Last week I wrote that I didn't think Michigan fans had suffered enough, based on the fact that message boards and blogs had multiple claims that Michigan would "run the table", and guaranteed an "easy win against Oregon". I believed that until Michigan fans suffered more, they would continue with the dangerous levels of hubris that leads to additional embarrassments.
I now withdraw that claim. Michigan fans have now indeed suffered enough.
A quick scan of the blogs and message boards show that UM fans are now drawn back to reality. Even a weakened foe like Notre Dame is not inspiring any guarantees from the maize and blue faithful. Yes, there's optimism (which there should be), and there's fear (which there should be PLENTY of), but there doesn't appear to be any signs of arrogance.
Of course, piling on is prevalent throughout the internets, but that's to be expected.
As I stated last week, the only way to approach EVERY game in college football is to be anxious and excited. As soon as you sit back and put a game in the win column before the teams take the field, you're exposing yourself to a big letdown.
Of course, I realize that the attitude of the fans has no effect on how the players execute...but perhaps too many Michigan players began to believe their own press.
So now I am ready to say that Michigan has suffered enough. Their arrogance is gone, and they have the proper attitude to begin winning again.
Oh, wait. Never mind. Mike Hart just guaranteed a win against Notre Dame. What a jackass.
Let the bloodbath continue. They deserve it.