Michigan at Notre Dame
Vulnerable defenses mean a shootout is in store when Michigan visits Notre Dame in Week 2.
Michigan offense vs. Notre Dame defense
• QB Denard Robinson is not yet operating coach Rich Rodriguez's triple-option offense as seamlessly as Pat White once did at West Virginia, but Robinson is catching up in a hurry. In the triple-option, Robinson has an option to hand off to the running back inside, keep the ball and run it himself, or swing the ball out to a wide receiver on the perimeter if a defensive back comes crashing off the edge. Robinson now knows exactly what he's reading and is reacting rather than thinking (or sometimes even guessing). The game is slowing down in his mind, which is allowing him to play faster.