Maybe I'm stretching a bit because I desperately want some hope after how crappy this week has been (I work in Lansing... we have a lot of Sparty's at the office), but I think we can bounce back and knock back 3-5 more wins to salvage this season. Back in 2008, Florida lost at home to Ole Miss. They made mistake after mistake and lost to a team that they should have mopped the floor with. Afterwards, Tebow had an emotional speech, shouldered the blame completely and lit a fire under their collective @$$es. The next week they came out with a vengeance and manhandled Arkansas.
It isn't getting nearly the same hype as Tebow's speech did (due to Tebow's being during a press-conference for starters) but I'm wondering if Denard's post-game speech in the locker room will have a similar effect. Obviously I'm not saying this year's Michigan squad is on par with the '08 Gators, but the parallels are definitely there. I think this team is going to come out on a mission this Saturday, a mission to show that last Saturday's offensive performance was a fluke. I'm seeing Denard running and throwing for 5 total TDs, Michigan's defense building on the improvements that we saw against MSU (they were there if you look closely enough) and beating Iowa 38-28.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."