By Wyatt Earp | September 14, 2008
Dear Sir or (considering the way you have been playing) Madam,
I realize that the addition of a new head coach can throw a college football program into disarray. And although I am a huge fan of Michigan athletics, I am not a Kool-Aid drinker. I knew this would be a difficult year, and I did not expect you folks to compete for the Big Ten championship.
That being said, I was dismayed when you lost to Utah. Losing to the Utes? Isn’t that a joke from My Cousin Vinny? After the initial shock, I moved on, thinking it wasn’t a big deal since you only lost by two points.
In week two, you looked a little better, but not much. Sure, we beat Miami-Ohio, but the final score of 16-6 didn’t exactly make me scream the results from the highest mountain. You should have squashed that team by 21 points, but what’s done is done.
And then, there was yesterday:
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Michigan football team spotted Notre Dame a 21-0 lead four minutes into the game and had a pivotal fumble returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter on a day when the Wolverines turned the ball over six times, fumbling seven times in a rain-soaked 35-17 loss Saturday (Sept. 13) at Notre Dame Stadium. (H/T – MGoBlue)
Let me ‘splain something to you. I despise Notre Dame. I hate them almost as much as I hate Penn State – who ran up the score on Syracuse yesterday and, by the way, won’t be playing a good team until Week 5 this season. The Fighting Irish are not a good team. I figured this would be a decent, even matchup.
Boy, was I wrong.
You folks lost by a score of 35-17, but it should have been much worse. This quarterback-by-committee is a disgrace: pick a QB and end it! The defense couldn’t stop a team of blind, crippled, anorexic nuns, and the special teams looks like it is comprised of special-ed players. Come on, guys! Show some pride!
The only thing I wanted this season was a win against Notre Dame and a win against Penn State. You could have lost every other game and I wouldn’t have cared less. You blew the Fighting Irish opportunity, and I doubt you’ll beat the Nittany Lions. It’s damned frustrating.
I’ll keep cheering, because I’m not a bandwagon jumper, but things at the Big House have to start improving . . . and fast.