Cleaning out the notebook after a crazy double in Ann Arbor yesterday:
Things from yesterday's 34-10 win over Minnesota at the Big House:
I don't know if everything's better, I don't know if Ryan Mallett will be brilliant or not, but Michigan won a game that it needed to win, without two key starters on offense, and heads into November on a roll. They're going to need it.
The defense does look much improved. It still seems bend, but not break, but as long as there is no break, that can work. Again, the next three weeks will bear it out.
You know folks, if you had told me that Michigan would be heading into
November as the #12 team in the BCS poll and with two losses, I would
have believed you. If you had told me one of those losses would be to
Oregon, I would have believed you. But, no, this is just crazy talk now.
Great things from last night's 6-2 Michigan win over BU at Yost:
Frankenberry and a Penguin were in the House. So were three refs, a guy in a tux, and a yacht rocker. Halloween was never a big deal when I was in college.
The Howell High School band filled in admirably for the Michigan Hockey Pep band last night, and got a well deserved "Best Band Ever" from the crowd.
BU's Kevin Yip had an entire crowd yelling "Yip Yip Yip" at him in a
high pitched voice at him every time he got near the puck. It was like
how Shelbyvillians hoot at Springfielders. I loved it.
When they announced the World Series score with the Red Sox leading, prompting cheers from the BU fans, the Michigan student section started yelling "Let's go Rockies!"
When the game was in hand, the student section began chanting, instead of "Warm up the bus", "Go start the cah" and "We want chowdah"
It was the most fun I have had at Yost in a long time. If you're a member of the Yost student section, know that it's that kind of clever that people can enjoy and admire from a fan base.
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