Saturday, October 11, 2008

Apparently the Michigan Wolverines won't be winning the MAC this season...

...or any other conference.

How do the Wolverines lose to one of the MAC's bottom feeders, the Toledo Rockets? Pretty easily, as it turns out. The MAC's worst team beat the Wolverines 13-10 in a game only that close thanks to Toledo repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot.

The torches and pitchforks will be out in A2 tonight. I'd expect nothing less after losing to a MAC team for the FIRST TIME EVER! This is an embarrassing loss for the program, possibly even worse than the Appalachian St. game.

It's time to face facts. I don't see this Michigan team having a winning season, God forbid make a bowl game. The offense is Sam McGuffie and nothing else, the defense is a HUGE disappointment. The 2 QB's, Threet and Sheridan, are more inaccurate than a political attack ad. This is one poorly coached team, without the talent it needs to run Rich Rodriguez's highly specialized offense.

I still think RichRod is a good coach. He proved it at WVU. You don't win at a school like West Virgina if you can't coach a little. Actually, a lot. But with the Wolverines at 2-4, and likely to finish in the bottom half of what is a lousy Big 10, RichRod will quite deservedly get raked over the coals....repeatedly.

I wasn't expecting a Rose Bowl this season, but 7 wins should have been the bare minimum with the talent on hand. I could have lived with 6 wins, just because of the circumstances surrounding the coaching change. But I can't see the Wolverines winning more than a game or two more the rest of the season.

Next up are Penn St. and Sparty. They have to be licking their chops, taking out YEARS of frustration upon their now down on their luck nemesis. I can easily see the Wolverines going into the tOSU game with a 3-8 or 4-7 record, then getting pounded to within an inch of their lives by the bucknuts.

Christ, I'm not sure how to handle a bad Michigan football team. This is uncharted territory for most fans of U of M. I've been a Wolverines fan since I was 7 years old, and I've never had to live through a losing season. EVER.

That's about to change, and I'm not happy.


  1. So, Herbstreit was being generous when he said 6 wins. This is what happens when you run off a redshirt frosh QB who was the top rated qb in the country the year before and a couple of junior wide receivers before the winter semester even begins, then run a training camp that is "tough" only because of the foul mouths of the assistant coaches. Hard to believe that the U paid $2.5 mil to WVU for the right to have this guy coach. The good news is that I still haven't seen that he has actually signed a contract. I guess that's a lesson he learned at his last stop. But, everybody says he's got a great class in place for next year. And, they'll win when he gets "his kind of players" in place--isn't that what they say about Bielein? Will he have a higher win % than Bielein in his first year. Like I said before, welcome to the Bill Callahan Era in Ann Arbor.

  2. I can't believe all these people ready to run RR out of town before the first season is over. If you look at RR's record, the first year has always been difficult and there's always a huge improvement in the second year and beyond. I'll be curious to see if they admit they were wrong after next season.