EDIT- This post has nothing to do with RR it has to do with being negative about 2011 team because of the score of last years games. That is why I said "I'm Done", but I am sorry I ever included his name, because of it instantly invalidated the rest of my posts and comparisons to other teams. Sorry.
I'm done fighting about Rodriguez, but I've seen this on several different posts and it needs to stop. The total score of a particular game or season has very little relevance to the next season or game. There are so many variables in a game or season that if they played a 7 game series like they do in basketball you would see all sorts of crazy score combinations. Stop using the scores of games this year as a basis for a team's progress next year. Did anybody see the NE-Jets series play out over the course of the season?
Arguments I see.
1. Mich is not close to being good because we lost by wide margins to good teams.
2. This team has no hope because the defense is terrible it'll be another 3 year rebuilding project.
To these people I ask do you not watch college football? It took me 5 minutes of my memory bank to find these. These are the year before seasons before these teams had great success. I'm sure people have many more examples.
07 Alabama loses to Louisiana Monroe at home and unranked Miss St at home on it's way to 6-6. Next year they are undefeated playing in SEC Champ game before they lose to Florida.
09 Mich St- Our own fucking rival come on. Lost to Central and lost to Penn St by 28 and had a defense get torched by Minnesota Wisc and Tex Tech. This year 11-1 defense improves by 50 spots.
08 Wisc- Bielema and Chryst were getting skewered. They lost by 41 to Penn St, 22 to Iowa, 29 to Florida St.
07 Iowa- Signature losses were by 18 to Indiana, 20 to Penn St, 26 to Purdue and 9 to Western Michigan....FIRE FERENTZ!!!!
08 Nebraska- Defensive Genius Pelini gave up 52 to Missouri and 62 to Oklahoma.
09 Auburn- Yes your NC lost by 21 to LSU and 21 to Arkansas
09 Arkansas- Lost by 28 to Alabama, 13 to a crummy Ole Miss team and gave up 52 to Georgia trying to replace Matt Stafford.
05 Michigan- Remember that 7-5 team that took a lot of shit oh yeah they were 11-0 heading into Columbus in 06.
Don't be fooled by simple arguments. Everyone looks at the Gator Bowl and sees the final score and says see we got humiliated blah blah blah we gave up 50pts yada yada. Sure we lost, it was a bad performance, but if RR was just trying to save face he could have Lloyd balled that game and had a completely different score. RR went for it on 4th downs trying to come back that back fired and gave MSU great field position. Who cares about the final score. It is about wether it was a win or a loss, I was glad he was trying low percentage plays trying to win instead of just trying to save face. People bring up the fact we scored 14pts in that game, but how close were we to scoring 35-38? Pretty fucking close. Missed fg, RR dropped pass, Hemmingway overthrow, passed up fg etc.. We're not 38 points worse than Miss St. We play that game 10 times and there are wild swings in what the outcome would be.
From the very 1st play a game unfolds differently every time. Some games have quick scores that get teams out of gameplan. Some have turnovers. When teams get way up sometimes they start coaching to the clock and let teams back in it. Sometimes when you have a young qb(hint hint) you get down and he starts forcing it and it gets worse. You never know.
Next years Michigan team will have a very experienced offense with a new coordinator so expectations are everywhere. Could be even better or maybe a slight step back The defense will be better, this is not debateable. The question is how much. This will all lead to great debate for us for the next 7 months. This is what MGOBLOG forum is about, but please stop with the lame Wisc beat us by 20 last year we can't compete you are better than that.