I appreciate that everyone is upset with the state of the program. I am too. However, I feel like the boards are getting tainted by negative emotion. Can we please keep doing analysis alongside the (justified) anger and frustration?
For example, I thought there was a lot of development in the Rutgers game, especially along the o-line. Michigan owned the line of scrimmage and ran the ball at will on Rutgers in the 4th quarter. Green, Smith, and Devin were tearing it up on the ground. It might have been the first glimpse of actual "manball" that we've seen in a long time. I am not saying that it was. I am saying that it was noteworthy and it is hardly being discussed at all. It also seemed like pass pro was a lot better. There were plays were Devin had 5-6 seconds to pass, running backs were effectively picking up blocks, etc. Often, it seemed like Devin panicked (understandably, given his experience) unnecessarily when protection was ok or good. I haven't seen any thing resembling a thorough discussion of these points.
To be clear, I am as upset as everyone else. I dropped way too much money to fly to Notre Dame and I watched the debacles against Utah and Minnesota. I don't like the fact that we lost a close game to Rutgers. However, I saw what looked like development in several key phases of the game against Rutgers and I come to MgoBlog to hear smart people say smart things about that type of thing. Threads about being upset are fine, but can we also keep analyzing the actual game please? This isn't about "Hoke is doing a good job" or "Hoke is terrible", I just want to read smart things about Michigan football in additon to cathartic bitching.