First off, YAY! 6-0 feels so good, and is quite redeeming after how difficult things have been as of late.
I know this has been hased out before, but it's late at night and there isn't much else going on, and we have one more game to add to the knowledge database and to discuss.
So 6 weeks into the season, patterns are becoming more noticable with a larger sample size. Aside from against Minnesota, Michigan has struggled in the first half, both putting up points and stopping other teams from doing so. The second half has been a different story.
I love Mattison and Borges, and their ability to make in-game adjustments. In my opinion this is one of the biggest differences from the previous regime (please, no bashing the previous staff. Not trying to start a flamewar here). My question is, though: what is causing this disparity between halves?
My personal opinion is that our coordinators are learning about these teams for the first time in a long time, and that may be leading to our slow starts. They are not as familiar with personnel and coaches as someone who has been around the league longer. I know that both Hoke and Mattison have played all of these teams before, but they were different teams with different coaches and different players. However, once they become more comfortable with an opponent's gameplan, they are able to change theirs around it.
What does the board think? Are we slow starters or good finishers?