Tuesday, September 19, 2006

MIchigan Football

Well as everyone is probably pretty aware of right now, Michigan football got a huge win on Saturday over Notre Dame. It was the first time in a long time that a Lloyd Carr coached team beat a team of equal and maybe better talent. And although there was little chance Lloyd was going to get fired any time soon, this game pretty much cemented his status as a coach who can coach as long as he wants. And I have to eat some of my own words because I have been railing on Carr for almost a year now. He finally got the troops ready for an early season road test. The new coordinators seem to be working out, especialy Ron English, whose defense looks damn good. The running game is solid and Mike Hart is able to grind out good chunks of yardage.

But I am curious to see how the Wolverines come out on Saturday at the Big House against Wisco. Wisco is also undefeated, although their schedule has been weak so far. I think it's almost impossible for the team not to come out with a hangover feeling. If they storm out to an early lead and put the badgers away early, it will tell me that Lloyd is doing great things. A win against Ohio State this season is not a reasonable way to judge his performance this year. The Buckeyes are loaded and the game is at Ohio Stadium. But if the team comes out motivated on Saturday and gives the Badgers a good whoopin, then it will show me something.

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