A win is a win is a win is a win....
Haters Gonna Hate
Most of us knew going into the season that there would be many games where we would have to outscore the opponent. Our D is very young.
Yes young, but i was pleased on how well Cam Gordon responded in a few games. Showed some more promise.
Not all wins are pretty.
if the 'criticism' is founded on solid issues, you can't say much against that. The 'haters' do need to keep in mind however that our team was the darling of the college football universe last week and the biggest star was Denard; not only was that sure to impact the focus of our team, I'm sure it impacted the focus of UMass, which I think has a great offense for a FCS team.
I'll take a win over a shitty team. App State makes me savor this victory. Do I wish we would have won by more? Absolutely, but a team full of seniors lose to an FCS team with a veteran coach and an established team so I will absolutely take all the victories we can get. GO BLUE!
The defense obviously did not play well (though why this is a huge surprise, I'm not sure) but if Gordon doesn't put that interception on the ground we probably win by three touchdowns. They got us to give back a game-clinching INT, drop the snap on a punt, and they still needed to recover an onside kick and drive half the field for a touchdown to win the game. This wasn't exactly the same as Iowa having to block two game winning field goal attempts against No. Iowa last year (and they still went on to win a BCS bowl).
I agree that if Gordon holds onto the ball, Michigan probably wins big. But remember, some folks said that if Dayne Crist plays for 60 minutes, Notre Dame probably wins big.
Remember too, when Gordon fumbled that ball, Michigan had already surrendered 24 points. By any reasonable measure, the defense had not played well.
Did you miss that part? They are young and not all that talented and have been inconsistent all year (just like everyone expected). Bitching about it as if that will change things is just an obnoxious waste of air.
Didn't you get the memo?
Michigan doesn't get to "come out flat" on what's expected to be an overmatched opponent. That's the standard for everyone else.
For Michigan it means the season is as good as over... Be lucky to get 5 wins.
It is not “hating” when you point out legitimate problems with the team’s performance that are likely to recur in future weeks. After a bowl game, you have every right to kick back and say, “A win is a win,” regardless of how it was accomplished. When you have 3/4ths of the schedule yet to play, you cannot say that. Rich Rodriguez sure isn’t saying that.
Bear in mind, this wasn’t just a one-game let-down. Michigan’s defense has been gashed for huge yardage by all three of its opponents, and Michigan’s special teams have yet to play well. There is nothing inconsistent with bleeding maize and blue, yet acknowledging that this team has a long way to go.
Our secondary consists of a freshman playing his third game ever as a safety after moving over from wide receiver, a sophomore student-body walk-on, a sophomore who was initially beat out by a true freshman, and two corners who nobody ever expected to play meaningful minutes at Michigan. The punter who dropped the snap is a true freshman.
Fans criticizing the coaching staff and freaking out when those guys make mistakes in a huge letdown game when we've known about these issues all offseason is just annoying.
We're 3-0 and have one of the most exciting offenses in the country. Enjoy it and hope things improve on the other side of the ball as these young guys gain experience.
Well said. We are all likely going to be frustrated later in the year when we score 35 points and lose. I just find it hard to blame the defensive coaches given the lack of seasoned talent. The great thing about this season is going to be that people (hopefully including future players) are going to see what this offense can do and see this as a program rising back to where it had been historically but with an exciting new look.
I don't deny that our defense looked terrible at times and that it was a frustrating game to watch. I also agree that we have a long way to go. My point is that after the last two seasons of misery, let's enjoy a win and be glad to be 3-0. This team needs time to grow up... as fans we can't be manic depressive, particularly after a win.
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despite all of what you point out, we are still 3-0. And you aren't exactly telling us anything that we haven't heard before.
Enjoy the win.
Many 1 seeds in the B-Ball tournament have had close calls against the 16 seeds and still went on to the Final 4. Today was disappointing but it's not the end of the season.
"loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul"
I have become a hater of the exceedingly overused phrase "haters gonna hate"
that and "all in" are tired expressions