Editorial

Hype Around The Michigan Football Team Continues To Grow. Is It Justified?

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The hype surrounding the Michigan Wolverines is starting to hit deafening levels.

Every single year at about this time, we all have to listen to pundits and fans talk about how this is finally Jim Harbaugh’s year to accomplish something.

Well, it’s no different this time, and now the players are echoing the thoughts. “This camp just feels different. There’s just a different feel in Schembechler Hall about the season and this group of people in this building. We have the right people to do something special this year,” running back Tru Wilson told Saturday Tradition. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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College football expert Bruce Feldman is also joining the bandwagon. “I’m going to roll the dice and say this is the year Michigan breaks through,” Feldman said during an appearance on Take Ten, according to Saturday Tradition on Sunday.

 

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In case you’re wondering my thoughts on all this hype, you can see an unfiltered look at my view on the situation below.

Here we go again, my friends. How many times do we have to play this game? How many times do we have to hear about it being Michigan’s year?

How many times? It just never ends. This nonsense truly never ends. The players buy into it, the media buys into it and the Wolverines will likely fall on their faces again.

I just don’t get it. Do patterns mean nothing? Does the history of the past few seasons mean nothing? Look, Michigan might ball out this season. I honestly have no idea. I have no clue what will happen.

What I do know is that all the hype is pointless nonsense until we see it happen. That’s how we treat all other aspects of life, but that doesn’t seem to apply to Michigan fans.

For example, I can talk about dating a V.S. Angel all I want, but it doesn’t really matter until I get the job done.

Do me a favor, Michigan fans. Save your breath. I don’t want to hear all the chatter. I want to see results. Call me crazy, but I seem to prefer a world that works that way.

I guess that’s the standard you live by when you’re actually expected to be a leader that gets things done.