in town for free camps
Herbstreit at it again
It doesn't matter. I don't see RR going anywhere after this season. Yes, the defense is horrible and the worst ever at UM, but we have all talked about this before. Injuries, depth, etc. are at fault. If RR cannot improve the defense by the end of next year (via new DC, new scheme, something), then yes I agree. Let him go and find someone that is more well rounded when it comes to coaching. But until then, people are going to keep saying this shit until DB makes a decision.
I don't think RR is going anywhere after this season either. Furthermore, to have RR as our coach, and also have Harbaugh's name tossed around are both compliments to the great University of Michigan.
I am not a huge Rich Rod supporter but I do believe he is the right coach to turn the program around. I know he was the man to put us in this position but you can see the improvement. This offense is as potent as any in college football. One more year with the starters they have on offense (I believe they only lose Schilling) and I they will be contending for the Big 10. With the defense its whole new bag of issues but I think when they get healthy they should be an ok defense. Not great or even good but average and that's all they'll need to be with an offense scoring close to 40 points a game.
That being said I think Harbaugh would be great for the longevity of the program but for the short term, its on RR. Only AD Brandon knows.
Dave Brandon. I think if he is going to keep RR he needs to let it be known...and soon. We have potential recruits sitting on the fence right now and if they feel RR won't be here next year they'll opt for somewhere else. DB needs to put an end to any speculation about RR being around next year. The guy can coach and he's a pretty damn good recruiter, unlike our last coach who didn't even make a recruiting trip his last few years in office (or so I'm told). Society is so predicated on the 'now'..."We want it now! Goddammit!"...so time is running out for RR, but I hope he's kept around because I see good things happening in AA in the years to come. The 'D' will improve, along with the 'O', and we'll be singin' The Victors after a win over tOSU before we know it. GO BLUE!
I was under the impression Carr had health issues which was why he stopped making recruiting visits and wanted to retire after the 06 season.
I agree a lot of the problem with this program were out of RR control but if you wait until next year you might lose out on a chance to get a really special coach in Harbaugh. If RR is not fired after the game then they need to come out and let everyone know that he will in fact be the coach next year and not give a BS we will evaluate at the end of the season other wise we will get killed in recruiting.
I would ordinarily agree that RR should have a bit more time to pull things together. But the window may be closing on the opportunity to get Harbaugh. In the words of old Bo: "I want a Michigan man to coach a Michigan team." Harbaugh fills that bill; RR does not.
I honestly believe that another year or RR is simply another year lost. Think about it: SEVEN straight losses to the Buckeyes, FOUR straight to the Spartans. Not fair to the kids. Not fair to the fans.
He's a college football color commentator...what other 'breaking news' on any other subject has he offered? I think there is some malice here...exposing Miles painted him into a corner, and forced him to make a hasty decision, under media pressure, to stay at LSU..
Now he's mucking up this potential transition whether he knows anything or not...if he's wrong, so what? Not his job to scoop stories anyway, and the damage is done..either with recruiting if RR stays, or screwing up a smoother, behind the scenes transition to the next coach..
I liked it better when our defensive linemen were concussing him.
I liked Herbstreit better when he was ontheground.
He can still call a good game and his analysis is pretty sound, but he just completely loses me with his breaking news garbage. Just can't respect it.
Michigan, erm, LSU Coach Les Miles also just can't respect it.
That should have been an INT.
That late hit when Herbstreit was already on the ground could have easily been avoided.
I hope to see TP in a similar state on Saturday.
Me too, I would love it if he shows up in AA instead of Columbus. The look on his face would be priceless. "Uhhh, where did everybody go?"
I like the part when Keith Jackson says..."and he just deflates him (Kirk Dickheadstreet or Kirk Smokin' Herb walkin' down the street) completely...". You gotta believe that deep-down, the fuckin' guy can't stand the Wolverines. Oh well, fuck that bucknut...his comments don't mean a thing to me.
"Herbstreit throws a balloon downfield." heh heh heh
"I dont want to jump to conclusions about Michigan but let me jump to a conclusion about Michigan." Fuck stick.
Fake as fuck.....TP.
1) These are rumors and deserve no attention.
2) Who cares about Herbstreit?
is just an ass. Imagine if someone in his position, like Desmond Howard, started spewing factless crap about Tressel or his program? Where does some idiot ex fuckeye getting inside info about our situation? What an absolute deuche. I hope he just stops talking(breathing).
I have always liked Herbie. But the timing of his Michigan coaching comments is really getting suspect.
Anything Herbie states the exact opposite tends to happen. Take his game day predictions for example.
1) Lee Corso is actually the father of ONE of Herbstreit's kids
2) tOSU girls are ugly
3) Mike Barwis could bench press a Taurus when he was 14
4) Jim Tressel drinks wine coolers
5) UM is the leader and best
I think you're missing the obvious...Derp-streit?
In this case, there's A LOT of smoke and A LOT of fire.
Harbaugh is on his way... will it be on Monday or after the Bowl game?
Nice 2nd post! Seriously though. People have been calling for RR's head for 3 years now. There's not any more pressure to win now than there has been before. We're going to be 7-5 and probably play a good team like Mizzou in a bowl. So, 7-6? It's not great, but I think Brandon will keep him around for one more year before re-evaluating again.
... will be how well Michigan does in the bowl game. With the 15 practices and all the time to prepare, neutral site, good weather, I am confident we can play with anybody and win. If we are manhandled again, I wouldn't be surprised if RR is let go, although I wouldn't agree with the decision. Let RR have next year and I think he will prove that the slow but steady progress has been worth it.
I don't know if we could beat a Mizzou. Our D just doesn't have the experience. And we're not as talented as a lot of other teams on that side of the ball.
I have NEVER heard of a coach being fired after the bowl game. It would completely dynamite recruiting and continuity.
Tough first day huh?
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In this case, there's A LOT of smoke and A LOT of fire.
Thanks MichFan4Life; now go find some other sites to share this statement with.
I love you
he's stoking the fires of the rivalry, dividing the Michigan fan partisans a little more, pleasing his OSU adherents, and making good ratings for ESPN. Recognize it for what it is.
And if Rodriguez is replaced by Harbaugh, I know a lot of 49ers fans who are going to be pissed off.
Not only 49ers fans... there isn't a Sparty/Irish/Buckeye fan on earth that wants to see Harbaugh as the head coach at Michigan.
said about Brian Kelly and Michigan/ USC fans last year. And we've all seen the debacle of a year one he's had..
The ones who want to see Rodriguez as our head coach are fooling themselves. This team is destined to be really good the next two years.
Yes, the defense is going to be fantastic next year, the players will be another year older and this coaching staff has already proven how great they are at developing defensive talent. oh, wait a minute . . . .
Donovan Warren doesn't declare for NFL, God doesn't strike down Woolfolk. Could've been a much different song we're singing this year.
It seems that a lot of those same people don't want to see RRod coach here either.
Herbstreit has no credibility talking about Michigan coaching situations. Remember when he came out and "broke the story" that Les Miles accepted the job at UM in 2006? Great work that was. Regardless, Herbstreit is simply regurgitating other meaningless drival in the MSM and really adding nothing new to the discussion
for the rest of the weekend. Between GameDay, the Detroit papers, and the rest of the web, this will continue all weekend long and it is not credible information.