hahaha, thank you for that!
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For those who would accuse Chait of drinking too much RichRod Kool Aid:
"It's possible Rodriguez is the best offensive mind in college football but cannot master the full responsibilities of head coaching. Or it's possible he has suffered from youth and a run of bad luck. I honestly don't know theanswer yet."
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Why is it that RichRod's detractors can't present anything reasonable when they're trashing him? They always seem to say the dumbest things.
I'd be willing to have a discussion with some of them, especially since I have mixed feelings about the guy myself. I don't see it happening any time soon, though.
Was Chait an example of the dumbest things? Or a counterexample?
I think anyone blindly for or against present some pretty dumb arguments. Not just detractors. It's those in the middle that can see some shades of gray.
Sorry for the lack of clarity; I'm definitely not lumping Chait with the dummies.
Chait is a clown. He writes what he wishes would happen, and disregards his own predictions for what would happen. It's always some nefarious, unpredictable force that prevents the good guys from performing well.
If you follow Chait's work, you'll notice he spends 90% of his time defending either Rodriguez or Obama, and neither one of them is even close to Chait's predictions on what they would achieve. Why does he do this? I don't know, maybe because if he didn't he'd have to admit he was just flat out wrong.
Chait is a shill, that should be pretty obvious to anyone who pays attention.
the problem is there is no quick fix. Rich botched the defense and this is the first year under this system. The defense will not be up to par until 2012 and that is a brutal schedule. We have to hope like hell Rich lands some of these 4/5 star studs or we are in for the same ole crap next year with Gibby on staff. ARGH!
How can you tell anything about our defensive scheme when we are forced to trot out a bunch of freshmen? They will make huge strides during the course of the year and the offseason, and our defense should approach competence next year. With our offense, that may be all it takes to contend for the Big Ten title next year.
Halfway through the season these aren't really freshmen any more. Baptism by fire, but they need to start growing up and get better each week.