I've been an avid reader of this Blog since last November as I read this blog daily. I appreciate all of the hard work that Brian puts into this blog and the information I read here allows me to be a better educated fan.
One thing that has struck me this year is the loyalty of the Michigan fan base. I have watched every game this year, even though some were painful to watch until the end (e.g. tOSU game today). I do this because I love this team, I love this University, and I love what it stands for. Even when we lose I am still proud of our kids and I know they give 100% each and every game.
With that said, I am ready for a new chapter in the Michigan football story to unfold. I am very optimistic and think we will have a decent (not great) year in 2009 and this will be a stepping stone for things to come. 8-4 or 9-3 are records are very attainable. We have a great core of young players, some dynamic freshman QB's coming in next year (if Forcier can enroll in December I truly believe he will start next year), and I think all of the bad luck is behind us. Look at the injuries we've had this year and the number of turnovers -that can't possibly repeat next year! I still believe RichRod was a great hire and I think sometimes you have to take a few steps back in order to move forward. So to all of the other Michigan fans who read this Blog, stay positive, stay supportive of our team, and remember tomorrow is a new day. Let's sit back and enjoy the rest of the recruiting process and watch RichRod use his snake oil to land some great recruits (Campbell, Jenkins?). Have a great off season and I can't wait for the end of August, 2009 to get here!