Alright, so seen here:
Stewart Mandel of SI.com deeply criticizes the dismantling of DSU. While He doesn't come right out and say "Michigan did a bad thing scheduling them, and should be ashamed", that's exactly how it reads to me. His issue appears to be with Michigan scheduling a team that had to forfeit a game to play them. For the record, he does outright criticize DSU's higher ups for accepting.
I have seen similar criticisms elsewhere.
My question is this. What was Michigan supposed to do? Teams move games to accept other invitations all the time. It's regular practice to offer teams, especially lower teams, games that they will have to move their schedule around to accept. Was Michigan supposed to pull the offer after DSU accepted? Were they supposed to say, "No, we won't LET you do that to yourselves. It's our job to think for you, you know."
And if the criticism is that DSU is simply such a lower team, where's the criticism for Florida scheduling Charleston Southern, or any other powerhouse who has scheduled an FBS school lately?
Get over it, people. With an extra game and no bye week, this is how you rest your players. Plain and simple.