"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
For those of you looking for a glimmer of hope that the HC issue is close to being complete take this for what it is worth. Rumors abounded that if LM came to AA Jimbo Fisher would be a lock to come to LSU since he was Sabans OC during that tenure. Well Miami Canes site reports that FSU gave Fisher a new contract 5 yrs $2.75 mil a year trying to head off Fisher bolting. Granted with FSU having a resurgence it seemed unlikely but hey in this screwed up season i believe anything can happen. Lets just hope this "search" is alomst over.
1. Dee Hart selects Alabama
2. Hart explains that the reason he is doing so is because of MIchigan's coaching change PLUS his "close relationship with Saban"
3. Hart wins Army MVP award
Can you imagine how fired up excited this board would be right now if Hart was still on board? Sigh.......
I'm convinced after witnessing the state of the board the last few weeks that we've all completely lost our minds, myself included. I've read every possible dissertation on why Rich Rodriguez should have kept his job and how upset many people are that he got fired and how the program is now nuclear fucked instead of just fucked. It's been written all over the media that Michigan never supported Rich Rodriguez etc etc etc. It almost looked like an "abusive spouse" effect in that we wanted to love him so bad but the relationship was nothing but destructive. I decided that in spite of all the bullshit that's been written and said, we need to put aside the emotional attachment and loyalty to take a good hard look at what has transpired.
Ladies and gentlemen, after painstaking research I present to you the honest to god reason why Rich Rodriguez was fired as head coach. In the 131 year history of Michigan Football, Rich Rodriguez ranks as follows among head coaches at Michigan:
Lowest overall winning percentage
1. Rich Rodriguez (.405)
2. Frank Crawford/Mike Murphy (co-head coaches in 1891) (.444)
3. Bump Elliott (.547)
4. Elton Wieman (.594)
5. Harry Kipke (.632)
Lowest Big Ten winning percentage
1. Rich Rodriguez (.250)
2. Bump Elliott (.485)
3. Elton Wieman (.500)
4. Harry Kipke (.560)
5. Langdon Lea (.600)
0-6 vs OSU + MSU
Worst Bowl Loss in the History of the Program
Only Head Coach to be charged with Major NCAA Violations during his tenure**
There's no ifs ands or buts. Now, you may like him as a man and he certainly tried hard. I believe him wholeheartedly when he says the University never got cheated out of a day of his pay. All of us can also agree that the turmoil of a coaching change is undesirable. However, anyone with a sense of reason knows that this isn't good enough for Michigan. Simply put, this is the worst that the program has ever been in its entire history. While a huge pain in the ass, Dave Brandon had to make this move and the writing was written in bold covering every inch of the wall.
I rest my case.
And also fuck haterz.
** I understand many of us believe this may not have been deserved or of his doing. Whether you'd like to include it as his fault or not, I think the point made stands.
Unfortunately for Kris Frost, Auburn doesn't have room for him and will not be accepting his commitment.
From Auburn's 247sports reporter...
Probably because of Calloway's commitment earlier...Why in the world would they have let him announce this on TV?
I honestly have no idea how to feel about the coaching situation other than "OMFGWTF", but I did stumble across some good words about Brady Hoke, and since his name is in the mix, I thought I'd share.
Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock wrote:
"Hoke and his coaching staff know how to develop players. I've seen it.
"They know how to recruit and identify talent that works in their system. At Ball State and San Diego State, Hoke assembled coaching staffs more qualified and skilled than the schools' budgets allow.
"Good coaches love working for Hoke.
"Jim Harbaugh is the sizzle hire in all of football. He's not a better college football coach than Brady Hoke.
If Michigan would love Hoke with half the passion Hoke loves Michigan, beating Ohio State and returning to the top of the Big Ten wouldn't take more than three seasons."
Per Army All-American Bowl live announcement.