With all due respect to gobluehtown for his recent diary regarding Brady Hoke and the # of wins needed to keep coaching at Michigan, I obviously borrowed in creating my OP title here.
To be completely serious, though, my point is that, barring 3 wins to finish the season, the Lions are in grave danger of being on the outside looking in come the NFL Playoffs. There's also no chance of a wildcard spot for Detroit, either---it's absolutely win all 3 or lose all control of their own destiny for the Lions, I believe.
Even if they somehow win out and don't continue being those "same old Lions" that we've cussed out year-after-year seemingly forever, methinks they need to then advance to at least the 2nd round of the playoffs (and probably more) for Schwartz to keep his job.
With the remaining schedule being tonight at home vs. the Ravens, next weekend at home vs. the struggling Giants, and finishing on the road in Minnesota, how many of you have any confidence the Lions (and especially Schwartz) won't screw it all up once again? Lose tonight, and they're looking up at both the Bears and Packers in the standings. The Bears have games remaining at Philly and home vs. the Pack; GB hosts the Steelers and finishes at Chicago.
Hell of a player. #1 ILB in the country to Rivals with offers from everywhere.
I am anxious to see if any UM football players decide to transfer this year. I consider it a very good sign regarding the program and Hoke's relationship with the kids if (almost) no one decides to transfer. Most of these kids were recruited by Hoke and should they decide to stick around even if they do not expect to see significant playing time, it will be significant positive signal for next year and the program.
Coach Boom is cleaning house or in a mess, not sure which. This includes a QB, TE, FB and 3 OL. Odd that is all on the offensive side considering Pease and OL coach are gone unless those kids absolutely loved those coaches.
I'm pretty sure everyone agrees right now that the assumed starters on the D-Line next year are Frank Clark at WDE, Willie Henry at 3TDT, and Pipkins at NT. However, what about SDE? I know the candidates right now are Heitzman, Godin, Wormley, Strobel, but what about Taco Charlton? As a true freshman, when he's played he's' shown great poise and potential. Do you think there's any way Hoke/Mattison would switch him over to SDE? I think if the season were to start today that Clark-Henry-Pipkins-Charlton would be the best lineup right now.
Found this on Twitter.
Shaun Crawford's dad responded to Fitz's tweet about graduation claiming that Shaun is 100% Michigan.