2. Mel Tucker has been good after losses
Back in 2020, Mel Tucker proved that he could make necessary fixes after tough losses. He flashed that in his first opportunity after losing to Rutgers in the opener. He then turned around and took Michigan down despite being one of the biggest underdogs in college football that week.
He then lost to Iowa and Indiana back-to-back before beating No. 8 Northwestern the following week in East Lansing. The next game was a loss to Ohio State and then the season was capped off with a loss at Penn State. In his first year, he was 2-2 after losses, but two of those wins were against ranked opponents.
In 2021, he was 2-0 after losses, beating Maryland after losing to Purdue and then taking down Penn State after a deflating Ohio State thrashing in Columbus.
Simply put, Tucker knows how to lift his guys up after demoralizing losses and he’s going to do just that against the Gophers on Saturday.
Tucker also hasn’t lost a home game since 2020 and I don’t expect the first to be Minnesota.