We're still classier than Ohio State fans. Watching the game on tv and seeing their fans in the stands reminded me why I am happy to be a Michigan fan who was born and raised in Cincinnati. Let's support our team no matter who the coach is and root on these kids every time they step foot on a field and wear the colors of our beloved school. GO BLUE!!!
So we finish 7-5 with a 3-5 conference record standing around 8th in the conference. What bowl games does this mean we could be going to and against which teams? (I realize their is much to be decided and more football to be played). Thanks for your help fans.
The alumni and especially the rich Alums, will have a deafening voice to fire after this. Even if he was inclined to give another year, do we think he can withstand the chorus of "fire RR" in his voicemail and email? I'm not sure it's possible to resist that, especially as business oriented as he is. If your rich and majority of Alums are screaming, and you need those contributions, can you withstand that even if you want to?
Cannot take the negativity.
Great interception at the end of the half by Kovacs. He's really been developed well by the coaches into a solid defender.
Nice hitting from Demens - good to have some nice young talent at the LB position.
Nice hard running by Robinson, still fighting and appearing to want to come back even though he has multiple dislocated fingers.
It obvious that RR only cares about offense, the special teams and defense are just putrid. I said if he got 6 wins he'd earn another year. But if harbaugh wants to come now, we should give him the job. I'm writing this with 2 minutes to go in the half down by 17. Hopefully there will be karmic justice that makes me eat these words and we pull out an amazing comeback. But we suck.
We can't kick, we can't cover kicks, we have poorly coached, undisciplined freelancers on defense, our best receiver can't catch a cold ball, and our best runner is a twig who keeps getting hurt and dropping the ball.
Switching head coaches now will be another painful transition. But I'm almost an old man now and i'm looking more at the longterm. RR is not a long term answer. I wouldn't mind giving him the OC job. But I doubt he'd take the demotion Anyway, if we switch wake me up in 4 years when he have a chance of being a good team again.
We made mistakes but the refs completely fucked this game for us.
I know the OSU uni's are supposed to be tied to their past somehow but, to say that I am happy that Michigan will not be sporting a ProCombat uni thanks to Nike is an understatement.
Just heard on TV that Hagerup violated team rules and was left behind. Hello, Tate Forcier? Maybe we never punt, and never kick a field goal?
Turn on ESPN2 right now.
All dressed in maize and blue
The words were said, the prayers were read and everybody cried,
But when they closed the coffin there was someone else inside
Oh they came to bury Michigan, but Michigan wasn't dead
And when the game was over it was someone else instead
11 Michigan Wolverines put on the gloves of gray
And as the organ played the victors,
Woody Hayes Jim Tressel away
(hat tip: Bob Ufer)