It must be hard for Michigan fans to pick the most excruciating element of Ohio State's win Saturday in Ann Arbor, its sixth straight Wolverines conquest. Was it:
A) That a sea of red could be seen throughout the Big House every time ABC panned to its aerial shot?
B) That quarterback
C) That Michigan's much-maligned defense actually played one of its best games of the season, yet the Wolverines still lost?
D) That Saturday's final 21-10 score meant the Wolverines actually covered the spread?
Another long offseason has officially commenced in Ann Arbor now that Ohio State has sealed the Wolverines' second straight losing season for the first time since 1963. With a 1-7 Big Ten record (actually worse than last year's 2-6 mark) following a 4-1 start,
Contrary to much media speculation, Michigan is not going to fire the former West Virginia coach after just two seasons. AD
But his leash only extends so much. Assuming
The Wolverines' state of flux has allowed their arch-rival to expand what was already a significant gap between the two programs. Remember, many Michigan fans soured on
A week after running the ball down Iowa's throat, Tressel went back to the well, with OSU gaining 251 of its 318 yards on the ground. One notable difference: Quarterback
Even then, Michigan's defense kept it in the game with several big third-down stops (OSU converted just 4-of-15 attempts) and an interception of Pryor. They held the Buckeyes to just 14 points on offense. But with a chance to get within four points on a second-and-five at the Ohio State six-yard-line midway through the fourth quarter, Forcier threw his third of four interceptions. Dagger.
Led by safety
The contrast between Maize and Blue and Scarlet and Gray has rarely seemed sharper.