FINAL: Florida State 33, Michigan 32
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Having the OSU game and the way that one finished and this game back to back will leave a taste in the collective mouth of the UofM faithful that all the mouthwash in the world won't get rid of until the fall of 2017.
But that isn't to say that Wolverine players or fans have anything to hang their heads about. This team was filled with fight, and took two of the best teams in the country right down to the wire. A couple plays here, a couple calls there, and we're talking about a very different ending to the season.
So in looking for the silver lining in the very dark cloud that is currently hanging over Michigan football, you don't really have to look too hard to find some real positives. Khalid Hill, Maurice Hurst and Mason Cole (and possibly Peppers) are all returning for an additional season. Wilton Speight and a deep quarterback roster will come back even better next season, and the 2017 recruiting class is shaping up to be one of the best in the history of Michigan football.
The program is losing some incredibly talented seniors whose abilities and leadership will be sorely missed, but such is the nature of college football. The football gods giveth and the football gods taketh away.
One thing Wolverine fans can be certain of, that doesn't involve any superstition, or any luck, or any calls, is that the program under Coach Harbaugh will always continue to make strides. And when this program is sitting on top of the college football mountain, people will look back at these games and see them for what they are... Just part of the process. Just part of the sacrifice a team and program makes to be truly great.