Tweet to the Victors: The Sorrow of Michigan Fans Deepened As the Wolverines Gave Penn State Its First Win of the Season

By David Regimbal on November 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh
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Every week, Eleven Warriors dives into the mentions of Ohio State's coaches and players to bring you the #HotTakes and ramblings of Buckeye Nation. But with Ohio State sidelined, we're once again turning our attention north.

Things just keep getting worse for Michigan.

After celebrating a dramatic and hilarious triple-overtime victory over Rutgers the week before, the Wolverines played host to winless Penn State Saturday afternoon.

With a chance to get to .500 on the season, Jim Harbaugh's squad fell flat, amassing just 286 yards of total offense while giving up 417 yards on the other side of the ball. The Nittany Lions never trailed and controlled the action in a 27-17 victory.

Now 2-4, Michigan has to win out to avoid the first losing season under Harbaugh. And with how the Wolverines are playing, it's hard to imagine that happening.

Michigan fans were fed up the last time we checked in on them, which was shortly after Wisconsin pounded the Wolverines in a 49-11 blowout two weeks ago.

To put it bluntly, the vibes have not improved. Let's get to the mentions.

@ Jim Harbaugh

Spoiler alert — this did not happen.

This was 10 minutes into the game.

The worst thing you can do to a Michigan Man is compare him to someone who is decidedly not a Michigan Man.

That makes one of us.

Wearing a mask like this is as effective as a football helmet made of jello.

Scam Webb.

Oh don't worry, we'll get to Mr. Brown shortly.

Heh, burn.

Of all the articles and analysis that came out of this game, this short and sweet tweet pretty much summed things up perfectly.

The natives are restless.

This news broke in the second half, and it gave Michigan fans some energy.

This is very low praise.

@ Josh Gattis

I don't know what this means.

I don't know what this means, but louder.

But the blueprint, fam. You have to wait for the blueprint.

Michigan Podcast is unpleased. 

Hey, Jim Tressel made it work, and there were never any hiccups and everything was great.

If it wasn't for my obscure MAC team I'd be completely lost.


Gattis' mentions are quite possibly the saddest corner of the Internet. 

Glee memes. We've reached the level of desperation in which Glee memes are appearing in the mentions of Michigan coaches.

@ Don Brown

Ah, look at all that pregame hope.

It lasted 10 minutes.

Or anything?

I believe I could 100 yards on this defense as well.

I'm not sure that's how any of this works.

If only there were literal years of evidence to back this statement up.

Michigan closes out its season with a home game against Maryland before // crosses fingers // traveling to Columbus for its reckoning against Ohio State.

If the Wolverines can't come away with at least one win, there's a chance Harbaugh's squad would play in the last-place cross-division matchup at season's end. 

Wouldn't that just be something?

Hopefully we'll bring the B-@-tle Cry back next week. But until then, stay salty Michigan fans.

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