I am impressed with the tone here at MGoBlog, for the most part. Most of the posters/commenters acknowledge that Rome was not built in a day, and that given ample time, Rich Rod will be able to implement his offensive system. I thought that the defense played particularly well yesterday. To that point, any of the MSM writers who believe that Tressel took it easy on us are missing the point- that WAS Tressel-ball. That is how they play, under Tressel. They do not seem to have the quarterback necessary to run up the score, or the coach/mindset required to do so.
HOWEVA, I do want to call out a certain segment of the U-M "fanbase". If you sold your tickets to a Buckeye yesterday, please go straight to Hell. There was entirely too much red in the stadium. If you didn't choose to go to the game simply because you thought we would lose, also please go straight to Hell. Either you are a fan, or you are not. If wins were guaranteed, they would be meaningless. It is the possibility, and the unpredictability that makes being a fan great. The idea that sometime in the 3rd quarter, a victory was possible over OSU gave me hope. Sure, we would up losing. It happens. This just in- Michigan will lose another game at some point. That doesn't mean you don't go. If you sold your OSU ticket, why did you buy them in the first place?
One of the better parts of yesterday was after the game. My seats are down near the wall, and Brandon Graham's folks were shaking hands with students and alumni, and fans. I told his father that "Regardless of wins or losses, it has been a true pleasure to watch his son play football for Michigan." Which it has been. It has been a privilege. Thank you seniors.