An interesting strain of questioning seems to be developing to which I don't know the answer and wonder if anyone here has good insight...How involved are most head coaches with their non-strength side of the ball? Does a "defensive wizard" ignore the offense? Do "offensive masters" hand off the defense? What's normal?
Check out this from AnnArbor.com today from RR's press conference:
Rodriguez said he will personally spend 15 to 20 minutes with Michigan's defense Monday in practice.
And, this quote that Tim presented from RR's presser:
"I'll probably spend a little bit of time with them today. Our defensive staff I think knows what we've gotta do."
The defensive staff "knows what we've gotta do"? 15 to 20 minutes? That's it? Your defense is ranked #100 out of #120 teams and you show you concern by spending 15 to 20 minutes with them? How much time was he spending before? 5 minutes? 2? Maybe we're losing so many players on defense (1/3 of RR's recruits) because the head coach is an absentee manager? Or...maybe that's standard practice. I guess, if the defense were doing well, it's a question that no one would care about. Since our defense is (and has been) poor, I'd imagine that the coach would want to be very involved. If anyone has good insight, I imagine I'm not the only one interesting in learning.