The game Saturday was fun to watch. A.) It was a win B.) They played 4 quarters C.) They were very disciplined overall.
When RR was hired I kind of looked at him like he was a little slippery and more of a flashy guy than a General type guy. (if you know what I am saying) I wanted Les as I thought he was a perfect "Michigan" coach. I was not upset with the RR hire but very skeptical. Then all the junk came out through the spring, the season started with....um.....437 turnovers through the first 3 games. (give or take 3 or 4, I did not look up the stats) Butler throws a haymaker...etc etc. I really was still on the RR train but thinking way back in my mind that this could de-rail FAST. I never thought that we would sink to MSU depths, but thought that this was truly a culture change for the UM program.
Amidst all of that junk the first few weeks, I did notice a couple things. I noticed that the ball carrier for UM ALWAYS handed the ball to the officials. I noticed that when the opposing D jumped offsides, our O-line stood still to show that they were not in the wrong. I noticed all the downfield blocking. I noticed the hustle on and off the field. Things that were good, but did not immediately translate into wins.
When I realized what was going on with those little things, I told myself right then and there that we would be okay. We would rise again and we would do it quicker than most think. These are the little things of the foundation of success. Some of you probably have noticed these things too. Watch Brian's latest entry with the hilights from the Historian guy. You will see what I mean. It is very clear on a couple plays for sure.
RR has this team coming around. He is more of a General than I gave him credit for. I AM NOT CLAIMING VICTORY OVER ALL yet, but good things are happening. Good things that you will never read about in the "real" media.