At the talent that Bo had on that '69 squad? A hell of a lot more than we have right now.
If Michigan loses to Michigan State does your confidence in the direction that the program is heading change?
Q: Which coach needs to have a good November???
Rittenberg picks HOKE
There are some big-picture questions to be answered about Michigan in November. What is the state of the program right now? Where are the Wolverines headed under Hoke? The recruiting success is undeniable, but it doesn't matter much if it doesn't translate to championships. The great thing about Hoke is he has made the expectations so clear for the Wolverines: Big Ten title or failure. By Hoke's own standards, he has failed for two seasons and the program has failed for nearly a decade. The Sugar Bowl championship in Year 1 was nice, and so was the streak-ending win against Ohio State, but Michigan benefited in both cases from extremely favorable circumstances. This is the month for the Wolverines to truly show they're taking the next step. They'll have a very hard time winning the division without beating Michigan State on Saturday. They could be challenged by Nebraska, Northwestern and Iowa before facing arguably the best Ohio State team they've seen since the 2006 season.
Hoke isn't coaching for his job, a national championship or a dramatic turnaround from a long losing streak. But he needs to show in November that Michigan is taking steps toward a championships on the field, not just on the recruiting trail.
WE ARE 6-1! CALM THE FUCK DOWN
Nope, Very much looking forward to the next several years with Hoke as coach. First Post!! yay!
PSU is not a very good team and we should have won that game by at least a couple TD's! I thought ND would beat Michigan but they did pull that game off. I also predicted that MSU and OSU will beat us, along with one of the road games, NU or Iowa.
I just hope we play tough and don't let the spartans push us around again. If we play well, we could win. But I'm thinking MSU will win 27 vs 24. It may be 20-3 at halftime and Michigan will try to come back in the 2nd half.
I would like to see the young players develop this year. But overall this will be an 8-4 or 9-3, We will be on an upward trajectory and in a ouple years we will be winning 10 games a year.
A better question might be how would your confidence have suffered if Akron didn't screw up at the end of the game and not punch the ball into the endzone. The Horror II. (Maybe III). Or if the Indiana quarterback didn't hurt his hand and ruin their possible comeback.