Former MSU QB Jim Miller lends us his peculiar brand of football wisdom in this pathetic blog post over at Spartans Sports Netwok dot com.
After Michigan squeaked by beating Indiana - who dominated all statistical categories and the game for that matter - Jerry [Hanlon] chalked it up as a team doing enough to win! Since when has Michigan reduced itself to doing just enough to get a win versus an opponent they should have dominated? Mediocrity has never been the mantra of such a storied program, but evidently it is now the standard.
But wait, there's more:
Michigan does not have the players to win the physical battles that they once dominated traditionally. Name me one Michigan defender who is dominant? Name me one offensive lineman? Name me a running back? Oh, my bad, that would be their quarterback Deanard Robinson! Michigan expects a beat down and Michigan State is more than willing to give it!
Yes, what else Jimmy?
Defensively, everyone has been asking me how do you defend Denard Robinson? He is a tremendous player, but he is just one player to defend. I believe his Heisman hopes come to a crashing halt this weekend. Somebody will always have Denard accounted for and they are all guys that can run. They outweigh Denard and all MSU defenders who have the opportunity, will be instructed to deliver punishment. Denard is frail at 180 lbs. You slow players like him down by physical abuse.
You have to be a complete team to compete in the Big Ten! You have to be a tough team to compete in the Big Ten! You have to be a dominant team to win the Big Ten! Helpful reminders from "Big Brother" to Michigan about straying from their roots as a football program will be on display Saturday.
Wow. Just wow.