It seems like in recent years our players have struggled more in poor weather conditions than our opponents. Just something I that came to me as I was reading the UFR: is it possible that part of the problem with Michigan's performance in poor weather games is related to southern recruiting? I'm not sure if many readers here know this, but many (if not most) locations in the south do not play when the weather is bad. For example, here in South Carolina, it is extremely unlikely that a game will actually be played if it is raining the day of the game. I can't tell you the number of Friday night games rescheduled to Saturday because of weather (which, at least here, is not limited to the usual lightning situations). It might explain, at least to some degree, why we seem to struggle a little more than other teams with poor weather conditions. Yes, both teams have to deal with the conditions, but teams that have a lesser number of (contributing) players from the south likely have more players that are used to playing in poor weather conditions. I certainly don't have anything to back this up with, rather it was just something I was tossing around in my mind.
Edit: I've changed the title of this thread to clear up the fact that I am specifically talking about wet weather conditions. In other words, I wasn't intending to write the typical "Florida kids can't play in the cold" type thread (because, obviously, the Illinois game blew that tired argument out of the water).