11-2 record in 2006: It's all in how you look at it
Michigan won eleven (11) games (and lost two) this season which is only the fourth time since 1906 that the Wolverines have won as many as eleven games in a season. The other years since 1906 that Michigan teams accomplished the feat of winning as many as eleven game in a season were: 1971 (11-1); 1986 (11-2); and 1997 (12-0). Thus, it is a rare and special feat for a team to accomplish. Nevertheless, many Wolverine fans are disgruntled as Michigan ended this season on a two game losing streak. Although the final two games of the 2006 season made for a bitter ending, the 2006 season as a whole stacks up favorably when compared to other seasons in the annals of Michigan Football history. Despite the devastating setbacks at the end, this team accomplished a lot this year and the players should hold their heads up high. The sub-standard performances that led to defeats in the final two games will serve as great motivation during off-season workouts much as "5 losses" served as motivation this past off-season. I expect the players will come back even hungrier and more determined next year and ready to finish the job of winning the National Championship! Go Blue!