Sounds like sour grapes my friend.Sparty had a couple personal fouls and some hard hits but I highly doubt they were coached to do that.m just got outplayed by a better team,they were uncovered as a pretender,deal with it.
m may be on the way back but until then m's seniors can stew over the fact they were 0-4 against sparty.
Look on the bright side,m has 8 home games this year,they can take out their frustrations on purdue for homecoming,beat osu finally and Wisconsin isn't on the schedule.Sounds like 9-10 wins and a new year's day bowl.Even with the easy schedule Id call that progress
Actually against the second best team in the Big 10 Michigan didn't play horribly. MSU has an incredible defense and for some reason Michigan's O coordinator just kept running right at it. If my opponent were bringing 5 guys from center to the right on everyplay I might try going to the left everyonce in a while.... or at least once. I still can't believe how many times they called for Denard to run into the pressure.... idiotic!!!!
ckirish you are right it will be 9 or 10 wins for Michigan including a win over and a schedule much tougher than ND's. I hd really hoped to get past Sparty and be 10-0 going into the Nebraska game, but the reality is Michigan has not progressed that far, YET!
As for Denard... was anyone bothered by the ESPN analysts coverage of the game yesterday? I mean WOW, about the 3rd biggest game in the 3rd biggest game in the country and we get ESPN's D list crew. Spielman who hates Michigan and some other fella who you would have though believed Denard is the second coming of Christ himself. "I just don't understand why you take him off the field...." Well I'll tell you why, he couldn't hit the ocean from the beach yesterday, thats why. Denard as a passer has a stock value that is plummeting like a lead filled helium balloon. Look to see Devin Gardner start against Perdue unless Denard makes tremendous strides during the bye week.
For as poorly as Michigan played offensively and as poorly the game was coached from an offensive playcalling standpoint, kudos to M for being in it until the pick 6. I thought Michigans D was pretty good but some issues with the run are really hurting them at critical times. All in all I am upset they lost a winnable game but can definately see the progress and I am happy with the positives.
As far as being uncovered.... I am pretty sure most everyone who pays attention to Michigan football knew the weaknesses ckirish.... it is those who focus more on rankings that were likely shocked by yesterdays results. But hey we are still 17 or 18 depending on the poll you follow and that is still better than being unranked with 3 losses, which is exactly where ND AND OSU are, and belong.