Pretty straightforward question (and pretty hypothetical because this doesn't seem like a legit question to have to answer this time around).
If a rival coach of the caliber of a Kelly, Dantonio, Meyer or one of their capable coordinators (like a Naduzzi) showed interest, would you be in favor of this for the HEAD COACHING job at Michigan?
Also, does anyone know of some examples of this happening before? Recent example would be USC hiring Sarkisian from Washington, although not the same level as aformentioned rivals.
Personally, I wouldn't have a problem with it - even Tressel or someone - as long as we win. If we didn't win, the world may end. Our (arguably) beloved GMatt has had stops at both UM and ND, and was embraced again by the UM community a few years ago, as a DC though, obviously.
EDIT: In case anyone was confused about which position I am referring to, it would be our J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach.
So, I need to come clean.
Before the season began, I was extremely optimistic - and in hindsight, delusionally so - about Michigan football this year. In particular, there was a thread in which Michigan's record going into the Michigan State game was discussed. Looking at the schedule, as well as Michigan's talent, I was adamant that Michigan would be 6-1, at worst, going into this week.
I was so adamant, in fact, that I ripped on a few pessimistic posters who had the audacity to suggest that Michigan could be 3-4. In my mind, their negativity regarding the state of the program was appalling. I mean, seriously, 3-4 ... with that schedule!?
Well ... obviously, I was wrong - so very, very wrong. My optimism was misguided. And for that, I would like to come clean to the other MGoPosters here, particularly those who suffered my delusional denigrations. You were right, and your skepticism was justified.
How many brave souls are venturing into East Lansing this weekend to tailgate and/or attend the showdown against MSU?
In the past, I would have been there in a heartbeat. However, given the state of the program, I'm not sure if I'll attend. I have the following choices:
1. Accept a free ticket to the game in EL. Have fun tailgating and attending the game with my father, uncle, cousin and friends.
2. Enjoy the Fall weather at my wife's cottage. Have fun with extended family and watch the game on TV at a local bar.
Either of these choices require a five hour drive. Six years ago, this decision would have been a no brainer for me. Now I'm struggling to make a choice. Regardless, BEAT STATE!
Being a Michigan fan means understanding that the underdog does win occasionally - especially in UofM MSU game
1978 Mich #5, MSU Unranked
1984 Mich #13 MSU Unranked
1990 Mich #1 MSU Unranked
1993 Mich #9 MSU unranked
1995 Mich #7 MSU Unranked
1999 Mich #3 MSU #11
2001 Mich #6 MSU Unranked
2009, 2011, 2013 (sorry, I am ignoring anything after 2007)
What do these years have in common - all MSU upsets.
Desmond Howard being tripped in 1991, Sparty Bob, Plaxico going crazy, etc. Anyone who has been a fan of UofM longer than a decade can tell you of the horrors of losing games we should not have lost.
I have been feeling as depressed as everyone else watching this team, but every dog has its day, and I think we are due for some payback.
What is the worse season killing upset loss you remember and do you think we have it in us to turn in that spoiler game? I do...Mich 27, MSU 24
During the Tennessee Mississippi game, Ole Miss intercepted a pass in the middle of the third quarter. A coach tried to trip the player. I get having passion but that is just dirty. It is bad when a player on the bench does something like that but the "leaders" should know better. Does anyone know if there is a fine or anything associated with this type of behavior?
Link for the example (and if my embed doesn't work): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iy3oL7DBug
Others will know much more about this than me, but just looking at the numbers through 10/11. Rutgers will fall after their ass-kicking Saturday.
Appalachian State #126, scored 52
Notre Dame #10, scored 0
Miami, OH #76, scored 34
Utah #3(!), scored 3 (Henry pick-6 was the only TD)
Minnesota #26, scored 14 (Morris start)
Rutgers #23, scored 24
Penn State #5, scored 16 (safety)
(For reference Michigan is #50)
We’ve played 3 of the top 10 defenses according to FEI. Getting blown up by the first two, managing decently(?) in the third. Perhaps progress?
Looking strictly at these numbers, Sparty will be the sixth best defense we’ve seen this year. We should absolutely expect to score points.
Sparty is #32 overall (with a #36 Offense), hardly a juggernaut. Better than M so far? Absolutely (Michigan is #66, with a #67 Offense, #50 Defense, and horrid #85 Special teams). Intimidating? Shouldn’t be. Will I ask another rhetorical question? Yes. No, not another one. That one before was it. Sparty put up 56 points on Indiana? Who cares, the Hoosiers have the #122 defense. And a not-so-impressive #32 Offense (starting their fifth or sixth string QB due to injury). This is a game Michigan should expect to compete in. If any of this means anything.
Put it all together and get a win in EL.