no, YOU'RE off topic
Lloyd Carr and Gary Moeller took some grief in Ohio for having the temerity to say Ohio State wasn't the rivalry on Michigan's schedule during the 1990s when the Wolverines were dominating the John Cooper-coached Buckeye teams.
"I can't speak (to) what they do now," Boren said. "I wasn't around enough with Coach (Rich) Rodriguez, to know what they do now. But like I said, they had a couple of other rivalries. It was a big game that week, but it's not something they practice for every practice or all year long like we do."
Neg Away..I know Boren is a bit of a talker
I honestly don't care if Rich Rod goes the entire week leading up to the game without mentioning OSU, just as long as he beats them
Choose your poison - Which would you rather have - our 2010 Defense or our 2008 Offense?
The Threet/Sheridamnit led offense ranked 109th in the nation in total offense (290.75 ypg) and 99th in scoring offense at 20.25 points per game. This year's defense is ranked 112th in total defense giving up 445.18 ypg and 99th in scoring defense allowing 33.55 points per game. Ironically almost identical suckitude.
As painful as it is to watch, I would much rather have this years defense rather than the 2008 offense. With our offense we have a chance to win every game (and it's fun to watch). On the other hand it is generally true that you can't win if you can't score any points- witness the 2008 10-13 Toledo debacle.
This topic may be too weak to be considered Board worthy. I felt like I needed to get a consenus from masses here at MGoBlog. So, instead of posting comment after comment on separate posts I wanted to centralize my confusion into my own post.
My question I am proposing is this: What the heck happened this week? How did it turn into hate Ohio State week to bash on Rich Rodriguez and speculate on whether or not jokes like Lynn Henning are right in their assumptions week?
I just do not get it. For those who are mad that we lost to Wisconsin by 20, why are you mad? The vast majority of Michigan fans expected Michigan to lose. We lost. Yet the day after, people are mad we lost? Why? Wisconsin is a good team. They have three RB's who could be a starter on any team and be productive. They went up against Michigan's defense who we already knew was going to get ran over and they did not surprise us. They got ran over.
If you take a look at Wisconsin's worst rushing performance this season it was against Iowa (142 yards on 38 carries, averaging 3.7 YPC). Wisconsin's ground game put up over 200 yards three times and had 300+ yards three separate games. They are a brutal team.
Can't we focus on the positives? Michigan is bowl eligble for the first time since 2007, guaranteed a winning record, and they have the first QB in NCAA history to rush for over 1,500 yards and throw for over 2,000. Yet people are mad?
I like Rich Rodriguez. He seems like a stand up guy. I really hope Michigan beats OSU for his sake. I’d like to see the guy have a chance to enjoy himself for a change. For all the s*** he’s been through, he deserves it.
Arrogant Michigan Alumni who try to influence others with their money irritate me. They irresponsibly give anyone else, by association, a bad name. Those of us who grew up in Michigan were here first. I’d like to see a stat on what these people donate and what they get in return from the University. Then, compare that figure to what the taxpayers of Michigan contribute (without the benefits). And for the record, if they were not in those seats on Saturday, the stadium would still be full. Filled to capacity with fans who want to watch football, not talk about the stock market.
Do people honestly give a s*** what Chris Spielman thinks. Ask dude how many National Championships or Super Bowl teams he played on. Is he an authority on what it takes to be a champion?
If Braylon Edwards, Les Miles, and Gary Moeller are Michigan Men, I can understand why we went another way.
A National Championship is all that really counts. Winning the Big Ten means you are better than 10 other teams (half that are usually terrible). You win the Big Ten, you talk big s*** in the Midwest. You win the National Championship, you put on your jersey, take a trip cross country and never have to say a word. Have you seen the Fox commercial with Bradshaw, Long. You know, guys with “rings that matter”.
“This offense will never work in the Big Ten”. Bring Auburn or Oregon, who have similar types of offense (stolen from RR), into the Big Ten this year. Both have average (25-50 ranked) defenses. They kick everybody’s ass. Data: Oregon 52 - Jim Harbaugh 31 and Auburn 24 – Les Miles 17.
Coach Rodriguez and his staff have done an amazing job in recruiting kids out of Florida. “but what about the state of Michigan?” To that, I say - Mack Brown. Look at Mack Brown in Texas. How’s that going for him? You should win 8 games a year by default with the talent he gets in that state. You know who is number one in recruiting this year, according to pundits? You need another example you say? How about Urban Meyer in Florida. “Hey Urban, you got all those 5 stars the past 2 years, how could you possibly be losing?”
So, the authorities say “Harbaugh is rumored to go the way of Michigan or San Francisco”. I say let him go to San Francisco. Then, bring in Singletary as our new DC.
When, in the last 30 years, have you felt absolutely confident we have had the team to win the National Championship? I mean, we play any team, anywhere and win. Not just the Big Ten Championship (see above). For example, OSU has been "so" dominant in the Big Ten the last 10 years, but what do they have to show for it? Outside the Midwest, they are a joke. What does that make the rest of us?
Bo won 29 percent of his bowl games. Lloyd won 46 percent of his bowl games. Combined they had 1 National Championship. In ’97, if we would have played Nebraska, let’s be honest, we would have gotten our a**** kicked.
I hope Dave Brandon has the b**** to make a decision on his own, without alumni influence or previous player influence. If the rumors are true, and you are getting calls, ask Tom Brady what he's done in New England the past 6 years?
Finally, Michigan has always stood for class. The haters are going to hate. Sometimes you need to be humbled. Those with integrity will acknowledge the constructive criticism, make necessary changes and work harder. The arrogant and proud will blame someone else.
P.S. – Dave, when you got ‘em on the phone, ask him politely to cut his f****** hair.