Just something I thought worth taking note and discussing:
While some have discussed that the referees have been quick to check on touchdown celebrations, the overall sportsmanship Michigan's players have shown is outstanding. After big hits/sacks/tackles the defense has been excited but limited. After HUGE touchdowns, the offense has quickly made sure the ball got to the referee and celebrated reasonably. Compare this to Rudolph's touchdown where he seemed to slow down, turning back to find the defense and celebrate and several other ND elements of celebration on the field. UConn was taken out of the field rather quickly so there's not a lot to compare it to head-to-head but after three days of college football, it stands out.
And while I'm at it:
The difference between UM 2008-August and UM August-Now is significant for more than Denard. Players know when they miss blocks despite 15 yard gains. They pound the field and know if they had gotten that one guy, it would have been a touchdown. This is huge. Even when Notre Dame (and UConn) missed catches while wide open in the secondary, UM players didn't celebrate - they discussed missed assignments. Of course when I noticed this, the next play UM got torched but the fact players seem to be "getting it" and learning with every play... it seems to be a big part of the growth of this team.