So I have read just about enough posts/comments claiming turnovers are somehow RR's fault and was a result of poor coaching. The bottom line is fumbles and int's happen; it is part of the game. I am willing to bet RR/Michigan practices ball security just as much as any other team in the nation. RB's practice running while players try to strip the ball, receivers practice catching the ball and securing it and QB's practice tucking the ball away when the take off and run. Sometimes the defense just makes a good play and puts a helmet on the ball or strips the ball away. That is hardly the coaches fault.
Michigan didn't tell Mike Hart to not hold on to the ball before the Florida game...again sometimes the defense makes a good play and sometimes guys just fumble. It wasn't Lloyd's fault when that happened.
Same thing with catching punts. I guarantee RR has his punt returners catching punts every day in practice. He doesn't just throw some guy out there who has never done it before. Hell Greg Matthews has the best hands on the team and even he dropped one. And I'd be willing to bet he has caught just as many punts with RR than he did with Lloyd.
Most of the guys with turnover problems were our younger players. That is one of the downsides of playing guys too early. Tate gets away with carrying the ball at his knees in high school...against OSU it doesn't work. Trust me, RR isn't telling Tate to bring the ball up, over and around defenders when running. He tells him to secure the ball!
I am sitting with one of my buddies who is a Nebraska fan and he brought up their game against Iowa State where they fumbled 8 times. They didn't take a week of from ball security before that game. They just happened to fumble a lot that game and it cost them.
Once again, turnovers happen and they happen even more when you have younger players. I am sure as they practice ball security more and get used to getting hit by DI athletes our turnovers will be cut down dramatically. But for anyone that says somehow fumbles are RR's fault has never played football or been around a football practice.