"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
So, what is the verdict on Barwis? When RR first arrived, one of the most promising developments was supposedly the replacement of the obsolete Gittleson strength and conditioning regime with the modern and superenergized Barwis regime. Is there any empirical evidence of improved performance on the field with Barwis? Would we have been even worse with a Gittleson approach?
I have not crunched any numbers, but it seems to me that we have consistently performed worse in the second half of games; 4th quarter even worse than 3rd quarter. Clearly, we have performed better earlier in the season than late in the season. These observations do not seem consistent with the concept that Barwis will make the team the team physically stronger and with better endurance.
He would be infinitely more palatable to the masses than Hoke. He's got great recruiting ties to a state that should be a prime location for us. He basically has HC experience at a MAJOR univ without actually having the title and is squeaky clean ( personal life) as far as I can tell.
Please not Brady Hoke...pretty please?
On the Jim Rome show he just said Harbaugh shouldn't take the Michigan job and that "Michigan needs him far more than he needs Michigan". Let's hope he is in fact a Michigan Man and takes the job here.
Will there be a final piece on mgoblog of college football TWIS?
The Chernobylesque manner in which UM boards are melting down today, followed by the Big Ten bowl debacles, crazy coaching changes, and recruit de- and re-commitmases, plus Ohio State vs. ArkanSAW!.....man, plenty of material dudes.
So, the general consensus around these parts seems to be "OMMGGGGG DOOOOOOM NOOOO HARBAUGH!!!!", which I don't entirely agree with. I have tried to avoid the CC topic and I have now failed myself and am contributing. What I dont get is why so many people seem to think that we have to make a change if don't wind up with Harbaugh. The last time I checked RR had not been fired yet and there seems to be some good defensive coaches out there for the picking.
Secondly, People seemto be forgetting that Urban Meyer has just become available. I will be willing to bet my bottom dollar that after a year off from football and a year of family time he will be dying to get back on coaching scene. So what do we do? We give RR that 4th year and if we see the epic turnaround on defense we all hope for and out offense is that much better than hooray! If it doesnt, what do we do? We go make Urban Meyer the highest paid coach in the country to come out of retiement. Urban runs a spread and would bring instant appeal to recruiting, you know since he's one a couple MNC's and what not.
Lastly, whoever is the coach at Michigan I will fully support until he is no longer our coach. If RR is fired I will be greatful to him for the victories and the amount of effort he has put into this program and whomever the next guy may be, as soon as announced, he will gain my full support. Go Blue and I cannot wait for the dust to settle.
For one, he isn't a moron and i\even if he does have a brain fart his agent will not let him leave 2.5 Mill on the table.
Even if he wants to go to Pitt (or UConn), he will keep his mouth shut, get fired, pick up his check and THEN sign on with the Big Least where he will no doubt start owning fools like he used to. Just because MSM idiots who have zero understanding of contracts suggest something, it doesn't mean it is a viable option.