I’ve largely avoided the board since the Penn State game, so please forgive me for the fact that what I’m asking has probably been answered in many ways. That out of the way, here is my question for the board: Why did the Penn State game change your mind about anything? I understand that Michigan gave up 41 points to a team that had struggled offensively and that had a walk-on quarterback. Remember two things, though: First, not every former-walk-on QB is Nick Sheridan. Brian Griese also walked on and he wasn’t so bad. Second, Michigan gave up 37 points at home (rather than on the road at night) to UMass.
So, I don’t understand why people are any more or less on the RR bandwagon than they were on Friday. It seems to me that the patience of a lot of people has run out, but that only means that those people have changed, not that RR has changed or that we have any new information about whether he will succeed at Michigan. The defense is still very young, Greg Robinson’s resume is still checkered, and the offense still suffers from the inconsistency of a unit led by a sophomore.
I very much wish that Michigan had won on Saturday. But was I disappointed? No, that would imply that I was surprised by what happened. So long as our defensive backfield is largely manned by a bunch of guys who hadn’t gone to their prom at this time last year, I won’t be surprised by the opposing team scoring a bunch of points.