Let's leave the past in the rear view mirror and move on.
It could be worse. You could be this lucky Toronto Maple Leafs lady:
Love you Leafs fan, love you. pic.twitter.com/2tn4ug79bU— World of Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) November 1, 2013
Michigan suffered an embarrassing loss last week and there's no way to sugarcoat it. The dreams of an appearance in a Big Ten Championship game are likely gone. Visions of smelling the roses in Pasadena will have to wait for another year.
The Wolverines will catch a break, in due time. They just have to be as lucky as Lloyd and Harry were:
It wasn't exactly an upset when the Spartans beat Michigan last week. An upset is Katy Perry knocking Justin Bieber out the top spot of social media.
The Wolverines are down, about as low as they have been in the Brady Hoke era. The team now sits at 6-2 and will need to pick up the pieces before the train comes off the rails on the 2013 season.
Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) November 3, 2013
Hope shouldn't be lost on Hoke. There's a reason why there were chants of 'Hokeamania,' once he came to Ann Arbor. Keep the faith.
My column on Brady Hoke, Michigan football, what's wrong and why Hoke will fix it http://t.co/G4OAbM5fk9— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) November 6, 2013
Positive Thoughts— Charissa Thompson (@CharissaT) November 3, 2013
Michigan's brutal month of November got off to a bad start and it doesn't get much easier from here. This week, it's home against Nebraska before going on the road for back-to-back games at Northwestern and Iowa, before setting up that rivalry game against that team from Ohio.
These are tough times to root for the Maize and Blue, but it's important to remember one thing:
Michigan Stadium has had an avg. attendance over 100,000 each season since '76. No other school did it once until Tennessee in '96.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) November 6, 2013
The difficulties on offense are still the inconsistent play along the offensive line. Redshirt Freshmen and True Freshmen are being forced to plug and play in order to create some type of cohesiveness. The blocking has been poor, as was evident in QB1 Devin Gardner getting sacked time and time again at Michigan State. To Gardner's credit, he stuck in there and took the hits like a true professional.
The running game has been close to non-existent. The leading running back, Fitzgerald Toussaint, has gained 595 yards rushing thus far in 2013. With 4 games remaining, Fitz would have to average over 100 games a game to pass the 1,000 yards rushing mark.
Derrick Green has been forced to burn his redshirt season in order to provide some depth at the RB position. It's all for nothing though until the offensive line can play up to it's potential.
U-M O-line not living up to its expectation http://t.co/ZRnbhf9BYz— ESPN Big Ten (@ESPN_BigTen) November 6, 2013
As low as the Maize and Blue faithful felt last Saturday, the Cornhuskers' fans are flying high after a classic hail mary victory.
Watching a successful Hail Mary never gets old. ICYMI, Nebraska’s improbable last-second win -> http://t.co/PkO3i6szXr— ESPN (@espn) November 4, 2013
Mattison: saw the Nebraska Hail Mary and his heart dropped because he remembers being here for Colorado in 1994— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) November 5, 2013
NEBRASKA @ MICHIGAN 3:30 P.M. EST. TV - ABC
Michigan vs. Nebraksa will be a 'full national' game on ABC at 3:30 p.m.— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) November 4, 2013
I'm covering my first game at The Big House this weekend! Can't wait! Nebraska @ Michigan!— Shannon Spake (@SSpakeESPN) November 3, 2013
WEEK 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL TWITTER SPECTACULAR
Is there anything better than college football? #WelcomeToNovember— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 2, 2013
If you require a little cheering up this week, have no fear, your old friend bacon is here to save the day.
Have no fear, bacon flavored hot sauce is here pic.twitter.com/lSKC7UIcw5— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 4, 2013
This has to make you pretty excited or pretty scared.
We'll let the squirrel decide for us all:
But, seriously, this is a real picture I took today. This really happened. Still laughing. pic.twitter.com/xvwRey2Ebz— Elika Sadeghi (@steakNstiffarms) November 4, 2013
Thursday, November 7
#10 OKLAHOMA @ #6 BAYLOR 7:30 P.M. EST TV - FOX SPORTS 1
Baylor opens up at 13.5-point favorite over Oklahoma (Wynn).— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) November 3, 2013
#3 OREGON @ #5 STANFORD 9:00 P.M. EST TV - ESPN
Saturday, November 9
#13 LSU @ #1 ALABAMA 8:00 P.M. EST TV - CBS
How 'bama & LSU fans are gearing up for Saturday night pic.twitter.com/YnsvQdqVF6— Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) November 6, 2013
Les Miles on LSU being 11-point underdog to Bama: "I can tell you this team does not take on an underdog's mentality"— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 4, 2013
speaking of xmas its the most wonderful time of the year LSU weekend can i get a roll tide!? I love the tide, ROLLLLL TIDEEEEE LSWHOOO— Taylor Brozovic (@taylor_brozovic) November 7, 2013