When the defenses were so awesome in the late 90's in Tampa Bay, the defensive guys were always bitching about the play of the offense. It left that team constantly divided and bickering. With the offense among the best the team has ever seen and the defense the worst defense in the history of Michigan (IMO) it would be really easy for the team to fall into the same trap. I have been hard on RR for some things, so I feel like I should acknowledge when I am impressed. He has done a VERY good job keeping the backups cheering for the starters, the starters cheering for the backups, and the offense and defense cheering for each other. He has been pushing the all-in for Michigan slogan and I feel like he has the guys believing in it. Usually when a coach get canned, it is because they have lost the team, and I don't think that has happened to RR. He needs to suck up his pride and loyalties and replace the whole defensive staff, but if he does that he should be given another year at least.
"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."