There was little question, even before Saturday, Michigan had made significant progress in Brady Hoke’s first season as head football coach.
What was missing from the Wolverines’ resume was a signature victory in the Big Ten.
Not Purdue or Illinois or Minnesota or Northwestern. But a win over one of the conference’s big boys.
Michigan reeled in a big fish Saturday, routing Nebraska at Michigan Stadium, 45-17.
Now the Wolverines, 9-2 overall, are looking at a potential 10-win season that could border on special, given the circumstances of the football program entering 2011, if they beat Ohio State this coming Saturday.