The anger is raging inside all of us. The performance was dreadful, but as a beloved coach by all(sarcasm) once said, the past is the past. When you look at this program don't lump your anger from the OSU streak and The Horror and the Big Ten record all together with Sat. night. We need to look forward. Things have not changed for the future of the program. For everyone that wants RR gone, I submit a short rebuttal.
This team (could) return 22 of 24 starters next year. The #4 offense in the country will return every skill position player except Martell Webb and the offensive line should improve even with losing S. Schilling. The 2011 schedule is set up for a Big 10 Championship. Rodriguez will finally have experience and depth at his disposal on offense. No freshmen(even redshirt freshmen) save possibly Hart will see the field. Don't you want to see what could become of this offense and the stars it could attract with stability up top? If you broom RR then what? If you bring in Harbaugh, Denard is either gone or a slot back. I have no idea how much attrition you get but this offense has been molded by RR for 3 years, it will not be as good.
I know you'll raise your pitchfork and say, but what about the "defense"?. To that I have run out of rebuttal, but I will say with unshaking confidence we will be better. To the people who like to fire people I'll give you a sacrificial Gerg, because that side can't get worse. I don't care anymore. Everyone who is worth a dam is coming back on d, they will be better with or without Robinson.
My plea to you is that I am 40 years old and for my entire life the pleas from the stands has been to open up the offense and be aggressive. RR has found a once in a generation type athlete in Denard and we are on the cusp of history. Our leadership next year will be beyond reproach, Martin, Molk, Denard, Van Bergen. Do not tear down what could be historic because we go to the Armed Forces Bowl instead of the Gator Bowl. As long as we get our 15 practices I could give a shit who or where we play. I have forseen 2011 as our return to greatness for 2 years and while I thought JT Turner and Boo Boo would be our corners in my NC scenario, I am not wavering, because I didn't see what the offense could become.
Friends our offensive potential is great, the only thing to slow us down is the negativity killing recruiting, because the defense will get there if we stick together. Please put your forks down for all our sakes. This team is so close to getting over the hump, it just needs a little push from us and recruiting and wins will just open up and come pouring down on us. We truly have a chance at greatness here. Let's not pull the cord too soon. I may be wrong, but if Brandon pulls the lever at the end of this season, I will always wonder at what could have been.
How many great things almost got flushed before it had a chance and was saved? We are Seinfeld right now. Seinfeld was almost cancelled before it got going. It was almost cancelled several times in it's 1st 2 years. Floundering in the ratings, few people believed, the masses wanted it flushed, but there was a key few who saw something beyond the ratings. They saw greatness and stuck their neck out for them. They got over the hump and we were all rewarded.
I feel like D. Brandon needs to be Clark and the family are the fans. The family's justified in their stance they just need someone to lead them thru the pain.
D. Brandon, stay the course, dare to be great.
PS If we go 8-4 next year you can broom them all and light him on fire just put the shovels back for 1 more year please.