The other day a writer, well actually a few writers said some not so nice things about our new football coach or the state of the new program. I, E-man, am quite pleased with the hire. I do not mind playing the devils advocate about the hire or the controlled opposition as to the gameplan. But I am fully onboard, no turncoat here folks. I do however feel the Michigan fanbase when it comes to Michigan Football is at odds with each other. A very confused bunch we are at this moment. Losing will do that. From writers to bloggers and on you go, confusion. In the bickering, Buckstache, Sparty and the irrereverant Domers are having their collective moments of fun. But these will be short lived. I will offer up three reasons why:
1. I saw a well coached team out there Saturday from a fundamental level. I did not always see execution but what I did see was very promising. For a first game, whether home or away it was very promising in spite of the outcome. When you have that level of coaching for the players, it's like having an amazing marinade for a good barbeque. Except the knowledge you marinade your players in enables them to eat other people teams. So if you opposing fans start to smell something burning in the next couple of weeks to a year, it's your team getting cooked. So laugh now. Seriously Michigan is going to be there. If you watch film for fun of college football there were some very promising events that happened for Michigan last Saturday.
2. Not suprisingly Rich Rodriguez, his family and staff have their core values firmly in tact. You can call them family values if you are so inclined. He wanted Michigan when others balked or walked. We'll gladly take Rich here and keep him thank you very much.
3. The energy is up and it will continue to rise. You can't keep a good program down forever. There is way to much going on here. Michigan football wins out. Sorry to say it to you other programs. There's been so many players and coaches over the years. The maize and blue are still dominant. This will not change.
So I will leave a quote from one of my favorite movies(Uh-oh) Hoosiers.
12:12: "Look mister, there's two kinds of dumb ... the guy that gets naked and runs out in the snow and barks at the moon, and the guy who does the same thing in my living room. The first one don't matter, and the second one you're kinda forced to deal with."
(Yup, it's That Guy from "Major League" trying to stage a coup d'etat with Coach Dale's first practice! Leave the ball, will ya, George?)
12:14: "Let's see what kind of hand I've been dealt here."
(Here's the hand, Coach: Seven players on your team, 64 kids in the whole school, and your best player is MIA. Also, everyone in the town already hates you. Good luck.)
Is the cupboard really that bare at Michigan? We may never know because we are adjusting to a new style. After game one certain members of the media basically said the same thing to Coach Rodriguez as George said in Hoosiers. We do not need anymore of that now.
So to close, as a fanbase we could lighten up some to our coach. Me included. I am slowly seeing the pieces of the puzzle coming together. Negative energy is not needed here anymore. We will struggle but who cares. Let's enjoy the struggles, because they will soon be gone.