"Why did these west virgina people come fuck up the best school in the country ... In bball and fball... Please go back"
don't we all
A guy who is not a champion.
“Me and coach Rod are on good terms,” linebacker Marell Evans told the Free Press tonight. “It was more than playing time or academics or anything like that. It was a lot of things. Coach Rod is a great coach and I wish him plenty of success. I wanted to finish my career a different way.”
“He’s a great man and I respect the man,” said Evans, a junior from Richmond, Va. “He wanted me to think about this decision and said I’m a big part of the program. But I respectfully wanted to leave the program.”
well he doesn't have grammer going for him...
Doesn't have grammar going for him either.
This article was written Aug 13 2009!!
What is this "Free Press" you speak of? Is it some constitutional document?
Beilein and RichRod
this is why friends don't leave their social networking account open.
he's a complete idiot. Then again, it's not like the bridge wasn't crossed anyway.
Hate Hate Hate
FWIW - Dave Staudebachers status says: "Taking the dog for a walk."
What did you do on the field and I forgot but how many tackles did you have?
Seriously, Marell Evans?
to football powerhouse Hampton. Maybe he'll get some PT there cuz he sure as hell wasn't gonna get it at UM.
For the avatar.
Bash that motherscratcher! Go for it! There are no repercussions, and making fun of him will negate the fact that much of what he said was right!
The lack of linebacker depth on the Michigan roster is a surefire sign that he would NEVER have played at Michigan, despite the fact that he was at least a part-time starter in his second year of college football.
our football and basketball programs? Because that's what the disdain for Evans is based upon, not anything else he said.
Just a typo he meant WLA
...the fact that the football program was better prior to Rodriguez.
You can go ahead and neg me, but it's true.
He didn't say that. All he said was that Rodriguez "fucked up" the program. There's a big difference.
Are you drunk? If by "fucked up" he didn't mean that Michigan is losing more games, then what could he possibly have meant?
Did he mean that the program is "fucked up" because of the major violations?
Oh...yeah...because that's soooo much better.
Okay, so let's ignore that "fuck up" applies to every aspect. Weight training and conditioning, for example, has significantly improved over the past 2 years.
Unfortunately, the scoreboard doesn't keep track of bench presses and shuttle times. Why does it matter that we're better conditioned if we're losing more games?
...the fact that the football program was better prior to Rodriguez.
That's true, but that's not what Evans said in his post. You can't selectively edit it for him to make it more palatable.
Okay, then please enlighten me as to what he could possibly have meant by "fucked up"? Is he just pissed that Michigan switched from Nike to Adidas?
So you believe that saying that Michigan was better in 2007 is the same thing as saying that Rich Rod "fucked up" the program? Because that's what your statement suggests. But if I recall correctly, in the year before Rich Rod arrived, the football team boasted Chad Henne, Mike Hart, Jake Long, Mario Manningham, and Adrian Arrington.
My understanding is that football-wise, you are one of the smartest people on these boards. But if you believe that Rich Rod "fucked up" the program, and apparently you do, then you believe that Rich rod inherited a program that was in great shape (no player attrition, no poor defensive talent, etc.), and Rich Rod drove it into the ground. I don't believe that to be the case.
I assume that given that you believe Rich Rod "fucked up" the program, you also believe he should be fired?
I don't believe that Rodriguez "fucked up" the program. I have never said that.
What I'm saying is that it's not unfathomable for someone to believe that. Evans is not inherently wrong for believing that Rodriguez did.
I also do not believe Rodriguez should be fired. I have never said that, either. I think he deserves another year, maybe even two.
Also, what many people on this thread seem to be overlooking is the major violations that occurred on Rodriguez's watch; Evans is likely referring to both the losses and the NCAA investigation. You can argue about our roster all you want, but those practice violations, CARA reports, 7-on-7 violations, etc. fall on the shoulders of Rodriguez*.
*You could make an argument that it's not Rodriguez's fault that a GA watched 7-on-7s, but every management person is responsible for their underlings. If Rodriguez isn't to blame for that, then Carr isn't to blame for Gittleson, etc.
the WV guys did not ruin it. Michigan men brought that on themselves.
i know it's not pleasant to think about, but The Horror happened.
How is this relevant?
I said the football program was better prior to Rodriguez.
Yeah, The Horror happened, but would you rather lose to ASU and go 9-4, or would you rather be 3-9?
on the program that they lost to a 1AA team? did you watch that game? how can you not draw lines between 2005, The Horror, and the current state of the program? it was widely rumored that Lloyd was losing the fire and had to be convinced to come back for 2007 in the first place and it certainly looked like it.
Of course it's a reflection on the program, but we were still a better program under Carr than we have been under Rodriguez. Arguing otherwise is a fool's errand.
what i'm arguing. it's certainly not which team won more games.
Losing to Toledo was far, far, far more embarrassing if you actually know a thing or two about football. ASU was a vastly superior team to Toledo. Categories and divisions only matter to schmucks who can't evaluate a team based exclusively on what they see on the field.
But nobody made t-shirts after we lost to Toledo and nobody remembers that game besides us, Toledo fans, and the most die-hard of Michigan haters. The national perception hit the program took from the ASU game was infinitely worse.
I'm not really concerned with the perception of the lowest common denominator. What do people of higher value think? That's what's important.
If people think ASU was a worse football team than Toledo just because they are D1AA ... those people don't know jack, and they don't matter.
yea. The fact that he got passed over and buried on the depth chart made it pretty clear he wasn't gonna see much playing time.
That's really weird, especially since he was passed on the depth chart by John Thompson, who graduated that year.
he started one game, and was passed over by mouton and leach. He was moved to quick when GRob got here and was buried even further. Unless he had a David Harris -like senior awakening, it wasn't gonna happen
Have fun, Marell. You are no longer my favorite scout team linebacker.
My head says that's a silly and short-sighted comment.
My heart full of State and OSU hating rage and belief that what I've seen in Michigan sports the past two/three years is completely unacceptable, says preach on brother.
Psssssst - Shhhhhhhh! You are not allowed to air these sorts of feelings around here
Yeah sorry, I forgot that even State blowout, alcohol driven thoughts of disdain over the last three years are completely unacceptable on MGoBlog.
Especially when you state that really you know and understand that this is short-term....
why would anyone's "heart" say "preach on brother??" That's a ludicrous sentiment, because in doing so you are endorsing a completely moronic, immature comment by Evans. That's why the comment is neg-worthy, not because it's contrary.
It's not like he's trolling, cursing, using racial slurs, has awful grammar, has excessive misspellings, or using tons OF ALL CAPS!!!
We don't need to neg people into oblivion for being contrary, we need to neg people for being douche bags. The board is no fun if everyone always agrees.
Sorry, I get frustrated sometimes at somewhat frustrated posts that end up with -10 or so points.
my heart says "preach on brother".
With the '08 cast, what would have been acceptable? And, no, you don't get to play that year with Mallet and Boren, in case you were wondering.
It's OK to have a dissenting opinion, but you might be asked about some details. To your credit, you didn't MLive it with UNACCEPTABLE!!!
P.S. At this point I'm more worried about Beilein than RichRod. Really. There hasn't been much upperclass talent to work with on the gridiron.