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Charles Woodson on loss to Michigan State: ‘They just exposed us all day’

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“It seems like every time I step in this studio to root my team on, we go down, man.”

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Michigan Wolverines legend Charles Woodson was again in the studio for FOX’s Big Noon Saturday pregame show ahead of Saturday’s game vs. Michigan State. And once again, he was forced to react to an embarrassing loss from his alma mater.

A year and change after having a similar discussion following the Wisconsin game followed by talk of being “exhausted” after another loss to Ohio State, Woodson again shared his sadness with the state of the Wolverines.

“It seems like every time I step in this studio to root my team on, we go down, man. I apologize,” Woodson said. “Don’t blame the kids. Blame me. I got to give a lot of credit to Michigan State’s Mel Tucker and their coaching staff. Usually, a coach comes into a game with a philosophy and a game plan. We’re going to run the ball, run the ball. But what they did is found the weakness in Michigan’s team and they attacked it. And they attacked it over and over again. Talk about Lombardi the quarterback and the amount of yards that he threw for and this Ricky White kid. He absolutely went off today. We had no answer for him all day.

“They just exposed us all day. And you know the problem with that? Other teams are watching this film and are going to watch this film for the rest of the year. Michigan’s secondary and those coaches, they better get it together. If they don’t, it’s going to be a long season.”

Saturday’s loss to Michigan State dropped the Wolverines to 1-6 in home games against the Spartans and Ohio State since Jim Harbaugh was named head coach in Dec. 2014. As three-score favorites, this one certainly cuts as deep as any defeat that Michigan has suffered in recent memory.

It cuts a little deeper when it comes from someone like Woodson.