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Some of us are still shaking off the solar plexus blow from December 29th: the firing of first-year HC Rob Chudzinski. As a longtime Browns fan this is all the more maddening when one considers that a prolonged hiring process by the new owner of the franchise, Jimmy Haslam, yielded the hiring of Chudzinski. In the fallout from this stunning turn of events, I have reconsidered how much of my fandom I wish to endow with the franchise. As a mover and shaker in a city that I love, as a driving force behind change, as a unifier of people across wide social strata - those benefits I still know and appreciate.
But the pattern of long-term incompetence still beleaguers the team and the front office. This article I came across today is a fascinating, near-encyclopedic primer on what many Browns fans are feeling today:
Cleveland Frowns' take on the situation, which also links the above article:
Also being considered is J. Gruden.
And, OK, his name is really Ken Whisenhunt.
MOD EDIT: Now, now....be nice to potential head coaches for the Lions. - LSA
Like many of you I want to see a full Michigan stadium for each game. Based on the product for the past six years plus the cost of purchasing season tickets, I fear that there may be empty seats next year. Don Canham always said (paraphrasing) it's better to have excess demand than one empty seat. He also preached that the Michigan ticket holder should feel they are getting the best deal around. Based on recent performance and the weak home schedule next year - should Brandon waive PSDs for our loyal season ticket holders? Why or why not?
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I am sure whoever watched the Colts-Chiefs game yesterday got reminded of that 2011 UTL TD by Denard
1:23 mark in the 2011 UTL video
Trying to embed in OP for the first time, so apologies in advance if it does not work. Here are the direct links -
EDIT: The embed seems to have worked, but could not fix the starting time in second youtube embed to 1:23. Mods please fix if you can. Thanks!
Question is pretty much in the title.
What are Michigan's chances of new additions to the 2014 recruiting class?
I know there is a chance to flip Vic Enwere and Jeff Jones. And what seems like a fading chance by the day at getting McDowell. I've pretty much given up on that.
Is there any news or rumors of scholarships freeing up by virtue of RS Juniors moving on?
In other 2014 recruiting news, ESPN.com's Tom VanHaaren reports that Michigan recently reached out to Penn State quarterback commit Michael O'Connor.
The four-star quarterback has recently reconsidered his decision to enroll early at Penn State in the wake of ex-coach Bill O'Brien's departure for the NFL.
O'Connor's high school coach told Van Haaren that Michigan, Michigan State and Syracuse have all called expressing interest.
“I talked to Coach [Al] Borges and he told me that it was down to two guys. He liked Michael O’Connor a lot, but they were set on taking one quarterback in this class,” O'Connor's prep coach told ESPN. “They’re off until Tuesday, so I sent him Michael’s film and they’re going to talk about it as a staff and get back to me. They were set on one quarterback, but they’re going to talk about it.”
I have noticed that new coaches often have early success. Tressel in his first years at OSU, Carr at UM, Hoke at UM, Meyer at Fla, Miles at LSU, Stoops at OK, Pellini at Neb. etc. But then things sort of slow down after that and the momentum subsides. Just wondering why it may be that a coach's best years are often their first years.