I painfully watched the replay of that game on the Big Ten Network last night. The game sums up the Lloyd Carr years. The man could really assemble a team, but you just never felt that even with all that talent, they could win it all in a BCS type setting. One game, against comparable talent, for all the marbles. Watch the game. You are filled with fear that somehow Lloyd will figure out a way to come up just short, and I KNOW it's a replay and they win! The roster is just sick. Other than the Miami Hurricanes in 2001-2, I would argue that nobody has had more talent on a team. Seriously...
Henne, Hart, Edwards, Avant, Breaston, Branch, Crable, Long, Hall, Harris, Woodley, Woods, Watson, Burgess, Mundy.
We talk about the "big games" Michigan should win? Michigan lost to ND, Texas and Ohio State. You can argue that those were the 3 biggest games of the year. OSU was not rated. An unranked, 6-6 ND team. They gave Texas the game. They barely beat San Diego State, Minnesota and Purdue. Teams, as people on this board have said, we should always beat.
In watching that MSU game, if you could not use the internet, could you even name a player on the MSU roster who was worth noting? How in the hell is Michigan behind 27-10? Also, admit it or not, the game was determined on an offensive pass interference call (against MSU) that was on the opposite side of the field. Wow!
For me, reliving that game was not an instant classic, but more of an instant heartache. It conjures up what should have been. I like Brady Hoke. I believe everyone deserves a chance and I hope he excels. I love his passion for UM. I just hope he lives up to the expectations of those who believe M should compete for a title. A National Title. I'm sick of hearing about the SEC.