Thanks Dave!

Submitted by TheGhostofYost on September 1st, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Great idea scheduling a national powerhouse for primetime while your program is rebuilding! 

Comments

FatGuyLittleCoat

September 1st, 2012 at 11:34 PM ^

This isn't Dave's fault. This is the football team's fault. Things clearly didn't go well and we simply failed to do...well..anything. Playing difficult competition is good. But, that was bad. I look forward to the improvement that this team makes throughout the year. I have a lot of faith in this team and this coaching staff.

MichiganAggie

September 1st, 2012 at 11:31 PM ^

Michigan is recognized as having the best unis in college football. Why F' with your brand?

Obviously the unis didn't affect the game, but I don't understand why he'd mess with brand recognition

MGJS SuperKick Party

September 2nd, 2012 at 7:48 AM ^

Playing nobodys is totally damned if you do damned if you don't. We get upset when we play someone that is not good because of a variety of reasons, including the fact that it doesnt prepare us for MSU, Ohio, Bowl games. Now we get upset when we schedule a top matchup because we were beat by the best team in the country and defending national champs?

What is your proposal than? Play MAC schools and beat our chests while we are beating them by 4 touchdowns? Come on man. We scored more points than LSU did in both games against Alabama. We scored about a much as an SEC team did against Alabama. We were not the better team and we showed fight.

wolverinestuckinEL

September 1st, 2012 at 11:41 PM ^

Whyy?  So we can lose by three touchdowns the last game of the season instead of the first?  I would hope that this experience helps the team realize where they are at, what they need to improve, and move in that direction.  If you are a legitimate title contender it might make sense to shirk away from playing the best in your non-conference schedule, but I think its obvious that we aren't there yet.  So how does the loss really hurt us?  You really though this team was going 12-0?  Even after tonight you think they have a decent shot at running the table?

CorkyCole

September 1st, 2012 at 11:47 PM ^

Well, if you win, then there's a lot to gain.  Can you imagine the insanity on the board if we would have won? Talk about a season and career-defining win for the Michigan football program. Recruiting, media hype, and all kinds of hooplah. Yes, it sucks we lost. And it's difficult to see any benefits of this game after such a rough defeat, but there are some major potential rewards for scheduling games like these. 

FatGuyLittleCoat

September 1st, 2012 at 11:38 PM ^

I want to play this type of high competition every year. I don't want to be Wisconsin; the Rose Bowl isn't good enough. We, as fans, should want national championships. With this schedule, we challenged ourselves and tested our abilities. So what-we failed. Next time, we won't. National championships matter-Rose Bowls are second place