Let me begin by apologizing if the "reflections on where we are in the season" posts have reached the point of being stale...That said, while watching Saturday's game I was struck by what seemed to be Michigan's struggle with being on the road. The team (vets like Brandon Graham excepted) seemed to not know quite how to spark itself w/out the crowd cheering them along. It made me remember the freshman season of the Fab Five.
The ND game is probably a memory that a lot of us will enjoy for a long time. The Indiana game was three agonizing hours of thinking, "WTF?" Saturday was, for 55 minutes, just a dud...Though the analogy is imperfect, if for no other reason than the freshman Fab Five could beat *anyone* on a given day, the football team this year does remind me a lot of them. I think this season is going to leave us with both enough joy and enough let-downs to last four normal years.
The great news is that the team is on the up-swing. Last year left some reasonable people (though not me) wondering if Rodriguez would succeed at Michigan. Now it seems like the issue is not "if" but "when?"