Jay Paterno, PSU QB coach.
"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
Jay Paterno, PSU QB coach.
Just as surely as UC's next coach is Dan Enos.
bring in some ornery SEC Defensive Coordinator.....some guy who is too intense to have the people skills to be a Head Coach.....
dont tell me "not good to keep changing DC's", because when you are among the worst in the nation, it is REQUIRED that you change DC's.
I know a guy from Stanford and he says they would do NOTHINg to keep him. They won't pour $$ at football. He put Stanford football on the map out there and that's as far as he'll be able to take it. He could win the MNC here.
If it's not Harbaugh then the next coach MUST completely get, understand, eat, breathe, and sleep Michigan football and all the things that have gone on with it and all the things that will. And that includes putting Sparty back in it's place.
Well this thread became what we all thought it would be. I have no idea if Rich deserves a fourth year. Wannstache got a fourth year and made something of it so I guess anybody can deserve a fourth year.
I believe he deserves a fourth year solely because people in the Big Ten truly fear this offense. Joe Pa actually called a FAKE FIELD GOAL instead of kicking a field goal because in theory Michigan could score two touchdowns in 3 minutes. Would you have said that about either of the offenses we've fielded the last two years?
Here is what I have noticed. Offense atrocious in Year One, Inconsistent Year Two, Impressive Year Three. By year 4 or 5 this offense will be a machine. Starting in 2008 we have purged a significant number of Carr recruits and now we are in RR recruits country. Both quarterbacks are his most of the line is his, most of the skill players are his AND they have been in the system for two years or more. These are the results. They are great results. And honestly they could be even better.
The defense is where the offense was in 2008. RRod deserves one more year. A serviceable defense means a ton. And Mike Martin won't go pro. Mostly because there is a possible lock out next year and a rookie cap. There is very little incentive to leave next year rather than the year after.
To the coaching question it comes down to Harbaugh vs. RRod. I think Jim is more likely to go pro than come to Michigan but if you want to fire RRod than Harbaugh is your next best bet. If Harbaugh doesn't come the guy I really, really like is Pat Fitzgerald. More because even though they appear outmanned and outgunned often, they always play with discipline and give themselves a chance to beat anyone.
Joe Pa actually called a FAKE FIELD GOAL instead of kicking a field goal because in theory Michigan could score two touchdowns in 3 minutes.
I think JoePa called for the fake because we don't have a special teams coach and he also knew our defense = like going through butter with a hot corn on the cob
Most schools don't have a ST coach. The fact we don't have a dedicated ST coach wouldn't have factored into it; you are correct about the defense.
Who would our QB be in his system? Fact is, neither Tate nor Denard can consistently throw while standing in the pocket. Devin can, and he would be my first guess as to who would take over at QB, but really, that doesn't bode well. I'm terrified what switching back to a pro-style offense could mean for this program after seeing what happened in RR's first two years on offense.
Best candidate: Greg Robinson.
But after three years, the PSU game has me seriously considering the future possibilities at head coach. I was on the Harbaugh and Petersen bandwagons three years ago and nothing has changed.
I would probably add Pat Fitzgerald. Don't know enough about Mullen.
But I agree with several of the posters that we have to have a coach next year that runs or would feel comfortable running the spread. Otherwise we are destroying the only improvement that has been made since 2007 and setting us back even futher. If we can't get a "can't miss" guy who likes the spread I think we have to roll with Rodriguez for one more year.
I have no idea if it's real or not. It's hard to see how Harbaugh would ever say anything about a Michigan player, unless he recruited him.
I could Tate being the QB and DRob being a back or slot, ala Harvin at UF. Harbaugh would see the value of Dennard on the field and utlize him in any way he could. Any coach worth his salt would find a way to have him on the field.
On the "throwing his Alma Mater under the bus", well he is doing better with tougher academic standards at Stanford than either Michigan or ND. He obviously cares about Michigan and wants them to do it the right way, the way they did it when he was here. He may not have handled the situation well.
The DUI- everyone drive under the influence, right? /s
Cares about Michigan, enough to trash the school and the people who work for the school in public. If he cared about the school, do it in private. Everyone makes mistakes, but until he starts to handle the situation better, I hope he never comes here. And if he did, I will support him. But, I will never defend him unless he makes amends to all the people he trashed.
It's one comment and Jamie Morris (I think it was he who said he's never talk to JH again) and Harbaugh have made up, so as fans, we should also get over it.
Also, I attended (and paid a lot of tuition as I never recieved a scholarship) Michigan for 6 years, but Harbaugh was the QB, and his Dad a coach. You can't argue with his love for the school, 1 comment aside.
You are telling me to get over it. I don't care if he made up with Jamie Morris. Has he ever apologized to the University and the staff in Admissions and the Athletic departments. I paid tuition also, so I don't get you comment about that. Funny kind of love for you school to openly criticize and make other negative comments.
Interesting you are telling me to get over it, when your line is boycott the FREEP. Will you ever get over the FREEP and read that crap again. At least the FREEP never claimed to love the University of Michigan.
The most obvious solution is this:
HC: Jim Harbaugh
OC: Rich Rodriguez
QB Coaches: Tony Dungy & Barry Sanders (for the wildcat formation we use, of course)
RB Coach: Eric Dickerson
WR Coach: Jerry Rice
DC: Bill Cowher
DBs Coach: Deion Sanders (minus violations)
DL Coach: Rod Marinelli (to sharpen our shovels + bring outstanding will)
LBs Coach: Mike Singletary
What do you guys think?
If Rodriguez decides that enough is enough and he goes off to coach at Wazzu or Tennessee, I think either Ken Niamatulolo or Paul Johnson should be our next coach. Both are triple-option coaches, so they'll be able to utilize our offensive players well. We're in no position to transition to pro-style yet.
We're closer now to switching to pro-style than we were 3 years ago switching to read-option, belly-ball.
Denard may be a bit out of position for an NFL style QB, but who else? Also, I think Denard could be really good in a shotgun spread NFL O.
It doesn't seem like there are a bevy of realistic candidates.....