Brady Hoke and the players feel like the bye week before the start of the conference season has been of huge benefit.
Michigan looked shaky offensively for much of the game against Notre Dame, but the defense and even the offensive line late showed some positive signs heading into Big Ten play.
Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson came up big against Notre Dame early in his career, but called his senior performance against the Irish "the worst game of my career."
Without their best cover corner, the Wolverines look to regroup in the secondary, and defensive coordinator Greg Mattison wants to see one player emerge.
The first night game in Michigan history turned into a magical night, a 17-point comeback in the final quarter to beat Notre Dame. The Wolverines reflect on the big night in the Big House.
The Michigan Wolverines defeated UMass by 50 points, but they weren't all that satisfied with their progress, especially on the offensive and defensive lines.
Athletic director Dave Brandon confirmed a night game for Michigan in 2013, and it looks like it could be Notre Dame again.
It was all set up for another last-second, Notre Dame-like finish for the Wolverines. But Michigan fell just short this time around.
Michigan added numbers to its helmets for the throwback look against Notre Dame, and the players liked it so much the team has kept them.
The Wolverines pulled off some late-night magic behind Denard Robinson to stun the Irish.
As bad as the receiving corps was in the first half was as good as it was in the second half, helping Michigan shock Notre Dame.
The Michigan defensive line was bruised and battered, but it came up with key plays when it mattered most.
WolverineNation catches up with former OLB Mike Elston, who now coaches the defensive line for Notre Dame.
Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd had his way with Michigan in the first half, but the Wolverines slowed him just enough in the second half.
WolverineNation's countdown of the top five Michigan-Notre Dame games culminates at No. 1, the 1991 game best remembered for "The Catch."
WolverineNation's countdown of the top five Michigan-Notre Dame games moves on to No. 2, the 1986 thriller which propelled a Rose Bowl run.