At Big Ten media days in July, Michigan football coach Brady Hoke referred to his team’s season-opener against Alabama as ”a measuring stick.”
So what did Hoke think after getting hammered 41-14 Saturday night by the defending national champion?
“I would think we’re on the short end of the measuring stick now,” Hoke said. “We’ve got a lot of things that I know we can do better.”
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson left the game briefly in the third quarter after getting slammed to the turf on a scramble, but he said his sore hip is fine and that he just had the wind knocked out of him.
“We just didn’t have any rhythm tonight,” said Robinson, who threw two interceptions. “I didn’t make the throws I should have made, and I feel I didn’t play as a Michigan quarterback today.
“I’ve got to step it up and be more accountable.”