The University of Michigan Wolverines football program is one of the best and most respected in the country. Despite the recent failure to make a bowl game, the program ranks #1 in overall win percentage and has the most wins of all time, and previously had reached the most consecutive bowl games (33 games). The tradition and excellence of the Wolverines is incredible and has produced great coaches and players over the years. Legends like Bo Schembechler to a heisman trophy winner like Charles Woodson have set the the bar high for future success. The rivalry with the Buckeyes of Ohio State is the greatest in the country, as both schools have developed a hatred for eachother, as well as mutual respect.
In 2007, Lloyd Carr resigned. The following season, Rich Rodriguez, who coached the West Virginia Mountaineers, took over for the Wolverines. In his first season with Michigan, Rodriguez went 3-9, the worst record of all time at Michigan. In the 09 season, he is 5-5, while upsetting Notre Dame in the second week. Starting out 4-0 with a national rank in the top 25 was ipressive, but Rodriguez is 1-5 since. Despite the recent failure, Michigan has improved in Rich's second year and is hoping to make a bowl game. Michigan's football program has one of the most impressive resumes, and in the words of Bo Schembechler: "Those who stay will be Champions".