I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
I am not advocating firing RR (yet), and I am not yelling that the sky is falling in. However, everyone that puts their fingers in their ears and yells, "the team is young, we are improving, I WILL ACCEPT NO CTITICISM OF RR!" is not paying attention. I am really getting frustrated by some of the decisions RR and his staff have been making. We are starting young players, so I can accept that they will have growing pain mistakes, but this is not RR or GERG's second year. Denard Robinson is an elite talent running and throwing on fake run-then-pass plays, but is a mediocre (AT BEST) pocket passer. the last two weeks he has asked Robinson to prove to everyone he can drop back and pass. I also like Vincent Smith, but not running up the middle on a fourth and 1 like last week. This week, he watches Hopkins have success up the middle, puts in Smith and runs the same play. Smith gets crushed, fumbles, and the rest is history. I am not blaming Robisnon or Smith, they are both talented guys doing their best. I do blame RR for stubbornly putting them in positions to fail instead of playing guys to their strengths. Add in the decision to punt last week, the fact that our guys apparently don't know that a blocked FG is live, his blowing of Gardner's redshirt to prove a point for two plays, his handling of press conferences and media in general, and the fact that other teams seem to regularly make better second half adjustments than us, and I am starting to feel like we have been outcoached more times than not, If I turn on RR, it is going to be for his coaching mistakes, not for how many times he loses to MSU or OSU or anyone else for that matter. If he is making poor coaching decisions now, how likely is that to change when the players are seniors, or will they just cover them up better?
LOOK I HAVE READ ABOUT EVERY SINGLE PERPECTIVE I CAN TAKE AND ITS PRETTY SPLIT OVERALL. ITS EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING TO SEE THE NEGATIVES, BUT WE ALL ARE ENTITLED TO OUR OPINION. WELL I HAVE A GREAT PERSPECTIVE AND BELIEVE THAT THOSE WHO THINK RICH ROD SHOULD BE GONE WILL BE SURPRISED COME THE END OF THE YEAR. YOU SEE RICH ROD HAS LEVERAGE RIGHT NOW AND HE KNOWS IT. DAVID BRANDON REALIZES THAT THE REMOVAL OF RICH ROD WHETHER HE WANTS TO OR NOT WILL RESULT IN US TURNING INTO NEBRASKA. THATS ONE FEATHER IN THE RICH ROD CAP. YAYYYYYYY BABY THE TEAM! OK NOW FEATHER TWO ARE THE BABIES GOOD OLE BRANDON IS CREATING AND ILL CALL HIM BRANDN BECAUSE THATS MY NAME. DAVID BRANDON HAS THE NOTRE DAME NIGHT GAME NEXT SEASON AND THE ALABAMA GAME IN 2012. BOTH ARE BIG BABIES AND HE WANTS TO SEE US WIN BOTH. WELL THAT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN IF WE ARE REBUILDING AGAIN. OK I KNOW ILL STOP YELLING.
people last night i heard people call into the locker room wrap up show and call for the coaches head and people were even calling ira the radio host a bitch for supporting the team. you know what i say about people like this TO HELL WITH THEM. THE SAME THING BO WOULD SAY. AND THE SAME THING DAVID BRANDON WILL SAY BY SEASONS END BECAUSE HE IS BIG PICTURE THINKING. THIS IS WHY WE ARE FANS AND NOT THE AD. GUESS WHAT FOR THE THE DETRACTORS OUT THERE RICH ISNT GOING ANYWHERE AND YOU WILL SOON FIND THIS OUT. THE NCAA VIOLATIONS WILL NOT MATTER AND WE COULD ONLY WIN ONE MORE GAME AND IT WONT MATTER. THINK WHAT YOU WAN BUT THIS YEAR I SEEN A MAN WALK THAT SHOULDNT HAVE WALKED, I WAS PART OF THE LARGEST CROWD IN UOF M HISTORY AND COLLEGE HISTORY. I HAVE WITNESSED WHAT A QUARTERBACK THAT CAN FLY IN THIS OFFENSE CAN DO and WE SAW TATE COME IN AND GUN SLING US INTO A GAME WE HAD NO CHANCE IN WHILE DENARD WAS INJURED. IF WE HAVENT SEEN HUGE IMPROVEMENT THA WHAT THE HELL ARE WE WATCHING. ARE YOU SEEING AND UNDERSTANDING? IS THERE DUST ON THE 3D GLASSES YOU ARE WEARING. DO YOU GO TO THE GAMES TO JUST WATCH THE BAND? IDK I WILL NOT JUDGE YOU IF THATS THE CASE.
TO FINALIZE THIS TOPIC I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS IS THE TRUE YEAR 2 AS YEAR ONE WAS THE MULLIGAN AND GUESS WHAT DAVE BRANDON KNOWS THIS AS WELL, SEE HE PLAYED THE GAME BEFORE UNDER BO. AND WHATS GREAT IS THIS IS THIS SEASON IS THE RESULT RICH ORDINARILY HAS IN YEAR TWO. YOU KNW 7-5 8-4 BEAT THE TEAMS YOU SHOULD AND CLOSE THE GAP AGANST THE ONES YOU SHOULDNT. SO YOUR ON THE BUS OR YOUR NOT BECAUSE I NEVER JUMPED OFF IT.
THE TEAM THE TEAM THE TEAM
BE READY BECAUSE THIS IS OUR GUY AND WATCH HOW IT ALL PLAYS OUT BECAUSE IF YOUR OFF THE BUS NOW DONT GET BACK ON IT. GO ROOT FOR TCU AND BOISE BECAUSE QUITE HONESTLY ITS EASIER TO WATCH A TEAM PLAY ONE SOLID OPPONENT A YEAR AND ITS EASIER ON THE BLOOD PRESSURE.
I want to give a plug to a fellow MgoBlogger, the proprietor of No. 9 Hamburgers on Hoover at Division.
My brother suprised me this morning with a last minute offer to attend the game today. Since it was too late to find a tailgate to join, I suggested that we try a burger from No. 9. He's not a member of this site and had never heard of the stand. I was only aware of it from here and I'd never eaten one. We parked across from Pioneer on Stadium, so we had to walk around the Big House to get to the burger stand. My brother was annoyed and complained that we should just head in to our seats. We arrived at our destination and about ten people were in line and more arriving every couple of minutes. It's a pretty nondescript tent with a meat filled grill and a couple of employees. What was interesting is while No. 9 had a line, two other nearby food vendors had no customers at all. It became clear that the line had several regulars, because they were raving about how good the burger was. The prices were great, $3 for a single, $6 for a double, $3 for a jumbo brat, and $1 for a pop. We each got a double with grilled onions, cheese, and a pickle. We both agreed the first bite was awesome. We enjoyed our burgers as we walked to stadium. My brother agreed the meal was worth the walk. So if you're ever going to a game and looking for a bite before, give No. 9 a try, you won't be disappointed.
BTW - It turns out our seats were in the front row, Iowa side, at the 30 yard line, and the guy sitting next to me is a daily MgoBlog reader. So since my brother could only name about three current players, I spent much of the game talking about how bright the future is with the stranger to my left. Despite the disappointing outcome to the game, it was a great day.
gold pants vs. maize pants.
While it is painful to watch our young team, and especially our very young defense, go through major growing pains, there is an upside. While we will return the vast majority of our offense and the bulk of our defense, many of our senior-laden Big Ten opponents will have major holes to fill next year. Here are some of the losses, as far as I can tell:
Schilling, Mouton, Rogers, Ezeh, Banks Saggese, Webb. Mouton looks to be the biggest loss, while Schilling and Webb have also been solid.
Boren, Sanzenbacher, Saine, Chekwa, Heyward, Homan, Rolle, Hines, Torrence (Posey might also leave early).
Stanzi, Johnson-Koulianos, Reisner, Clayborn, Klug, Ballard, Hunter, Johnson, Greenwood
Gilreath, Carimi, Tolzien
Dell, Gantt, Jones, Neely, Rucker