Alright, enough positive chi. Michigan fans are notorious for being self critical and there is a game to be played against arch rival Notre Dame next week.
The good news is this, there were no negative surprises that came out of the UConn game. Nothing came to light that we weren't already aware could be an issue.
First and foremost of those issues was obviously the defense. And while they will get credit for holding UConn to only 10 points, the game was closer than the score, and it was clear on Saturday that Michigan's best defense, was a good offense, completely dominating the time of possession by holding the ball on offense for close to 37 minutes.
But the defense did allow a 100 yard rusher in Todman, and allowed a total of 343 yards of offense. The defensive backs were okay for the most part, but did allow a few big plays that allowed UConn the opportunity to get back into the game. Luckily, Michigan's defense came up big when they needed to.
The defense looked fantastic on third down situations, holding the Huskies to only 4 conversions on 15 attempts. and on a fourth and goal, J.T. Floyd forced a fumble, as well as the momentum, back into Michigan's hands.
But therein lies the reason to be concerned. While at times, the defense looked incredible, like in the opening UConn drive, other times they looked almost lackadaisical and tired.
For Michigan's defense to be considered as better than "OK", they will need to play each and every play with the drive and intensity that they exhibited in the first drive on Saturday, and the focus and determination that they showed on third downs.
They will face a much stiffer test on the road, against the likes of Armando Allen and Michael Floyd, when they take on a Notre Dame team with just to much to prove as Michigan.