Michigan will NOT make a bowl game

Submitted by MichMike86 on November 7th, 2009 at 5:19 PM

With two games to play against ranked teams it doesn't look like we will get our 6th win to become bowl eligible.

We have won one road game in the time RR has coached here. Madison is an extremly difficult place to play, probably the hardest place this team will go all year, and they are ranked.

Ohio State is on a completely different level than Michigan is. It will probably be that way for some time. We showed how ineffective we are against mobile quarterbacks when we played Illinois. Nothing would make me happier to see a Michigan win but seeing how dominant their D is we probably won't score 2 tds. This game will be ugly to watch.

The thing that makes this season so frustrating is seeing how close we were to starting off 7-0. If just a couple bounces could've gone our way in the Michigan State and Iowa game we wouldn't be worrying about making a bowl.

For everyone who thinks RR should be fired you should look at it this way: no incoming coach would want to take over a team that doesn't give him the 4-5 years they need to implement their system. Also, if we do this our team will be set back and stay in college football purgatory even longer. The recruits we are supposed to have for next year may change their mind with a coaching change and depth could get worse.



November 7th, 2009 at 5:23 PM ^

I dont think he should be fired... but that simply is not true about setting the program back 5 years. Saban/Alabama; Tressel/Ohio State; Meyer/Florida etc. Teams make drastic leaps in 2-3 years. Again I dont want RR fired, but you are simply wrong when you say that firing RR would set M back 5 years. Simply not true.

Bill in Birmingham

November 7th, 2009 at 6:48 PM ^

FWIW, I think each of the three cases you brought up involved teams with talent that grossly underachieved. We were built for 2007 to be the year. Between graduation and other losses, the cupboard was very bare relative to what Saban, Tressel and particularly Meyer inherited.


November 7th, 2009 at 5:30 PM ^

...whether the next coach was a spread coach or traditional offense. There are teams that can turn around with a new coach in a few years but it is more rare than regular. Give it some time, if it doesnt make a huge leap by next year, then start worrying but until then - Go Blue - better luck next week.


November 7th, 2009 at 6:11 PM ^

If a reputation on a blog isn't important, then what's the point of betting on it in the first place? If I'm going to bet, I'd rather bet something consequential than a silly thing like an internet moniker.


November 7th, 2009 at 6:17 PM ^

a chance you have short term memory loss because you posted that you had so many more points than me and how my tag was unimportant to yours. It's something you value or you wouldn't have stated that. Maybe I should argue with the wall next to me. It may make more sense than you.


November 7th, 2009 at 6:20 PM ^

"Obviously there is a chance you have short term memory loss..."

You, MichMike86, suggested betting our respective MGoBlog monikers.

Frankly, I don't give a rat's ass if you post under MichMike86 for the rest of your life. That's inconsequential to me.

Like I suggested in another thread, I'm going to go out to a nice dinner. I suggest you do the same and take a break from posting.


November 7th, 2009 at 5:35 PM ^

Sometimes in the morning I am petrified and can't move
Awake but cannot open my eyes
And the weight is crushing down on my lungs
I know I can't breathe
And hope someone will save me this time
And your mother's still callin you insane and high
Swearin it's different this time
And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her
That god never blessed her insides
Then you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things
Crawl back into bed to dream of a time
When your heart was open wide and you love things just because
Like the sick and dying

And sometimes when you're on
You're really fuckin on
And your friends they sing along
And they love you
But the lows are so extreme
That the good seems fuckin cheap
And it teases you for weeks in its absence
But you'll fight and you'll make it through
You'll fake it if you have to
And you'll show up for work with a smile
You'll be better
And You'll be smarter
And More grown up and a better daughter or son
And a real good friend
And you'll be awake
You'll be alert
You'll be positive though it hurts
And you'll laugh and embrace all your friends
And you'll be a real good listener
You'll be honest
You'll be brave
You'll be handsome and you'll be beautiful
You'll be happy

Your ship may be comin in
You're weak but not givin in
To the cries and the wails of the valley below
And your ship may be comin in
You're weak but not givin in
And you'll fight it you'll go out fightin all of em

Watch the hype video again (made me feel a little better).

In the mean time, just get hammered.

Go Blue, beat the badgers.


November 7th, 2009 at 6:59 PM ^

quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence:


transitive verb 1 a : to make extensive repairs to : reconstruct

b : to restore to a previous state

2 : to make extensive changes in : remodel