Adam Rittenberg for the save: "Rich and his staff are extremely demanding of their linemen"
I hate fat guys.
Wermers wasn't fat.
All linemen are fat in my world
Fat is Beautiful Fat is Beautiful Fat is Beautiful Fat is Beautiful Fat is Beautiful Fat is Beautiful
At least that is what my wife and mom tell me.
but I would limit it to all o-linemen.
I've basically stopped reading ESPN's bloggers. I've sent multiple emails to Rittenberg correcting him on players who are starting, etc, etc.
whats wrong with demanding the best? This is Michigan after all. He sounds like a puss
I love how ESPN sees Kurt Wermers running his mouth as the lead headline on CFL.
Not sure why that would piss you off. seems like a good thing to me.
boy, sounds like RR wants his linemen to end up being... good. weird.
I have heard rumours that Coach Rodrigues likes to win football games...all evidence to the contrary...I am beginning to suspect it might be true...
there is not a lot of info for ESPN CF Live to report on a lazy summer day like this one. I'd rather they lead with a story on Wermers (any relation to Dean Wermer?) than that lineman who was caught choking his chicken on the patio of a coed student a few years ago.
Michigan has gone through this before. In fact its Bo's most famous quote, "those who stay will be champions"
see you later Wermers
There was no internet, no blogs, no endless news coverage, back in 69.
I just watched the repeat of it and I had to laugh at their collection of videos of RR and Carr. They kept going from clips of RR yelling on the side lines to clips of Carr standing calmly on the sidelines. They didn't say it but it seemed to be implied that RR always yells and Carr never did.
I don't think that they are necessarily off base there. RichRod was a lot more openly critical of his players during the games. He regularly yelled at Steven Threet for making execution mistakes. During the Michigan State game, it seemed like he was screaming at somebody every time that the offense came off the field. Carr yelled at guys for committing dumb personal fouls and he yelled at the refs a lot, but other than that, he was much quieter (on TV at least). I think that this is part of the "culture shock" that contributed to the 3-9 season.
The constant yelling by RR may also have been because of the amount of mistakes our offense was making last year, I'm sure Carr would have been yelling at players over some of the mistakes they made. And Carr was no saint on the sidelines, I recall him yelling several times, at both players and refs.
Seemed to me RR's yelling was also cast as being negative, and yet many fans loved Ron English for his fiery attitude on the sidelines.
It's not because these players were from Michigan.
What other team has had so many players leave in such a dramatic fashion? I don't really blame RR or anyone else at UM, but there have been a ton of defections in the past year. Seriously, Justin Boren went to Ohio State and trashed Rich Rod on the way out. Every college football writer in the country creamed him or herself when they heard that.
I don't think you can really chalk this up to anti-Michigan bias. These are just big stories at a time when there is not much to report. After a couple of years, when all UM players were recruited by Rodriguez, things like this won't happen anymore. And ESPN won't seem so biased.
Let the world hate us
Wermers sounds fucking stupid
Dumb sounding last name
I probably hit ESPN.com like 5 times a day, and never read a story. It's like muscle memory. Yahoo Sports is so much better, but it is ugly, and well, Yahoo.
CFL is going to be on at 5:30 on ESPN 2 if you missed it like I did.
I can relate to working your butt off and not playing though, as I have had first hand experience. I have gone through similar stuff with high school basketball lately. It makes you want to quit, but those who stay will be champions.