Offense faces questions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Little Brown Jug is in play Saturday, and the last time it was, Michigan played its most complete game of the season here, shutting out Minnesota 58-0 in 2011.

The Gophers entered that game with a starting quarterback questionable to play -- sound familiar, Michigan? -- and a somewhat inexperienced backup. But the difference between that Minnesota team and this Michigan team is that the Wolverines have been putting together a good season, and indications are that Denard Robinson will suit up Saturday.

That, of course, is one of the key factors for Michigan's success in Minnesota in this week's Front Four.