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further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
edit: doesn't seem to work for me
AHHHHHHHHHH SOUND GUY!!!!!!
Well this is very enlightening...
Good explaination of experienced defense vs inexperienced for allignment.
Good to see RR joking around about practice time. When asked a question about how much time the team would spend going over film for such a long game, the coach quipped: "Well, we're not gonna be breaking any rules! (smile) We've got our four hours. I think they'll be lifting for 50 minutes and then we'll spend 3 hours 10 minutes watching films. In fact, when we get near the 3 hour 58 minutes, we've got sirens going off and coaches running into the building."
Asked: "Does it feel good to be able to joke about that now?"
RR: "Hah! I'm not joking!"
Does that make it "not a joke"?
Do you just hate life? He spends all his energy finding ways to bash on MI and RR, I don't get it............does all this hatred make his job more enjoyable? I can't believe that it does.
What an idiot...........
...goes something like this:
Now that he is a full-fledged partner in Michael Rosneberg's crime, Snyder (not Rosenberg) has to spend every working day in Ann Arbor, covering his alma mater, as the Michigan beat-reporter. Snyder has to attend every press conference, every game, home and away, traveling, shadowing, following all the teams, doing all the basic daily reporting. With Stretchgate following him like a tiny raincloud over the head of a cartoon character.
Rosenberg, on the other hand, shows up once every two or three weeks, just to do columns. He can come and go as he pleases, he can interview whomever he wants, choose his angles, and pick his spots.
And, it remains my theory (Snyder, and Rosenberg, are welcome to rebut this) that the Stretchgate story was all about Rosenberg. Rosenberg got the idea to do the story on his own, after he somehow got the July, '09 football CARA-audit memo. And that thereafter, Rosenbeg did most if not all of the anonymous interviews. Snyder may have done the horrible Stokes and Hawthorne interviews. Rosenberg probably only needed the assistance of Snyder, because Snyder was the beat reporter with all the routine access.
So I will always blame Rosenberg, first and foremost.
The only reason that I think this is worth mentioning is that a stranger to the facts might think that if there were two experienced reporters working a story, that there'd be less room for personal vendettas and grudge-reporting (see, Rosenberg, Michael; Detroit Free Press) . I think Mark Snyder was a follower; a tool. We'll probably never know, because I don't expect any honest answers from either one of them.
The audio was not working for the first 8 minutes on my computer. Did RR give and update on Robinson's health?
to practice and play on Saturday, is my understanding. Not a lot of other detail.
From annarbor.com article:
Rodriguez said that tests done on quarterback Denard Robinson came back negative and that the sophomore should be "good to go" as far as practicing goes.
Film did not clearly show when Robinson sustained the hit after which he experiencing dizziness and headaches. Rodriguez said there was signs that Robinson "wasn't all there" and that trainers made the decision to hold Robinson out.
Rodriguez said Robinson's knee and shoulder are doing better and saw evidence of both during Saturday's win. He said he noticed Robinson's throws were stronger than they had been and expects his quarterback to to be the healthiest he has been in weeks when Michigan faces Purdue on Saturday.
I think someone either took a 800lb gorilla off RR's back or Brandon just gave him an extension, because RR was so much looser. It was good to see the guy look truly happy. That was a great presser.
That was actually one of the best press conferences in a while. Pretty nice question line. Glad the sound guy got it fixed.
passed all tests and will start Saturday at Purdue
that RR did seem very comfortable today. I'm really glad for him. I dont know what it is but I think he represents the university and the team very well.
I think his ordeal with the Free Press has caused him to learn a lot about how to deal with the media. He may to have picked up some of Dave Brandon's jujitsu because his answers seem to come more fluidly and naturally. Perhaps now that he knows the Free Press can't just take him down he's less wary and more comfortable.
but this is something worth thinking about.
By every estimate I know, from every person who closely watched press relations in the eras of Schembechler, Moeller, Carr and Rodriguez, the one guy who was the least guarded with the press, was and is Rich Rodriguez. That is, from the very beginning.
And nobody knows better than Rich, that his basic problem was not some inadvertent or unadvised statement on his part that got him into trouble. When Rosenberg, Snyder and the Free Press attacked Rodriguez, they did it -- quite significantly -- without ever talking to Coach Rodriguez. Or anybody else in authority, for that matter.
Rich Rodriguez is naturally comfortable talking with the press because he is naturally comfortable talking to the press. Bo, Gary and Lloyd all regarded the press as enemies and as a threat, with a very few priviledged, reliable exceptions; J.P. McCarthy was one. Frank Beckmann was another. And Michael Rosenberg was probably another. (Ironic, isn't it, that the two guys who had the least trouble with the press were the two guys who were the most guarded and most anti-press -- Schembechler and Carr?)
the first 1/2 an hour or so with the local media and then takes the mike. That is when the questions on Denard health came up.
The reason they do that is to give the local guys the lead (like they deserve it?) and then have the follow on questions for TV/Internet.
Are the player's due up? I've been staring at an empty podium for a little while now.
Edit: I ask, and I recieve. Instantly.