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February 2016

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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NOT QUITTING TIME Dear The Wolverine: What a joy it is to celebrate a win in the last game of the football year. I was surprised at the comments by some of the Michigan players about Florida players after the Citrus Bowl game. They talked about Florida quitting shortly after Michigan scored a touchdown on its first pos- session of the second half. I have seen it before, but I just never recognized it as quitting. Let's face it. You are sitting in the stands and the opponent starts rolling over your team. You think that it will get better, but it doesn't. Michigan was being rolled over in 2015 against Ohio State. It would be blasphemy if I suggested Michigan quit at any time during the game. However, Ohio State was playing to their strengths on both sides of the ball, and one knew that Michigan was outmanned. When a team con- trols both lines of scrimmage, I say that team is likely going to win. It is not a fluke, unlike the Michi- gan-Michigan State game where the teams played as though they were evenly matched. Michigan had the game won, except for the fluke. A team does not want to be on the other end of an "except for," whether it is a fluke or a great play. Personal observation indicates that the team with the best talent prevails more often than not. Yes, I have seen Michigan win with inferior talent, and lose with superior talent. Please   FROM OUR READERS SEND YOUR LETTERS TO: Wolverine Letters • P.O. Box 1304 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 Or e-mail: Letters may be edited for clarity or length. Michigan had a successful season thanks to more production from players like redshirt junior wideout Amara Darboh, who went from 473 receiving yards in 2014 to 727 this fall. PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL

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