further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
And to avoid the necessity to click this, here's what he said (sorry I didn't put this up the first time):
A couple of radio interviews early this week in which I said something that had been written a few times before — a personal opinion that Rich Rodriguez will be fired as Michigan's head coach and replaced by Jim Harbaugh — led to alarmed Tweets and a late-night phone call from the Michigan Daily.
Supposedly, I was "reporting" that Rodriguez would be gone by Monday. That's eminently different from thoughts and expectations that Dave Brandon, Michigan's new athletic director, will have seen enough to justify making a change in Michigan's football program — which, in fact, is what I believe will happen after three seasons of substandard football in Ann Arbor.
There was never any "reporting" that this would be done. It was made clear on those radio interviews — in response to direct questions — that this was an opinion and that I could be dead wrong.
I guess his article is supposed to be an apology for reporting an announcement on Monday when it was, ohsoobvioustonanyone, that it was simply his opinion that RR would be fired Monday. . . . . Lynn Henning, You Sir, are a jackass.
I don't even disagree with your statements about Harbaugh. I think Harbaugh would be good coach here. He could have been considered 3 years ago but wasn't. But, that 's not the point. Lynn Henning, You Sir, are a horses' ass.
The point here is that Rodriguez did look like a good hire. He has transformed the offense. If Michigan could play defense and get more consistency from the offense, they look very very good in the next couple of years. Those are big "ifs". But the one year that it will take to complete the evaluation, could reap huge dividends. Our offense is looking more and more like Oregon's. How are they doing this year, Lynn? You'll complain about the defense, correclty so, and I will be the first to say we need a change in strategy, older and more quality players. If those changes are made, what is the reason to fire RR?
Oh that's right, you're merely trying to cover your ass after Brandon called you out for your ridiculous statements made as though you had inside information from Dave Brandon. Lynn Henning, You Sir, are simply an Ass.
With West Virginia beating Pittsburgh today in the Backyard Brawl, UConn, of all teams, now controls its own destiny to get to the BCS. This is due to their two victories over the above referenced teams. Now, I know that we all expected UConn to be a decent team this year, but after their showing in Michigan Stadium, did anyone really expect this?
The Big East is a joke and doesn't deserve an automatic BCS representative.
As we sit ready to watch the Iron Bowl its just making think that Big Ten has hurt our rivalry with ohio state. I know that in today's game Auburn already has the SEC championship game locked up, but it just seems like we should be playing ohio state to see who will go to the Big Ten championship.
I know it would be amazing, but say we have a season like 2006 and both teams are 11-0 (7-0) and we lose to ohio state, then the very next week we beat them on a neutral field. Now both teams are basically out of a national championship with losses that late in the season.
It also puts both teams at a tremendous disadvantage having to play the top team in the cross division rival.
Its Michigan and Ohio State. It should be once a year. Including this season I believe that 35 of the past 42 seasons has had the Big Ten championship decided by this game. In a 6 team division including both Michigan and Ohio state and playing the last game of the season would be incredible. Just like Alabama v. Auburn. Only one team makes SEC championship game. If it was between UofM and osu no other teams would even get to play!
I know that it would be amazing to beat them twice in the same season, but more than likely if that possiblity occurs the teams would be pretty evenly matched and a split would occur. Or could you imagine both teams already have their divisions clinched and the national championship was out of the picture? "The Game" would turn into a practice for the following week to determine who played in the Rose Bowl. Just that thought that playing a game against ohio state could mean nothing worries me greatly!
I don't like moving the date of the game, but I think that if both teams remain in opposite divisions, I think they might have to, just to make sure the game continues to have meaning. It hasn't worked with Miami and Florida State. I guess only time will tell, but I think if we were to follow anyones lead it should be Auburn/Alabama (IMO the next best thing to Michigan and Ohio state) This is what its all about!
I hate to dissapoint all of you Ron English Fans, HOWEVA, Mr. English will be returning to coach the EMich Hurons, doh, Eagles next fall:
"Absolutely, he'll be back," Gragg said. "I like the direction the program is going. Ron is one of the most resilient people I know."
Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart wins versus Saugatuck 42-21.
Friday game schedule
1pm Lowell vs Farmington Hills Harrison (Game of the day)
4:30 Ithaca vs Monroe St Mary Catholic Central
7:30 Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs Williamston
Good luck and remember
Good Sports Are Winners!
The 103rd backyard brawl is happening now on ABC. If your like me and have nothing to do today it could be interesting to check out our possible future DC.
Currently WVU is up 7-0
FA Edit: Combined the two threads. All encompassing title moved to thread with more comment.