Everybody thinks Michigan is going to be super-hyped for the Ducks Saturday. Hooey!
That’s like thinking a country hit by a nuclear attack is going to bounce back within a week and be better than ever. Because for a program steeped in a winning tradition like Michigan’s, last week’s loss to Appalachian State was like a nuclear attack. And, against the Ducks, Michigan is more apt to still be walking around in a daze than fired up and seeking sudden validation.
Folks, Michigan dug a hole too deep for Oregon to be the way out. The Ducks aren’t Michigan’s salvation. Heck, 11 more wins aren’t its salvation. The Wolverines’ season is over.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting Oregon is going to waltz into The Big House and slap the Wolverines around. But if Michigan beats Oregon, it’s going to be because it has better talent, not because it’s super stoked.