"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
The coaches know the fans all too well. They hear the stock broker telling him what he "should" have done on this play or that. They will hear the plumber telling him what a great job they are doing. They hear both sides of a love that cant please anyone all the time.Yet they keep their faith in what they are doing even when "some" question it.Why and how can they do this? Easy,they see what we cant. The bigger picture,the future and all the possibilities that come with it.
Outsiders will laugh and mock when they see a champion laying broken and bleeding. They come from all over to pronounce the death of a once great champion hoping that he really is dead and buried. what they dont realize is that champion just had to stop and adjust his plan.As the outsiders leave to dream of taking that champions place,they dont realize he is calling on something the others dont have....heart. The heart of the players and coaches that give everything they have to make something work that others doubt. The heart of a tradtion that the beats can be felt throughout practice fields and into the locker rooms. most of important the hearts of the fans that never turn their back even when they are down. The fans that know that something special is coming closer by the day. the fans that see 'kids" from all over coming to be apart of a champion when others would rather bury something that isnt even dead yet.
The day of a champions rise is near.Will you be cheering or will you be one of those still throwing dirt?
I know there has been some talk about the spring game so far. I would just like to see what if anything has been planned with some of us fans? The last time I was at a spring game in 2002 there wasnt very many fans there and it was "ok". I know the weather can be bad in early April but I want to start turning UM's spring game into events like they are at other schools. Not only would it be alot more fun for us but think about how pumped the players,recruits and coaches would be seeing all of us and having a great time!
I know me and my buckeye fan girlfriend(dont worry she's cool) will be there and I WILL be tailgating before and after the game. So please come and all of you are more than welcome to come and hang out(drinking,playing games and music) with us as I show my love for the maize and blue!!! If anyone else is planning on tailgating or whatever we all should try and get together to have one giant party and have a great time doing what we all love,talking Michigan football! If anyone has any ideas on how to make the day better I'm open for anything. I dont know my way around Ann Arbor that great but we plan on heading downtown that night for some great food and drinks.
I hope to see all of you there to help show my girl how Michigan does it! She is looking forward to her first trip to the Big House and even though she's a buckeye I know with our fans she will love it! GO BLUE!!!!