Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke in the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan -- My Thoughts

Posted at 12:30pm — 12/30/2013

Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — My Thoughts

1) Congrats to Justice Hayes, they finally used him in the passing game and with great results. Along with Shane, may be our only positive, but even when thinking about Hayes you have to ask (where has he been all year?)

Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16)) scores a 6 yard touchdown as Michigan Wolverines defensive back Raymon Taylor (6) defends during the first half in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

2) Its only been 24 hours, so game is still fresh and I have watched the tape probably 5 times trying to find something to be positive about moving forward, but this had to be the worst and I mean worst performance by a defensive secondary I have ever witnessed. Taylor was just awful and Countess was almost as bad. KSU successfully executed on 4 -3rd downs of more than 10 yards, 3 of those were of 14 yards or more and they also got a first down on 2nd and almost 20 and it was not that they WR’s made great catches or the QB’s made great throws, they were simply throw and catches.

4) I do not want anyone to get a false reading on how I feel (as if it that important anyway), Hoke needs more time to build this program, what he needs to do and how he will do this is up for discussion. But, this was a bad loss and one of those losses that will put a great deal more pressure on Hoke to turn this around and do it quickly.

6) Season is over and we will have ample time to discuss what needs to be done in the future. Players will take some time off, start up again sometime in late January, we will report what we see in spring. But this year moved most UM fans past the stage of “expectations” to at state of “just show-me results”. All the talk, all the hype is gone, its over, UM needs to win next year and win big and what I saw last night it is going to be very tough.

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