i like 'em both
I have a good friend at the Michigan Assosciation of Broadcasters event at Mackinac tonight and she is sitting at Jim Brandstatter's table.
Obviously, I had her ask him if he thought Isaac would be getting his waiver for this year. He said, "I don't think it would hurt if he didn't play. They are lined with running backs."
Take it as is or read between the lines like I do, but I'd guess one of two options: 1) Isaac won't be getting his waiver, so he's tempering the news by praising the current crob of RBs. 2) Our current RBs are just that good – Isaac being on the field won't matter much at this point.
Could be a combination of both. Just figred I'd pass it along.
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Hey guys. I am interviewing Jim Brandstatter tomorrow afternoon and figured there's a ton that I could ask him. I thought I'd enlist your help to get me the best question set possible. I'll pick the best ones besides the ones I've already set aside. Thanks for the help!
Because I hear the voice of Tom Hammond in my nightmares. All of them.
The title says it all. I was listening to a sports talk station in SEC country earlier today and some how the host got on the subject of Big Ten Football and eventually got to Michigan which led to him making the statement that RR had to win eight to keep his job. Fine ill informed local honk the reads National media makes ill informed comment I let it go.
Until I started thinking about of the Michigan fans that parrot those same comments. I understand everyone has an opinion and should express it, but should'nt that opinion have some basis in fact?
Heres the deal with me. I don't know if or what the magic number of wins is for RR to keep his job but based on the comments from Dave Brandon he alluded that there are no magic numbers, Jim Brandstatter whom I assume is a relative insider also reflects the same. thoughts discuss
I find something interesting in the interminable, they-just-write-themselves jokes about Charlie Weis' girth. Believe it or not, there are fatter coaches than Charlie. Mark Mangino at Kansas is quite blobular in nature, ditto Ralph Friedgen, known as "The Fridge."
Charlie even gets plenty of jokes from Michigan fans, who hold as one of their finest Jim Brandstatter - a big dude in his own right.
So why does Charlie get it so bad? I think it has to do with attitude - Mangino can pass as a jolly fat man, and the Fridge truly did wake up some echoes at Maryland and hasn't really pissed anyone off. They certainly haven't targeted anybody or called them out, with the exception of Mangino claiming BCS tampering with the refs and Ralph shilling for UnderArmor ("NOBODY BEATS US IN OUR HOUSE!")
Meanwhile, Weis came out with the Decided Schematic Advantage, countered with "multiple personnel groups from multiple formations," and continued with "I could recruit thugs and win more," "garbage time," suing his doctors, lying about whether Jimmy Clausen was going to start, "to hell with Michigan" and on and on.