The Spartans seemed to be on the receiving end of many "hometown" calls against Michigan and Wisconsin. Shades of the phantom Charles White USC touchdown against Wisconsin and a very chippy game against the Wolverines. Anybody who blatantly punches or kicks needs to be ejected.
Kudos to Brady Hoke for showing what (mostly the same) kids can do with some decent coaching, not to mention demonstrating the contrast to how pathetic RR was (still is, no doubt). Somebody loses every game, the difference being if you get beat by a better team, or just plain suck. I grew up in Ann Arbor, played Sunday morning pick-up games at the Big House, bleed maize and blue, and yet I turned last years bowl game off after the first quarter because it was too ugly to watch. A first for me.
Kudos to Mattison too. Second half adjustments were obiously lacking the last three years and obviously present this year. Special teams too! Gibbons had a solid year kicking, and I like Gallon a lot. Could be faster, but good hands and head.
As Hoke stated in the post game interview when asked about the ten wins, "it's all about the kids". I think he "gets it", and I feel bad for the kids at AZ.
I'd like to see the Badgers win too.