All of the writers have now pulled out the pre-written articles that they had stashed away for our demise. The luck has run out, they weren't really that good, we all knew it would happen.
Ignore all the injuries. Ignore the still solid defensive play, just focus on how disappointing we are.
First off, it was a hell of a ride, and while I'm disappointed to have the loss, this season is not over. But a lot of things have changed, and when I say changed, I mean they haven't. Alabama, Florida, Texas. There's your MNC trifecta. Sorry Cincy. Here's hoping you go undefeated and beat the snot out of the SEC loser.
We're still in the hunt for the Rose Bowl. We still control our own destiny. We should be a double digit dog next week, which would be entirely justified. Look, at the beginning of the season, who was the pre-season conference favorite? Same one as always. We always knew to make this season go from good to great they would be in the way.
We win on defense, not offense, if we can force turnovers we can be in that game. I'm not optimistic, as I fear we'll make the offense even more vanilla with Vandenberg, but we still need to play the game.
As far as everybody else goes, the Pac 10 is a mess beyond
USC Oregon Arizona? USC is back in it. The SEC is a clusterfuck beyond the big 2. * waves hand * There is no Big 12 North.
ND sucks. And for that we all find joy. Michican probably won't go to a bowl. Ditto. I'm rooting for Purdue to win out, after beating OSU and Michigan, they deserve a bowl other than Queso.
One final thought, whichever bowl we end in, we should be healthy with an extra month of practice. Keep that in mind, we'll be healthy. Be afraid.