"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."
So, I'm innocently fast forwarding through most of the Michigan-Michigan State hockey game, trying to assign blame and credit. When I stop right before the second State goal, the play-by-play guy says this, verbatim:
When we got done [talking to Jack Johnson, Sr.] he said "my son will be here for at least two years at Michigan, you can be sure of that."
I've heard that from a second source who also had talked with Johnson, Sr., though the timeframe was not expressed so explicitly. Now I know we've been burned before, but I'm just saying. Just sayin'. Tentative yay!
By the way, the two-minute crosschecking penalty was definitely a hit from behind into the boards and should have been five and a game. But y'all probably knew that.