Michigan Will Win In Carr’s Last Charge
Jake Long, Chad Henne and Mike Hart came back to win it all
Ah…this is what I’m talking about. All those other pre January 1st bowls are over with and it’s time to see what’s really going on.
Yeah, Andre Woodson shredded Bobby Bowden’s depleted defense yesterday and locked up being the number one quarterback picked…
My bad, do I sound like his agent? Miami you are now on the clock…
So, the three above returned to Ann Arbor with full intentions of winning it all only to have their hopes (and mine) dashed the first game of the season against eventual FCS champion Appalachian State 32-34.
Next Dennis Dixon and the strike at will Oregon offense came into town and like a big brother, smacked Michigan in the face 39-7 and fans openly questioned if the game had passed Lloyd Carr by.
The pulse of Michigan, Mike Hart–Michigan’s all time leading rusher–then guarantees a win against Notre Dame. He had a look in his eyes I’ll never forget and subsequently had to deal with clowns like this:
Michigan 38, Notre Dame 0.
Henne’s banged up, Hart’s banged up but Michigan reels off 8 straight wins before the injuries kick them in the ass against Wisconsin in a 37-21 loss. Monster Jake Long hasn’t had a penalty called on him all year and has allowed only one sack. Somebody is going to get a HOF caliber lineman in the upcoming draft.
Michigan, emotionally up for hated rival Ohio State, couldn’t muster anything offensively–Hart’s ankle again flares up–in losing to the Buckeyes 14-3.
Carr then retires after a successful 13 year career–to be replaced in 2008 by WVA’s Rich Rodriguez.
All the losses in bowl games and big games are behind the Wolverines as Lloyd Carr takes the field for the last time. Look for Chad Henne to throw the deep ball to Manningham all day successfully. Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow will not run over the Wolverines front four, but Mike Hart will run for an inspired 150 and 3 tds as Michigan wins 35-31.
Everybody is healthy today Gator fans.
Thanks for the memories Lloyd.