Worst Team in Michigan History

Samantha CookeCorrespondent IOctober 12, 2008

I am a huge, huge Michigan fan.  I was born and raised maize and blue.  We've had season tickets in my family for the past 10 years.

I suffered through the predictable Lloyd Carr seasons. "Suffered" isn't really the word, more like enjoyed and dealt with.  That being said, this is the WORST Michigan team I have ever seen!  Granted, I'm only 24, but come on!

How does a Michigan team lose to a 1-4 MAC team?  Toledo was the 110th overall defense coming in to the game.  They let in an average of 35 points per game this season.  Michigan scored 10 points. 

10 POINTS?!  Come on!  I could have scored 10 points against Toledo.  Okay, maybe that was an exaggeration, but you get my point.

Does anyone know what the spread offense is?  The spread is used to spread out the defense and spread out the ball.  Wow, what a concept considering the word spread is in the name of the offense.

Way to go, Rich Rodriguez; give the ball to one person, Sam McGuffie. McGuffie is good but not great; he's not even the best back on the team. I'd take Carlos Brown or Brandon Minor any day of the week over McGuffie.

Do our coaches know how to coach the offense?  The spread offense coached by RichRod is more predictable than the offense run by Mike DeBoard. 

Steven Threet was taken out in the second half for what reason exactly?  I understand to give Nick Sheridan his time playing quarterback, but after he threw a pick, I would have been done with him.

Also, you're trying to go down the field and score.  Wouldn't you put in your better passer?  Everyone says Threet is the better passer and Sheridan is the better runner; why was he out when you were down trying to make throws to get back in the game?

Some people would like to blame KC Lopata.  Yes, he missed a 26-yard field goal.  The fact is that we should not have been in that position in the first place. 

It shouldn't have come down to a field goal to TIE the game and send it in to overtime.  Michigan should have killed Toledo.  They should have won by at least three touchdowns.

I am honestly ashamed to be a Michigan fan for only the second time in my life.  Yes, the other time is when we lost to I-AA Appalachian State last year.  At least they have National Championships and oh yea, we also scored 32 points on them.  Way to go, Michigan. 

I'm sorry, but I hope this is Rich Rod's one and only year.  No one can defend the fact that he has a young team and they aren't his personnel, blah, blah. 

The fact is that he has a top 10 recruiting class in his sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  His freshmen aren't exactly terrible. 

How does a team with so much talent just plain suck?  Coaching. They aren't prepared for games, not in shape to get over a loss, and can't even carry the ball in the correct hand. 

This is coaching, people.  I just hope Michigan can somehow by the faith of God win enough games to be bowl eligible.  No, I'm not holding my breath.