There is a waiting list for Michigan season tickets for the first time in more than five years, the mood among Wolverines fans is high, and pleated khaki pants are big fashion statement again.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has taken over a sagging program that went 5-7 last season and has generally struggled since 2008.
Harbaugh, on the Big Ten spring conference Thursday, said he doesn't intend to try to temper fan expectations at Michigan.
"Fans have a constitutional right to expect success and have high expectations," Harbaugh said. "Players, coaches, staff -- we all have the high expectations, too. We have really high expectations for this week's workouts and continuing to get stronger, faster better."