Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
I don't think these are the data points Dave Brandon's looking for.
Man i love irrelevant polls that result in no beneficial information what so ever.
Whenever I worry that th MGoBoard is getting out of hand, I take a peek at the comments at AnnArbor.com or MLive. This was seriously a comment posted in this article (from commentor "Obama from Kenya):
RichRod simply needs to recruit a faster QB. It's perfectly obvious that Shoelace is not fast enough for this offense. Its not the coaches or the scheme. Its the lousy players not following Mike Barwis' conditioning regimen. I'm tired of everyone throwing the coaches under the bus. The players are responsible. What are they majoring in again? They don't even deserve to wear maize and blue.
I mean, this is his Mlive avatar.
is this guy trying to be cute or what?
Looks like Randy Moss in a couple years
Apparently that guy doesn't understand what speed actually is....
Here was a good quote from John Ferrara's father:
“People got to realize, this isn't the pros, you can't go to free agency and you can't pick up players. We got to recruit, and we got to recruit the right players, and I think you've already seen what (Rodriguez) can do on offense, now we just have to give him a chance to get the players on defense."
I've been a long-time RR supporter, but this line of reasoning doesn't work. Getting better on offense and defense aren't mutually exclusive. It isn't like we needed to finish rebuilding the offense before we could start improving the defense. We've had 3 years to work on improving both sides of the ball.
So, then, the best explanation is that Rich Rod just did not know that to succeed in college football generally and the Big Ten in particular he needed both an offense and a defense.?
Fire. RR. Now.
Gee, who'd have guess, Michigan fandom is split. Thanks AnnArbor.com!!
Dissapointed we actually have people who want to see him go. These are probably the same people who wanted to see LLoyd go. Some fans will just never be satisfied. Nevermind the fact that Denard broke 2 NCAA records today...Amazing.
Denard is a special talent. It'd be impossible to debate that, but the fact that one player is a superstar (i.e. Klingler, Andre Ware) doesn't mean that our program is headed in the right direction. Was anyone satisfied that Denard broke two records today given that we got stomped? I doubt it.
Not satisfied, but sorta. You don't put up those numbers without being put in a position to succeed by your coach.
was. Sorry you weren't as happy for the kid. Outperforming Cam Newton and Pyror with a younger, less experienced team is impressive if not more because of it.
I am talking about performance of the team...the team...the team. Denard is a great player, but today's team performance was nothing to do happy about.
Yea, Denard is great and what he's been able to accomplish in this offense is amazing. However he's still arm punting quite a bit even though that should improve.
The main problem with the team though is that there are 3 phases to a football team and Michigan is absolutely HORRIBLE in 2 of them. The D and Special Teams are plain bad. RR in his 3rd year should have a better handle on both and people still want to make excuses about attrition and bare cupboards. I'm not jumping up and down saying he needs to be fired, but I have serious doubts that he can turn this thing around and get the D going. Brandon is going to have to make a tough decision on whether or not RR can learn from his mistakes (and possibly part with some loyal D staff) to get this team back on track.
I find it funny that the don't care column got some votes. There was even an "undecided" type column. Why would you read that entire article to get to the vote at the bottom if you didn't care?
career hangs in the balance of this poll. Vote early and vote often boys and girls.