Should we blame it on Dave Brandon?
I personally love noon games (especially against teams from the central time zone, or west). I do wonder if Dave Brandon had any influence in this (likely if he desired to leverage game start times he could have).
Under Brady Hoke, we are 11-3 in games starting at noon. In 2011 both our losses came during games starting at 3:30 or later, and we tallied 6 wins. In 2012 we did not lose a noon kick-off, going 3-0. In 2013, the lone outlier during the Hoke era, we went 1-2, with one loss @Iowa (ugh, that game) and against OSU the next week. This year we are 1-0 at noon (AppState).
I skipped over the RR years to look back into the later half of the Carr era. In 2007, the Horror, @WIS, and OSU all started at noon. In 2006 we were undefeated in games that started at or before 12:30. In the six years before that, we only lost 4 times in, well, I'm sure I could go on.
I understand the reasons behind late games (the added dollars spent in the community are hard to argue with), but it seems we should be playing earlier more often.
(This is not off-topic because Mattison's hire actually prompted me to look in to this)
So, based on what I was able to piece together, this is what Gary Moeller's staff looked like in 1994:
|Lloyd Carr||DC/Asst. HC|
After Moeller's dismissal, Les Miles left Michigan to become the OC at Oklahoma State under Bob Simmons, whom he had coached with at Colorado on McCartney's staff. That made the 1995 staff under interim head coach (later head coach) Lloyd Carr:
|Mike DeBord||Assistant Head Coach|
|Fred Jackson||RB & OC (thanks jmblue)|
So, a couple of things I am trying to work out (as I relive my high school years and spin (What's the Story) Morning Glory on repeat in my head.
1). What did Bill Harris coach for Michigan in 1994?
2). Did Gary Moeller serve as his own offensive coordinator?
3). Who was Coach Carr's offensive coordinator during the 1995 season? (DeBord did not get the job until 1997)
4). Is it possible that DeBord and Miles were coaching the O-Line in 1994?
5). Was Hoke's hire simply to coach the defensive ends, or was it a broader defensive portfolio? Does this indicate that Harris was a defensive coach that needed to be replaced?
Any help or insight that can be provided would be very helpful, thank you!
As we all know, it's true. No one knows when exactly, 1year...3? or under whose leadership (RR hopefully, otherwise make that 3-5 years). People will dispute and debate the when and under whom, but no one is suggesting that it won't happen, that we won't be back. Back again as a dangerous power to be feared, coast to coast. We will again have a record string of uninterrupted bowl games. records of PPG, YAPG, total offence, top 5 recruiting classes, top 5 team in the polls, bcs bowl games habitually,top yards gains on the ground, in the air, etc.
And remember we are returning to the days of Bo and Mo and early Carr, (of Yost, Kipke, Oosterbaan, and Crisler), of championships, of beating osu, of obliterating our OOC opponents, and dominating our Big Ten brothers. Not just back to the days of recent Carr, of routine osu losses, bowl losses, 9-3, 8-4 seasons, of Appalachian St. of no safety stars or yearly lb excellence; years of poor summer "voluntary " workouts. I don't want to return to those later Carr years. They were good, and fun, (and many now only dream of one of those "disappointing" seasons for us this year). But none of us could put up with the osu bullshit, and the less than stellar ( but more than mediocre) Michigan performance.
Now we begin the beginning. We had to fall so low, so that now we may soar so high.
We are about to make history and we are all here to witness it, and be a part of it. Here we go!
GO BLUE ! !
Former U-M football coach Lloyd Carr was in attendance with a number of other public figures during a luncheon today at the Detroit Institute of Art honoring First Lady Michelle Obama.
According to a pool report:
Several local officials also were present including Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Michigan Congressman John Conyers and Lloyd Carr, former football coach for University of Michigan.
Other figures in attendance included Spike Lee and Magic Johnson. The first lady's trip was meant to encourage adult volunteers for mentoring children.
Not meant to spark a political debate, just communicating the news.
Not that I had any doubt, but on some occasions during CW's pro career some Michigan fans have grumbled about Woodson's reference to other schools in his life during pre-game introductions on TV. Some have even questioned his allegiance to Michigan as a result. There should be no doubt whatsoever now. The print version of AnnArbor.com is carrying a story this morning that Woodson is donating $2 million to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. The money is the first donation toward the $15 million needed to create space and purchase equipment for researchers doing early-stage work to help children with cancer, heart disease, kidney disorders, and autism.
(For a reason I can't fathom, I can't find the article online at AnnArbor.com, which is freaking ridiculous since they've allegedly embraced the internet, but I assume it will appear when their employees wake up from their naps.)
As others have pointed out on this site that RR is more accessible to the media then LC. So I put this out to everyone.
Would RR stand by quietly while Urban was whining to every media outlet that a rematch in 2006 would be a bad idea? As we all know it was Urban's campaign that help cause the pollsters to vote Fla a few points ahead of us.
Personally, I think RR would have publicly debated Urban. I don't know if it would have led to a NC rematch for the Big Ten but it would have been more fun then not hearing from LC at all.