also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
I will not relent until I get some people off the ledge of "Woe is Michigan our defense will never get better". Here is another comparison.
MSU-3rd year under Dantonio. Sophmore qb making his 1st starts looks pretty good, but is prone to bonehead turnovers. Defense is a disaster save the 1 NFL bound stud and gets embarrassed in several games. The Valentis call for the defensive coordinators head as a young secondary looks lost time and again.
UM- 3rd year under RR. Pretty much the same.
Our offense is better, their defense was better, but it follows along pretty closely. the other thing that follows along pretty closely is that much like MSU this year....we avoid a top team on the schedule, get tough games at home and it all sets up for great success.
The defense will be better, say it, the defense will be better, the defense will better. Stop being a Gloomy Gus, this defense will be much better next year. To not see that is being a Freep , yeah I said it, if you don't believe this defense will be much improved you're a Freep and I know that's harsh for a family show, but you deserve it. It's not PC to call people Freeps, but if you act like a Freep I'm going to call you out. Freakin Freeps, just typical of those kinds of people. Don't be a Freep.
I don't think this has been posted. If it has, mods, destroy it. It is nice to see some positive news about Michigan football coming out of Detroit. I wish that most of us had a positive outlook like the players who put in the work and are most directly affected with what choices are made about the program.
Michigan nose tackle Mike Martin didn't blink when asked if he believes the Wolverines will be more competitive next season..."Very confident," Martin said of improving next season. "There are a lot of good things to come. I feel Michigan has been resurrected, but a lot of it hasn't been shown yet.
I am sure there are things we don't see on a daily basis like Martin & Co.
Hold the rope. I am going to agree and believe Martin when he says "...a lot of good things to come."
Thought this might bring a smile or two to the MGoboard and prevent a couple of wrist slittings.
So, I am looking at the News this morning and I see a cyber survey under this headline on the UM page. "Should Rodriguez be disciplined for using steriods?" I guess now he carries the baggage of all people named Rodriguez...
Michigan finished 7-5 (3-5 Big Ten) in Rich Rodriguez’s third season, and are awaiting word on its bowl destination. The likely scenario is a Dec. 28 date in the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.. - 11/29/2010
Next year, a lot of senior B10 talent moves on, and most of our tough games get played at home. Our losses this year the defense (and the year before on offense) took on a men vs boys character, something that will finally begin to move in our favor in 2011. At the very least, we will not have to start true freshmen. Huge physical difference between a 19 year old and a 22 year old.
The offense s/b stronger at every level.
On defense, we should get back some experience and depth in the backfield, so that level will be improved. The D-Line will be better, especially with the continued development of Black and QWash. Can't say about the linebackers, but they were not effective this year and would expect improvement since the other units will be better at their responsibilities.
We will be better.
|2 0 1 1|
|Sept. 3||WESTERN MICHIGAN|
|Sept. 10||NOTRE DAME|
|Sept. 17||EASTERN MICHIGAN|
|Sept. 24||SAN DIEGO STATE|
|Oct. 8||at Northwestern*|
|Oct. 15||at Michigan State*|
|Oct. 22||Bye Week|
|Oct. 29||PURDUE* (HC)|
|Nov. 5||at Iowa*|
|Nov. 12||at Illinois*|
|Nov. 26||OHIO STATE*|
As luck would have it, the 1985 Michigan team is apparently going to be honored during the UM football team banquet this week Thursday.
Harbaugh will be in the house under the same roof as Rodriguez, GERG, Magee and Co.
Anyone know whether the press be there?
Man, for Rodriguez the hits just keep coming. That guy has to be the unluckiest son of a bitch on the planet.
Apparently, Brandon felt the need to say again today that the decision will be made after the end of the season. As if RR did not have enough to deal with, Harbaugh will be at this year's team banquet:
The situation swirling around Rodriguez's status might turn into a circus at the team's banquet Thursday night because Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh plans to be there to be honored along with his 1985 teammates.