"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
(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.
One is Desmond’s tsumani comment during the ESPN Tulsa/Tulane half time show. Take away: While Desmond may be honest, Desmond is not doing Michigan any favors. Like mom said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
Second is Reese Davis’s comments during the same half time show. Davis pissed me off at first talking about the workouts, the controversies and how RR was not a popular choice. Davis then flipped it on me and pointed out it is primarily a faction, specifically in the M Club, who do not like RR and mostly because he wasn’t from inside the program. Like one of the earlier Mgoblog entries, Davis pointed out Alabama’s problems the infighting caused as factions tried to get ‘their right man’ in place. After all the strife, Alabama finally got it through their heads the infighting wasn’t helping and the Alabama program got the right man period in Nick Saban. Then Davis pointed out RR’s pedigree suggests he is the right man period. He just needs the opportunity. Hat tip to Mr. Davis with a heartfelt thanks.
Third, I wonder the real reason why the M Club faction does not support RR. Is it because he came from a different background and does not fit into their society (smoking jackets anyone and is this the Michigan arrogance I’ve been hearing about?)? Is it because some of the wives do not like Mrs. RR? Don’t underestimate the power of the wife. Or is it simply because he is not an insider? I ask them, who, from inside the program, should Mr. Martin have hired? Les Miles was unavailable and, as I understand it, did not have Carr’s support. Was there anyone else worthy?
Fourth, if RR would be fired at the end of the season, who should be hired? Carrol? Saban? Meyer? What top tier coach is available? What coach from within the program is top tier?
I’m an M grad, BSE (Aerospace) 80. I’m over 50 and support RR (I point out my age as there seems to be an assumption in some of the other entries that only the ‘young’ support RR). Maybe because I was an RR fan before the hire and liked watching WVU play. Maybe because I remember attending ruthless Bo games in the late 70s (3 years with Leach and 2 years of Wangler&co). Bo did not hesitate to run up the score and use it to intimidate the next opponents. Maybe because I’d grown tired of gentleman Lloyd’s more conservative approach and attempts to not humiliate an opponent…which came back to bite us on several occasions.
I get tired of hearing about RR changing the culture along with how he is not from within the program. Yes, RR has changed the culture, but from Carr not Bo. While from Bo’s lineage, Carr was hugely different from Bo. Yet Bo is the one who has been nearly deified by the M faithful. Does the M Club faction remember Bo from the 70’s or just the Bo after coaching, after the Tigers, after the semi retirement in the Athletic Department? RR is an aggressive competitor and, I feel, is the Bo of this era. RR is like the refreshing change Bo was after Bump Elliot.
So, finally, my bottle is empty (tasty by the way) and the last thing I am contemplating is tomorrow’s game. For those able to attend, I’m envious. Do us proud! And here is to RR opening up a can of whoop-ass on Western forcing the penises-with-ears in the M Club faction to just shut up and support our current program.