I know, Michigan lost. It sucks, but as the game wore on and I wanted to take my frustration out on some facet of the team, I realized I couldn't. Maybe it's because I knew deepdown going into this game that Michigan was going to lose, but I think it's just because of how much access we have to the players and coaches now. I don't mean actual football news access, but stories about their lives, video interviews with Karsch, and actually watching the videos of press conferences.
I can't get mad at Robinson, because I know he gives 110% every play and wants to succed for his brother. I can't get upset about Lewan's penalties that seemed to be more a case of a bad call and bad luck. I wan't to be mad at Borges for making Denard throw, but I know how smart the man is and we have all seen how the offense fares against good defenses keying on the run. He took a chance because you have to take a chance when playing Alabama, but I want an OC who will take some risks, go for the win, and not play it safe. I'm pissed that Countess is out for the season, but I don't fault the coaches for the decision to put him on the coverage team. These coaches go out to win, we've seen it with taking a chance at injuring the backup QB by putting him out at WR and I don't want it to change. Football is a rough sport, players get hurt. And I know the defense got gouged for big gains, but I don't think anyone would have predicted otherwise. You put a D line that everyone had concerns about against an O line where the outland trophy winner lost his spot to a true sophomore and you're in for a world of hurt.
All I see on the boards today is complaining about the coaching, the refereeing and the players. Isn't there anyone else who isn't complaining? At least there are some positives from this game. Robinson actually hit a receiver in stride, Gardner looks like he could be great at WR once he learns the technical aspects of the position, and we have a player who looks like he could be great in what is left of the return game.