Back in January, Grantland published a Michael Weinreib story describing "The Big Ten's Faux Success," talking about how Michigan 2011 was "one of the emptiest 11-win seasons in college football history."
Now, there's an article by John Brandon with a letter to Coach Hoke (scroll down to see it). It starts well:
Everyone down (or over) here in non–Big Ten country is rooting for you.
Which is just refreshing to hear. The rest of it continues in a similar vein, though the author doesn't seem to consider the rebuilding of The Fort.
It is nice to see some love for Coach Hoke from a relatively unbiased observer, who even manages to sneak in some digs against the current coach of the Ohio Buckeyes.