I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
So yea - another post related to the most talked about subject on the boards.
Over the last five years, we've never had a decent defense (or defensive coordinator) who has lasted more than a couple of seasons (I don't think Greg the White will buck the trend). As discussed in some threads already - one of the secrets to succeed in B1G 10 (with 12 teams) is a potent defense - one which stifles opponents and flattens QBs and RBs, forces turnovers and makes things happen. They can build momentum from the back and change games and demoralize the opposition.
Is it time to bring in a head coach who is more defensively oriented and hire an assistant offensive coordinator? Yes I know that defensive coaches are not as glamourous and don't attract as much limelight - but as the cliche goes that defenses win championships and offenses win television ratings (its probably true too)
Also what are the advantages/ disadvantages of having a defensive HC vis-a-vis and offensive HC? Does it affect recruiting ?
In the same vein - are any prospective defensive coordinators available who can come in as HC at Michigan?
I am not very familiar with the coaches around the nation in general but just thought I'll put my thoughts to paper (or blog).
Who would be worse to work for?
Sure Al Davis has gingivitis and has not touched dental floss since John Madden was coach but at least he stays up in the box and barks commands from a rotary phone that has been disconnected since 1988.
Not Jerry though! How does that poor bastard Jason Garrett have a chance in hell to succeed when at nearly every instance your freak of an owner is sticking his face into the mix and insisting he be the microcosm of daily operation? Jerry Jones makes George Steinbrenner look like the Mora family.
If anyone watched Jason Garrett try to address the team after today's game with Jerry not only insisting he be there but no less in the front row just a few feet away from Garrett nodding in approval to his every word, making comments to the players as the coach speaks and just meddling as he insists he must.
Put me in the white storm-trooper suit I would play for Palpatine!
It appears that, despite all of the coaching controversy, Kris Frost is set to announce his decision on Saturday. IMO, losing him would be bigger than Zettel and Hart combined, but that's just me. All signs point to Michigan. Would be a huge get for RR, or whomever is the coach come Saturday.
EDIT: FL S Wayne Lyons will also be announcing during the bowl. If Harbaugh comes in (Stanford's in his top 5), we could be sitting pretty for him.
I understand concerns that transition would be rough, Denard might transfer (to say nothing of Tate), etc. But to argue that Stanford runs a straight "pro set" that is incompatible with the talent RR has coached up is not based in fact. The question though would be which coaches JH could bring with him if he winds up at Michigan, which will influence how much versatility will be walking through the door.
"Stanford’s offense has duped plenty of defenses this year with its ever-evolving creativity. The Cardinal might line up with one, two or three tight ends, seven or eight offensive linemen. Two backs or no back. They’ll use the Wildcat formation. They’ll run the option, the single wing. They’re a spread offense. A pistol offense. And they’re constantly trying to come up with the next scheme.
“We try to hit every decade since about the 1940s,” said associate head coach Greg Roman.
It’s an encyclopedia of schemes, shifts and formations, and it’s all on quarterback Andrew Luck's wristband -- all 350 plays. "
[Ed-M: Thumped to boards.]
So during the NFL pre-game show it was mentioned that John Elway has been hired by the Broncos for a front office position. Furthermore, they said his first business would be contacting JH. Being a Stanford alum, and now NFL executive (in some sort), it looks like Elway likes what he has seen from Stanford and wants Harbaugh in Denver next season. This seems to be a great situation in comparison to other NFL teams looking for a coach, a team with a solid QB in Kyle Orton, a future QB (MAYBE) in Tim Tebow.
Also a weak division where with a little turn around could be a playoff team. This reall worries me for a potential Michigan Head Coach. I have been a RR supporter, and don't know how he can survive yesterday, but I do know that I don't want to have to go through another coaching change in 3-5 years because Harbaugh goes to the NFL. I also do not want Brady Hoke, IMO he just hasn't proven enough in small conferences to boot. I liked what Gary Patterson's TCU team yesterday. Very multiple on offense and a "small" but very athletic fast D that completely shut down Wisconsin. I would really like others opinions, this is my first diary entry so please critique and try not to neg bomb me if you disagree.
in the first action adrian arrington has ever seen, he had a great day:
great for him.