Has something changed with Michigan since you last brought up this absurd possibility almost exactly a year ago? I mean besides Michigan winning a BCS Bowl? Seriously, this is not ever going to happen. Accept it. The special relationship that you think UMass and Michigan are developing is nothing more than UMass taking a payday, and Michigan filling out out the home schedule with an FBS win. Michigan brings one of Eastern, Central, or Western Michigan to the Big House pretty much every year. And they don't hop on the bus every fourth year to return the favor. It ain't gonna happen for UMass. I promise.
ya, something has changed...they ain't that good anymore....seriously!!! YOU get over it dude! Michigan of the 21st century is noting like the Michigan of the 20th century. Never say never about anything bro, who would have thunk Michigan would have lost to Appalachian State...at the Big House!!!..or that UMass themselves scared the shit out of you a couple of years ago...you ain't that good brother....accept that!!
To add stats to my argument, let's look at that 11-2 Sugar Bowl championship seaosn, shall we???
OK, Michigan is 11-2, looks real good and mighty except when you drill into it, you realize three(3) of those wins come against W Mich, E Mich and san Diego State. So take them off the list. Now we are down to an 8-2 record. It looks good, until you drill a little deeper. I look at teams against BCS competition. If you read my rants over on the BC thread, you can see my logic. i am not going to go into it here. Suffice to say if you are in the BCS, you should beat all non BCS competition you play. So i look at how you do against similarly situated schools (BCS members).
Michigan went 8-2 against the BCS opposition it faced. However, it faced only 4 teams with winning records against BCS opponents (ND, Mich State, Nebraska and Va Tech). They went 3-1 against them. The lost to MSU, crushed Nebraska, beat ND by 4 and beat Va Tech by 3 in OT in the Sugar Bowl. The balance of the opponents they faced in 2011 had a combined BCS record of 22-35, and they lost to Iowa who went 4-5 against the BCS. Bottom line is Michigan had a relatively weak schedule in 2011 and it is no wonder they went 11-2. To crow about a Sugar Bowl win against the #2 team in the ACC, whose biggest win of the year was against Ga Tech who lost the Sun Bowl to Utah is laughable. Again, facts don't lie...Michigan isn't that good. You had 1 quality win all year...that's nothing to to be proud of, especially in ann Arbor.
Edited by berniecarbo1, 20 April 2012 - 11:36 PM.