The juggernaut that is the Michigan Wolverines....undefeated, undisputed, and despite what happened last year, uninspired for a good portion of Saturday's game against little brother. I guess even in the most competitive of families (like the Harbaugh's) the older brother isn't going to wrestle you on the living room floor if he has to knock you off a set of crutches to do so. So here we are, happy as fans to win and move on in what they consider a rivalry game, but pissed that little brother continues to exist, and disappointed that we didn't literally end their season (well, aside from that quarterback) by pummeling them into a quivering mound of flesh and bones.
The game was over at halftime, as was our motivation to continue to pile on an abomination of a team and their coach that has quickly gone from asset to liability in the absence of Narduzzi - who despite only coaching the defense, was clearly the brains of the operation.
We won. We went to our lockerroom, popped a tic tac, and sexually assaulted the stupid wooden trophy you forced into this contest, and were already thinking about how to make DJ Durkin wish he'd stayed in Ann Arbor before the sun set on the old Soviet-era cement shit pile you call home.
It's over for you. Sure, we will continue to provide you relevance once per year through the privalege of getting to play us, and you will do that Sparty thing you do so often...pretending you don't care and talking of basketball season. But you will not be rebuilding from this. Teams that don't have a Big Ten victory entering November this deep into a coaching regime don't turn things around without a coaching change. Shit, even RichRod never lost 6 in a row. But I don't think you have the balls to give that scowling turd-faced loser his walking papers, so it's time for you to settle in to the Ferentz-Zone: Overpaying a dude who had the game pass him by and with no ability to recruit outside of his home state. Erect a satue and settle in Sparty, it's a future of residing at or near the basement for you with an occasional "great year" of 3rd place in the East. You'll always be remembered for winning Big Ten titles during the Big Ten's worst years, and for being on the losing end of the worst playoff defeat in college football history. Enjoy the participation trophy.