O’Neill met with the media Tuesday at Michigan’s Schembechler Hall, choosing to face the sudden burst of attention coming his way, not run from it.
The Daily looks back on the good, the bad and the ugly from Michigan’s 27-23 loss Saturday.
Before the final play, the Wolverines and their in-state rivals were more even than they had been in three years.
You weren’t supposed to be standing in Michigan Stadium, your mouth open and your eyes wide. You weren’t supposed to be paralyzed at your seat, unable to move a muscle for 15 minutes. It was inexplicable, unfathomable. It all was.
An open letter from Jim Hackett, the University’s interim athletic director.
Michigan was 10 seconds away from exorcising its demons against the Spartans, 10 seconds away from proving its legitimacy for another week.
Some Wolverines lay on the field, bodies frozen, after their stunning last-second defeat. Others sprinted into the tunnel as quickly as they could.
As Michigan and Michigan State lined up for the play that changed one game, and potentially two seasons, Connor Cook had only a sliver of hope.
A nightmare finish prevented the Wolverines, up by two with 10 seconds to play, from finishing off a win against their in-state rivals.
For 68 years, the voice of Michigan football belonged to just two people.