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If RR leaves, what happens to this blog?
my mind was the A Bomb. Then I remembered how annoying they were getting haha. In all seriousness, I can't think of a better answer to sum up how this blog will react.
the H Bomb? Cmon people, try something new.
The atomic bomb is so yesterday. It's all about space, bitches, space.
Kinda surprised nobody has done this sooner.
lot of people changing their screen names I think
then I'm screwed...
You speak from experience. I remember the Charlie Weis era when your screen name was Shake Down the Blubber.
Why would anyone ever give up a screen name like "Shake down the blubber"?
Hell as an ND fan I would have kept that.
Great to see you again my friend! Looks like we're sharing the same sinking vessel this year aye.
I wouldn't say sinking, more like we took on water but its being pumped out pretty quickly. Hopefully the same happens to you guys, or its quick and relatively painless
I would say that is won't be quick and it will be painful. Too much emotional energy already invested in the process regardless of the outcome. It seems like the OSU game was a long time ago and its only been a week. Still trying to get that dagger out of my heart.
Ah, the lot of the fan.
Irish, where you have been all season?
yeah it might be too late for quick and painless
I got a new job, I was doing a lot of moving, been nice to get back into football. Wish it hadn't taken this long though, missed a lot
i wanted to ask if you were Charlie Weis but then i saw you mentioned doing a lot of moving and that cleared it all up
He still might be... "Got a new job"... Weis got hired in KC... Things that make you go hmmm.
I wouldn't say that beating a vastly overrated Utah, not going 0-2 against the service academies, and needing Ronald Johnson to drop a pass right in the numbers to beat USC's worst team in 9 years puts Notre Dame in any tier above where Michigan is at.......
I can think of worse way to finish a season than to win on the road against your biggest rival, especially when ND's QB scored all of ND's and USC's points in the game. First year head coach improves over ND's record from last year with a tougher schedule and 2 first year starters at QB, one of which is a true freshman. Not to mention doing it while missing #1 RB, #1 QB #2 WR, #3 WR, #1 DT and #1 ILB. I mean ND could of lost on the road against its biggest rival.
ND's playing its best football at the end of the year, its been at least 8 years since I could say that. Kelly's changes are showing some promise
As for what tier ND is on, sagarin puts ND at 29th in the country, UM comes in at 46th
I think Kelly is a great coach and will do good things for ND. To be honest, I'm glad. I like when ND and OSU are good, as long as they always lose to Michigan. I would like them each to have only one loss every year, to us.
You sure you don't want to put extra emphasis on "biggest rival "one more time since USC is most certainly on the same level as OSU....
You guys are Returning To Glory?
I'm not so sure. We still have a Coach Shiano on here.
I will follow RR to the next Blog. And it won't hold a candle to this one, but his offense will be a helluva lot more fun to watch... I am sad.
requires that he sell the blog.
There will be blood.
Edit: Sorry, I'm still at this murder trial. Been a long week,
Milkshakes will be had?
At this point, I'd rather have a banana cognac, but I will gladly drink all of your milkshakes.
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Daniel Day Lewis is a fucking genious.
Holy shit your avatar.
I don't get the avatar choice.
Regardless, it's nasty.
The blog will convert to the next team. MGoCanes. I kid. I will support the next coach. I will follow RR too though amd wish him the best.
All that said. I hope he is back next year.
Probably like when "Urkel" turns into "Ur'kel" or vice versa
I will be bummed, but I will continue to support Michigan Football.
Boobs are nice.
I hope McFarlin does not come back.
I won't lie. I really like having Coach Rodriguez around, and will have a difficult time adjusting to having a new coach (particularly Coach Harbaugh) if this happens.
I second this.
Even more after reading the comments from the article found here:
I guess Brian will have to change the blog's name to... mgoblog.
And the format will have to change. I suspect that in the new format, the blog will largely cover... University of Michigan athletics, with a particular focus on football, basketball, and hockey.
Yeah, but there will be at least one major change. I suspect there will be no discussion of the World Cup for the next three years.
Then support the next coach
Well, first, all of the Mods will get replaced with the new regime. Brian will be hired somewhere, but probably not an as elite site... maybe HornedFrog.com or ECPirates.com. If he is lucky he'll be hired by MizzoBlack.com or TA&MAggie.com, but rumor has it they have their eye on someone more "Texas like", you know, a real Texan and not a transplant.
Some of us members will transfer to other sites, but, most will stay. It will take a while for some of us to learn whether there is a place on the depth chart. Either way, expect a few people to end up typing OPs for CUBuffs.com and a few MAC sites.
Wait a second, are you suggesting that the thousands of Scrennames here that support Rodriguez are owned by none other than Rodriguez himself? And that this blog is, in fact, a figment of RRod's imagination? Far out, dude.
know a comment like that was possible. I could be wrong, but you might have just ripped a hole in the space time continuum.
will cease to follow sports or read the internet or go outside. If this is general reaction, no one will be left to participate in this blog.
Board up your homes.
Wherever Comrade RichRod ends up.
Posted in wrong place.
The Capitalist Harbaugh will advance the cause of Marxist-Leninist football without being aware of it.
I own this little domain named MGoHarbaugh and am currently in negotiations with Brian to sell him the rights. Don't tell anybody, becuase David Bradon told me not to say anything.
Would you happen to be a waiter at some unknown location serving unknown VVIPs?
Everything will be ok
A lot of people will simply support whomever the coach is. The one noticeable change will be a huge decrease in criticism of Harbaugh.
I think I have a hard time believeing that. A lot of people are diehard Rodriguez supporters, and a lot of people aren't happy with how Harbaugh has conducted himself in the past.
Harbaugh would be subject to the standard coaching criticism (like over playcalling and such), but it's a safe bet that if he's hired, the personal attacks on him will disappear.
You use "sophisticated" style but, in the end, still spread the same polarizing message. Its disappointing, actually. But I'm sure you don't care what I think.
I think he was saying that Rich Rod-supporters are better than RR-bashers who favor Harbaugh-Like-Yesterday. ...
Oh, wait, that is polarizing.
Sure, until the first disappointing loss to a hated rival. Then, as everywhere else, fans will start venting, and plenty will blame JH's playcalling, or sideline demeanor, or his DC, or any of the other one million things that fans blame when their favorite team loses. Human nature being what it is, the most fervent and disappointed supporters of RR will be particularly quick to criticize, which will be unfortunate and irritating but should be expected.
Should Harbaugh come in, he will have a honeymoon that RR never had, though, in large measure because he will represent a direct line back to Schembechler. Most importantly, he will also not go 3-9 in his first season and will field a half-decent defense.
I assume that if RR does leave the blog will support the next coach. And when the next coach doesn't win the National Championship next year and people begin demanding that he gets fired, it will continue to be a sane place on the internet to discuss Michigan Football.
Support the next coach. But I WILL NOT support DB if he fires RR. RichRod signed on for 6 years, not 3. He deserves every one of them. He's our coach and I will always support him no matter where he ends up. I've never felt this excited about a Michigan offense, and he has def built it up to where it's at and he's not done yet. All in for RichRod!!
So how will you not support DB? Boycott games? Send him indignant emails?
Probably by calling him names on the internet. Maybe throw together a few funny pictures of him on MS Paint. That sort of thing.
If they let him run around the country recruiting even though JH was a done deal, busting his ass trying to get better, pouring his heart out in public only to get lit up, and DB waits until Jan 2 for JH, leaving no chance for he and his coaches to find other work, I may be out. Who give's a rat's ass if old Walt is out, I know, but that shit ain't right.
you're killing it today with your posts, just wanted to let you know
He's not a mod anymore, so quit sucking up. You won't get a one million point pos-bang out of it.
Dr. Jennings aka The Dark OverLord of the universe says it all! See .30.
1. Brian will probably still keep writing it. (I hope)
2. Unprecedented and ridiculous meltdown on the boards. I will probably peace out for a week or so if a change is made. Shit will hit the fan, it will be total chaos and completely ridiculous.
As for me personally, I want RR to stay.
But if he gets booted, I'll support Harbaugh and the team (and pray to dear lord baby Jesus that he gets a spread offense guy to be O-coordinator. I seriously do not want to go back to boring pro-style I-form stuff), and I'll also adopt wherever RR ends up as my second favorite college football team and probably start cheering for/following them in addition to Michigan. (If he came to Duke I'd shit my pants with excitement.)
I'm a Michigan fan first, but, through all of this have also become a huge Rich Rodriguez fan.
Mike DeBord was terrible; plenty of teams run ace/i-sets and are entertaining (see: Alabama), and Shotgun and Pistol are seeing plenty of use even among "pro"-style offenses
I have never had a second team (in college sports that is) but if RR is fired, I will quickly become a fan, or at least follower of whichever team he ultimately coaches.
more muppets, less otters. thats what
What about a compromise, Muppet Otters?
Remember, his father was a snake oil salesman. You can look it up.
We are actually discussing Michigan football on this blog? I thought everything was a metaphor and that words were code for other words......for example the word "football" actually means "boobs." and "blog" also means "boobs".....etc. I am not sure what the word "boobs is actually code for.
Life goes on. Don't get sucked into the faux-drama and speculation - there's NOTHING we can affect. Let it play out, stay rational.
You're a Michigan fan now, you'll be a Michigan fan in 30 days, whether RR's here or not.
Some of you people amaze me. There's a concept called perspective. I urge you to keep it.
And maybe less analysis of how costly turnovers have been for our offense. At least I hope so, but who the hell knows.
Crickets chirping, backed up by dead silence!
Group cry-in at Skeeps and then intelligent and insightful analysis on the what type of team the new coach will put together and cautious optimism if warranted.
To answer your question directly, everyone reworks their graphs and changes the titles on their cat pictures.
We all disappear into Bolivian.
Veterans of the Haloscan era will roll their eyes and take a week off.
If RR gets fired this blog will attract all of the MLive Harbaugh slappies. RR supporters will be reminding the Jim Harbaugh lovers who left the program with all of that talent that he is winning with! He may be losing Luck at Stanford but he will have plenty of luck coming into this loaded QB situation at Michigan. No matter who the coach is next year, I think everyone should have some high expectations. Let's not forget the RR fans like me that would come back and create RR posts when he goes on to win a national championship at another university.All kidding aside, this is all pointless because RR will be coming back so don't worry about it.
>>he will have plenty of luck coming into this loaded QB situation at Michigan
I don't know about that...
JH: OH hai Denard I'm going to run a traditional pro-style offense. You stay in the pocket from now on, m'kay? Oh and you'll never run the ball, you'll just be handing it off.
DR: lol whut?
JH: Serious. You are now a drop back / pocket passer.
DR: Transfer papers, please.
A period of "yay Harbaugh", followed by a period of blaming all losses on RR, followed by a deep sense of dissapointment when people realize that Harbaugh is human and so are the players themselves, and that we won't go 12-0 every year just because Harbaugh is around.
I think a lot of people would be thrilled with a functional defense and special teams that could make field goals and return kicks without dropping the damn ball
After reading all the comments, it's comforting to know with almost 100% certainty that nothing will change.
I know one thing for sure: the Kitties Gonna Hate Hating Sad Panda pics are gonna be awesome.
The haters will wait about 6-8 months and then begin calling for coach 'insert name here' to be fired.
some haters won't even wait that long... haters gotta hate
1. An announcement based on good sources
2. A profile in heroism
3. A eulogy of Rodriguez's era that never saw its summer
4. Much more interesting end to the recruiting season
5. Lots and lots of possible asst. coaches
6. A bazillion threads on "what happens to Denard?"
So long as there's Michigan football, MGoBlog will be okay.
Your sig needs a "/s" at the end of it.
But I'm going to have to lose about 100 pounds so I can fit in my Harbaugh jersey again, the one I wore when I was 14 years old.
I have a few brew-ski's in me but this made me lose it so hard! ROTF!
or does he move if there is a change in head coaches?
The Blog Abides, the blog abides.
blog will probably exist still.
If RR goes, I'll have two blogs to follow...this one and the one for wherever he ends up coaching at. And here I thought MgoBlog was already consuming so much of my time, wait until then.
...do you have any opinions as to what conference/school he ends up at?
I will be in quite a predicament if he leaves.
We will still hate the FUCKING Free Press.
It will become a U.S.-based host for WikiLeaks.