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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
This was an exciting game...congrats Coach Rodriguez and the Wildcats.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
"Are you an official here?Because you've officially given me a boner."
Go Blue !!
I turned it with under two minutes to play and UA down 13 I think. Dammit, you'd think I'd learn!
At least I hung in there for all of the UTL game.
Going into the game I had picked Arizona with 1 confidence point, but certain Nevada-based sports fans liked the Wildcats so much that I shot it up to like 30. I was sweating for most of the day.
this Coach Rodriguez you speak of?
He runs the spread option with a mobile quarterback. How cool would it be if Michigan had a mobile quarterback?!?! Michigan should give him a call!
If you don't like Michigan you are a peasant
See below on forum.
...confidence is the stain they can't wipe off...
I figured a decent number of MGoBloggers would like the news in it's own thread. I didn't see another topic about the win.
You should adressed the thread title "Section 1 - Rich Rod and Arizona beat Nevada in New Mexico Bowl"
If you're doing nothing, how do you know when you're finished?
StraightDave owes me a steak dinner
So happy for rich rod. His teams may never get another 3 and out again, and I don't care. I love that hillbilly ass man.
"And they'll never catch him!"
I've heard RR called a lot of things, but that's a new one.
I always had him pegged as a hillbilly tits man.
everyone else can put their mices down.
Love & Hate are horns on the same goat.
Exciting ending, terrible game, unwatchable defense (shock). AZ got a Neb/MSU style PI call to give them a chance and they capitalized. The 12 people in attendance were excited.
and wish him well, but yo, I am definitely not going to miss watching our defense play like that.
"Coach, if you need one yard, I'll get you three yards. If you need five yards, I'll get you three yards." -Leroy Hoard
It was a pretty exciting finish. Epic meltdown by Nevada and laughable defense by both sides.
Christ in me arise and dispel all the darkness.
49-48? Sounds about right.
Yep. That sounds like a typical RichRod score.
Go Blue! Always!
Sounds a little low to me.
If it can't plausibly be confused with a basketball score, then it's at the low end.
Another great defense performance by a Rich Rod team...go Cats!
3-3-5 til the day I die y'all
Did anyone happen to see the fight that broke out between the Arizona players on the sidelines in the second quarter? Apparently there was some heated discussion before one of the d-lineman (Hood?) threw a punch at one of the linebackers who then returned with punches before the two were broken up. The linebacker was escorted to the locker room, but the lineman continued to play for a while before he was eventually sent back too. I hate to see that amongst teammates.
EDIT: link to gif
Strength equipment is expensive and guarantees you nothing. A strong will is free and can give you everything you want.
I heard they were fighting over Gergs beaver.
DT: "I deserve to get GERGS (or whover mediocre DC they have) beaver to the face."
LB: "Shut the front door!" "Did you see me on that play, I was turrible and deserve the beaver."
DT: "What the freak man, there is no way that you were more turrible than I was, I have been letting guys right past me and that is why I get the honors of having beaver in my face."
LB: "I had beaver in my face and it was your girl friends... last night."
DT: "I got two beavers for you, why don't you say hello!" (Proceeded to punch LB in the face)
Score a ton of points against craptastic competition. Check.
Unwatchable defense. Check.
Lack of overall discipline (2 az players got into a fistfight on the sideline). Check.
Sounds about right.
But I thought his defense was supposed to become average to pretty good when he was ruinited with his better half Jeff Casteel.
I was watching that game but changed to the end of the IU/Butler game when I figured there was no chance.. guess that proves to me once and for all that I don't know a damn thing.
Aaron Craft has Rosacea, and I hate him.
Must have been a crazy ending, i changed the chanel when Arazona fumbled and a guy picked it up and got out of bounds to stop the clock down 13 with about a minute and a half to go at about their own 30.
Changed back and they were on the 2 going infor the tie. Im guessing a long bomb and an onside kick? Good for RR but Arizona looked pretty bad tbh. Should be interesting once he gets some of his own players in there.
Made me hurt
I piss excellence and poop gold
Typical RichRod game. Just imagine if he had a halfway serviceable defense (I remember saying the exact same thing while he was still here).
he will never have a serviceable defense because he pays no attention to it.
Imagine if RichRod knew what the #1 jersey was.He would of never failed here.
Nice idea, but RichRod didn't understand the OSU and MSU rivalries. He appeared to have a good grasp of the ND rivalry, though.
"500 channels and nothing but cats."
Same old RR, but different school. No defense !!
and not the typical 3-8.
congrats to him. now if he could just field a defense, he'd be in great shape.
It's been a lot. Its been a roller coaster that for some reason seemed like it would never get good. But you know what? We kept fighting. It's like that old saying goes, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." -David Molk
Is Hopson running the LB group?
Jeff Casteel is Arizona's DC, and a lot of people here seem to believe that he's Greg Mattison but good at coaching defense. I'm interested to see what happens over the next few years, but here are the points surrendered by Arizona this year during the Pac-12 schedule (and bowl):
Oregon - 49
Oregon State - 38
Stanford - 54 (OT)
Washington - 17
USC - 36
UCLA - 66
Colorado - 31
Utah - 24
Arizona State - 41
Nevada - 48
how bad were the Huskies this year?
Not too shabby. I think they beat Stanford IIRC. CU was god awful.
I would probably give Casteel a little more time before putting him in the GERG category.
Where's Charlie Bauman when you need him?
Agreed. In fact, even with a few more shaky years, I don't think he can acquire that status. I'm just a little skeptical of the narrative that everything would have been fine had we hired Casteel as DC a few years ago.
Three years of a competent defensive coordinator running his own defense would have certainly worked better than what we actually saw. It would almost certainly have resulted in some additional wins.
Having said that, I don't know that it would have been enough to save Rodriguez.
No one here -- even the RR defenders -- has said Casteel is "Mattison but good at coaching defense." Casteel had a pretty good track record at WVU This is his first year at Arizona, and they apparently were starting five walk-ons on defense at times this year.
Everyone here, including the RR defenders, loves Mattison.
What many folks don't love, however, is that we have gotten a WCO re-tread who has a history of regressing offenses at each of his stops. (Yes, we hired Gerry DiNardo's OC. Glad we saved that money and kept our Manball philosophy alive.) This was the first time in over forty years we had three games in which we didn't score a touchdown, if I remember correctly. And that was with a senior Denard Robinson, who holds many of the all-time leading Michigan offensive records.
Look at what RR's first year Arizona team did offensively, and then look at our slide in all offensive categories from 2010 to 2011 to 2012. If you do not understand why some of us still wish we had a RR offense (or a Sonny Dykes or Kliff Kingsbury or Chip Kelly, etc. offense), instead of Big Al's, I don't know what to tell you. By what metric is Al Borges doing well here and showing progression? By what metrics did he show progression at Auburn, Cal, Indiana?
Since you appear to like numbers, here are a few:
National Rank in Total Offense (Michigan)
National Rank in First Downs/Game (Michigan)
It appears we are sacrificing a lot just for a few quips at post-game press conferences. I suppose it all depends on what you value more.
That you just cut and paste and rearrange for your exact same post you add when you come on once every week? Or do you actually have a thought about ANYTHING else concerning Michigan athletics? Because if so you haven't posted it for months.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
I guess some people just decide to say what's important instead of sitting in their mother's basement all day posting whatever nonsense comes to mind.
I think it's kind of amusing that he decided to post it on this particular thread, since the implication of his post is that maximizing your team's advantage in first downs is a primary goal of a coordinator and Arizona broke the all-time bowl record today by giving up 40 first downs.