More good news: the Freep is reporting Jackson will be on Hoke's staff. Here's a link: 'http://www.freep.com/article/20110113/SPORTS06/110113071/1054/Hokes-U-M-staff-coming-together
Fred Jackson Rehired
will help with are recuirting class.Also we had to hire this guy back,he's a great RB coach.
Never heard of it.
I did read somewhere about Fred being rehired. I remember a few posts below.
Hoke is 3-0.
Yeah but it wasn't against BCS-level competition.
This, for some reason, made my day. hahaha.
his resume really is becoming indistinguishable from RRs, what with these seemingly impressive wins against sub-BCS competition and all!
(note: that's a joke. i am Mike Hart-esque in my support of M coaches.)
...it's too early to tell in recruiting but he's brought back Jackson, kept Denard, kept Martin (and there was a chance he was going to the NFL, not a great chance, but a chance >0%), and hired an O-Cord with an okay track record (who's done better than okay when he's had something to work with). Now comes the hard part of hiring a D-Cordinator (if Shannon's out, any chance of Wannestadt, he knows Pennsylvania's recruiting terrain, he's an above average D-Cordinator, and he's friends with Jim Leyland...).
Several teams want him as their D-coordinator. He interviewed in Buffalo.
That's the word from ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Wanny is reportedly wanted in San Diego, Carolina, Cleveland and Buffalo.
I'd say our chances are nil. Maybe English wants back in?
But...but...our 2006 defense was sooooo good!
...because I thought better of it.
Johnny Sears and a marathon's worth of surrendered yardage would like to have a word with you.
Um facts and patterns of performance are not propaganda. The defensive performance of The Horror and Oregon Bloodbath is not propaganda. The fact that he inherited 3 healthy NFL Pro Bowlers (Hall, Woodley, and Harris), monster Alan Branch, and solid veteran players like Burgess, Biggs, and Jamison, Crable, Jamar Adams, and Englemon is not propaganda. The only area where we lacked extreme amounts of talent was in the secondary...and the secondary sucked bad.
The fact that Ron English's stint as DC at Louisville had his defenses ranked 70th is not propaganda. The fact that in Ron English's EMU defenses rank 106 (2009) and 113 (2010) and were better in all three years before he arrived in Yypsi is not propaganda. Yes I know, it's Eastern...but if he's some defensive mastermind, I'd expect to see at least a little bit of improvement.
I'm really tired of everyone thinking that anyone who agrees with Brian's generally (extremely) well-researched opinions are just toeing the company line. That schtick is getting really old.
App State scored 34 against UM.
App State scored 31 against WOFFORD!!!
...have someone at Michigan call a favor from (apparently) Wanny-friend Jim Leyland to try to talk his buddy to MIchigan? Yeah, I know, not likely, but still.
Though, for whatever reason, Hoke's hires have primarily been people he's been familiiar with from past jobs (with only Borges, Wellman, and Fred Jackson not having been people who only made D-I coaching with Hoke at Ball State).
4-0. Mike Martin. I'm on board now that he and Denard are staying.
I know you're excited and all but take a look at the first page first:
Can he play corner?
arghh, I gotta stop saying this about everyone that comes into the program.
I have a solution... start saying "can he play corner/safety/godforbidweneedtoincludeQB?"
Troy Woolfolk can and Fred Jackson says he's like Charles Woodson with talent.
and Rod Smith stay in B10, according to the piece (at the bottom). IU gets a couple of good coaches from RR's staff, IMO.
Good gets for Indiana. I'm surprised they couldn't have found someplace better, though.
Those are two guys I perhaps unrealistically hoped would stay. Frey has done an excellent job with the offensive line both in recruiting and in development and Rod Smith has done a very good job working with Denard and Tate. Kinda bummed to see them go. Man if we look back at the 2008 crap fest at both of those positions and how well they developed in the 3 years compared to RB, WR, slot, and TE. I think it's fair to say those guys earned their paychecks. Rod Smith was also a hell of a recruiter for us in FL.
Now I understand why the old guard gets so pissed about this stuff. Hey maybe you could start a thread about Cam Newton leaving Auburn.
Fred Jackson: UM Minister of Propaganda
I would love for Fred JAckson to write a tell-all book about all of his years. Would be interesting to see the contrasts of the different regimes.
yea he's been around for what? 18 years now, I would definitely buy that book.
What would the title of the book be...... Inside Michigan Football From the Late 1800s to 2010?
"Like Moby Dick, Only Better and With Full-Color Pictures" by Fred Jackson
The memoirs of Fred Jackson couldn't be contained in one book. Entire libraries couldn't hold them all.
For what it is worth, I just spoke with one of the position coaches at Wake Forest, who told me that Hoke has a strong national reputation among his peers and is an excellent hire. I was skeptical when Hoke was first announced, but I am starting to rethink things. Denard, Martin, and Fred Jackson staying are huge pluses.
I was hoping for maybe an off-coaching staff rehire of Jackson to a football related part of the AD and a hire of Wheatley, but this is just as good. I like Jackson as RB coach.
Fred Jackson is a legend among men.
The planets are all starting to align.
we need him
Just to name the most obvious. He started out with nothing but a monster arm and a stumble, by the time he left he was a pretty darn good college QB who slid around in the pocket sans the stumble.
That every QB he's coached in college was drafted in the NFL, save Henson (who would have been had not played baseball). I don't know that for sure, but he's a helluva QB coach and was able to get Tebow drafted in the first round.
Henson did get drafted by the Texans.
Brantley was a first year starter this year.
Florida brought in Loeffler to work with Tebow to make him a more well-rounded QB and greatly improved his draft status. It was a reach, but that reach was starting games as a rookie and will be starting more next year. I think we could use someone to polish Denard's mechanics for the next two years. I agree that Brantley didn't have a good year, but ask any Florida fan who they blame for that. Loeffler or Addazio?
You have to be kidding about Henne. The guy was a 4-year starter for us and another NFL draft pick and starter. Maybe that "regressing" you are thining of was his busted ass shoulder he had his senior year.
You're entitled to your "meh" opinion, but judging by most of the people around here (and in the college coaching ranks), you're in the minority. He's a good coach and we'd be well served to have him back
I think that Tebow would not have gone in the first round if not for McDaniels being on the dumber side of the NFL coaching spectrum.
Oversaw remarkable improvement from Navarre and then the Henne years, then went to the NFL (I think the Lions) for a couple years, then was hired by Urban Meyer to help Tebow prepare for the NFL.
He might be kind of an awkward fit for Denard, but then again, maybe he'd be the perfect guy to help hone Denard's passing skills and turn him into an unstoppable force. Either way, he's very well regarded as a QB coach. We could do a lot worse there.
Fred Jackson is a combination of Vince Lombardi, Tony Dungy. He recruits like Loeffler, and speaks like Bo. I might not be giving him enough credit.
........at giving himself praise, but then again, he'd praise the heck outta you for the attempt. You know he would!
of Fred Jackson. A virtually unlimited supply of Fred Jackson quotes and jokes.
Hellz to the mutha truckin' yeah!!!
Great news. Welcome back Mr. Jackson.
Fred Jackson thinks Brady Hoke is a tremendous coach, similar to Bo....only more generous and magnificently rotund.
Hearing that Fred Jackson is 100X more awesome than this:
Fred Jackson is the greatest RB coach I have ever had the pleasure of knowing of as a fan for any program. He's like a combination of the knowledge of Bo, Lloyd, Rodriguez, Moeller, Hoke, Yost, and Crisler, except all about running really really fast. I mean, to watch him coach, it's just marvelous. He is RB coaching personified and exemplified. He leaves me searching for breathless superlatives that haven't even been invented yet. He turns me on, in a very good way.
Be so understated about him?
It'll be nice to have some semblance of consistency!
I have a feeling that Fred Jackson will be a part of the program for as long as he wants, no matter how many more head coaches eventually come through.
Good news! I would not be able to go a summer without his over the top description of RB's. I cant wait for his description of Justice Hayes
"He's like Chris Johnson without dreads. Plus he's got a little bit of Jerome Bettis's power. At the same time he has soft hands like Jerry Rice. Oh, and he can block like Jake Long"
I've seen where some of RR's other assistants have been hired elsewhere. Interesting that RR has not been hired somewhere. His stock is down, way down.
Obviously his stock is down, but I bet he would have found a job if he hadn't been fired so late in the cycle. So many spots had been filled already -- the only remaining openings were Pitt and UConn, and Pitt had already gone through the interview process and had a trimmed-down list of candidates (plus he's a West Virginia alum, which would have been awkward for everyone). Don't you think places like Colorado and Vanderbilt (which went after Malzahn) would have been interested?
I'll be shocked if he doesn't get a head coaching job next offseason, and it'll probably be in a BCS conference (Clemson seems to be the obvious one).
Not sure if this is true, but I swear I heard somewhere that he was going to sit out this year and be available after the upcoming season. Would explain why almost his whole staff has been hired by other schools.
I hope they keep Bruce Tall with all of his connections to Ohio. The man was our best defensive coach and he turn RVB into a decent player...
Just thoughts for eating
I'm glad to see Fred was re-hired. You gotta love anyone that can describe RB's like