I'm sick of waiting.
Waiting on Terrelle Pryor. Waiting on a competent defensive coordinator. Waiting on the opinions of Lloyd Carr's players to surface. Waiting on an infant football team to instantly grow up and play beyond their years. Waiting for the team to defeat it's main two rivals. Waiting for WVU's full playbook from 2005-2007 to finally make it to game time in Michigan Stadium. Waiting for the NCAA investigation verdict. Waiting for David Brandon's decision on Rich Rodriguez's future.
On the positive side, in about 2 weeks, the waiting should be over. Or at least this version of waiting will change to a new version.
January 3 can't come fast enough.
A football team at full health, extra practices probably all help Rich Rodriguez potentially finish the 2010 season on a high note. Then again Mississippi State is a good football team under Dan Mullen. Way better than Illinois and Purdue were - two teams that Michigan probably should have destroyed decisively, but did not.
I suppose the Michigan football team could show up on January 1 and play out of their skulls and destroy the Mississippi State Bulldogs on national television. Then I suppose David Brandon could hang up his cell phone conversation withHarbaugh and dial his assistant to finally schedule that press conference he mentioned to her earlier.
Then I think to myself, with all this waiting around crap, it's like we've been through this part of the film before - the part where the UM football team plays emotionally to sort of "save RR's career", if you will: At Purdue 2008. At Illinois 2009. Against Ohio State in 2009. Scenes with great potential, except they never ended well. There have been plenty of opportunities for the desired outcome to occur for the UM football audience. It never happens. In this film Rodriguez never gets the "signature win" in the end.
I'll just shut up and wait and hope with everybody else for a happy ending.
I'm not making a CC post, I just found this part of the column interesting.
per Lynn Henning
To underscore how much Harbaugh appreciates the Big Ten, it's important to remember how impassioned he became four years ago at the thought of becoming head coach at another Big Ten university: Michigan State, just after John L. Smith had been fired.
Granted, this was in the days before Stanford hired him away from the University of San Diego, but Harbaugh was so exhilarated by the thought of coaching a major program in a conference, and within a recruiting region, he knew intimately, that he would have crawled to East Lansing to put his imprint on a team waiting for its potential to be exploited. Even if it was his alma mater's hated rival.
Does anyone remember this?
With the commitment of Desmond Morgan, and the prior commitment of Kellen Jones, we have two linebackers. Obviously, we still have Frost as a prospect. How many LBs could we take, and how interchangable or different are the needs at OLB & MLB?
Regarding Avery Walls going to Cal, the comment was made that we better hope to get Royster, as the only remaining safety prospect. Does this mean that we are no longer being considered by Lyons, who I thought was also a safety? Or are the roles filled by Royster & Lyons significantly different?
I've got my tickets, but aside from the game, I'm not looking forward to New Years in jacksonville. Anyone live there or spend time there...and knows what's going on for the holiday?
Not sure if Pete Carroll would even consider Michigan but....
Let's say Rich Rod gets another year, then perhaps gets fired. Pete Carroll will be a bottom feeder in the NFC West next year and anyone with a clue knows he left because of the USC scandal. Carroll gets canned, and wishes to return back to college and Michigan could possibly be the highest profile job with the most recruiting power nest season.
According to the Smoking Musket (WVU blog) Bill Stewart will resign after the Mountaineers' bowl game. I'd seen several reports throughout the day that hinted at this, but this is the first concrete statment about the situation.
Oklahoma St OC Dana Holgorsen is expected to replace Steward. Interestingly enough, Holgorsen had recently declined to seek the Pittsburgh opening.