But the fact of the matter is the Bulldogs finished fifth in the SEC West. The football team at the University of Michigan should never, ever lose by 38 points to the team that finished fifth in the SEC West.
It was only one game, but it was an awfully telling one. If you can't come within three touchdowns of Mississippi State, you'll never beat Ohio State.
When you put it like that...
The entire column is really a cold, hard indictment of the program under Rodriguez. There will be many parts that people won't like to hear, particularly him calling the offense "above average" and killing our recruiting.
After Saturday, Brandon can ask some legitimate questions about Michigan's recruiting under Rodriguez. The offense, which looked so good against most of the Big Ten, was smothered after a hot first quarter and shut out the rest of the way. After the loss, quarterback Denard Robinson blamed poor execution. He was correct and incorrect. Michigan didn't execute, but not because of mistakes by the Wolverines. Michigan didn't execute because Mississippi State had better players.
Ouch. For the RR fans, he does talk about how RR worked his ass off and can clearly coach, but it's likely not going to work out for him here. Read on at your own peril...