the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
Where's My Straightjacket
I told jamiemac this evening that I didn't have time for a post to my blog. Given that I have exactly none so far this year, that is stunning news. However, after rereading several Internet previews of Michigan, I got irritated and banged out some insanity. Due to a couple graphics, I reproduce a paragraph here as a tease.
The Bears are obviously fixated on Michigan’s denuded offensive line and walk-on quarterback, areas of concern, certainly. But let’s put Lloyd Carr back at the helm and add back Ryan Mallett and Justin Boren along with one or two other beefalo lineman who threw in the towel after their third Barwis sprint. SI and others would then be typically Bullish on Michigan, citing their seasoned defense and five-star QB before bestowing a top 25 ranking on the Wolverines. Excuse me? Boren, Mallett and Lloyd Carr do not elevate this current squad from 54th to the top 25. Yet, in the Lloyd Carr version of 2008, pundits would place Michigan in a more traditional pre-season slot citing better athletes, a stout defense and the simple fact that the schedule features largely inferior competition. They would grumble and mumble that Michigan is overrated, but they would never drop them down amongst the unwashed.