Braylon introduced himself as being from "Lloyd Carr's University of Michigan." Think that's a hint at his displeasure towards RRod and the new regime? IME, if you're Blue, you're Blue, no matter who the coach is.
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I was wondering if anyone else caught that. I had to replay it to make sure that's what he said. I think that speaks volumes.
and kind of breaks my heart a little
I wonder why he would do that.
Rewind! I can't beleive he said that in national tv.
Winning solves all ailments. The alumni will flock back once we start winning (more) again.
But I think Braylon's comments echo the feelings of a lot of former players I've spoken to including a few from the group that just graduated. Thusfar, Rick Leach is the only one I have spoken to who outwardly backs him. A few are various stages of indifferent ranging from interest in his system to his past track record. A whole lot are just flat out not happy whether its because they didn't like the hire in the first place or they're just not liking the losing and end of the various streaks.
Definitely says a lot about his opinion of Rodriguez. Dhani Jones and Leon Hall said "University of Michigan" and "Michigan" for the record.
Edwards has always been the type of guy to speak out about those types of things. He will always voice his thoughts on Michigan. I think it's a little ridiculous that he would do that, but whatever. Can't tell him what to do.
Dhani Jones and Leon Hall represented the way one should.
Seriously Braylon? So apparently he isn't connected to Michigan from 1879-1995 either.
Haha, the first thing was I thought was - man, I need to bring this up on the forum. I'm shocked as well - this is like the time he wore the Penn State shirt before the PSU game in RR's first year. We need all the support we can get - not this stuff. Hopefully he'll change his tune after next year.
You obviously don't know much of anything about Braylon Edwards; he did the same thing for a long time to show he wasn't scared of the upcoming opponent. It's not done to demonstrate a lack of support.
Hopefuly no recruits took note, but damn what would I do to have those days back
Braylon never played for Rich Rod
Lloyd was and is awesome and deserving of recognition
If you want to say I'm intentionally obtuse, that's fine, but it's not like he said "Lloyd Carr's University of Michigan which used to not suck before this dumbass showed up"
Leon Hall and Dhani Jones didn't play for RR, either.
Holy shit, you're right. I changed my mind. Fuck Braylon. What did he ever do for Michigan? We should have revoked his Michigan Man library card when he discontinued his $500,000 scholarship to Michigan after we hired Rich Rod.
Nice strawman you've got going there.
Do you know what a straw man is? Because I could have sworn the board was accusing Braylon of anti-Rich Rod propaganda, to which I responded with his continuation of an annual scholarship even during Rich Rod's tenure. That strikes me as fairly on-topic. But hey, if you want to outcast Braylon for honoring the only college coach he had, have fun.
OMG YOU ARE NOT A MICHIGAN MAN.
If you think that was Braylon honoring his college coach, then you must have not really understood him.
I've edited this twice since reading the rest of the thread. I don't know if this was a shoutout or an attack on Rich Rod, but if nothing else, the fact that this causes us so much concern is NOT a good sign about anything.
You're both wrong it's the WICKER man.
You are intentionally obtuse.
Did Mark Sanchez say "Pete Carroll's University of Southern California"?
Have you ever heard ANYONE say something like that?
Braylon's got an axe to grind and he thought this was a good idea. Unfortunately, Braylon hasn't been making good life decisions lately--ie) beating up one of LeBron's boys in Cleveland, knocking up a reality show contestant, etc...
Yes, yes I have. Would you prefer that he cite his high school instead?
..you people doubt that man's support and effort for the University of Michigan, you really have some issues.
Go googlestalk some 16 year old recruits.
what do you mean, "you people?"
Saying "Joe Blow, Martin Luther King High School" is NOT the same as what Braylon said. I don't care if he paid for the new press box at the Big House with money he made selling lemonade as a kid. That's a bullshit move--and I like Braylon.
Exactly. If Braylon really loves the U of M, which he does, then he needs to voice his feelings some other way. You support the coach and go talk to him in person if need be. I still love Bray Bray but he did not think this one through.
from one Bishop Gallagher Lancer to another!
Glad to see someone has BG's back.
He and Snooki are going to produce wonderful looking children with poofs and butterfingers.
And continuing to support RR and the program with scholarships and training with Barwis during the off-season. Except for the gaff with the #1 that was quickly fixed, do you have anything to believe that Braylon is anti-RR? No.
That sucked. Apparently, he's not "all in."
yea regardless of what happens when you go to Michigan...your a wolverine for life. I love Braylon but thats chicken shit
And Woodson would sometimes say - "You know the school." This argument can go both ways. I think he is just giving props to Lloyd. There is no way you can prove this one way or another. Not everything is an attack on RR.
His Super Bowl intro was, "School of Hard Knocks." Who was pissed then? I didn't like it but it's kind of true.
IIRC, he said that while wearing a Michigan hat/visor....so at least we had that going for us...
can come from a comment like that, has Braylon just lost his mind since going pro? Shut up, play ball, support your alma mater. If he was worrying less about stuff like that maybe he'd actually be playing up to his talent level again.
I rewound the TIVO, Braylon's introduction was 2.75 seconds. If you think it's affecting his performance, you really have got to get a grip.
I'd like to know how many of you have established scholarships at "Lloyd Carr's University of Michigan?"
I didn't. Of course, I didn't graduate from there either. I graduated from the University of Michigan.
So if I establish a scholarship at U of M, can I do anything I want and it would be ok? Watch out RichRod, as soon as I establish a scholly you are getting junkpunched for these last 2 years.
Shouldn't the fact that he established the scholarship be one of the main reasons he should be supporting the football team right now? Or is it really that important to him that we have a divided fan base (and athletic department) right now?
Once you go blue you're always blue, no expectations. Braylon didn't represent today.
GO BLUE!! FOREVER
I am guessing the #1 goes to whomever the fuck RR wants it to go to next year. Seriously Braylon should STFU and catch the football.
Braylon and Lloyd are on the "same page" these days. I doubt Braylon would've been so complimentary of Lloyd when they were not on the "same page" during his playing days. I like Braylon but c'mon. No need for cheap shots. Also no need for the Jets to make the playoffs based on wins over second and third string versions of the Colts and Bengals.
You all are really making Ohio State, Notre Dame and all SEC fans seem like rational, level-headed folks. Take off your tin foil hats. My God.