Brian's post about Hoke got me to thinking about the last few years and while it has not been great for Brian as a fan it has got to be great for business. Consider the previous 10 years for Michigan football before Brian started the blog(95-04).
We had 1 coach the whole time, no real coaching controversy, we would have had the NC coverage which would have been nice. Other than that it was pretty much 8-11 wins, countless grinding blah wins over overmatched foes, a few times we got upset in Big Ten play. We owned MSU and PSU. Some great wins over OSU early and some tough losses late. We had a few incidents like Kelly Baraka getting kicked out and Ty Law saying he was from Alliquipa, but for the most part the machine moved on.
Now start in 05.
05-Huge disappointing injury fest with several unreal wins.
06- Magical year crushed by Bo's death and loss to OSU
07- The Horror, Oregon debacle, Fan outrage, ND redemption, Lloyd retires, Upset Tebow, Coaching Search Debacle, Hire RR.
08- One of the worst seasons ever spawns endless stats and research to help bring sanity to the situation.
09- The Free Press Jihad generates daily drama and fuels 24/7 coaching speculation.
10- Denard, Coaching speculation, RR Fired, The Process, Actual Wins, Hoke
If when Brian started this blog he predicted 3 coaches, 2 bowlless seasons, an NCAA investigation and Rawk music in Michigan Stadium he may have never got a web hit again.
It's been a crazy 6 years, hopefully we can continue the craziness with just great seasons going forward.