So naturally – its expectations as a program are to win next year, right?
Although, their climb back to college football immortality seems like a steep curve coming off a 5-7 season in 2014. Or is it?
According to offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, Michigan can win – and win now – but it’s going to take some work.
“Just take it day by day to get in the right position to be successful,” Drevno said. “That’s the key thing.
“I wouldn’t be in this profession not to win. I know we’re going to win. But we got work ahead of us. We’re day two spring ball. It’s a slow burn man, I’m feeling it.”
Drevno’s enthusiasm is only after two days of spring practice. But positive nevertheless, as continue to talk about the positivity from his group of kids.
“These kids are great kids,” Drevno said. “They got a want to. They want to be taught. They want to be coached. They want to be demanded on. You couldn’t ask for anything better. There is nobody resistant in what we are doing.”
And his enthusiasm didn’t stop there, as he raved Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh -- also a close friend – on what he demands from him as a coach.
“He demands a lot from me, but in a good way,” Drevno said. “He is never demeaning to you. But he brings he brings the best out of you to compete at the highest level. We walk on this field to be the best at your craft. We want people to emulate what you do. And he’s – competitive. He always thinks outside the box. He’s very creative.
“He’s the smartest man I have ever bee n around. He’s unique in a great way. He’s got some unbelievable DNA. I have never been around a guy like this.”
Michigan plays its annual spring game on April 4.