landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
cares what you think.
Congratulations, you, like everybody else, have an opinion. Like everybody else, I don't care about your opinion.
Amazing that we have come to a point where a guy gets 12 plus points for insulting a fellow UM fan for trying to toss is some optimism. Pot meet Kettle Colt. No one gives to shits what you think either.
I think were going to win by to points on Saturday.. so theres summore optomisim.
Unless you are David Brandon, why should I care?
You probably shouldn't. That's why, when a thread is titled something to the effect of "My thoughts on the program and RichRod" you shouldn't click on it. It's a simple concept that I use regularily. If the thread is titled something I don't care to read, then I don't click on it. It just seems like a reasonable practice.
If you never clicked on this thread, how did you reply to my comment? That seems like a pretty sweet skill.
Well, since I never said I had a problem with the thread, your post has no relevance to mine. I said you shouldn't care. I said you shouldn't click on it because that is what I do when I see a thread that I don't think I will care about. I said nothing about my opinion on the this particular thread. Also, if you are looking to not read about the future of the program and things of that sort, you should probably hit up TMZ or something else unrelated to Michigan.
The issue, as I see it, is not that the author gives his two cents as is indicated by the title, but rather that those two cents are the exact opinion espoused by pretty much everyone on the por-RR/pro-"wait-till-the-end-of-the-year" crowd. I click on a thread because I feel it may contain new information, new insight, or at least an original thought. This post, however, does not.
If the thread was titled "My two cents (hint: they're the same as everyone else's)", I would not click on it.
To me, the issue is the long term health of the program. RR will eventually bring this thing around, and the alternative -- which is to switch regimes again -- would be catasrophic. And while the defense is obviously ridiculously young, I think a young(er?), more charismatic defensive coordinator might be needed pretty quickly.
this thing will turn around. The offense is potent and the defense has been riddled with injury and defections. If this team were bad on both sides of the ball AND there was no injuries or defections, then I would say let the firing begin. I think RR deserves another year for the team to grow and mend.
You are right that the real issue is the long term health of the program. However I think that you might be wrong about the catastrohic results of replacing our current regime. We had a old school team and an old school regime. When RR came we had a mass exodus due to the clash of old and new. If we were to bring in a new regime I think the transition would go quite smoothly. A good coach can win with what they have. I don't know who we could get to replace RR so I don't know if replacing him is the answer, but I think that after 3 years, we the fans should have higher hopes than " We might be able to make the Little Ceasars' Bowl"
What teams get to go to the Papajohns Bowl in Alabama? Last year I think it was UConn and South Carolina. -- Just checked. It's SEC vs Big East.
2 games....at least. If we get to 7-3, anything can happen.
I'm with you to the fact that I have cooled off from my emotional rant a couple days ago. I would agree that anything can happen the next 4 weeks, but I will say I have absolutely no confidence in this defense to be able to stop anything the remainder of the season.
As I do feel we have a chance to win any of the remaining games, I'm finding it hard to believe it will actually happen. Here's to hoping I'm worng.
My two cents. I am tired of everyone's opinion of RR but those who have the power to ACTUALLY fire him. They have the only opinion that matters.
This is the first post I've seen on this topic. Thanks for your insight.
You were doing fine with this witty retort and I was well on my way to the up arrow. Then I saw the "NOT" at the bottom. Snark loses its snark when you have to resort to '80's buzz words. That, and explaining that you were being sarcastic when it's obvious to all but the densest of readers kills it, too.
Horse goes into a bar. Bartender says, ' Why the long face?' Get it? In so doing, the bartender was not commenting on the horse's sadness, as we were led to believe, but on his physiognomy, since horses have elongated faces!
I liked the "NOT" at the end. Sort of retro maybe?
That shirt is NOT black.
he said all along it was about momentum
offense is trending up and the defense is trending down
so pick 1 and you have your answer
doesn't really matter b/c no one knows what DB is thinking anyways
BCS/NCAA/Big10 Bylaws mandate the following tiebreakers:
First half of season trending up, second half of season very likely trending down.
contributed their two cents to Beveled Guilt Brian could afford to personally pay the new defensive staff's buyouts.
I, like everyone else, am tired of this topic. David Brandon has said a number of times that there is no W's # that will or will not signal the end of the RR era. So why is everyone so intent on saying we Have to win this game or that game? We have to play better, we have to look like a program that is still making progress. With the D that UM has, that could be holding any of hte teams we have left to play to 30 or even 40. It could be our O rolling up big numbers in 4 losses. Nodody but brandon knows. We all will soon enough.
Illinois and Purdue are MUST WIN GAMES!!!! The rest will fall in place. If we lose to Purdue shit is going to hit the fan real hard.
No better yet.. Jump out a window
Can we get a mod lock on any thread saying "my 2 cents" or "why we should hire/fire x coach"
That would be great...
Are you generally this angry in all of your posts?
Why you jerk? Who are you to determine which UM fans are allowed to voice their support on a beloved UM fan site? Everyone's voice matters. If I see 100 small negative threads, I'm glad to see guys like this offering one of hopefully 100 positive threads trending in the other direction. Step off your MGoPoints ePeen.
I hope he sticks around for a long time...........if Oregon, Florida and several other big programs can have success, there is no reason it can't work at MI........we're just missing some key components right now like a kicker that can kick straight and LB's that flow to the ball correctly....oh yeah, and tackling.
I picked 7-5 in August and a win this weekend most likely gets us there..........the problem with this team is the volatility in getting to its current state.............this MI team is like a low volume penny stock, it's all over the place, big moves up and then it comes crashing down unexpectedly...........crazy.
Why are there not 2 sticky threads: FIRE RR NO MATTER WHAT and NEVER FIRE RR NO MATTER WHAT. Someone mentioned this the other day and I think it would make the mods job easier. Maybe not, but it would be less annoying.
Listen to yourself you soft pansy. Is the structure of your universe capsizing because God forbit there isn't sufficient order on the MGBoard re posts pro v con RR? Seriously, get a life, or better yet, get a new team to root for.
I have two Canadian cents.
with an "M16" avatar, but Michigan is going to finish 6-6 this year, not 8-5.
Illinois is good enough to win Saturday in the Big House, and they probably will. If anything, they have a fantastic RB, QB and PK. Defensively: Martez Wilson.
Purdue is going to lose to Michigan big because the Boilermaker offense is completely impotent (something Michigan has not encountered all season long).
Wins over Wisconsin and Ohio State are Peter Pan-fantasies given the way Michigan's defense is current configured. I'm not saying Michigan will be blown out, but I think people should mentally brace themselves for defeats by 2 touchdowns at least in both of these games.
I would not state that Illinois has a fantastic offense. They have a good offense with good players. However, their D has been stout all year long. This is the primary reason they are where they are right now. Yes Leshoure and Scheelhaase are good, but fantastic might be overstating it.
clapping your hands then Negative Nancy.
...the more I believe Brandon won't fire RR this year even if we lose out.
Why, you ask?
Because this is Brandon's first year. He's still getting his feet wet in the new job and with the NCAA sanctions fiasco and other contentious issues, he won't want to throw another controversial decision on top of the M bonfire.
So now, my quarter says RR stays until after 2011 no matter what.
You might be right, but my counter to that is he would have already extended him if that is what he is set on. The mystery is harming recruiting. Brandon knows it too.
My speculation is he must have a really good reason: he isn't sure and wants to see what we do against quality opponents the last 4 games. So far, we haven't done much but roll up a bunch of yards in psuedo-garbage time.
on Brandon's first year hesitancy to fire/hire a coach, but whether he keeps or fires him, it's going to be controversial at this point.
What if during the press release today regarding the NCAA decisions Brandon publicly gives RR and extension. It would be great for recruiting and the team spirits. I know it is crazy but it would be interesting.
When I read the title of this thread I expected it to be posted by a user with around 100 points. Yeah, so...
This NCAA thing has factored into the performance of the team and coaching? The 800 pound gorilla is gone and they get faster yet!
the change back from your two cents?
I would like a refund...
We are 1 good DC away from dominating the Big Ten. Time to shell out big bucks and get someone proven at the collegiate level.
Our season from beginning to end in a minute and thirty-two seconds:
What about male models?
Too many people are already writing Rich Rod's eu-googly.
If your avatar is reflective of your personality, I truly hope you aren't bipolar!
It's funny to see how the optimism of the board changes. We have to look to Vegas lines to provide hope for the football team, which is great until someone brings up the defense.....