c'mon man, you need to attend "creating a threads 101"
OT: Norm Parker to retire
Or did you not read BISB's post directed towards you?
Send him back to MLive.
That all these posts are some sort of MGoPerformance art.
That or you're just being really annoying.
I love that of Brady. Have to!
Info in the title, link....Sorry for being informative.
At least give a little historical info..... I don't even know how I even know who that is.....
P.S. It's Iowa's (former) DC.
Now I'm disappointed.
Not surprising, given his health problems, and it's overdue. Iowa's defense, especially up front, is usually its strength and their D in general has been in decline.
If nobody knows whe he is. He was a coordinator at a school that Michigan plays VERY frequently and that is in their division.
in other words, "i care about it, no one else does,and this is all about ME ME ME!!!!!!! WAHHHHHHHHHHHH WHY IS NOBODY AS PERFECT AS MEEEEE!!!"
While the OP has clearly not presented himself well, I don't get the same tone out of him as you. His point that there is a major staff change going on at a school M plays every year under a head coach our school has been interested in before is very legitimate and relevant.
If you post shitty threads.
And learn how to "reply" while you're at it.
you learned how to reply. Here's a link to an article with background info:http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-iowa-parker.
Edit: Now I see that the tweet links to it. Suggestion: include the links to the article in the post next time. I'd rather click on an article than on a tweet.
Now, kinny, a good next step might be to read this article and edit the thread so that there is at least some useful information contained in it. Perhaps, tell people who Norm Parker is, why this matters to us, etc. That's a slightly better choice than telling people to fuck off, and will probablly get people slightly less pissed at you.
A pretty, pretty princess.
OK... guy's being a bit of a dick, but you all really should know who Norm Parker is, c'mon.
That man has turned some guys into great nfl players.
Besides being from MI, Parker coached at St. John's catholic school in Ypsilanti (big church near campus, school now closed), EMU and MSU among other B1G schools, which I heard all about from some family members that played for him in HS. He is old school, defensive midwestern football to the core. Sorry to see him go but happy to not have to face him every year.
He was a Huron.
Being in Iowa, I can tell you the fans here would rather see Ken O'Keefe, the OC, take a hike. As hinted at already, Parker has taken a lot of below average -under the radar is probably more accurate- talent and helped craft them into starters on Sundays. He did a helluva job during his tenure at U of I. I almost feel it was his time, however. All of the above being true, the stubbornness? to change philosophy, at least ways adapt to more modern times, had probably cost them victories over the years. If the overall talent flow into Iowa was on the level of Alabama, Ohio, Michigan even, one could probably get away with never blitzing and strictly running cover 2. This is all opinion of course, but in the modern game, mixing up a bit goes a long way; 'philosophy' staying the same even.
Anyway, great coach in the end. Thought I'd shed a little insight, being 30 minutes from campus and growing up following the Hawks (on the side!).
Parker's greatest defense at Iowa is up for debate -- 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2009 were all vintage Parker teams -- but his masterwork was probably the 2010 Orange Bowl. Iowa faced Georgia Tech's offensive juggernaut that night, a triple option scheme straight out of the 1960's. The Hawkeyes were decided underdogs, and for good reason; what do you do when your defense, predicated on stopping the run, faces the unstoppable running game?
Not going to miss him or Jim Heacock assuming Meyer will stupidly not retain him.
....when clicking on random Twitter links for fear of being accidentally routed to one of Ashton Kutcher's many attempts at wit, I will say that Parker had a good run at Iowa and I wish him well in retirement. As a Michigan fan, I won't miss those defenses of his.
Thank goodness! His defenses have been pretty darn awesome. Maybe Michigan will be able to beat Iowa next year for once...
This may make an earlier flight tracker report relevant:
From State College to Iowa City a week or more ago.
First with the complete drop off in talent, and now with the fact that their D coordinator of the last 14 years is retiring. Well, hopefully we can continually take advantage and make everyone else the Little 10? again. Haha, but seriosally, I really would love it to go back to the days where it was an all out battle between Michigan and O$U. Except we should win more.
So was his winning the AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year award really a lifetime achievement award and final sendoff for Norm Parker? Really seems like it, now that we know he's retiring. That's ok, Mattison can win it next year ;)