No other team in the country can boast of having played the top three teams in the AP poll this season, but now it's a matter of what Michgain learned from losing in each of those three games.
The Wolverines won for the first time on the road on Saturday, and they did in convincingly in their Big Ten opener.
Brady Hoke and the players feel like the bye week before the start of the conference season has been of huge benefit.
Denard Robinson will need help in the run game as Michigan gets closer to conference play
Michigan bounced back to beat Air Force, albeit without the progress the Wolverines had hoped for.
Michigan's first conference title since 1985-86 is even more impressive considering the depth and quality of the Big Ten, which is regarded as the nation's top conference.
Michigan faces Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with a chance to test itself in a true road atmosphere.
While the Wolverines were bouncing back and routing Purdue, Michigan State was getting crushed at Nebraska. It's a three-way race in the Legends Division.
When Brady Hoke speaks, people listen. They're just not sure what they're getting out of the coach.
Brady Hoke sees his team getting on the right track toward competing for a Big Ten title.
For the third year in a row Michigan enters Big Ten play unbeaten. It has meant little the past two years in conference play, where the Wolverines are 4-12.