After hearing a few ridiculous, over-the-top, "Fire everybody!" type reactions after the game -- and reading Drew Sharp's column (always a mistake, but I work at a newspaper and couldn't avoid it) -- I was a bit concerned that this mindset had overtaken the Michigan fan base as a whole.
I am greatly relieved to see that most of us, or at least some of us, have been able to maintain our sanity and take this game for what it is: a disappointing loss that probably ends our bowl hopes, but has little long-term significance.
Rodriguez isn't going anywhere, and like I've been explaining to people all day, we all knew this was going to be a rough transition year. Has it been rougher than expected? Sure, the offense has struggled to do much of anything and turnovers have been an obvious problem on a weekly basis. But outside of the pride we all take in the bowl streak, is 4-8 really significantly worse than 6-6?
Let's just keep in mind that RR has had a rough transition -- followed by remarkable success -- at ALL of his previous coaching stops.
Keep up the faith, everybody, and remember that there are other loyal fans who can look at what we are working and understand the struggles we are having, all while looking forward to a brighter future.