Right now Craig James and Doug Flutie are having a little fun comparing Michigan to Toledo. That came on the heels of the Wolverines' surrendering a pick-six to...Toldeo's Tyrrell Herbert? But to break it down, Michigan football is in Year One of installing a whole new program; everything from philosophy to personnel needs has been altered. That is to say, they have a fair excuse for not winning the big games this year. Clemson, however, does not. From The Sporting Blog and That One Guy That Likes College Football:
This situation may be worse than prior years for numerous, equally damaging reasons. Clemson was picked to win the ACC, their roster boasted easily cited glossy talent like James Davis, C.J. Spiller, Cullen Harper [who was just benched... -ED.] and Aaron Kelly, and there was even preseason talk of BCS bowls for the Tigers. Then, once the team ran face-first into the wood chipper of Alabama in week one on national television, Clemson began a slow, inexorable collapse, most disturbingly on the offensive side of the ball.Clemson lost to Wake Forest Thursday night, 12-7. And this is after losing the week before to Maryland, who, to be fair, is fucking horrible. At least when Michigan has talent, they typically use it, and unlike the team wearing orange, their future is bright.