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Some of you may have read this RichRod quote from the postgame presser: "I'm going to work tomorrow, as always."
In case you were curious about the line of questioning:
In the unlikely event that you're unfamiliar with Gregg Doyel, he's Drew Sharp with more talent and creativity. Ever see the "Dancing Homer" episode of The Simpsons? That would be Drew Sharp; Capital City's mascot would be Doyel.
Ok I promise this is my last post of the night, but everyone on here is such a debbie downer it is just depressing. We spent the last 3 well really 6 years(minus the 06 season until we played OSU) taking a lot of shit. Well it's time for other teams to start taking some from us.
We have a top 10 offense returning 19 of 22 on the 2 deep and a Heisman candidate who is completing his 1st year as a starter. We will be dominant on offense next year. 45 pt a game avg as a minimum.
The defense will be much better. Did you see the Spartan defense last year? Tex A&M? They were just as bad as we are now. You will not recognize the freshmen next year. The Dline will be a beast and with the game Demens put together today I feel very good about him next year.
The special teams feature freshmen at every key position, they will be better. The coverage units will feature less walk ons since we have actual depth now and will be better.
We won 7 games with a horrible TO margin, walk ons and frosh's in the secondary and key injuries all over the place.
I see people on here wary of SDSU and Northwetern...FUCK Em. They will be bombed into oblivion. Iowa...dead.....Niedermeyer..dead......wait what oh I lost track. The schedule is set up for sucess 10-0 heading into home dates against Nebraska and OSU is very doable. We'll probably slip up somewhere we'll still be young on d, but this is not 08 or 09 people. Lift your heads out of the sand it is all right to come out now. Mich is back and we're not backing down to anyone anymore, this was the last game where we will be overmatched. It ended today. Rejoice.
Tired Harbaugh defensive players faking injuries to slow down better teams:
Ranked, one- to three-loss teams losing decisively to mobile QBs under more sophisticated offenses:
We are all frustrated with our won-loss record under Rich Rodriguez. But if we can get the defense fixed, we have a shot to be the next Oregon instead of the next Stanford. Kudos to Harbaugh for doing so much at Stanford, with their admissions standards et al. - not trying to downplay that achievement. But it is far from clear that he would have that record if he was playing our schedule every year. I have spent a lifetime as a Michigan fan rooting for 9-3 and 8-4 and the occasional 10-2 teams that almost always lost when it counted the most.
I, for one, am willing to go through this difficult period in order to take our program to a level where we are consistently contending for MNC titles, rather than winning Big Ten titles and losing bowl games. I am not nostalgic for that era of consistent disappointment, and I dread consigning another generation of Michigan fans to the same fate.
Curious your thoughts as anger subsides. Now this based on 2 assumptions. RR is still the coach and we have a fairly impressive bowl win.
I think we are preseason ranked between 10-15.
Before you think I'm nuts, consider.....
1. When the Phil Steeles of the world do their analysis and stop making fun of us they'll see we have 21 starters returning and Woolfolk being dropped in, we will start getting a lot of sleeper buzz.
2. The Denard factor- He'll be getting Heisman buzz shining more attention on the program. The offensive potential will have people thinking.
3. Michigan Factor- The name is always good to inflate us a couple of spots over where we should be.
Miami's Rivals site is reporting Randy Shannon and staff will be fired tomorrow. Generally these Rivals sites are pretty good about being on this kind of stuff.
I wasn't going to post this here but this gives me a bit more confidence, so take a rumor FWIW: Talked to a well-connected alum today who was extremely confident not only that Jim Harbaugh would be hired as the next coach of Michigan, but that Rich Rodriguez would be taking his talents to South Beach. I'm still not overwhelmingly confident, but this is certainly an interesting development. We'll see how this thing plays out I suppose.