For those of you who think this loss means that we are taking a step or two back or that we've somehow veered into a ditch, let me remind you of how much progress we have made.
Last year, on this date, we just got out of a win against PSU (18-13) with a record of 3-4 and that only momentarily slowed the end of the Hoke/Brandon years. We felt down and out as a fan base and we weren't sure how many years it would take to go back to being a winning team. A team that other teams were afraid of playing and that forced opposing coaches to use every trick in the book to game plan against.
As you know, the very next game at this point last year was that MSU team where we stood no chance and got laughed off the field in a 35-11 blowout. We were 3-5 at that moment with losses to ND, Utah, Minnesota, Rutgers and MSU.
Fast forward one year. We lose to MSU on a game that we should have won. We are 5-2 and instead of feeling like we are heading towards a 5-7 year, our fan base feels that we are headed to a 8, 9 or even 10 win season. That is a seismic shift in just one year and our wins have been impressive while our losses have been incredibly close heartbreakers.
In just one year, our team feels that they are in control of their own destiny and I know Coach Harbaugh has them believing that it will only get better.
When we get pushed down, let's stand up and realize how far we've come and how hard our team has worked to get us here. They need our support and our fan base needs our support. Don't let one flukey play define our season. We have a lot to fight for and we are building a strong foundation for the future Harbaugh years.
Sincerely yours in football.