Michigan Football’s nonconference schedule ranked one of the easiest in the NCAA.


Michigan Football’s nonconference schedule is so easy since they play FBS teams where their fans should stop trying to back up the franchise.

On Saturday, Colorado State will be Michigan’s home opponent to start the 2022 campaign (Sep. 3). The Wolverines will remain in Ann Arbor for the remainder of the month, hosting Connecticut and Hawaii before starting Big Ten action. Andrew Kahn said, “These three teams each had a cumulative record of 10-27, which led to the hiring of new coaches.” Shows the low difficulty of their schedule.

Way back in 2013, Michigan and UCLA announced a home-and-home series. The first game would have taken place Sep. 10 in Ann Arbor, with a second matchup in Los Angeles next year. Chris Low said, “Instead, Michigan paid $1.5 million to get out of the contract, presumably because it couldn’t afford to lose the home game — and the ticket and concession money that comes with it — next year.” Michigan replaced UCLA with Hawaii (this year) and East Carolina (next year).

The counterclaim doesn’t take anything away from the fact Michigan has one of the easiest NCAAF schedules this year as a top 10 ranked team. I don’t understand how this is fair for rival teams like Ohio State who play #5 Ranked Notre Dame to start off the season Saturday. Michigan’s franchise is so one-sided, such as their mainly a basketball school despite their “success” in the Big Ten last year. Pat Forde said, “If strength of schedule matters more than brand name, there should be no reason to rank the Wolverines highly before October.”

In the future, do not rank teams like Michigan who are all about their money, and brand name a Top-10 Preseason team if they’re going to “force” the NCAA to give them games against terrible teams.