Mike Lantry, 1972
Capital one Michigan or Fiesta WVU
As well as we moved the ball against the Gators, with 4 turnovers, we would not have beaten WVU. If we hold on to the ball, it would have been a helluva a game, but with 4 TOs, we probably get drubbed. Remember, Florida was an average team last year, with a final ranking around ours. WVU was a top 5 team.
of course, WVU would not have been playing a home game.
That would be quite the game if so.
3-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust aficionados need not apply.
It just seems to me that our former coaching staff would have looked at WVU as a gimick offense and a defense that we can push around. We would have run Hart behind Long 50 times, and our predictability would have been our undoing.
I doubt that there were many teams out there other than some SEC powers that would have led us to taking the training wheels off.
That was the most bitter sweet game of Michigan football I can remember. It was great seeing the boys really light up a team that the media gave us no chance in hell of beating. But it was so painful seeing what could have been if our coaching staff believed that every game was at risk and played to win not just crush the opponents with the Winged Helmets and the Victors.