But saying the offense can't work against decent defenses is one of the most idiotic statements anyone has ever uttered in the history of the universe.
How this loss can be turned into a POSITIVE
I mean Auburn's offense only put up 17 on Miss St. And I'd say they have a pretty solid offense.
This makes me really sad but I can't realistically argue with any of your points.
Mike Barwis is the Richrod of strength-coaches. All sizzle.
If this wasn't the dumbest post of all time, the reference to Troy "Woolfork" pushed it over the edge.
If there is one positive from today's loss, it is this -- assuming Rodriguez was going to be fired regardless of what happened today, I feel a lot less shitty with it going down like this rather than him being fired after the team pulled out a great victory.
Unless we can get one of the BEST DC's out there, and Dee Hart sticks with us, there's no reason we should keep him. I mean seriously, we have no running back and we haven't had one ALL SEASON.
that I will be in my seat on September 3, 2011 ready to start another year of Michigan football !
No one (save maybe DB) knows who will be coaching ... you cannot be positive of anything else be it coaches or scheme or whatever. I've been loyal to the Maize and Blue since 1962 ... but I have never been through a year like this. 2008 & 2009 were somewhat expected (though we all wanted more) ... but I feel worse today than I ever have before ....
Go Blue !
My girlfriend cheats on me, and steals from me. But she's hot!
Did we have one running back this year have a 100 yard game against anyone good? The play calling looked pretty dismal this year.
It can be turned into a positive because it has caused RR to lose his job. WOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a great time to be negative.
Ironically, you earned a pos-bang with that comment.
My guess here is that if RR is gone in the next few days and we bring in JH, next year we will be 7-5 or 8-4 and that will be the building block that he starts from instead of his best achievement in 3 years.
I don't know how you can say this. How do you know that if JH is here that there will be 7 or 8 wins? Who's to say that 20% of the team doesn't transfer, since RichRod brought them here, and there'll be another bunch of freshmen starting and doing all of those things that freshmen do that we've been frustrated about all year? Plus, what about the recruits that end up going elsewhere?
Also, who's to say that even if RichRod is fired, that JH will come here? What happens then? We end up with Brady Hoke and turn into Notre Dame?
You are making the rather naïve assumption that Brandon hasn't contacted Harbaugh (or anyone else) yet. I think we can safely assume, given the amount of time that's gone by, that he's got his next coach lined up.
I'd like to think you're right, but I'm not sure. I also would've thought that Les Miles had been contacted and was all set to take the job when it became public, and we all saw how that played out.
I'm also not sure what the rules (if any) are about contacting a coach or his people when he's under contract at another school. With the Miami job, didn't they try to talk to Bo Pelini, and Nebraska denied permission? Yes, DB could have talked to JH's agent or his brother, or someone else, but who's to say that it was "Yes, I'll come no matter what?" I would actually think that any contact wouldn't have been in the last week. Additionally, the SF 49ers have come out publicly saying that JH is their number one choice - we do not know how that changes things, including JH's mind.
Also, by saying a coach is already lined up means that DB has not only been stringing the fanbase along (end of year, end of season, etc), he's been stringing his coach along, and if that's the case I've lost a lot of respect for him - in my mind that's one of the worst things a boss can do to an employee. That also means that all other UM coaches need to keep that in mind that when they deal with DB.
I'm positive that Tate wasnt the only one on that plane back to AA
I have officially left the pro-RR camp as of today. He had 30 days to get his team ready and we got treated to.....to.......whateverthefuck that was today.
I'm hoping for the JH announcement now. How's that for a positive?
Why on earth would you let today's game sway you that way? They can prepare all they want, but they obviously didn't have the athletes or experience on defense to stop MSU. Have you noticed how badly the Big Ten is doing aganst teams that run anything remotely resembling a spread?
Michigan needs to retain spread principles if they want to turn the Big Ten into a modern conference that wins National Championships and BCS bowls on a regular basis. Why not keep the guy who invented the spread option?
Have you noticed how badly the Big Ten is doing aganst teams that run anything remotely resembling a spread?
It can be easy to miss this point when our team, featuring a spread offense, loses 75% of the games it plays against the Big Ten.
then Bill Martin failed as AD. This program was not in need of a complete overhaul. No one in this fanbase or alumni or the program itself would have selected this change if 3-9 and 5-7 are the first two seasons. With the current defense, there is no guarantee that Michigan would win more than 7-8 games next season. Everybody said just wait until year two, that's when the big jump happens. Then they said wait until year three, now you are saying wait until year four. This isn't the Detroit fucking Lions under Matt Millen.
There is no evidence that thie schemes that this staff have have implemented will be successful here. We can't stop ANYBODY, including a horrible Indiana team or UMASS. We can't score against any tem in the B1G with a winning record or even a middle-teir SEC team.
I ask you again, what criteria, what evidence, what proof do you have that shows that this coach should be allowed to stay another year? NONE. Because there isn't any. He had a chance to show improvem,ent with amonth of practice to show something different, a new wrinkle on offense or the ability to make just one damn tackle. Nothing!
It's time for a change. And yes, I may get what I'm asking for, but I'll take my chances with Harbaugh.
+1 for "This isn't the Detroit fucking Lions under Matt Millen." His commentary on the OU-UCONN game makes my soul bleed.
comes from getting beat 52-14 by Mississippi State
Devin Gardner's redshirt didn't get burned. That's about the most positive thing I can say.
Also, isn't it Woolfolk, not "Woolfork"?
and assumed it might have recipes for tasty and highly intoxicating beverages. Because tonight is a night for heavy drinking, and tastier drinks would be a POSITIVE.
Every loss is better with some bacon.
Next year will definitely be better, with RR or with someone else. The thing is that I just can't see RR keeping his job after today. This morning I thought he should be retained, now I'm pretty sure he should be let go. It is what it is. I think that it's probably best for both the school and the coach to part and start fresh.
The one positive that came from this game is that now there is no doubt this program will be going in a different direction in about a week. Thank goodness. Rich Rod you were a class act, but take no responsibility for any of the losses that have occured in 3 years. Good luck elsewhere
If you were at the game, like I was, there's nothing to be positive about.
The only positive from my whole trip was the Marching Band, that I got my picture with Lloyd Brady yesterday. He's everywhere!
I'd like to post the pic, but I don't have enough MGoPoints to create a new post and the picture would be pretty much buried back here :(, So I'll wait
You made it out of there alive! I wish I could say the same for our football team.
His name is Troy Woolfolk.
UM is going to have to beat WMU about 94-3 for anybody to be happy Labor Day weekend.
I'd like to think our measuring stick isn't MAC competition.
Positive, huh? Well, let's see. I never have to see Obi Ezeh be out of position again. Is that considered positive??
Obi Ezeh sucks in any defensive alignment.
Yeah. That's kinda what I was getting at.