If there had never been a Rich Rodriguez Era, and we just went from Lloyd Carr's last season in 2007 to Brady Hoke's in 2011, wouldn't that feel like a very seamless transition?
There's very little question that Brady Hoke has Michigan on their way to being where they were in Lloyd Carr's heyday. But keep in mind, Carr's teams had three or more losses in ten of his thirteen seasons.
The ultimate goal shouldn't be to simply get "back", because "back" wasn't really as great as many may remember. The goal should be more. It should be larger.
Just a good article even if it starts out a little sour sounding.
The expectations will rise quickly. Carr's level of success isn't really what UM fans are looking for. This year feels good because they won a bowl and The Game. That was more than enough coming off the worst stint of football in the history of UM. 4-5 losses next year will take a lot of shine off that new ride. All starts with Bama.