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Controversies Week: Michigan falls in the final 2006 BCS rankings

While it appears that Jim Harbaugh is finally (slowly) bringing the Michigan football program back to where it needs to be, the past 15 or so years have been a struggle. From The Horror to Rich Rod to the downfall of Brady Hoke and Dave Brandon to The Punt to the current losing streak in The Game...there is no shortage of reasons for why this stretch in Michigan history has been a disaster.

Eras like these do not begin at a single moment, but it is hard to ignore how the 2006 season ended. It may seem like a distant memory to the newest generation of fans, but in a lot of ways, everything the Wolverines have suffered through in recent years can be traced back to the last couple weeks of 2006.