Imagine if you actually looked at the quote and not just a part of it.
I've got great support here. I thought the crowd was terrific. The support was unbelievable. I've got great support here at the university, you know. Dave Brandon, Mary Sue Coleman have been very, very supportive, the alumni, the former players, they all do. Everybody wants the same thing here. Whether we lost to Michigan State, what do you want, to take me and hang me off the building now? There might be a few people that want to do that, but it's the same people that probably wanted to do that after the first five games, too. They just weren't saying it publicly.
He isn't downgrading the loss, he is just saying the people bashing him are the same people that bashed him all along, they were just waiting for a loss to do it. If you think he doesn't get the rivalry and doesn't want to win than you my friend are an wrong. I think he is just fed up with the people bashing him and using this loss as a reason to again start the fire RR campaign, and they are the same people that wanted him gone but couldn't get support when the team was winning. If they were 11-0 and lost to OSU these people would still be bashing him, that's his point.