I suppose we are all still are frustrated by last year and yearn for the good 'ole days of Michigan football from our youth.
If venting was the purpose of this post - we all feel your pain sir.
If these are actual questions and gripes, feel free to scan back content for the hundreds of posts that have discussed these topics in bitter detail over the past year.
Some noteable points of the opinions/discussions:
- Bo was an "outsider" when hired - many players left the team due to new, higher expectations in regard to conditioning and commitment when he was hired. I believe a few other coaches you may have heard of....Yost etc. that were also not "Michigan Men" when hired.
- Michigan was suffering from a malaise in the program from years of over-reliance on superior talent (alone) to win games rather than conditioning, game planning etc. Talent dilution due to scholarship reductions and increased TV exposure of smaller schools/conferences was causing a slow erosion of the program for many years. (This may be more of my personal opinion.)
- Mallett was probably gone from Michigan even if Carr had stayed as coach. He did not get along with Carr and apparently most of his teammates.
- Coach Rod has a long history of poorly coached, conditioned, and disciplined teams - the success he has had at EVERY stop prior to Michigan is obviously just a fluke.
Ok -- the last point was a bit sarcastic. If you realy care, do look at the archives