They must have been overrated.
On a hand-wringing Monday morning, that is the most prevalent post-game analysis for the whipping Michigan took at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday.
The pre-season pollsters simply got it wrong. For all the hype the flash and burn spread offense and talent of quarterback Denard Robinson, and the supposedly strong secondary these Wolverines could not have been a top-10 team.
That is the only plausible explanation. Because to believe otherwise is to believe that the defending national champions are better this year than they were last.
And that possibility is far too overwhelming for the average football mind to comprehend.
Alabama was supposed to win, but it was also supposed to be a good game. That was why it was in Cowboys Stadium at night and on national television. This was the marquee season-starter, the big game of an otherwise warm-up weekend. The Tide werent supposed to make the No.8 team in the country look like North Te...