Chase Winovich said it was a mirage. That 62-39 thrashing was a off day, according to Winovich. That’s what he told media this week after having a couple weeks to let that tragic L sink in. Off day. Those are the words of a young man who has had to live through an 0-4 record against Ohio State. This was supposed to be the great sendoff for Winovich and yet another senior class that’s winless in the series.
The Revenge Tour was supposed to gobble up wins against those who tormented this Wolverines senior class. And then Chase — possibly hurt(?) or just absolutely dominated to the point where he was completely silent against Ohio State — had to come to terms with the one that will haunt him forever.
Chase Winovich via 247Sports:
“I would say to any recruit or any potential guy that sees maybe what happened in the Ohio State game or is persuaded against coming here because of that, I would say that alone is a mirage and what we’ve built here is a powerhouse. That’s the Michigan I’m leaving. A Michigan that’s headed in this trajectory where the sky is the limit. Not to quote Buzz Lightyear here but it’s infinity and beyond with what we’re working with here. Shea knows that. Shea knows that limitless potential. He could deal with that how he pleases.”
Chase, seemingly still living a nightmare over the game, continued:
“I would say the game didn’t go—we didn’t have our best game that day, obviously, I don’t think anybody wouldn’t say that,” Winovich said. “It wasn’t us. It happened, it is what it is and we’re going to look it in the face. It wasn’t us being way worse than Ohio State, we just had a bad day and they capitalized on it. Just like we’ve been doing, we’re coming back stronger and we’re going to remember this next year.”
Of course Ohio State couldn’t let those quotes go without having some innocent fun. Time to fire up the editing machine with some mirage SNL action that was just perfect.
Don’t forget that Michigan looked awfully good against what turned out to be brutally horrible Big Ten teams this season. Wisconsin and Michigan State keep trotting out white dude quarterbacks who need wheelchairs to get around and it makes Michigan look better than they are.
I think that’s the mirage here. Michigan wasn’t nearly as good as the bad competition made them look.
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