I'm not going to call anyone out by name or turn this in to a panic/anger vs. celebration thread for respective posters (Like the panic/dont panic thread)
Instead, I just want to point out how far we have come under Harbaugh in just his second year as coach. No, we aren't a Bama level program yet, but with an 8-0 start, and improving QB, a solid to great defense (let's debate at the end of the year), and a probable top 3-5 recruiting class coming in again to mesh with our young guys receiveing a lot of playing time, everything is looking up.
How as UM fans do we know it's good?...Many are complaining and debating about whether or not this is an historically elite defense or just an extremely good one. Many are upset that despite being in complete control of a rival on the road (30-10), we didn't totally blow them out by 21+ and shut down their offense to under total 200 yards like many prior opponents.
These are once again first world problems as we are searching for issues and weaknesses on this team and how we will match up with OSU and potentially Alabama or Clemson.
Bitching about a 2 score win (until the final second) and a 9 point win that was never that close against Sparty playing their annual Super Bowl against us at home (no matter how shitty they have been this year) proves that we are once the Michigan we know, Leaders and Best.
MOD EDIT - Let's just put HarbaughLover's thoughts here too as they shouldn't just die out - LSA
So what? A team has an underwhelming, single digit win against a rival that has had their number in recent years. A team is pretty dominant for most of the game but their opponent scores a bunch late to make the score look close. Still, that team is undefeated and their path is clear to the College Football Playoff. And they have wins over 2 Top-25 ranked teams as of Week 9.
Oh yeah, that team is Alabama and that opponent is Ole Miss.
Stop complaining we weren't dominant enough. We dominated that game just as we dominated the Wisco game. There was no point in the 2nd half where we were in serious danger of losing. And there is NO college football team, not even Bama, that has looked invincible. Our best wins are quite arguably better than their best wins (a 39-point blowout against what will be a Top-20 PSU team, a 17-point blowout over what will be a Top-20 CU team, and a gritty, statistically dominant win against a Top-10 Wisco team vs. a 39-point blowout against what will be an unranked Tennessee team, a solid home win over a Top-10 TA&M team, and a 46-point blowout against what will likely be a #20-#25 ranked USC team). This is a special, special year. Enjoy it.