WolverineNation mailbag 

November, 21, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Thursday is a day that we get to spend being thankful (though we should every day). I, for one, am thankful that my dad is a mastermind with turkeys. I'm thankful that the snow has held off as long as it has. And, I'm thankful for the questions people send in for the weekly Michigan mailbag. Since we won't be having a chat tomorrow, I decided to answer four! (I know, you're thankful now, too.)

Next week Mike will take care of the mailbag so send your questions to michaelrothsteinespn@gmail.com or tweet him @mikerothstein. But now, on to this week's Q&A. 1) Mr. Teeter via Twitter: If the current Michigan team started playing week two, what would its record be?

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Kevin Jairaj/US PresswireMichigan is a much different team than the one that got routed by Alabama in the season opener.
A: Michigan's only losses since week two came from Notre Dame and Nebraska. If the Wolverines replayed Notre Dame with this situation, do they win? Maybe. Do they beat Nebraska? Probably. But that would've given Urban Meyer and Ohio State a lot more time to game plan for this scheme and how to better play against it. I'd say for most fans, they'd take two earlier losses to Notre Dame and Nebraska if it helps them beat Ohio State, no?
Michigan C Cites Concussions In Decision To Quit
Joe Schad discusses how concussions and a concern over long-term health have helped Michigan center Jack Miller decide not to play football his senior year.