I hope the play on words in the title doesn't offend the "schadenfreude" poster; I don't mean it that way at all.
Anyway, here are four "fine whines" that I would love to see decanted and disposed of:
1. I'm not sure RR is the right coach for UM.
2. Tate Forcier isn't as good as we thought he was.
3. The spread won't work against better teams.
4. RR doesn't recruit defense.
Why? Here's the short version:
RR needs four and maybe five years to fully restock the cupboard. The team will look a lot different when he has his own fifth-year seniors on it. I'm hoping they start playing well again as early as next year, but will still be patient until he actually has a full team of kids he recruited.
Forcier was great before the injuries; he hasn't been so great playing hurt. It's far too early to write him off.
The spread certainly has worked against UM over the years. Also, there is the matter of the title game last January. For that matter, it worked great against UM on Saturday.
RR recruits defense as hard as anyone. It really isn't his choice that many of the people he recruited on that side of the ball chose to go elsewhere. I'm guessing that the chaos around Shafer last season may have had something to do with this year's class, too.
Anyway, UM will be fine under RR. I wish as much as anyone that it could have started happening last year, but it didn't work out that way. We have really been spoiled as UM fans because we haven't had to go through two years this bad since the 1960's. Maybe it is good for us to go through this crap like every other fanbase in the country has had to. It seperates the die-hard fans from the bandwagon jumpers, and may make us appreciate it even more when we see success again.