Coach Rodriguez' upcoming metamorphosis into a Michigan Man
I guess my tipping point was reached after reading the 2010 football prediction from the Detroit News' Lynn Henning's shitpiece..... "it's difficult to make a case for more than 6-6.", hence this forum topic.
If a professional sportswriter who has access to far more information than the average college football fan thinks this, then it could imply many us think the same or worse of our upcoming prospects.
How he comes up with 6-6, to me, is ridiculous. Do people forget that we almost started 6-0 with two true freshmen QBs ? The fact that we even won five games was a minor miracle, or even three the season prior with a QB in Threet who cannot run the spread. A very rare situation indeed, in having an uber-recruit like Mallett on roster, when after he left, there was no decent QB prospect on the roster behind him (knowing they'd never play), not to mention a QB able to properly play Rodriguez' unique spread. And do people not realize the light years difference between true freshmen QBs in a spread like ours and their second year in it? WHAT-THE-FUCK The team is light years...yes...light years ahead of last season.
Winning at least six games will be easily achieved, and it will be evident by halftime of the UConn game, when we've already put up 28+ points.
It is at this critical juncture, when Coach Rodriguez is considered for the first time, a true Michigan Man by the M faithful, traditionalists and modernists alike. This halftime will be the pause and the reflection, on all the pain and sweat it took to get the team back to the upper tier of college teams. It will be the relief to many, for all the anxiety up until now will cease to exist. It will be Coach Rodriguez' true baptism into our storied history, and most of all, it will be self-evident.