It may have happened over a month ago, but for Michigan fans, coaches, and players the bad taste of the loss to Ohio State will linger until they play another once again.
For Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown, how The Game transpired puzzled him, he won’t be getting over it anytime soon. However, Brown realizes the team needs to focus on the task at hand, and that’s beating Florida in the Peach Bowl.
Brown met with the media on Thursday morning and had an in-depth breakdown of the 62-39 loss to the Buckeyes.
Brown on OSU:
“There were some day one mistakes in that game that I’m still puzzled by. Head scratchers. But you’ve to be accountable for it, and the buck stops with me. I take full responsibility for it, and then move on, prepare, get ready for the next football game.”
“If you remember, there was a sequence of events that occurred in that third quarter that were difficult. Those are types of things that when you’re in the midst of a 10 game win streak, none of those things happen. It’s a tough deal. Man up, move on.
“The thing that’s difficult is when things go your way for such a long period of time, and let’s face it … we had 10 weeks of things that kind of went our way. Maybe I shouldn’t say 10, because we were tested at Northwestern. But at the same time, I don’t live in the world of negativity. That’s up to you. I’ve got to move a defensive group forward that, despite it all, in my opinion had a hell of a year. It was disappointing the one-game scenario. I’m not discounting that at all. But you’ve got to move forward.”
“I thought Haskins was as good as advertised and I thought he was really good that day. Parris Campbell, he did not play very well against us the year before. He played probably his best game, he was certainly a challenge for us. And then we blow the jet sweep, we blow the eagle coverage post down the pipe. Those are the things that kind of leave a bad taste in your mouth.”