so much for that
On behalf of all Michigan fans I want to say that you Tate and all your teammates have nothing for which to apologize. You guys played your hearts out and came up short. Thats football. Not to mention Michigan was only in the game because of your fourth quarter heroics.
But that being said, I dont think kids that do their best should ever feel the need to apologize about mistakes on the field....shit happens. Even Nick Sheridan last year....clearly not talented enough to be a DivI qb, but that wasn't his fault. It's like criticizing a dog for not speaking Chinese....some things just arent going to happen.
As for Tate, and the team, your efforts are much appreciated and the only thing you will ever have to apologize for is off the field misconduct (which doesn't seem to be a pending issue with our current core of players), or simply not putting in the time and effort in the weight room, class room, and practice study (which clearly we know isn't the case in the RR regime). If the team continues to work hard and represent our university in a such a respectable manner, we can be nothing but proud of them, win or lose. With RR, Barwis, and the systems being installed, the spoils will eventually be enjoyed, but let's not overlook all the accomplishments, improvements,hard work, and achievements of these kids thus far.
Point being...Tate, and the rest of the team....be proud, you guys are on your way both on the field and as members of the University community.
And yes, ultimately teams are judge on wins and losses, but considering the 3-9 debacle last year, to the clearly more cohesive and improved unit this year....the current UM players are laying the foundation for the future of the program by embracing the new system completely and making extensive progress in just one year.