Just reading an interview on the Rivals.com site with former Michigan linebacker Ron Simpkins. Asked about this weekend's game at Illinois he said: "It's a must-win. Illinois is a bad football team and you need to beat bad football teams. You can't give them any hope. You let them stay in this going into the fourth quarter and they're going to have some confidence and a crowd at their back. Michigan has to go in there and be up at the half and have this game won going into the fourth quarter. This is a dangerous game because you don't want to start a losing streak. There's no Delaware State next week that's an automatic win. This is an absolute, have-to-have-it win."
So there are those two words "Must Win". How many times have we heard on this board that "No game is a must win" or "All games are a must win". Are we ready to admit at least that this win is LIKELY the difference between bowl eligibility and maybe a winning season versus the possible precurser to losing out and a 5-7 record.