Mike Lantry, 1972
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- 5 years 20 weeks
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Just so you know . . .||
Although UConn lost to Temple, they still outgained them by 50 yards or so and managed to rush for 265 yards at a clip of 6.2 yards per carry. So, I'm not sure how much we should take away from the fact that they lost to Temple. The fact that they still ran the ball very effectively should make us feel okay. After all, our concerns are about our defense, not our offense right now.
It's not like Temple completely shut UConn down. Take away the final score (which should be largely irrelevant to our interests) and UConn's numbers (which is what we should be looking at), particularly on the ground, are very impressive. I don't see how that diminishes Michigan's win over UConn. If anything, it adds to the idea that Michigan's defense played pretty well against UConn.
Also, just remember that things are never as great as they seem after a win and things are never as bad as they seem after a loss (Or a win that's too close for comfort as the case may be.) One game is not enough to base a whole season on. If anything, wouldn't our games in the Big 10 be a lot closer to the two BCS conference teams we already faced? This game is likely a bit of an aberration. Are their things to be concerned about? Yes, obviously. Am I happy about how the defense played? No, of course not. But it doesn't necessary follow that since Michigan played so poorly defensively against a FCS team then they will be even worse against legit competition. After all, we've already seen Michigan play two BCS conference teams and they acquitted themselves fairly well. I think we should probably look at those games if we're going to project how well the defense plays from here on out. Is Michigan's defense championship level? No. But they've already shown they can at least compete and get the job done against teams playing at a fairly high level. One bad game does not change any of that.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Agreed. It's just that, for||
Agreed. It's just that, for better or worse, it's kind of disingenuous to attack Rodriguez for his recruiting in-state when it's really not much different than it has been in years past.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||sure||
Fair enough. You're probably right.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Ah, so sorry||
Oh jeeze, I just clicked on your name to see where you might have posted that and read the thread in question and yeah, it's pretty much the same thing. It wasn't intentional, but sorry nonetheless.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Hmmm?||
Oh man, really? Which thread is that? I didn't mean to swipe anything if I did. I'm sorry.