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According to Michigan Athletic Director Don Canham those South End Crisler Arena vocalists who have filled the air with shouts of "Orr must go" and variations on that theme, have done so in vain. Canham indicated to the Daily that Coach John Orr, much maligned for his cage squad's off again-on again performance will be on the bench leading the Wolverines next season.
"Orr will be back next season," Canham intoned. "I could not envision the season without him back."
In the past few weeks Orr has been under a good deal of criticism. His squad was expected by many to capture the Big Ten crown. However, the Wolverines have faltered at points during the Big Ten season and presently hold a 6-4 record.
During the defeat filled weeks many students and fans expressed more than mild displeasure with Orr's performance as coach.
The remainder of Johnny Orr's career-
|1973-74||22-5||12-2||T-1st||NCAA Elite Eight|
|1974-75||19-8||12-6||2nd||NCAA Round of 32|
|1975-76||25-7||14-4||2nd||NCAA National Runner-Up|
|1976-77||26-4||16-2||1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
Fans fired up to see Frieder flee
Crisler Arena crowds have been telling Bill Frieder to throw his trademark towel in some other town.
These fans, who proudly carry "Fire Frieder" and "We hate Bobby Knight, but at least he can coach" signs, have expanded their vocal chords recently, booing Frieder at every occasion. Monday, the crowd jeered Frieder louder than archnemesis Bob Knight.
Some campus-area apartments now have "Fire Frieder" signs hanging in the windows.
People were losing their minds over a coach having these results recently-
|1984-85||26-4||16-2||1st||NCAA Round of 32|
|1985-86||28-5||14-4||1st||NCAA Round of 32|
|1986-87||20-12||10-8||5th||NCAA Round of 32|
|1987-88||26-8||13-5||2nd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
100-29 record the previous 4 years.
I know I wasn't around back then, and sure, the NCAA flameouts stand out. But fans back then didn't have to wait THAT much longer for a few long runs...
When people wanted Orr and Frieder gone, neither of them had any long run in the NCAA Tournament.
John Beilein already has a Final Four and two Elite Eights. And some people want him gone two years after them when the entire starting five on that Final Four team is playing in the NBA.
This is a case of two things.
1) People having the same expectations the Football program has and placing them on the shoulders of the Basketball program.
The Basketball program has a good history.
The Football program is arguably the top program in the sport all-time.
2) Know who you are. What good coach would want to come here if we fired one of the most respected men in the game 2-3 years after runs to the Elite Eight and Final Four? There were a lot of people flapping their gums in that 500+ comment threads, and none of them had realistic replacement suggestions.
This isn't Duke, Kansas or Kentucky.
In the aftermath of landing overall #1 prospect Rashan Gary last week, I wrote up a history of the #1 recruits for each year going back to 2000. It includes guys like Adrian Peterson, Vince Young, Dorial Green-Beckham, Robert Nkemdiche, etc. Interestingly, a lot of them went on to college success that they struggled to replicate in the pros. Hopefully Gary can accomplish both feats.
Here's the link:
Bill Connelly of S&P+ rankings fame has released his 2016 projections. Michigan comes in at 6, OSU at 14 and MSU at 22. The next B1G team is Nebraska at 26.
The biggest surprise to me is Washington at 10, although many in the media expect them to have a great year as Chris Petersen enters his third season.
What are your thoughts?
Always at the forefront of impactful engineering, here is another reason to be proud of our University. I don't see this technology addressing the issue of sudden change of direction, but it makes sense for head collisions and may help save football from circling the drain in decades to come.
Was it just me or was Phil Simms awful (again)? Twitter was eating him alive and even Chris Cooley (former Redskin) watched the game on mute. Who else has been this bad? During the season I was ear-raped by Brock Huard, twice in a row, Spielman is up and down through a broadcast, and I absolutely refuse to listen to Pam Ward. And Blackledge is pretty meh too
|Player||Pos.||U-M Career||Super Bowl(s)||Team|
|Jim Mandich||TE||1967-1969||VII, VIII||Dolphins|
|Jim Smith||WR||1974-1976||IX, X||Steelers|
|Dwight Hicks||S||1974-1976||XVI, XIX||49ers|
|Bubba Paris||OT||1978-1981||XIX, XXIII, XXIV||49ers|
|Ty Law||CB||1992-1994||XXXVI, XXXVIII XXXIX||Patriots|
|Tom Brady||QB||1995-1999||XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX||Patriots|
|Larry Foote||LB||1998-2001||XL, XLIII||Steelers|