he can get to the root of the problem
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
he can get to the root of the problem
we may finally fill some gaps on D.
will numb the pain of losing, at least.
"Now just relax and count backwards from 100."
I would brace yourself for some backlash from the alums, however.
To see our defense impacted.
we can crown him the savior of the program after he bridges the gap between new and old Michigan.
Touched a nerve
If DB concludes that Jim Harbaugh is the better long term option, and gets reassurance from the back-channels that he'll accept, then there is a reason for acting now before Harbaugh is gone. (Of course, there's a risk that Harbaugh will say yes through the intermediaries and then no formally, but there's no way around taking that risk.) Sometimes, you're just http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Moss at the wrong time.
"A coach from the list of good candidates" will still be there in 2011. Bailing on RIchRod without a high probability of acceptance from a concrete target is just panicking.
Or perhaps wait until after the Bowl games...
If you're making a change, you do it now. Waiting until after the bowl is too long to keep everyone in the breach.
IMO, it's Harbaugh or RR. I don't think another coach will do better at Michigan in the near term.
Oooooohhhhhh....I thought this was about birth control.
I've been thinking about applying for the position, sitting here in my over-stuffed chair I have found that I have been out coaching these guys on T.V. for years.
Sorry but I think my brother already has the HC locked down. But based on your qualifications I think you'd be an excellent addition to his staff.
Jerry Dinardo would be kinda cool
That's brave sir. I like your thinking.
I have changed my mind, I prefer Lee Corso
Come on, if we're heading down this path, let's go with the TV personality who has won a championship, Lou Holth. Our players won't have to waste time showering after he spittle-bathes them during his rousing post-game speeches.
How many teams has he taken straight down the dumper as HC?
I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that RR will be willing to dump his WVU defensive assistants just because Brandon tells him to do it. Given the nightmare that the last three years have been in so many ways for RR (both for reasons beyond his control, and for reasons entirely on him), I could easily see him refusing to fire his buds—and get fired by DB as a consequence— just as a convenient way to end the ordeal without quitting per se. There will be some other program eager to hire him.
Hopefully DB would go the route of firing the assistants and letting RR chose to resign in this scenario. Paying his buyout would be real crapola after paying his last one.
If RR gets the boot, there's not a doubt in my mind that he would be uber-successful at his next gig.
...as an offensive coordinator.
and probably corect.
Thanks, Don, for voicing a recurring nightmare I've had (Cam Cameron as head coach at Michigan). I thought that was a possibility for many years during the BoMoCarr regime, with him being a MICHIGAN MAN and all that.
I mean, he's done well at a non-Michigan and therefore inferior program, and has Michigan ties through tom Brady.
Also, Obama for D-Coordinator. It's time for a change and his job sucks (being president sucks, not a political comment).
1. Keep RR and the spread.
2. Get the best damn D coordinator money can buy.
3. Recruit like crazy. Sell recruits on the new DC and early playing time.
4. Above all, don't go firing RR cuz you're pissed we lost another game. The D is the problem. Fix it. Don't fire the reason we won 7 games this year.
5. Get off the ledge!
We did nothing against Wisconsin in the first half and only scored 7 against OSU. I would say there are some problems on offense as well. The best DC you could find wouldn't win that game with only 7 points from the offense.
We were missing my favorite WRs (Hemingway and Tae)... and Roundtree developed the dropsies today. Not to mention, our RBs decided that actually running through a tackle is too damn difficult
our young WR corps getting a case of the dropsies didn't contribute significantly to that. or the fumbles. or, etc. i love how everyone thinks RR should be able to be Patrick Swayze in Ghost and just guide the player's hands into catches, etc. Roy Roundtree is not Demi Moore!
Why not Chip Kelly? (Honestly tell me why, I don't know) He has had success and is an innovative coach (I know, I know). the transition would be easy and it would be fun to watch. ( I know, I know)
Chip would not leave Oregon right now. I know you already know that.
Plus he's a dick.
Chip Kelly is in charge of a machine with the best facilities in the country and on the verge of winning a national championship. He's not leaving, especially not for a rebuilding job on the other side of the country in a weak recruiting area.
With the endless supply of Phil Knight money, I think Oregon is likely to be one of the perpetual powerhouse teams nationally for a very long time. Michigan is a step up from a lot of programs, but I think Oregon is on the verge of being a de facto peer.
Oregon is "on the verge" of being a peer? Oregon is a better team right now (by far), and a better program. There is no verge-age about it. Michigan is "on the verge" of dropping to Illinois-type status in terms of national regard.
This is Michigan; still the Big House, still the most wins in the history of College Football and still the Leaders and Best.
I wanted Ferentz, it's a moot point now - he's not leaving Iowa. It will be interesting to see who he gets for a DC - Norm Parker has to be out. If RR stays, we may be competing against Iowa for a DC hire.
Why would you want him? His senior-filled team went 7-5 and obviously gave up at the end of the year. They lost to several teams who were without a doubt worse than them.
If we are indeed cleaning house completely and Harbraugh is unavailable (no comment if that is good or not), I hope we Patterson. The man knows defense and consistently shows he can make 2nd half adjustments. He's also great at developing talent. This and his ability to field a respectable offense makes him a good choice.
Hasn't Harbaugh been recruiting some of the same guys as us? If he did come maybe we wouldn't lose a lot to transfers.
he recruits basically whoever he can admit to stanford, their net is very wide
a new def coordinator and Rich Rod get a contract extension. Recruiting is gonna get even more difficult without some real coaching stability and I feel that RR has the program headed in the right direction.
I would hold out on the extension until after next year when we compete for the Big Ten championship.
I think Plan B energies should be focused more on finding a new defensive coordinator and letting him run recruiting and calling his own defense (not the 3-3-5). My thoughts on that would be:
Vance Bedford (former UM DB coach and current Louisville DC - 11th in the nation in total D)
Randy Shannon (once Miami does the predicted but stupid firing of a good guy who has cleaned up their program - but didn't "win enough"
Bud Foster (Okay he'd never leave VT - but make the offer with some serious money tied to it).
TCU's defensive coordinator?
But if Rodriguez doesn't get another year and Harbaugh doesn't come home then Plan B is the following:
Pat Fitzgerald (continues to win at Northwestern, school has no support for the football program, academic focused school experience, consistently runs a spread offense, knows defense). He's too good to stay at a school with such high football apathy. Someone will make him an offer he can't refuse. Rather it be us than another school.
Mike Leach (guy can coach, the Adam James thing was a farce, I'm sure he can find a way to use Denard - maybe make him even better, entertainment value is really high)
Art Briles (baylor coach - inventive on offense, solid character, lets see what he can do with actual talent)
Brady Hoke (particularly if he brings along his current staff at SDSU - like Rocky Long to coach defense)
I'm not putting Peterson or Patterson on the list because they'd be crazy to leave their schools.
LOL Mike Leach? Really? Looking at the way many associated with Michigan react to RR, and hate him for the cultural differences from the status quo that he's brought, shit would hit the fan with them if we hired Leach.
I personally love Leach, and, if RR did get fired (don't want it to happen) I wouldn't mind seeing him at M, but dude, all the elitists who want a "Michigan Man" would throw a hissy fit that would make their reaction to RR seem like nothing in comparison.
Pat would never NW. But I guess I would have said that about RRod prior to him actually leaving WV.
CHARLEY WEISS would be a big addition or maybe the famous gangster Schemer Druzzi, nobody could out scheme the schemster