It's understandable to be outraged and shocked about what happened on Saturday. A few days of feeling glum are to be expected. What I was not expecting is how so many of my friends and fellow bloggers have given up on the team and the season entirely. It's disappointing to see and depressing to read. We've waited 8 months for college football to return, and now many of us have quit before things even truly got started.
Yes, Saturday was a horrible black eye on the program. Yes, Michigan will be the butt of some jokes from years to come. Yes, many of us are questioning whether Lloyd Carr and the coaching staff are competent and if they should be in Michigan's employ. All that aside, giving up on someone you love when they need you most is pretty rotten.
What if one of your kids bombed the SATs during their senior year of high school, or totaled your BMW, or got caught doing drugs by the police? Certainly, you wouldn't abandon them. First you get frustrated and upset; perhaps angrily blog about them and make some incriminating photoshops. But then you try to forgive them and hope to God that they straighten out and fly right.
It's OK to be angry and frustrated. But let's not give up quite yet.