This truly cannot be, can it?
"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
And it sounds like GBW believes it.
Maybe he can re-recruit Glenn Steele and Sam Sword and Jarrett Irons and Charles Woodson.
Say it aint so!
At least his reaction is appropriate:
Herrmann seriously looks like he's met Chris Hansen before.
He has the look.
I cannot wait for UM to relive the era of the coverage sack.
is he a good recruiter?
You don't have to be a good recruiter when you have a national championship ring.
i wish it wasthat easy.
How am I supposed to sleep tonight?
might get an interview. But I think it would be a mistake to hire him, if only because it would seem like a Schembechler-esque "suggestion" from up on high and hint at doubt in our commitment to Coach Rod and doing things his way.
would be horrible...potentially a disaster of epic proportions
Is there a source for this?
but I can never seem to find what I'm looking for over there so I don't check them very often.
Any chance we can start looking at some flight routes? Who's going to drive out to Willow Run?
Who is he and why does he (not?) suck?
over the internet. I need to scale back my dryness. Carry on.
I must say, your sarcasm is too far off for the interwebz. I was about to shit my pants until I saw that this came from a frequent commenter.
as Offensive Coordinator.
With the new speed on defense, specifically the d-line, perhaps Hermann could work. Honestly, I don't see how anyone could fuck up this defense.
Save for the safeties of course...
when he was considered a genius. I'm not sure it would be a terrible hire. He had a bad 05 season, but then English had a bad 07 season. I find all the trashing a little ironic when the boards have been concerned about the loss of ties to the Bo era.
...and in '06 we had one of the top defenses in the country, which was at least partially Herrmann's coaching.
Chris Hanson reference - good one...
I don't think he's DEATH, I think he's a quality defensive coordinator and has the best resume of any guy we're in the running for. I think the problem is that it reeks of Rodriguez being directed to bring in more guys with Michigan ties.
you guys fucking suck. Hermann will not be the DC. But i bet if he were hired the same people commenting on here that basically say that Hermann=death would be the same people saying, 'yeah, great hire. we won a lot of games with Hermann, why didn't we do this earlier?'.
just fucking relax. just like Ron English, he won't be our future DC and things will be ok.
I sort of doubt he'd be hired, but I'm not sure why people are convinced he's awful. He was here for 9 years, we had a bad defense maybe twice? 2000 and 2005?
but we still usually got lit up by QBs with the slightest mobility. Maybe we can assume that that won't happen when he gets to face a spread offense in practice every day, but I always felt like his defenses were very slow to adapt.
Judging by Troy Smith, Armanti Edwards (if that was his name?), Dennis Dixon, and Tyler Donovan I don't know if this was something Ron English figured out either.
As a matter of fact, the only time we bottled up a mobile QB in the past 20 years that pops into my mind was Terrelle Pryor this year.
I consider both of those guys both to be fruit from the same tree. Which is why I think its important to give someone else a real shot at this.
Juice 2 years ago sort of.
I really think this is an issue of speed, not X's and O's philosophy. Stopping QBs like Pryor should continue...unless they all learn to play fake like Juice of 2008, then...um, shit.
Miami (FL) and Auburn are the only 2 schools I can think of that consistently stop a mobile QB out of the spread....and their S&C programs are predicated on speed, specifically with the d-line. In the case of Auburn, they went as far as to put in 199 lb guys at LB. Our incoming S/LB recruits appear to fit this philosophy.
Other top notch programs like LSU and USC still struggle with mobile QB's out of the spread...and, from what I've seen, I don't think they don't emphasize speed up front the way Michigan, Miami and Auburn do.
Are you kidding me? Have you not watched USC's DLs and LBs go through, over, and around Michigan, Penn State, OSU, and OK's offensive linemen, or are you referring to South Carolina?
I thought Pryor had success running the ball with his few snaps that he had against USC. I also think Dennis Dixon owned their front 7 last year.
PSU...their QB wasn't threatening to run...he was dropping back and just launching it all over the field. Probably b/c they were playing from way far behind.
Oklahoma...I haven't seen them run a mobile QB from the spread.
I remember after the 2007 Rose Bowl Steve Sarkisian saying that speed is of the utmost importance when USC is looking at potential recruits. They also have one of the best S&C programs in America. The facts seem to be that a true dual threat QB will give ANY defense headaches. BTW, Miami's defense was absoluetly shredded by Georgia Tech this past season, so, they have their problems with mobile QBs as well.
i agree, he won't be the DC but i don't understand why everyone is convinced he would be the worst DC ever.
We put a cap in Tebow's ass last year!
Tebow's a different sort of mobile QB. His rushing yards seem to come more on called runs than a guy like Dixon or Smith. Those guys would slip out of the pocket when things broke down - after watching 2 years of him, I feel like Tebow struggles with that.
that it was going to be Rex Ryan
Not Jim Hermann
He was ran out of town once already wasnt he?
Yes he was.
What is Jimbo doing know a days? Didn't he go to New Orleans or New York?