I am amazed at the arguments I hear when discussing UofM football and RR. An uncle of mine (fellow alumni) was just complaining this weekend about the tiny RR lineman and how we couldn't win with them and if they fired RR it would take another 3-4 years for a coach like Harbaugh or Miles to get in serviceable Big Ten Lineman. I did a little research and the 2 deep lineman average 6' 5 292 this year compared with 6' 5-5/16" 280 in 1997 (including such guys as Jansen, Backus, Hutchinson, Brandt, etc.) and 6'4-7/8" 303 in 2006. 2006's two deep includes Boren and Mitchell, who's weight and work ethics were questioned by the staff and fans at the time, so that raises the average a little. I am sure that a little more research would find that the midget slot ninja argument would probably not hold up well either. I can think of several good sized receivers on this years roster and a couple of smaller receivers that had a lot of success in years past (Howard, Breaston, etc.). Even the argument that our QB's aren't 6'4 and 220 anymore won't be true once Gardner steps in. I would be more tempted to listen to people's criticism of the program if I thought they were using actual facts to formulate independent thoughts instead of just regurgitating whatever crap they saw on the internet forums.
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