I think the Hopson bashing is a little out of control. He had a decent resume when he came here, for a time everyone believed he was actually going to be the DC based on his resume. We have gone over the reasons for the demise of this defense a 1,000 times. He has worked under 2 different DC's in his whopping 2 years of service. I'm not shedding any tears and hopefully we bring in someone who will improve the LB play, but I'm sure he is a competent coach to reach this level and hopefully with a new spot he can do a nice job in Memphis. I think with few exceptions most coaches that work for a long time have ups and downs on their resume, because they are so dependednt on talent, surrounding coaches and scheme for their success. Maybe he sucks, maybe he is pretty good, but I have heard very little evidence that anyone has good insight from Mich coaches or players that he plain sucks as he was portrayed in the comments in Brian's post. Schaefer met the same fate on these boards last year and no one really knows the truth.
See Tenuta GT-Blitzing God, ND-Moron..explain that.