I just got home from watching the Thursday night game with three friends who went to State. Before the season two of them bet me and another Michigan guy dinner at the Capital Grill that the Wolverines wouldn't make a bowl this season. I was really looking forward to tonight, since the dinner bet has already been sewn up.
This visit was miserable. They spent three hours telling me how the spread won't work in the Big Ten (BTW- Auburn and Oregon are overrated and wouldn't be undefeated in the Big Ten). The 3-3-5 defense won't work against the physical lines in the Big Ten. We are a one trick pony with Denard. And we haven't beaten State in the two major sports in over 1200 days.
I almost want to put State in their place more than I want to beat OSU. I hope we can entice Casteel to join us next season. I truly believe he could take the talent we have, employ the 3-3-5 scheme the right way, and make us a formidible defense next season.
I have to see these guys again tonight although tonight's group will also include five Michigan guys (too bad none are MgoBloggers so they aren't very well informed) so at least I will have some support.
Sorry to vent (this site is really like a sanctuary for Michigan fans right now), I am so sick of not being on top. I am "All In", I just hope it doesn't take too much longer.