Well it happened, Michigan got hammered by Ohio State! It really should shock Michigan fans, there was always a chance they could lose on the road to a top ten Urban Meyer coached team. Call me crazy but I did think they could lose. Most Michigan fans were lulled into a false sense of security because the Buckeyes had played so poorly against lesser Big Ten opponents. We all fell victim to the Urban Meyer “rope a dope.”
Yep, it certainly sucks to lose a game like that will everything on the line, but the embarrassing showing by the Michigan fan base is worse than the team’s performance. There are people who actually think Jim Harbaugh should be fired for winning 10 games and losing to two of the best teams in the country. Fired!! Not to mention the media member who think the problem is systemic when it isn’t. The whole state of Michigan has lost its damn mind.
Start with the premise that losing to Ohio State AGAIN, sucks. Losing to Ohio State shouldn’t send the collective fans base into an anti-Michigan tizzy. I laugh because every time Jim Harbaugh loses a games not only does the National media take gratuitous shots at him, his own fans base joins the party. Are we really living in a world where 10-2 and a trip to a New Years 6 Bowl aren’t good enough? The college football playoff has reduced college fans to nothing more than an hysterical mob. Get over it, only one team ends its season with a W.
I thought this might be a good time to point out that there is a small, rational faction in the Michigan fan base that understands the process and realizes that 2018 was a great year for the program following last season’s nightmare. Here are some samples of the smart tweets from people who think for themselves, have perspective and understand the process.
I don’t get it, Gregg….. i feel like harbaugh over achieving year 1 and 2 made all these idiots forget about the mess he inherited and how long of a rebuild this actually was. If 38-13 is a rock bottom start through 4 years I’ll take it.
— RL (@RLB_A2) November 26, 2018
They are becoming very annoying with their whining! Sorry but I recall the “experts” pegging U of M to do worse than MSU this year. 10 win season with a shot at the Rose Bowl isn’t a failure… Too many of these “fans” listen to 97.1 The Ticket WAAAY TOO MUCH!
— Alek (@AlekIsHumble) November 25, 2018
I dont pay it no attention losing be hurting but i know our better days are ahead of us .. I whether have Harbaugh any day of the week and im sure he will continue to adjust moving forward, a Lloyd Carr 2006 Wolverines team didnt win, no matter the score a loss is a loss
— Dennis Beltonjr (@DBeltonjr) November 25, 2018
What other available coach when Harbaugh was hired would have Michigan further along at this point? Who would’ve won something in a shorter amount of time? Rich Rod and Hoke certainly didn’t.
— Detroit Sports Fan (@toby9638) November 25, 2018
There are some people around here with very short memories! I sat in that stadium and watched M get pushed around by MAC teams and embarrassed by Sparty. We are still headed in the right direction! It has been a very good season and better future ahead!
— JP (@muskiehunter) November 25, 2018
Michigan fans need to grow up and realize that Michigan isn’t in the same class as OSU, yet! Until Harbaugh arrived they weren’t getting near the caliber of athlete as Ohio State, they are now. The cycle will adjust itself, just like it did after Michigan dominated John Cooper. It’s also a good time to point out, Ohio State is much more passionate about the rivalry, it is their self worth, winning is EVERYTHING in Columbus. Additionally, Ohio State made the switch to the SEC model under Jim Tressel, Michigan didn’t start operating in the SEC mold until four years ago. Ohio State has also been riddled with scandal since taking the leap.
I will tell you this and do not doubt me on it, if Harbaugh wins 10 games a year at Michigan, he will stay as long as he wants to stay.