chance of bowl: 13.6%
CC: Question About Chuck Heater
Recruiting-wise: CHUCK HEATER WILL GO TO HELL TO GET A RECRUIT
Everyone knows players from Hell can't play in cold weather.
Back when our beloved football team went 3-9 in 2008????
If you have money sent to your father's church, does it still mean you're a player from Hell?
trailor at the Hell Creek Ranch. I'd recruit at the Dam site as a option
Good point. Hope someone in the AD is keeping an eye out on all this. In his press conference, Urban Meyer said that announcing his retirement now is "in the best interest for recruiting," and it sent a shiver down my spine. Hope David Brandon was watching. I have a feeling Urban Meyer is going to be the Brett Favre of coaches.
Brandon knows what he is doing. What does Meyer know about being successful?
I can't tell if this sarcasm but I'll bite... 2 NCs in a 3 year window is probably the definition of college coaching success. I hope for all of our sakes Brandon knows what he is doing with this timetable, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt because I'm assuming he has some well-ordered plan(s) for after the bowl game to ensure an improved Michigan team year after year.
Obviously it was. What Brandon is doing could be compared to getting in a fight and tying both of your hands behind your back.
I sincerely hope he doesn't turn into a Favre. He seems too classy for that, and has been so successful, so it'd be bad for him to build that reputation. Best of luck to him if he decides to "stay" done.
Are you sure were talking about the same guy?
I give you a perfect ten in both clarity and precision with your initials.
I do. I remember him as a good blocker, and a 'tweener FB/TB. But Wikipedia says that once upon a time he threw a couple of td passes (!?). I remember him getting a lot of carries in the days when we would pass 5 or 10 times in an entire game. I don't remember him as a very flashy ball carrier, although he ran hard and made a couple of guys get on him to bring him down. Trouble was, a couple of guys could get to Chuck Heater without too much difficulty. I'll bet Bo loved him in practice. (All except the practice he missed to spend a day on his honeymoon.) Four 100-yard games in his career, I read, which sounds about right.
Somebody with more time than I should try to compile a list of all the Bo-era Wolverine players and assistants who are now in coaching. From college, to h.s. head coaches. It would be a mighty long and important list.
I do too, and I think you're underselling his achievements as a RB a bit. According to what I can glean from the UM statistics archive, when Heater finished his career after the 1974 season, he was #4 on the all-time rushing yardage list in Michigan history. He was passed pretty quickly by a large number of RBs, and right now he's at #20. Still, he was a pretty decent back. Unless there's a radical change in their achievements, such ballyhooed backs as Michael Shaw and Fitz Toussaint won't come close to what Heater did.
I remember him too. Used as a wing back in Bo's option offense Heater was seldom the primary read as the late Rob Lytle, Gordie Bell or Dennis Franklin got the bulk of the carries
Chuck is the 9th from the left #44 - front row in this 1974 team picture.
He started at tailback as a sophomore (his freshman year was the last the freshmen were ineligible). He was second on the team in rushing to fullback Ed Shuttlesworth who was Bo's prototype big bruising fullback early in his tenure. Heater carried 140 times for 669 yards. Shuttlesworth gained 713 yards on 157 carries. Franklin carried 142 times for a net of 497 yards. Clint Haslerig was the main wingback that year. The next year, Heater split time at tailback with Gil Chapman and soph Gordon Bell. He was again the 2nd leading rusher (114 att/666) yds behind Shuttlesworth (193 att/745 yds). Chapman had 552 yds on 111 carries and Bell 464 yds on 80 att. Franklin added 425 net yards on 101 carries. As a senior, SHuttlesworth and Bob Thornbladh were gone. Without his typical fullback, Bo moved Heater to fulllback, Chapman to wingback and Bell split time with soph Rob Lytle at tailback. Bell carried 174 times for 1048, Lytle 802 on 140 carries, Heater 660 on 153 and Franklin 290 on 108. With Heater gone, the next year Lytle moved to fullback and he and Bell both rushed for over 1000 yards.
a candidate for DC. DB will ask RR to replace everyone on the defensive side and that is where the break down will occur.
Next Florida coach will be Kyle Whittingham.
I know but am not THE_ KNOWLEDGE.
Florida's defense didn't do that well this year.
I'll bite this time though. Despite a terrible offense Florida's D gave up 302.9 yards/game and 21.1 points/game. Bama and LSU only SEC teams to give up less yards and add Miss St. as a SEC school that gave up less points. It puts them 8th in nation in yards allowed and 31st in points allowed. We would likely be at worst 10-2 with those type of D stats
.....if one is comparing them to seasons past. For this year, they did quite alright in a conference that scored points like crazy at times.
21.1 pts/game and 302 yds/game isn't bad at all.
Florida's defense didn't do that well this year.
Which means it was still waaaaaay better than ours.
Would there be a better name for a pitcher than Chuck Heater? Bob Walk wants a do-over.
Interesting question is if Mullen goes to FL, does he take Diaz with him? Probably yes, but one can always hope...