I have two fears
have a defense so awful that your spread offense has to press to score every time.This is a proven tactic to stop the spread.
I totally disagree with you mr sal quattro.. I would've put coach rods wvu teams against any michigan team from the last 10 years.. I really doubt any mich st team would've beat any of his wvu teams and I really would've like to see them played ohio state with some of those teams he had at wvu... If i remember right I'm pretty sure rrod spanked mississippi st twice in his coaching career.. I know you hate the man sal but please dont try to make it like he's the worst coach ever... I dont think anyone including coach rod himself would've thought the defensive talent at michigan would ever be worst than he had at wvu.. I know I'm one person who is surprised at the lack of defensive talent at michigan. I know his recruiting on the defensive side of the ball is to blame for some of the shitty defense but coach carr has some of the blame too if you want to be fair.
He knew the defense was bad. He interfered with his dc and forced his friends on his dc and forced his scheme on his dc. He also didn't recruit vert well on the defensive side in order to get all his offensive players.
I believe his inflexibility has done him in. Both in offensive systems and in terms of his defensive hires. Being faithful to friends is great, but it just cost them all their jobs, it would appear, because he let his friendship overrule his common sense.
His defense in year 3 is not some circumstance he was forced into. Its something he helped to create
9 of the 10 teams with mobile QBs (and/or spread teams) thrash us.
1. Naked fat chicks
2. More moronic predictions of future humiliations at the hands of UM's current C as HC of a unnamed team in order to defend keeping said HC.
well done sir! beat me to it!
defense for keeping him. There is no fan anywhere that has that type of "pull". No Alumni , no trusted inner circle according to DB. It's my fear not an opinion that pretty much makes it a personal thing that I shared here. Delusional I may be but my thoughts are surely not moronic
I was a bit harsh, but your fear is applicable to a great multitude of teams considering that UM has lost to Appy State and Toledo. As those games show, any team can get their ass kicked by any team on any day.
It is just as likely--if not moreso--that UM will napalm his team. Just look at the historical record. The odds are in Michigan's favor.
needs to get HIS guy, and set him up for success. I honestly don't give a rip who the next coach is, as long as he steps in and wins the right way and sets our program back up for long-term success with the correct assistant hires.
If it's Harbaugh, fine. If it's someone else not on the radar, I'd be surprised but equally supportive.
My personal preference would be Harbaugh and a couple of his trusted assistants, and a healthy mix of younger, dynamic assistants from other programs, possibly a retain or two from the current staff (Jackson and maybe Tall), and a couple familiar names from the Michigan family who've gone elsewhere.
1) Oprah Winfrey
The two fears are, fortunately, unrelated. Unless... oh, mother of God...
BEST. GIF. EVAR.
I had to hide under my desk for five minutes until I realized it wasn't real.
I can come out now...?
internets. One of the others was a non-nuclear jhackney post and the third involved claymation.
I love Conan.
THEY'RE RIPPING MY FLESH OFF!!
YOU'RE WEAPONS ARE USELESS AGAINST THEM!!
Would RR agree to stay under the condition that he fires the entire defensive staff?
was right, he was cleared upto $1M for a top notch dc and nobody would come for a lame duck coach. Of course, again, according to the wvu board link, the only person he really pursued was casteel.
None of this would surprise me in the least if it were true.
that we would scheudule a Rodriguez coached team, assuming he doesn't join a team in the current or future Big Ten would have a limit approaching 0%.
Meeting them in a Bowl game is more probable, but it can't be worse than losing by 38.
couldnt have brummed it brummer myself.
absolutely! but the question is who would want to come into this mess.
a lot of people would.
look at it this way:
had you asked me what my greatest fears were in 2007, i would have said:
back to back losing seasons
getting humiliated by a MAC team at home
losing superiority over msu
becoming uncompetitive with osu
major ncaa violations for football
michigan as the new doormat for the big ten
i explained to my wife that years ago i would have been distraught over getting destroyed in a bowl game like we did yesterday, but im becoming numb to it all. frankly, after the last three years, i fear nothing.
nope i was wrong
brummer is right
i still fear bears. BEARS.
Hey, at least Minny and Indy still suck worse then we do.
the incoming scholly smack for APR
That's a guarantee at this point
I see what you did there...and it's regrettably accurate.
Feels the same way.
My fiance thinks Michigan is a ok team. She told me at the Uconn game this year. I can't believe how big your stadium is for a 5 win team.....
I freaked out when we use to lose by 3 points or when Ohio st beat us by 7. Now we lose by 38 and I'm like well we got 1 stop on D today.
Whoever the coach is fix this please!
Was far worse.
1. Losing to 1aa team
2. Not beating Ohio St in a decade
3. Having Michigan St and Penn St fans tell me their school owns mine in football.
Well atleast number 2 hasn't happened yet.
Anybody have a list of coaches who were canned at destination college jobs, and then took another team to the mountaintop? I'm not talking some guy who failed in the pros, and came back, or lost his job at division III or something, and still went on to be a good coach...but someone who coached Florida...ND...Texas....USC...etc, was FIRED, and then got another shot somewhere else, and kicked ass and took names? Because I'm guessing it's a pretty short list. Even guys who leave of their own violation rarely do it (Saban). Far more often is Holtz or Spurrier, guys who never really match what they did before. And these are the successful guys.
I guess I'm saying, it could happen, but that's not my biggest worry for Michigan Football right now.
I'd pay to watch that game. It'd be fun to see the brilliant defensive counter-punches RR would cook up to try to stop Denard.
1. Accidentally dropping my car keys down a sewer grate
2. Accidentally dropping my car keys down an elevator shaft
Well atleast you don't part in the swimming pool.
edit: I conveniently forgot to see the keys the first time around.
Actually happened to me, beleive it or not. Walking into the elevator with a big bag of groceries i dropped my keys.
Of course they fell into the gap between the door and the lift without any key touching either side. Amazing, like NASA programmed the trajectory, I tell you what. Then I had to wait like 3 hours in the lobby fo the maintenance guy to get the keys.
I fear Steven Seagal
1.causing the transfer of both denard and mallet in 3 yrs because they dont fit a new system
2. mike martin
1) My house exploding
2) Michigan football being too awesome to fathom
Getting blown out by Miss State Bulldogs by 38 points in a bowl game. Fingers crossed this doesn't happen in my lifetime.
Shit it happened. Has it hit anyone yet that we lost to Miss St? I know they are ranked but holy shit we lost to Miss St.
Not that crazy
1. Harbaugh doesn't come here.
2. Urban Meyer goes to OSU
3. We lose to MSU AGAIN next year
Caveat: Harbaugh says yes and two and three don't bother me.
If Harbaugh says yes, two doesn't bother me so much since Urban couldn't really do much better against us or anyone else than the Tressel. Three would sure as hell bother me a lot regardless of who the coach is. The negative feeling of losing to MSU is 10x more than the positive feeling of beating them.
My fear is to find the MGoBoard littered with CC threads every other year for the next 10. I don't want to be Notre Dame, apologies to ND fans you are good people, but I want a coach that will be here for 20 years. Harbaugh will most certainly not be here that long. The NFL is in his DNA, he may resist short term, but eventually he is going to want to take a shot. Also I have a question for all the Pro Harbaugh people, and I mean no disrespect, but what are my expectations to be should you get your way? What can I reasonably expect from bringing in our 3rd HC in the past 37 months? Big Ten Championship? 9 wins? 7? will we beat OSU or MSU or PSU?
Finally, Major NCAA violations??? Really dude? DB is on record saying it was a hatchet job by the press. I will admit the deck is stacked against RichRod but the "major" NCAA violations are not part of that deck. So long as he is coach of the University of Michigan I will support him.
HGis dad was a career college coach. Harbaugh lived in Ann Arbor and played at UM. You could say that college football is his DNA as easily as the NFL is.
You want a guy here for 20 years? Okay, but based on RR's track record at UM it won't be him.
My question to you is why the hell do you think RR will do any better than 7-5 at UM? What in his track record at UM suggests that he will succeed here? Look at the data. It does not suggest future success--unless you think mediocrity is success.
Eat shit Harbaugh? Seriously? The guy is a legend. He won games for UM. WTF did you do for UM? Nothing, but blindly support a guy who failed to field a decent defense in three years, led an offense that has scored 24 pts in THREE years vs OSU, and oversaw the worst season and bowl loss in Michigan history.
The sad thing is I like RR. He seems like a decent guy, but it is guys like you who make me take an extreme side.
I think RR will continue to improve in the win/loss department as he has each year. Are the improvements large enough? no, but we are trending in the right direction. I believe the defense will get better with more experience and a better Coordinator/scheme. I am a RR supporter, but I cannot support the 3-3-5, frankly it sucks. I think the offense will continue to improve with more experience. It seems that the players on offense are comfortable in the scheme and are able to execute, however the red zone continues to be a problem, I am not sure if that is due to playcalling, personnel, or execution.
Harbaugh may be a legend, and have won games for UM but he PUBLICLY criticized the team and the University, and to me that is reason enough to tell him to eat shit.
I wasn't aware that there were qualifications for putting our opinions to the MGoBoard, so I thank you for pointing out my oversight.
My question Sally is what have you done to qualify your opinion?