I might have been hallucinating, but I swear that somewhere on the internets this quote was mentioned. I've searched high and low. Anyone know where it can be found? Was it a hallucination?
no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
I don't believe I've seen this quote. If you are high though there's a good chance its an hallucination.
the Dennis Franklin, Rick Leach, Michael Taylor style small, fast option QB's (note no reference to Demetrious Brown). Can you imagine him drooling over Denard Robinson??
Brandstatter said the other day that he thought Steve Smith was as fast or faster than Denard. I remember him being able to move, but dang.
I'll take Brando's word on it though.
Ask THE KNOWLEDGE
He will ask Bo the next time he sees him.
if you can find the source for this and it's real... i will sleep sooo much better at night, not even kidding!
Oh, hey man, did you know that Bo said RichRod was Bo's 2nd favorite coach in all football?
Oh, wow man, Really man?
Oh yeah, man!
When did Bo say that?
I don't know, man.
Oh, wow man. Far out man, neither do I.
I have heard that he admired RR's offense, but I don't think he went quite this far.
I assume that his first favorite coach was Llyod?
To round out his top 5:
T-5 Meyer and BK
Bo and les had a falling out about one of the recruits that changed from Michigan to lsu, so why would he be #3? do you have any reasons for your list?
I hadn't heard this one, but there's a fair bit of bad blood between Les & Coach Carr so it's entirely unsurprising.
I heard that one and then Michigan lost 5 star lineman Joseph Barksdale of Detroit to LSU as well. They promised him he could stay at DT, which Michigan wouldn't, and then moved him to the O line as soon as the ink dried.
The Carr/Miles rift is said to be based on two separate issues, one from the early '90s when Les was an assistant here under Moeller (which led Les to leave the program) and then the Jai Eugene/Parkinson's stuff later. The first incident isn't clear, but it earned Les the nickname "Loose Morals" around here.
(The wildest rumor is that he slept with Moeller's wife, prompting Moeller to have the drunken breakdown which cost his job. That seems a little farfetched, but Les did leave the program right around then.)
Don Nehlen (and a few other people close to Bo) have spoken about how Bo admired RichRod's offense. As far as I know, there are no quotes from the himself on the matter, but I'm inclined to believe that he was a fan of the spread option because, well, who wouldn't be? For a coach like Bo, who loved running the option and always favored a great ground attack, it was probably like a dream come true.
Now, I'm not sure he ever said he was second favorite coach in college football. Assuming Lloyd topped the list, Les Miles was probably second and Jim Harbaugh third. In fact there are a lot of guys who played for Bo in the coaching ranks like Doug and Mike Mallory, for example.
I don't think Les was on the list. I think Bo held the same grudge against him that Lloyd did.
I'd not heard that. I know Les is still very close with Bill McCartney and that Bill was close with Bo up until the end, I guess I kind of assumed.
but he also holds (held?) Neuheisel in high esteem.
As you have been a member much longer than me (I have only been lurking for all these years), I will yield to you my friend and find a new avatar identity.
(It is an awesome SI cover though!)
ooo, use this one!
That is a classic program cover. I really love the old pics and collectables. However, I have already chosen one of Bo and Glenn Doughty from 1969.
If this one turns up having already been taken, I will go to your program cover. Thanks for the suggestion!
"he tried to tell me that BO didn't run the option,
that the wishbone offence wasn't an option offence,
and that rick leach was a passing QB"
Forget whether he's a Michigan fan, that guy's an idiot three times over.
Rick Leach was such a pass-first QB that he attempted all of 100 passes his first season as a starter, completing 32 of them.
on his Sunday morning WTKA radio show. It was during the search, when Kirk Ferentz was the hot rumor--so RR wasn't under consideration at all yet. Bacon said that Bo told him he thought the two best coaches in college football were Kirk Ferentz and Rich Rodriguez.
elsehwere. But I don't think you're actually going to find a direct quote from Bo. It's only going to be second-hand story telling.
Bo died a year before the coaching search
John Bacon relayed the statement during the coaching search. Bo told him the statement before that.
Music to my ears
Whether he actually said this or not I think Bo was honest and objective enough to recognize great coaching wherever it was. Also think he would see a lot of himself in Rich Rodriguez. And, he more than anyone would know that you do not have to come out of the Michigan program or be a prior "Michigan Man" to "get it" and be a successful coach here.
Rick Leach sees the same things, and knows this offense would fit him...part of the reason he has been so supportive of RR.
In the years prior to RR's hire, including the time when Bo was still alive, RR was generally considered one of the best coaches in the game - Alabama certainly recognized that. Too bad Bo was not alive when we hired RR - a lot of the nonsense would have been cut off before it got started.
i've thought this many times
When asked about what coaching styles he liked. Because, well, duh, it was a running offense.
More concretely, Barry Switzer said it was the offense he'd be running if he was still coaching.
"They've got a playbook that works," Switzer told The Associated Press in a recent telephone interview from Norman, Okla. "I've loved their offense. When I saw them run it the first time, I loved it. I said this is similar to something I would do if I was college coaching again."
"They're more deceptive than the wishbone. The wishbone was an east-west offense," Switzer said. "This offense he runs is more deceptive because you run counters, you run options off the counters. It's just totally lined up to be able to go misdirection."
(From AP, via http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=6305744143&topic=3725)
Oh my god i am so high right now guys
If this was a quote from BO then it is awesome to see RR in the position he's in. RR will bring consistent success to this university, and by the end of this season it will be realized.