Brady Hoke and the players feel like the bye week before the start of the conference season has been of huge benefit.
WolverineNation continues its reviews of each position after the nonconference schedule. The offensive line has struggled in the running game, but it had its best outing against Notre Dame.
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.
Michael Rothstein writes in his Front Four keys to the game that if all else fails the Wolverines should remember that Denard Robinson has worked miracles agaisnt Notre Dame before.
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.
On further review, Michigan's loss to Iowa was as ugly the second time around.
It was all set up for another last-second, Notre Dame-like finish for the Wolverines. But Michigan fell just short this time around.
2013 OL prospect Ethan Pocic is 66, 280 pounds, already has offers from Notre Dame, Michigan State and Wisconsin, and attends the same high school as current Michigan center David Molk. It's fair to say the Wolverines are keeping an eye on him.
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.
Steven Elmer didn't want to be just another big guy who played football, so he set out to find someone who could teach him the nuances of playing the offensive line.
How much fun was it beating Notre Dame at night in front of nearly 115,000? DT Ryan Van Bergen chest-bumped athletic director Dave Brandon.
Jordan Payton, ranked No. 25 nationally among wide receivers, enjoyed his official visit for the night game against Notre Dame and was dazzled by the atmosphere.