no, YOU'RE off topic
Great video of the last stop of the game for the Michigan defense against Illinois based off the where will amazing happen videos. All credit goes to youtube user papereater32.
I ran across a quote from RR, thought I'd share it. I think he's speaking to all of us bloggers.
"Anybody who says they love Michigan and love our program yet they go out and say something really negative, just because they want to vent, you don't really love your program because that's not helping you in recruiting," Rodriguez said. "Recruiting is the lifeblood of every program. So to go out and say, I love Michigan, this is the worst, this and all that, well, you're not helping.
I'm not saying you've got to treat everything with rose-colored glasses but if you really love the program and you're all in for Michigan, you're not going to go out and bash anything about the university because it affects recruiting."
Denard has the great stats and he carries his team on his back, but does he deserve Heisman consideration?
Illegal Shift has him ranked #5 at the moment, but some disagree with how high/low he should be ranked. http://www.illegalshift.com/2010/11/09/heisman-poll-through-9-weeks/college-football/
Does he have to many team losses?
To much time missed because of injuries?
Or should that stuff not matter?
I think its an interesting debate with the stats he has at this point in the season. What's your thoughts/opinion?
-Michigan is #2 in scoring offense (behind OSU) and #1 in total offense by a mile.
-(ATTN: DeAnthony Arnett) Michigan is #2 in passing offense, behind only Indiana
-Michigan leads the conference in first downs
-Michigan is last in the conference in TOP
-Denard leads the league in rushing by over 400 yards
-(PAGING Mr. Arnett again) Roundtree ranks #4 in the conference in receiving yards per game and Hemingway ranks #5
-Michigan has three of the top six tacklers in the conference (!), which I guess might be a factor of having a D that can't get off the field. Mouton leads the league in tackles per game.
-Our defensive rankings are the polar opposite of our offensive rankings
-OSU looks insanely good by these measures. They lead the conference in scoring and give up the fewest points. Yikes.
After Penn State, many on the board snapped. The conclusion for a majority was that Rich Rod's job security was in jeopardy. Further, Gerg needed to go, probably as soon as the season was over.
Now, with the win over Illinois, and the strong probability of a win vs. Purdue, RR has some breathing room. The polls here, and the consensus, are that RR has won the right to coach at Michigan a minimum of another year.
Things are less clear for Gerg. I think that many still want to see him cut loose, either after OSU, or after the Bowl Game.
My question is whether the balance of the season will affect Gerg's tenure. Chait suggests that his slim hopes rest on the games against Wisconsin and Ohio State, and how the defense does in those games. (link: http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1148722)
I personally think that Gerg should be given at least one more year, even with a 7 - 5 record. My reasoning is as follows.
- Gerg has only had two years to prove himself.
- It is not his fault what has happened in the secondary this year.
- Next year, with more defensive depth, and with more experience, we will have a much more accurate picture of the defense.
- A change to another defensive coordinator would not be good, in terms of continuity.
I believe that even though I predicted a 7 - 5 record, we will end up at 8 - 4. I actually have been completely befuddled by the koolaid, and actually believe that we will win in Columbus. Of course, if yet more injuries hit, especially to our key personnel, all bets are off. But I believe that we beat Purdue, finally get the monkey off our back with Ohio State, and do well in a bowl. This allows Gerg to stay, and to be judged, good or bad, in 2011.
What about you? Do you want him out of here, no matter our final record this year? Would you rather see us win out and Gerg stay, or lose just enough for him to be cut loose? I can never root against Michigan, under any circumstances, but then, I'm also not pining for a Gerg departure.
If the pollster here at Mgoblog could structure a Gerg specific poll, that would be great. I'd like to see what those on the board think.
This weekend couldn't have been any more depressing for Lions fans. We lose a heartbreaker to the Jets, a game we could have won, and now we lose our starting QB to his 3rd shoulder injury in 2 years. UGH. If Michigan didn't win on Saturday, this would have been the most depressing weekend ever.