in re: is GRIII on a tear
During the final days of RR (actually, pretty much throughout his tenure) there was talk of people not supporting the coach. The local papers were out to get him, the former players were out to get him, shadowy figures within the Athletic Department were out to get him....you get the idea.
My question is......what does it mean to support the coach? More specifically...what was I, as a fan, supposed to do to support RR? I read MGoBlog. I watch every game on TV. I live in NC but traveled to A2 for the UConn game and Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl. Is that enough?
I just remember seeing a ton a talk about people not supporting RR and I never really knew what that meant. Did we need to yell at the TV louder? Buy more t-shirts?
Personally, I think that RR was responsible for his own fate and that was the case throughout his three years at Michigan. He ran the team his way and paid for it in the end. I don't think that any bloggers, newspapers, former players or AD personnel were the cause of his downfall.
As we enter the Brady Hoke phase.....what are the fans supposed to do for him that wasn't done for RR?
I just caught up with 4 star ATH Kris Frost. He told me has spoken to Brady Hoke, and that the Michigan staff will be coming down for an in home visit. He's not sure what the date will be, but it will be soon.
Frost hasn't heard yet from Auburn on whether or not they'll accept him. They told him they're waiting to see who goes pro to see if they have room. If they say no Michigan has a great shot.
Unfortunately Michigan is out of the running with California WR Devin Lucien. Chris Singletary called Devin today and said that Michigan will recruit him for defense, and Lucien doesn't want that. He said, "It killed my heart, because you know how I felt about Michigan." At one point Lucien had told me he was just waiting to make sure his scholarship would be honored and he would commit to Michigan. They told him this morning that they want him as a defensive back.
I was the guy who tried to tip RR and the recuiting staff to Dan Grochowski, of Rivervirew, FL HS class of 2011. I personally saw this kid kick FG's from 55+ in game and punt some 60+ in pre-game warmups. He is big like 6' 2" or 6' 3" and well over 200, I would guess 225/235 range. I called Michigan recruiting and filled them in. I also chatted up his brother several times during the season. I haven't seen anything more in the local press on him. Some links;
Apparently he has offers from the military academies...thats it. He has a good ACT and his brother says he wouldn't mind kicking in the big house.
So, if somebody would call this kid we might have a kicker. RR was talking to him before the OSU game.
I'm sure that a million mentally challenged would call in recruiting "leads" but is there a legit way to ID a potential recruit to the Staff without coming off like a tool or a crazed, uninformed fan?
LSA '92, current Florida HS Football Official.
This is my first post on this site. I have listened to Brian on radio and have read him on this site. It take it he is in the "rebellious" faction described on his post today. What is unclear to me re Brian is this. Did he think DB should have fired RR after OSU game and aggresively moved to hire Harbaugh, or was he ok with waiting until after Gator Bowl to fire RR but should then have aggresively gone after a Dan Mullen? Does he also think Hoke was DB's first choice all along, or does he think he hired him b/c he thought Hoke was the best he could do? Heaven help us if the latter was true. FWIW, I think I would have been most happy with Mullen.