Martin (2nd Team All B1G), OC Dave Molk (1st team All B1G)
Best games: Nov. 26 Ohio State, Oct. 15 at Michigan State, Sept. 10 Notre Dame
Projected finish: 8-4
2011 Outlook: On offense, Michigan has the 2010 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in Denard Robinson but a new pro-style system. On defense Michigan has brought in highly regarded coordinator Greg Mattison from the Baltimore Ravens to bring the Wolverines D back to respectability after finishing dead-last in the league in most categories last season. With 17 returning starters and a new head coach in Brady Hoke, Michigan should be able to show improvement over the 7-6 2010 record that ended Rich Rodriguez's stint in Ann Arbor.
The Michigan Insider Top Stories
Speight connects with refugees in RomeMeeting with refugees from war-torn countries puts life into perspective for Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight.
The Michigan Insider9:56 AM
Preview: TMI heads to RomeThe Michigan Insider heads to Rome, Italy to follow the Michigan football team as they immerse themselves in the Italian culture and, of course, football.
The Michigan Insider8:21 AM
Bredeson looking to 'explore' SpainWatch: Michigan's Ben Bredeson is looking forward to exploring Spain on his study abroad trip next month.
The Michigan Insider7:45 AM
Watch - Wangler previews Iceland tripWatch - Michigan LB Jared Wangler discusses his upcoming trip to Iceland, where he'll writing about fairytales.
The Michigan InsiderYesterday at 4:11 PM
2019 RB Chambers gives U-M visit high praiseOne of the Peach State’s top tailbacks in Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity 2019 running back Steele Chambers recaps his recent visit to Michigan
The Michigan InsiderYesterday at 12:25 PM