For me, Michigan is pretty much right on expectations. They have not disappointed or exceeded expectations. Prior to the season, I saw UM as a young and inexperienced but talented team that would have to replace 3 starters and the bulk of their scoring. They may start out struggling, but should improve during the year and be pretty good by year end. We would have better depth. I thought we could finish 5th or better in the B1G, go 2-1 in Maui, lose to UNC and make the tournament.
At this point, I don’t see 5 B1G teams that are defiantly better than us. Our bench has been deeper and better than last year. Matthews, Wagner, Rahk, Teske, Poole, Simpson, Livers, Watson and Brooks have all met or exceeded expectations. Only Robinson and Simmons have played below what I thought they would. UM is still in a good position to accomplish all that I thought they could.