Dude: that DB discounted the Freep story doesn't mean he discounted the violations. Michigan plead guilty. As in: "We committed major violations." They weren't hideous recruiting or corruption violations. But they were violations. I'm glad you disregard them. But neither the school nor the NCAA did.
I have two fears
And our next coach will have to pay the price - something like 150 hours of practice will be lost. That's a lot - remember, teams are limited to 20 hours per week as it is. That's going to be a real pain in the ass for us next season.
We also may suffer sanctions for our APR dropping too low, which appears likely to happen given the massive attrition we've suffered.
1. Year 1, noticeable eye ball test improvement in the two aspects that are killing us. Better tackling, more aggressive schemes at times, stronger kicking game, and a return game that threatens teams.
2. Spring 2011 class: Recruiting of bigger faster defensive players, especially in the back 7. Like we used to get. There will be a guy or two that we gave up on or we never heard of, that Jim will land.
3. Very high expectations for wins from moment 1 from Harbaugh, with a publicly pronounced sense of urgency to be great again.
4. Quality wins in the conference in year 1. Meaning more than 1 against teams we haven't beat since Carr was coach. There are 4 arguably 5 shots to achieve this. A Michigan coach knows that you can only sell the main course of bigger things down the road with actual edible appetizers. Or he should know.
Then grow from there. The days of just caring only to be faster than other teams are probably over. AKA the Northwestern and CMU approach. He'll be aiming for bigger and faster in one fully balanced package team-wide package. We could always get those players so we should go and do it. Guys that are candidates to play at the next level. There won't be a coach in the conference that will have more credibility recruiting kids who have the potential to play pro ball.
We're also going to get the top running back and quarterback prospect in the state if we want him in any given year. Defensively, there is no telling how many playmakers from Detroit and Ohio we have missed out on just from the perception that we don't value defense and from the very poor results defensively.
Basically the approach will be a lot like Stanford except he'll be aware that he'll need to adapt to the Big Ten having played here. He'll have the luxury of both great contacts in California, a midwest recruiting background from his Western Kentucky days, and a more lenient admissions standard. He'll be able to cast with a wider net.
People have to realize that to clean this up and rebuild depth with impact defensive players from what has gone on, will be a half decade process. But winning at an accustomed level won't take nearly that long. The key will be to satisfy the fans enough with tangible progress on the field immediately.
We'll have to see, but I think that is roughly what people should expect in my amateur opinion.
The d will nn not be better with the same dc and cruddy assistants (or at last one of them) and the offense is a queation mark. I dont believe #6 offense with 7 points against osu and 14 against a bowl opponent they had a month to prepare for. I see a lot of 7-5 seaaons full of shootouts and blowouts if rr stays and cannot get casteel.
1. A dead baby.
2. A barrel full of dead babies.
3. The one at the bottom is alive.
4. It's eating its way out.
What’s the difference between a truck full of bowling balls and a truck full of dead babies?
You can’t unload a truck full of bowling balls with a pitchfork!
Dead baby jokes... so tasteless, but so funny.
Hey. Mike Leach is still available
*ducks and hides under sturdy furniture*
Hail to the Victaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrs.
we wouldn't have to worry about Craig James working any of our games.
hire harbaugh, he gets arrested on the way here.
hire harbaugh, he gets arrested on the way here.
Not gonna lie, that's definitely lost decade scenario material.
but... after watching the MSU (ntMSU) game... it is hard to not support the idea of Harbaugh coming to town. Really, he couldn't do any worse, especially on the defensive side of the ball. He will have the luxury of a bunch of sophomores and juniors being around... but still, that MSU game was pathetic football.
Is fear itself
I'd like RR to stay for 1 more year with a different defensive staff, however I also would understand and be okay with JH coming in. I just really hope we're not the next Notre Dame with all this CC.
We believe in tough love at MGoBlog. That's why we argue everything out ad nauseum and attack people who disagree with our opinions.
I also have two fears.
1. the day my daughter brings her first guy to my house.
2. small spaces.
Fortunately Michigan Stadium is not a small space.
OTOH - your seating assignment will be incredibly small...
There is nothing in this world
No life left in emptiness
Those you fear are afraid of no one
You are alone and you don't know where
The night leaves you believing in nothing
Your body shivers from the cold
And you won't find your way back
When your eyes get used to the dark
Graduating from OSU or dropping out from OSU
TP will be 41 in 2030.
Monkey fightin' snakes on this Monday to Friday plane. Beautiful
1. Zombie Apocalypse
2. Zombie Apocalypse making this the last year of UM football and fighting with the survivors on how Michigan would have been elite again.
3. (Extra) All the suvivors I'm around are Spatans and Buckeyes...Well I should be armed.
like ND and not Nebraska? With new coach Bo Pelini, they are back.
I fear the reaper but I traded by tears for fears. So I'm good.
I fear that JHackney will run out of nukes if JH doesn't come to A2.
i fear spiders....2 too many legs for me
Easy, both...I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.