mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
Pierre Ingram is their WR coach and top recruiter. Got caught in a prostitution sting. At Motel 6. I just hope they leave the light on for him in jail.
Notice this has been talked about in quite a few theads this time of the year, so let's have one thread.
Does spring game attendance move the needle for you? Do you care at all what number Michigan draws compared to other schools that have nothing else to do in their state?
Do recruits truly care about how many people show up for a practice? Or is it just one large, national penis measuring contest between fans and overweight, painted idiots that has come about due to the TV networks?
i've seen people on both sides of the fence here. so it now it is time to
Headline a bit misleading, but good to see Denard has a positive outlook.
Link to Florida Times-Union article:
1999 Oklahoma Bob Stoops 7-5: Lost to a bunch of mediocre teams and beat a bunch of mediocre teams. They absolutely destroyed # 13 Texas A&M who turned out to be pretty overrated. Losses included Texas, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, and Colorado who were all pretty meh. Destroyed Oklahoma Stateand then lost a close one to Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl.
2000 Louisiana State Nick Saban 8-4: Had a dramatic turnaround from Gerry Dianrdo's 3-8 season the year prior. Beat 8-4 Tennessee, 8-4 Mississippi State, and 9-3 Georgia Tech. This was a huge turnaround as Saban's team held their own after getting pushed around the year prior. Their losses were largely to good teams such as 9-4 auburn and 10-3 Florida. They did lose to UAB early on and 6-6 Arkansas.
2001 Ohio State Jim Tressel 7-5: Had an up and down year without many big wins except for Michigan guh. Beat who he was supposed to beat and lost to who he was supposed to lose to outside of bad losses to Penn State and Wisconsin but one of those was in Happy Valley. The team got better as the year went on as they lost by 3 to # 14 South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.
2001: USC Pete Carroll 6-6: Had a rough year with a lot of losses to good teams. Lost to # 7 Oregon, # 11 Washington, and # 12 Kansas State, and a 5-6 Notre Dame team. Did beat # 20 UCLA 27-0 on their own field so there's that.
2005 Florida Urban Meyer 9-3: Beat who they were supposed to beat and lost to who they were supposed to lose to. Beat # 23 Florida state, # 4 Georgia, and # 25 Iowa with losses to a 11-2 LSU team, and 10-2 Alabama team. They already started to win some games they weren't supposed to.
2007 Alabama Nick saban 7-6: They beat a 8-5 Arkansas team, crushed a 10-4 Tennessee team, lost to # 3 LSU, # 25 Auburn, and an 11-2 Georgia team. They did have a bad loss to Louisiana Monroe to end the season.
From these coaches, I think we can expect a 8-4/9-3 year for Harbaugh since the big ten isn't very difficult and we have most of our big games at home. We'll lose some games but win a big one like MSU or Ohio. Most of these guys ended up beating a rival in their first year who was usually pretty good.The biggest improvement to these teams occured in the 2nd year as they usually went from being mediocre to really good/elite. 3 of the forementioned won national championships in their 2nd year with the rest winning one in their 3rd and 4th years. Recruiting is another big thing to maintain consistency as basically all of these guys had a top 5 class when they got there.
It's interesting seeing 50-year-old Harbaugh doing an impression of 10-year-old Harbaugh doing an impression of Rick Leach.
Oh, and here's a SPOILER ALERT: Harbaugh used to worship a coach named Schembechler.
It airs Tuesday evening. Should be worth a view.