I say yes, if you have Jim Harbaugh waiting to take the job.
Here are some early predictions for 2011 for Michigan. From NationalChamps.net.
Michigan comes into 2011 as the #24 team in the country, here is an analysis.
The good news for coach Rich Rodriguez is that his best season to date in Ann Arbor is upon him. With 18 starters returning, the Wolverines are certainly capable of bettering the seven win regular season they just completed. The obvious source of such a prediction rests with the first quarterback in NCAA history to rush and pass for more than 1,500 yards each in a season. Denard Robinson has what is arguably the quickest first step in football and he will put his talents on the field once again in this his third season wearing the Maize and Blue. Every position on offense is due back minus offensive guard Stephen Schilling. This was a veteran offensive line in 2010. This will be an even more veteran offensive line in 2011. Roy Roundtree will continue to be the prime target in the passing game after posting 63 receptions this season. Everyone knows however, the problems with this team lie on the defensive side. This was the worst team in the Big 10 defending the pass; this was the second to worst team stopping the run. Although eight starters are back, this is still a young group and the growing pains are likely to continue. Injuries forced a ton of freshman to see the field. No one is quite sure if this 3-3-5 alignment will ever stack up in the Big Ten smash mouth style of play so it remains to be seen if defensive coordinator Greg Robinson will choose to continue this schematic nightmare. Face it, if this defense can get just a 50% improvement they are bound to outscore most opponents. With all the skill positions on offense coming back, leaving Michigan out of a Top 25 spot to begin the season would have been a difficult decision. They just have to figure out a way to play better defense against the better teams. The incoming recruiting class will play a major role in the rehabilitation. A few JUCO transfers would not hurt. That really should be the type of desperate approach this coaching staff needs to take on the defensive side. It’s that bad. The offense is that good.
This is from the Sporting News.
What happens at Michigan? Rich Rodriguez’s fate comes first, then a decision on defensive coordinator Greg Robinson (and, likely, his replacement). If UM’s defense can match the Denard Robinson-led offense, it can win the Big Ten.
Michigan football is in an odd situation, they have a coach who has won at every level, but has yet to win the hearts and minds of the Michigan faithful. He clearly isn't stupid but there are warring factions at Michigan. Who is going to unify the tribes? A win against Mississippi State might do it for Rich Rod, unless Harbaugh wants to come home.