"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
In the article above, LA DB Darren Kitchen mentions Fred Jackson said they will be running a 4-3.
Not sure what the rest of you think about this, but I feel John Harbaugh has really gone out of his way for a school he only has a tangential relationship with (he played at not that Miami in college). First, he enabled/supported the courtship of his DC and then publicly came out with very positive quotes about Greg going back to coach at Michigan. In the aggressive NFL coaching ranks, he owes us nothing nor does he have to add the extra bit of good PR. Actually, he could have even been a detriment to the process if he so chose. However, he is a Brady backer and I must say this halo effect is starting to work. Positive news regarding the program is at a premium right now in this early transition stage and to wrap up this recruiting class. I must admit I am more of a fan of John than I was before (just can't like the Ravens though).
(This is not off-topic because Mattison's hire actually prompted me to look in to this)
So, based on what I was able to piece together, this is what Gary Moeller's staff looked like in 1994:
|Lloyd Carr||DC/Asst. HC|
After Moeller's dismissal, Les Miles left Michigan to become the OC at Oklahoma State under Bob Simmons, whom he had coached with at Colorado on McCartney's staff. That made the 1995 staff under interim head coach (later head coach) Lloyd Carr:
|Mike DeBord||Assistant Head Coach|
|Fred Jackson||RB & OC (thanks jmblue)|
So, a couple of things I am trying to work out (as I relive my high school years and spin (What's the Story) Morning Glory on repeat in my head.
1). What did Bill Harris coach for Michigan in 1994?
2). Did Gary Moeller serve as his own offensive coordinator?
3). Who was Coach Carr's offensive coordinator during the 1995 season? (DeBord did not get the job until 1997)
4). Is it possible that DeBord and Miles were coaching the O-Line in 1994?
5). Was Hoke's hire simply to coach the defensive ends, or was it a broader defensive portfolio? Does this indicate that Harris was a defensive coach that needed to be replaced?
Any help or insight that can be provided would be very helpful, thank you!
Seriously, this Mattison hire is the best off the field news for M football since when??
Since the story broke that RR was hired and we all hoped we were going to actually score lots of TDs and win games with our offense?
Since the title "interim coach" was removed and Lloyd became the head coach assuring stability and championships to come in the mid 90s?
Don't get me wrong, I am pretty darn happy abut this hire right now. I dont think I have ever seen this board this excited before. If you were all chicks at a bar I'm pretty sure I could score with each and every one of you tonight.
I'm wondering if people find this to be a better hire then Hoke was. You could make the case that he has a better resume then Hoke for the HC job.(I'm not saying he does, but it can be argued) And if he is more qualified, how the hell did Hulk Hoke pull this off?
Whats the deal with Flowers? He has some good offers, good size and speed. Why only a 3 star? Regardless, I want him in this class.