So I felt like there was a major swing this spring with Michigan football. First of all, the idea when RichRod came to Michigan that we would have a bunch of fast thugs from the South. Of course, that is completely idiotic but I saw people thinking that and saying that everywhere. It was this idea of the quality of men Coach would bring into the school would not be as pious, etc...That is not the case, in fact, I would say that these recruiting classes, including just the handful of guys for the 2010 class seem like outstanding young men and I'm proud they are playing for us. Barring something crazy, that idea is dead.
Second of all, the guys who didn't "fit" or "buy into" the system are pretty much gone now. They have transferred out or quit the team and the players that have stayed have bought into the system and are ready to make this thing happen. In turn, I almost feel like you can see RichRod and the players look more upbeat and sound positive. Not all the pieces are there yet but they are getting there.
Third, the attention can now turn to football and getting better at it. No more drama. No more Lloyd leftovers. It is spread offense time. It is RichRod time. It is time to master this thing called the spread and work on filling out this defense (secondary/line).
I will be honest, for once as a Michigan fan it feels exciting to actually not just sit at the top all the time looking down at teams...but rebuild and restructure. It is a different time and although winning is nice, that will come. It did before us and it will after.