It is good (only the exact opposite of good) to see that losing to a 1-AA team two years ago and suffering through last year has done nothing to dampen our collective hubris.
After a series of truly blah opening games - that we lost - we now are unhappy with a reasonably good team from a BCS conference as our opener? We're too good for that? When did this happen?
And why do we think an Oklahoma or Texas or Auburn or whatever other big name team you want to insert here would even consider playing a September roadie on (relatively) short notice in Ann Arbor? Sure, it'd be cool to see it happen but it also would be cool to live in a magic world with buildings made out of chocolate and gummy bears. However, when you come back from never-never world and into this real one, it is hard to see this is anything other than a decent opponent.
We have a chance to be a good team next year. But playing a top tier team to start things off, and losing that game, would only propel us downward (which happened last year with Utah - we win that game and build some momentum and it's an entirely different season).
Finally, we are talking about opening day of the football season. You're really going to have a hard time getting pumped for the game because the opponent doesn't stimulate your sensitive parts? Come on. It could be the Flying Sturgeon of Upper Huron Tech and it still should get you pumped. If you aren't the type of fan to get fired up for game one, or any game, because of a "meh" opponent, then how do you manage to be the type of fan to read blogs and post on message boards in July?
Fade to Blue.