Nov 2, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) attempts to hand the ball of to Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (not pictured) during the 1st half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Tidbits from Odog510 -- It hurts, but we can get there

Posted at 6:00pm — 11/3/2013

Michigan Football: Tidbits from Odog510 — It hurts, but we can get there, Suck It Up

There isn’t a big time program in the nation that hasn’t had to go thru what we are experiencing now. Just because we’re Michigan means that we can’t have some bad luck in our history?? GTFOH! Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Nebraska, OSU, Bama, Auburn, MSU, Wisky, USC, FSU, Miami all have had down periods. We’re on the tail-end of transition from ours.

Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke gets off the bus prior to the game against the at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

A coach has to come in and change the atmosphere of his job, and that wasn’t easy. Even some of the schools I mentioned above had down periods, but still had better talent than we have. We’re not there yet and some of us here told you we’re still missing some pieces. We’ve got 3 guys on the interior OL that aren’t ready to play yet. They could very well get there next year or maybe by the time they’re seniors.

I’m glad what we say doesn’t mean a whole lot on the grand scale. I’m sure Coach Hoke knows his deficiencies. He may not have what he needs to quite do what he wants yet. He certainly doesn’t have what he needs on offense or up front. Both sides of the line = those guys are still going to have to get stronger. Especially on the interior to maintain blocks and get push. 3 1st year players are going to get chewed up by true jr’s and sr’s who’ve had more time to prepare and strength train.

I really don’t understand what some of you are belly aching so bad for. We tried to tell you they were still a year away, but you’ll keep holding on to these lofty 11-12 win expectations and it’s not really realistic. Everybody can’t reach that ceiling as sophomores. Especially with the personnel we have. I expected to win 9-11 games this year, still a shot at that.

we also don’t have any cb’s who can really cover 1v1 yet. Too young & not ready for college game. Countess isn’t the same player he was. Probably better in zone than man now. and all the guys playing aren’t the tallest. It’s still going to take time.

Apr 13, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive line gets set during the Spring Game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

One thing is for sure, dam near the ENTIRE online fan base needs to take a step back and take a huge breath and calm down. You cannot base your hypothesis of what goes on at/in college for these kids based on what you do on a video game or scout/rivals recruit rankings. Not all kids respond to the environment the same and not all 5* can step in and play right away either. Look at how many 5* freshmen Bama plays every year they get them. They don’t just plug them in right off. Plus a lot of times you get kids who were superstars in HS and come in with a bad work ethic and attitude and it really just takes time. Hoke came here and got us away from losing 9 and 11 games. I’m sure he’s aware of what he has in terms of skill and what he needs to do in terms of scheme.

Some of us don’t enjoy coming to a place where we like to get some info and have to see or read posts by you crybabies hogging up the page. It also makes those who do have inside info, not want to share or give it.

Take time and think before you post please.

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