So what I took away from the weekend was that it kind of validated the conventional wisdom. At the time I thought that Vegas had MSU the favorite due to everybody thinking Tate was more hurt than RR would let on. That may have been part of it. But really the conventionl wisdom had UM an overachieving team that probably wasn't as good as 4-0; and MSU an underachieving team that was probably better than 1-3. This was basically correct. (Also there is the possibility that Dantonio sacrificed the first four games of the season so that he could MAKE PLAYS against Michigan and come away with the win.)
Question #1 - if posessing the ball for 10 minutes while driving the field 2.5 times only results in 7 points, was it worth it?
Anyway what we found out is that these 2009 Michigan Football Wolverines have some glaring deficiencies but as long as they "bend not break" it is difficult to count them out. Not sure if you can make a season out of that but we will find out.
Now for a serious question:
Question #2 - All last year I kept expecting the flash of genius trick play call. Before the season started last year, I had the kid at Christmas feeling and I told a friend, "You're going to see things you've never thought of - empty backfields with two quartebacks and directional snaps..." Obviously that never panned out. (Though it could now.) RR never really went big with a trick play or anything that could be described as "evil genius". Even while losing against Toledo, NW, and Purdue. So my question is, does that disappoint you? RR seems to be more of a subtle X's and O's type. Does he not have it in him? Does he not need it? Even the "fast" offense doesn't run anyhing scripted or truly different. Are we just saving it all for OSU?
PS - I am not scared of OSU this year.