State of the Program
3-9. Man was that bad. I mean I was excited walking in to that Utah game. I’m thinking that a new offense, talent moved around to fit that pretty new offense – this could be good. The crowd was excited. You could feel change was in the air. Then, the skills, or lack thereof, of a one Nick Sheridan was put on display. Tossing the rock and just hoping that someone caught it. It was ugly. Very ugly.
Needless to rehash or say to any degree, the rest of the season was just a tire fire. Turnovers, blown opportunities, bad tackling, no defense, etc.
So here we are broaching the 2009 season. The hopes and expectations are about where I think they should be. 7-8 wins, bowl game, and I think most people will accept that and move on with higher expectations for the following year. The schedule sets up nicely for a decent start. I think Notre Dame may be a touch overrated, but we’ll see how that one plays out. That will be a challenge.
Stock up or stock down? You always here the analysts playing that little game. The stock tanked, hard. Worth nothing. With some improved QB play, you know, someone that is better than an average high school QB, UM’s stock is up – and it may rise a bit higher than most people think if a couple early wins give these boys a bit of swagger and confidence.