Fair, balanced, and honest, complete with quote from the Fearless Leader and Maize and Brew.
I really just wanted to include this because Gillett gets in another money quote about Michigan football:
But "rocky transition" doesn't quite seem like an adequate description of the last two years. The transfer of power from Clinton to Bush in 2000 was a "rocky transition"; for the proud UM fan base, this has proven to be more like a waking nightmare. The Wolverines do not take coaching changes lightly – over the past century, there have been only two more Michigan coaches than popes(*) – but there's only so much a program can be expected to take.
* - In case you're wondering 11 coaches from 1910-2010, 9 popes 1910-2010, and if you're looking for a parallel, strictly from a time in office perspective, George Little (1924) is the John Paul I (1978) of this analogy.