Oct 27, 2012; Lincoln, NE, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson (16) sits up after being injured during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan Football: Tidbits from CoachBT -- Reality Check II

Posted at 12:00pm — 10/29/2012

Michigan Football: Tidbits from CoachBT — Reality Check II

You will always learn more about yourself from a tough loss than a victory.

What we learned is that Michigan is still a ways from being more than a solid football team as we have tried to tell posters for quite some time. If you remember we said, we believe this team was two years away when posters didn’t believe us.

WE lack team speed and athletic ability on both sides of the ball.
WE lack size on both sides of the ball.
WE lack quality depth.
And as stated before we lack play-makers and elite level talent.

Games like this are a stark reminder of just how far the program had fallen during the previous regime and how long it can take a program to build itself up.

October 20, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines players hold up their helmets after the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Denard Robinson’s injury showed how reliant this team is to this young mans unique skill set. Love him, hate him, or in between he is the one player on the squad with the talent to take over a game. Without him there is no one who challenges a defense.

We can get as mad as want at the staff, and this staff knows this goes with the territory.

Until Michigan gets the talent in place to properly play their schemes we will have games like the one we witnessed last night.

Where is the program?
Staff has done a good job laying the foundation, they have recruited the linemen and linebackers to get the program on sound footing. They have not (IMO) done as well with the skill positions and that needs to be a major priority and I think it will be.

Finally, reading with amusement the posting about us Staffers and Russell Bellomy. Actually Laughed out Loud. I defy the poster or any poster/reader to find anywhere we have said anything other than Bellomy was not ready or that Denard Robinson still gave Michigan the best shot at winning. Please show me/us! We was taking a lot of grief when we was sticking with our guns of saying keeping Denard in the ball games early in the year when every other site and posters were saying we should put Bellomy in the games.

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