Michael Rothstein writes in his Front Four keys to the game that Michigan just be strong at the point of attack against Alabama's run game.
Recruits say Michigan and Alabama have remarkably similar sales pitches. The key difference is pitchmen Brady Hoke and Nick Saban.
Alabama is the favorite against Michigan, but the Wolverines and their recruiting will benefit from the competition and national exposure of the neutral site game
Michigan's torrid recruiting start has the Wolverines in contention for the No. 1 recruiting class, but plenty of schools will challenge Michigan for that title.
Michigan commits were surprised by the ease with which Alabama routed their team, but it didn't seem to have any major effect.