Our defense would get torched by Oregon.
fair point that
Our defense would get torched by Oregon.
Arizona was one of the worst defensive teams in the country last year, so Casteel inherited a terrible defense to begin with.
So what you're saying is that the cupboard was bare?
He also inherited terrible position coaches and a coach that seems to be apathetic about defense in general.
Michigan is 8-4 with a game to go. Arizona is complete at 8-5. Not sure I am following your math.
RichRod's offense is exciting, but when Michigan was getting embarrassed by every decent team they played, not my definition of exciting. I still follow him, but I think that Arizona is a much better fit. I wish him the best of luck.
...if he would get a credible D-Coordinator and just left the defense alone. I don't know if Martin or Brandon would've been willing to pay top $$$ for Casteel or another coordinator, like they did for Mattison, but I've wondered what would the outcome would've been if Casteel was offered money similar to Mattison.
WVU and arizona's defenses haven't been impressive. Our best D year of that mini-era was probably 08.
RR, and it was almost an immediate consensus, was not ¨the ideal fit¨for the arrogance that the M nation seems to possess. There is no doubt in my mind, nor any of the other coaches around the country I have spoken to in various seminars that he would have had M at the level of OR within a short five year period, and his record suggest the same. However, he was not welcomed here despite his accomplishments and that is so fucking sad. He was attacked from all points by the press, a dying breed -Thank you Jesus- to former players that have not a clue.
When u are welcomed in the manner he was, I was surprised that he even wanted to hang on to his job in AA, but that is the type of man RR is. When he takes on a project, and it was just that in the manner of the way LC, who basically took off the last three years of his contract, i.e., recruiting, etc., left it . Not many recall he was the cry baby son of a bitch that went to Bo crying as to, ¨¨I just don¨t think I am the man for the job,¨¨ after his early meiocre seasons. He, more than anyone else, sabotaged the program, with a close second to Rosenfuck who wanted him gone the moment he arrived.
If, like Canham, Martin would have stayed, RR would still be our coach and we would be singing his gllory. Bo was greeted in roughly the same manner, but Don stuck by the man because that is what a contract was all about back in the day. Fats Domino wants things his way and I do agree with the hiring of Hoke because the two, he and RR could not have co-existed due to Fats¨immense ego and RR merely wanting to conclude the rebuilding, yes it was necessary, to which he was appointed in the first place.rady is a great hire. There can be no doubt about that. However, anyone that portends, in even the most minute manner they have a grasp of football, that says RR is not a great coach is, imo, and I stand not alone, they are as big as fools as everyone in the bar suggests the moment they leave. LC inherited a great program, had one great season, which always suggest the ball bounces your way, and then was simply a good caretaker. That is all he is, all he will ever be and to those that pay homage to the man, you are as foolish as he.
...even if I did get the opponent wrong.
It was only October--what do you expect?
Bloodbath shootout narrow victory against a vastly inferior institution (SEE: UMass, Indiana, Illinois). Sounds about right.
Come on dude. The man signed 3 offensive linemen combined in a 2 year span and had the worst special team's play college football had ever seen. The man had some talent, and given the void of special teams a defense, there were obviously some gaping deficiencies in his coaching.
poor alumni support does not breed 4-13 FG and giving up 65 points to Illinois.
You have some solid arguments, but get real. He did a terrible terrible job in areas outside of factors that could be affected by everybody in the community not coddling his balls.