Well, it wouldn't be a Tuesday if Michigan fans weren't complaining about Easterbrook writing stupid Michigan insults. Even though I partially defended him for comments last week, there's no defense this week.
Weasel Watch: Alabama is clearly happy with Little Nicky
Saban, the coaching weasel of 2006. But remember, Tide faithful, TMQ's
law of weasel coaches: When you hire a coach who's only in it for
himself, you get a coach who's only in it for himself. Now let's check
the coaching weasels of 2007, Bobby Petrino and Rich Rodriguez, who are
a combined 5-7. Michigan is listing in the water at 2-4 despite playing
five of those six at home, and just lost to the Toledo Rockets.
(Needless to say, last autumn Michigan lost at home to Appalachian
State.) Arkansas is bailing fast at 3-3, helped by the gift of playing
Auburn a few days after Tuberville made the brilliant move of firing
his offensive coordinator in the middle of the season. Will the weasels
of 2007 finish with a combined winning record? TMQ doubts it.[+] Enlarge
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If Terrelle Pryor was choosing now, the University of Toledo would be more attractive than the University of Michigan.
Checking my time machine (patent pending), I found this news story from 2010:
ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 16, 2010.
(ESPN-CBS-Google-Bank-of-America-SmithGlaxoKline News Service.)
University of Michigan supporters were crushed today after the
Wolverines lost at home to Middlebury College, the first-ever defeat
for Michigan by a Division III program. Middlebury's F. Worthington
Cartwright III rushed for six touchdowns as the visitors bested the
home team 45-3.
Michigan coach Rich Kotite called
the loss "a major disappointment." He added, "We will look at film and
figure out how Middlebury was able to shut down our exciting new A11
Last year, Michigan lost at home to East
Stroudsburg, the Wolverines' first-ever defeat by a Division II team.
Lane Kiffin, who was coach of the Wolverines in 2009, said at the time,
"We will look at film and figure out how East Stroudsburg was able to
shut down our exciting new single wing offense."
other news, former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez, out of football for
the past two years, was hired as a public-relations specialist by the
Department of American International Group. AIG was once a privately
held insurance company. Since late 2008 it has been a federally
subsidized agency; all Americans pay $100 per month directly to AIG to
support bonuses and luxury-resort weekends for AIG executives. The
Department of AIG called Rodriguez "a perfect fit for our program."