Alright MGoNation, we've been dealt a big blow. We are all devastated, reeling, and feel doomed. I keep coming onto this site every few hours (minutes) hoping to see that the tide has turned. That we have moved on and are back to feeling that this is the year we can begin to right the ship. I keep looking for hope, from Brian, Tim, or anyone for that matter. Sadly it has not come.
But let us all think for a minute about the team. The team that all of our hopes and fears for the season are centered around. They were dealt a much bigger blow yesterday than any of us were. And unlike us, they don't have the luxury of wallowing in pessimism for the next week or so while they try to move on from the loss of their senior defensive captain. Instead they had to strap on their pads this morning and work harder than ever to ensure that they represent themselves, their families, their teammates, their school, and their fans (us!) in a way that will make everyone proud.
I think it is time for us as a well respected blog community to follow the lead of T-Wolf's teammates and start rallying around this team with confidence and pride. Every post I see is filled with so much negativity about how many games this will cost us or how many yards each QB-WR combo will pass for against us.
What is JT Floyd or Cullen signed on here and read all of that? Do you think its going to help them play better this season, knowing that some of the most diehard Michigan fans have given up on them? Not one down of football has been played yet people! Maybe the loss of Woolfolk will cause us to lose more games and give up more yards than we would have, but maybe it won't! The beautiful thing is that we'll never know! All we have is what's in front of us! If we expect our boys to play with confidence this year, than it is our responsibility to have confidence in them.
We have less than 17 days until the season begins. How those 17 days go on this blog is up to us, just as it is up to the team to spend the next 17 days making themselves into the most hungry, determined, pissed off group of Wolverines in the past decade. The chips are stacked against them, against all of us. We can't control that. What we can control is how we respond.
Go Blue for Life!