About a month ago, Michigan also found themselves up against Alabama for the services of a five-star recruit. It ended like most big-stage situations Michigan has found themselves in under Brady Hoke: disappointment.
Da'Shawn Hand, rated by many as the best defensive end in the country, spurned the Wolverines and took his talents to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Michigan fans took to Twitter, and while some handled it with class and grace, many more did not.
Fast forward to today, and it's Ohio State winning a battle against Alabama for a gem out of SEC country. Enter Michigan fan T_Wiita27; if only he had heeded his advice almost a week ago:
I'm such an idiot.
— Tommy Boy ⚾ (@T_Wiita27) December 11, 2013