I'm very easily recognized as one of the "If we went 7-5 this year, I would have been happy as hell anyways" crew. That's my disclaimer.
At this point, there's potential to go 10-2. There's a very decent chance of going 9-3. We've already determined 8-4. However, UM has not faced an OSU roster and setup like this one in decades and it's impossible to not feel like losing to Ohio State this year could be more of a letdown than the past three years combined.
I will not thump my chest and put up a billboard in Columbus of a shoe dropping alongside another. I will not buy a subscription to an OSU board just to post meaningless garbage. I will not even consider it a monumental mindblowing TALKABOUTITFORAYEAR thing. All I know is this is the biggest monkey on the back of the program. Not OSU. Not positional controversy. A losing streak to OSU.
It can be 4-2. I don't care. The first step in this program is not going to a fancy bowl game or topping Rodriguez's best season. It's snapping a streak. We've beaten all the teams we've beaten and, well, MSU and Iowa were properly stacked to beat this roster. OSU isn't. OSU is beatable. To lose to them would still allow the past 3 years to permeate, somehow differently (IMO) than the loss to MSU.
We need. to beat. OSU. This team can do it. Just please do it. Please. KTHXBI.