Rodriguez said Cowherd is gone after this season!
Rodriguez said Cowherd is gone after this season!
Angry man leaving student section during 1st half of Wisconsin game says Rodriguez gone after this year!
-CMRNews Archives, September 2008
Que sera, sera.
/snark, me giving a fuck about speculation until the season's actually over.
I left at half because I was out of beer...
Your Fandom Endurance III merit badge may make up for lacking the Best Comeback at the Big House merit badge... but you'll still have to get beers for those of us with both :]
I'm fairly confident Tate could run Harbaugh's offense at a high level. Denard could be our Percy Harvin. Like this year, I don't think the offense would be the problem. Harbaugh would HAVE to work some recruiting magic in order to start bringing in elite defensive talent.
I don't think any coach is enough of an idiot to not have Denard on the field as much as possible, no matter what offense they're running.
Has some spread elements in it. Luck even runs by design from time to time. I don't think the transition would be enormous.
If a dumbass (Cowherd) speaks and nobody cares, did it even happen?
The past 3 years we have recruited for a spread offense. The fact that we could field a player suited to be in a pro style offense in most (not even all) positions ignores the reality that spread-type players or air (due to transfers) will be backing up these players. Moreover, there will be a 3 year gap of players that were not recruited for the pro-style offense going forward, meaning that pro-style coach will have to put a bunch of true freshman types in the 2 deep to field an effective offense.
We could lose Denard. Awesome. Tate wouldn't be far behind. Luckily we have Gardner but then we are in a Pryor-like situation (nothing behind him on the depth chart).
Then there's injuries. Then what? Our offense could look like our current defense in a hurry if we switch to a pro-style offense. A switch in offensive philosophy WILL require transition years and rebuilding...again. Then we perhaps start the Notre Dame death spiral. Fun.
In your situation, I believe it is more than likely that Harbaugh lands one or two sleeper QB's or even a couple blue chips due to his reputation as a QB guru and our barren dpeth chart. Also Gardner and Hopkins are freshman, our line has other big guys in the wings (Mealer, Khoury) that I did not mention and all of our freshman recievers, all four of them (Miller, J Robinson, Jackson and Williamson) are big. Sure we could use some more depth at almost every position but RR has recruited well, the cupboard is not empty and Harbaugh will recuit well enough to fill in the holes behind the starters. This is all speculation of course but couple what we return with our schedule next year and I think we will more than okay.
There's no guarantee we'd land a good QB in short time (remember RR's attempts? and he's a damn good recruiter). Even if we did, he'd be a true freshman. Again.
Hopkins is pretty good and may be good in the future, but having 1 non-awesome RB on the depth chart isn't going to cut it. Oh, and Dee probably packs his bags as well.
TE depth is not good at all for a pro-style offense. Fullback depth is essentially nonexistent. WR depth is OK but would need some help.
Face it, the transition would require moderate to significant rebuilding, depending on injuries and last minute recruiting success. Getting back to full, quality depth would take at least another 3-4 years.
And, we are still ignoring the rebuilding project on the other side of the ball...
Given the amount of returning talent we have on offense, we should not need to rebuild there if the coach handles it properly. Not every coach goes through a difficult first season where the offense can't score. Those who do usually start out with very limited talent. Barring transfers, that won't be the case for us.
cowherd is a douche bag. He comes to Ann Arbor and acts like he loves RR, and now he thinks he is gone because he has "insider" information? what a joke. I'm sure his "connections" know he has radio and tv shows and would be stupid to tell him anything, if they even know what they are talking about.
on the michigan coaching situation is about as useful as asking Rush Limbaugh for weight loss advice.
mle kiper jr says he will stay http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5763291
Cowherd is a troll with a radio microphone. Ignore him, please.
Who cares what this self-proclaimed "expert" thinks..Michigan has two winnable games coming up..Throw in the possibilty of an upset against Wisky or OSU and a bowl victory and RR is back at it in 2011.
Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing the D come home to the Big House and come out fired up after a rough trip to Happy Valley and make some big stops.
Who gets everything wrong. Just today, Bethlehem Shoals of Free Darko fisked him for his comments on John Wall.
Good read, except thinking about Cowherd's asshattery gets me furious.
Do we really need a thread anytime a blowhard says something about the program? We all know Cowherd just says things to get air time and publicity. I mean did you hear what he said about John Wall what a joker.
Do not read it if it bothers you. If I had not heard this personally I would have wanted someone to relay the message. Thank you come again.
I'm not sure that DB's thought process. I think it may take two more wins. Going 2-6 in conference with wins over Indiana and injury-riddled Purdue may not be sufficient progress.
I'll to that by borrowing from Mike Leach: "Fuck you, fuck me, fuck everybody!"
worked out his deal with Florida, the only schools he agreed to bypass the buyout $$ was Michigan and ND. He has already passed on ND.
Since we're speculating...
I'd like to put all 'blog readers on notice (in case any of you care) that I *am* going to strangle the next person who says "pro-style offense" in my presence.
Cowherd also said that Mrs. Doubtfire is the best comedy ever made. Need I say more?
No! I can't deal with another 4 year transition, have the patience to let RR finish what he started!
Wait, Cowherd isn't the AD of UM? Nevermind then.
The argument as stated doesn't make sense - we are scoring on everyone. The problem is the defense and the reasons for that have been discussed here and elsewhere at length.
WHO CARES? COWHERD IS A TOTAL MORON!
CArdo', JJ, J. Robinson, those guy's are big WR's..... Pro-Style is not a problem from the WR standpoint..... of course, Stonumn, Hemmingway and Roundtree, as well as Odoms would be our top WR's, but those 3 freshmen would do just fine.....
Lots of comments how Harbaugh would implement a prostyle verses spread. However, that is not UM's problem. How is Harbaugh going to fix the defense short term? No one has mentioned that. This is the same coach who let Oregon put up 50 on his team. So its not like Harbaugh has any special schemes. So now were going to completely rebuild the offense while our defense remains horrible.
to be fair, everyone's letting oregon put massive points on the board. that's a well-oiled machine.
While many agree with you, my principal concern with Rich is that he's being irresponsible in the management of the defensive side of the team. Brandon's not paying him to be an offensive coordinator. There's been no improvement, and in some ways, a regression, defensively-speaking. If you bring in a new head coach, the idea is to see if someone else can manage both halves of the team responsibly. Sure, it's not going to happen next year, but a new coach cleans house and brings in a new staff and philosophy. Our defense badly needs that.
I'm fine with Rich getting another shot, provided we get to ANY bowl game, and major defensive staff changes occur.
If that happens, though, next year is a serious put up or shut up season. He'll need to win big games against good opponents or that experiment is over.
Take away garbage time against half interested defenses, what has the offense done against good teams in conference this year?
Rich needs to show this offense does more than put up gaudy stats against weak competition or in blow outs. Brandon has to know the difference between the numbers and being truly dominating.
Otherwise why hasn't he extended Rich's contract?
Everyone talks about the great stats the offense is putting up but in the last 3 games most of those stats have come after UM has found itself down 20+ pts. In both the MSU and Iowa games, the offense had a number of opportunities to put points on the board before the games got out of hand and didn't.
We are half way through the B10 season and have the 4th best offense in the nation. You are right, they haven't done anything special.
Also, I am sure Iowa and Penn State were drinking celebratory beers while the team was up 7 with 8 minutes to go. They must have just let us back in the game because they didn't care if they won or lost. Please stop using this meme. We have one of the best offenses in the nation, not just the B10, and we are halfway through the B10 season. I guess if we had the #1 offense, you would complain that we couldn't compete with NFL teams.
has torched just about everybody this year. Stanford has pitched two shutouts this year (UCLA and Washington).
It doesnt matter to me what size players Stanford's coach likes to play. OUR present coach, who will remain OUR future coach, is putting together the roster that fits his system.
I've just about switched my position to being ready for a change. The team is still young, but that's the problem. The current staff has been unable to retain a lot of players who may have been able to contribute on defense, and roster management is an inescapable part of a coach's job. A few key defections are understandable, but at this point the departures are destroying any chance Michigan has of being a solid team.
If Woolfolk comes back at 100%, which doesn't seem like anywhere near a slam dunk, then Michigan will have exactly two good Big 10 defenders and a whole slew of guys that need to make huge improvements going into next season. This can't happen every year if the team is going to be successful.
that said UConn was headed the Big Ten?
He doesn't have any inside sources he is just trying to find topics for his radio show.
To use his term, he has zero credibility on anything Michigan.
Colin Cowherd's brain cells are microscopic armadillo turds.
Cowherd drinks sunny d and rum.
Herd has said this from day 1 before he started his love fest with Rich Rod...he felt like he would be fired but he also said that he thinks it would be a mistake, stating they are 1 year away and Iowa, OSU, Wiscy, and MSU are all senior laden so next year Michigan would blow up....fwiw
Lol about 4 wks ago he was talking to someone about RR's job and how he has been a RR supporter since day one. Went on to talk about how he will win big at michigan and do really well there.. Now he says this? lol what a complete retard
I can't see them bringing anyone else in unless a disaster takes place ( other then what has already happened) I personally see them giving RR until Robinson is a SR to get this program back to the tops in the BCS. If by then it's not accomplished he's out. Everytime i read these blogs everyone wants a new coach, this guy or that guy. Our offense for the most part is insane and Robinson is a guarenteed HEISMAN winner if we can get any productivity in the next 2 yrs on the D. We need to focus on cleaning house on the Def side. Everyone! no1 is spared including special teams. Bring in a D mind, could care less how much money we pay him (god knows we have it) and start splitting the recruits up amongst the two sides. I say next yr, w/o the injury plague, we see a significant change and in 2 yrs we're riding high again as BIG BLUE IS SUPPOSSED TOO!!
How does Cowhard think we are going to give Harbaugh 3 to 4 years to implement a new system when RR has barely gotten 2 1/2? He needs to get perspective.
Rich Rod will return. He's a decent defense away from being good. Yes, he has lost a lot of games that he should have won but this offense is special. Think what it will be like next year. Robinson has to go. No more mistakes can be made when it comes to hiring the next DC, and uhh...probably better beat Purdue.
I'd like to think the Illinois and Purdue games will be competive, but I fear Wisky and OSU are going to beat the living snot out of UM this year.
Athletes like DR come along very rarely. Coaches always preach putting the ball in the hands of the playmakers. What better way to put the ball into his hands than by keeping him at quarterback. A wide receiver can be kept out of the game by a good defense. It is proving very difficult to keep DR out of a game.
IF he does lose to Illinois, I think it will be a matter of how BAD Michigan lost. If the team loses by 10 or less, I think he'll still be around after this week. If Michigan gets totally blown out, and Rod is shown to be making bonehead call after bonehead call on offense, then your friend may have a case.
Ann Arbor is cool and all but who in their right mind would leave Palo Alto CA for Michigan? And leave a successful program for M with it's bunch of entitled clueless-about-how-teams-win fans?