If they want him they better do something soon, since he's been talking to Clemson quite a bit.
Scott Shafer has resigned as Michigan's defensive coordinator:
"Scott and I agreed that moving in a different direction was in the best interest of the program," said coach Rich Rodriguez. "I appreciate Scott's hard work on behalf of Michigan football the past year. He is a good football coach, a good person and a true professional. We wish him well in the future."
So, there you go. Sorry, GSimmons.
....Tenn's shitty O kept putting them in rotten situations.
I can handle Chavis.
You know, the news JUST broke confirming Monte Kiffin to Tennessee. That presents a pretty interesting coincidence. Do RichRod and Chavis have any history together, where Rod would have seen him available, and immediately felt the need to make a move?
He'd just be making the same mistake twice.
There's an article on the Free Press site right now in which Shafer is quoted as saying that a disagreement over whether to play a 4-3 or 3-3-5 was a big reason for the split...It also says that he wasn't present at the last two recruiting weekends.
Shafer says he is taking "full responsibility for the demise of Michigan football"... wow that is a guilt ridden statement if I ever saw one... He probably didnt need to go that far, the team will be back eventually.
I can't read that as anything but absolutely dripping with sarcasm.
Shafer didn't specifically say the 4-3 vs. 3-3-5 situation was the reason for the split, just "differences" in coaching philosophy.
Say mr. THE KNOWLEDGE, I was thinking of placing a bet on the stock market. Could you tell me if the Big 3 are going to get a bailout? Any information would be much appreciated.
I think it's a step in the right direction and I don't understand why there isn't more enthusiasm. Shafer didn't do anything to indicate he was the right guy for the job.
A bad precedent was set with letting Shafer walk. Yes, the defense underperformed at times, but at least part of that falls on players who had no business being out there and who made some bad decisions. Yes, the DC deserves some of the blame, but everyone should have received at a least two seasons, and Shafer was never given the chance. I guess the insta-pundits out there win again.