Somebody call Beilein in to hammer it home...
I thought it was a great slogan for the Basketball team last year when they needed a big win at Minnesota. But, this message is even more important for this football team, their families, and those of us that are blue blooded Michigan fans.
When Cortez landed at Vera Cruz there was no turning back, so he burned his own boats to show his men that they only way they were leaving was in the boats of their enemy. The same goes for this football team. There is no way out but for our players to take each game head on. The same goes for this fan base. We can't fire RR. Have you forgot the 10K recruiting posts on this site? We have slot Ninjas now and RRs guys, losing him would send this program into a 4 year tail spin.
This is what makes Drew Sharp an ass clown. His inability to see that this program and RR need each other. And we have no reason to doubt his emotion, passion, or integrity. Love Lloyd all you want but RR was the direction this program had to go in.
So...Fuck your OSU and MSU friends and their petty comments. The guys that really know something about football - know that this story is garbage, and the ones that don't? They aren't worth your time. Same goes for apparently 95% of the main stream media, a fraternity of men aging fast in our modern world of technology and research. It used to take weeks for reporters to do quality work... Now these dbags post stuff filled with fluff they read on other sites, the google search function has made them lazy and complacent, and writers like Brian will eventually take their jobs.These guys care about silly things like Total Offense, which means nothing compared to DVOA, or ALY.
This community is the most knowledgeable community on Michigan football that exists. It is the only place where people debate what happened on 3rd and 7, in the second quarter of the NIU opener of 2005. We know that RR is the father of the spread offense - because we have read every article written on him in the last 10 years, not the last 10 minutes. There is no reason to doubt him and considering the risk aversion that this University traditionally takes, I am sure there is no reason to doubt our compliance department.
So bunker down and worry first and foremost about this team. About our freshmen. About our Senior leaders. It's fun to curse Tony Clemons because he is a turncoat, but honestly...so what? He wanted his 5minutes of fame because he is going to suck at Colorado - just like he sucked at Michigan.
If this is the smartest community of Michigan fans that exists, then lets figure out how we can get a message to the team that we support them. Is there an email address? can we send cookies? maybe we need to recruit some girls to make posters like in High School? But let's get some contructive ideas going...
The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders. We are the leaders of this fanbase.