I think you will get your wish.
Rittenberg is basing this on the three threads started on mgoblog about Meyer's resignation.
We are a respected source*, after all!
* Well, Brian is.
Congratulations. But, by all means, keep discussing the coaching change "issue" - no way does discussion on this board have any impact on national image.
We can't discuss Michigan Football on a Michigan Sports blog message board?
I'll say it: The thread nazism is a little out-of-control lately.
there's no need for anything to actually be correct, is that right? "Truth" is sacrificed for speed and convenience; at least that's my understanding of the medium.
Rittenberg, I expect better of you.
Clamoring no. Crying yes because this B.S just won't end .
Where out thou Rittenberg?
Oh yea, he is in his parents basement creating a shitstorm again.
thank you ESPN for telling me how I feel about this... morons
that is just tarded... and not very telling...
I wish I could neg some of Rittenberg's tweets. Is there a Walmart-based Michigan blog someplace on the interwebs where people see this as a realistic option?
(Sigh) Maybe I just have a tough time realizing he's making a joke?
With all due respect, Fuck Urban Meyer. I live in Nashville and I went to see them pound Vanderbilt because my friend knew where the visiting team parks their bus. Obviously it was impossible to get Tebow's autograph so I walked away. Upon turning the corner here comes Urban Meyer with no fans around him and I asked him for an autograph only to recieve a stiff arm from the officer who was escorting him to the bus. 10 seconds later I turned around and he was taking a picture with a hot group of girls. Would it really take that long to sign a Florida hat for me? I guess it was because I was wearing my Michigan attire and we had just recently beat them in a bowl game, but who knows. He was a dick so I don't like him.
Come one people, there is no speculation... everyone knows that DB has Harbaugh signed to a five year deal at MIchigan and Randy Shannon is replacing JH at Stanford; RR was signed by Florida this morning after learning earlier this week that Meyer was going to replace McDaniels in Denver.
And this all happened because it's what Jesus and Tebow wanted
So move on already...
so sayeth the prophet!
Not that that will stop it. There is 0.0% chance that he comes here. And he's taking a year off at least. But go ahead Internet
I heard that GERG is going to be canned; RR is going to bring back Ron English for DC; and Urban is going to try to perform CPR on EMU football.
I heard this from a reliable source who works in a local establishment and overheard the conversation. Of course I can't say which establishment, because I need to protect my friend's identity. But just trust me . . . .
if it weren't for the droopy drawers.
Hurts recruiting, y'know?
you spelled ON wrong
I love the internet.
ya im sure he see's the hell RR has had to put up with and im sure he can tell it would be a healthy environment for him.
That is a great point. The first time he "resigned" was due to his health so I'm sure he would love to surround himself with a vicious, biting fanbase so he could possibly have a heart attack due to all of the stress.
Plus, why would he coach another college? It's not like he was fired from Florida.
And, if the general public wanted a change why would we get another coach that uses the same concepts on offense as the current coach who executes those concepts pretty well?
Sandra Bullock is a more likely candidate to coach Michigan than Urban Meyer, in my opinion.
My understanding is that Meyer's coming to Michigan in exchange for Rich Rod and two future draft picks. Michigan offered to throw-in Gerg, but that almost queered the deal.
"Queered?" Can't say I've ever heard that word used in that context before.
would have been "scuppered the deal".
"Queered" as a verb has been around for quite a while, but it's never been a commonly used phrase. I could be wrong, but I would guess that its usage in this context was originally not intended to refer to sexuality in any way, but rather as a derivation of queer's original meaning. Use it as a verb these days, and most everybody under the age of 50 is going to think that you're making an explicitly sexual reference.
Just because Gerg likes stuffed animals doesn't mean he is a queer.
Yeah, and Monday HUGE (what a jackass) was talking about the getting Carr out of retirement. Seriously.
Sometimes I'm glad I live in Alabama so that I don't have to listen to some of the stuff I hear about radio hosts who "know all" about Michhigan football. All I have is Finebaum and the trailer park residents here. And as long as you remember that he is Jerry Springer on football, you can't get too worked up about him.
Gotta say, I always presumed you were in Birmingham, MI.
absolutely unlistenable. Toss in guest Ray Bentley, and it's all I can do to not stick a flare gun in my mouth and pull the trigger.
I bet it sounds something like this:
Sean Baligian: I, I, I, j-j-j-j-just think Michigan, they-they-they-they can't keep Rodriguez. They-they-they just can't.
Terp: Yeah, but people think he's going to Norder Dame. Urban Meyer loves Norder Dame.
The show isn't too bad but Sean is an intentional stutterer and Terp is a little mushmouthy which is hard for me to listen to. I was happy when they put an end to RichRod/Harbaugh talk yesterday though. Just about all sports radio callers suck.
I can handle it right up until they start doing baby voices to mock fanbases. At that point my brain explodes.
Just about all
sportsradio callers suck.
Chapter 7 of "Radio for Dummies" explicity states that you must repeat your point eight different times otherwise no one will believe you.
Now where did I put that noose...
1. Florida looks at it's players who are recruited for and know the spread offense, and begins looking for a new coach, starting with OUR coaches.
2a. Florida calls up Rich Rod and says, "Hey, everyone in Michigan seems to hate you and your silly little spread offense, why don't you come down here? After all, your star recruit said he will stay with you at UM or come here and all of your recruits will be in the back yard." Rich Rod says, "Uh, yeah. Yes, please." and gets on a plane to Gainsville; or
2b. Florida calls up Calvin McGee and says, "Hey, your buddy Rich Rod is about to get canned, everyone in Michigan seems to hate your silly little spread offense, why don't you come down here? After all, your star recruit said he will stay with Rich Rod at UM (who is about to get canned) or come here, and all of your recruits will be in the back yard. Oh yeah, you'll be a head coach too." Calvin says, "Uh, yeah. Yes, please." and gets on a plane to Gainsville; or
2c. Florida looks to Dan Mullen.
3a. Dave Brandon, with head coach or offensive coordinator guru potentially/actually out the door, gets nervous (though not really 'cause he's almost as sweet as The Most Interesting Man from those Dos Equis commercials) and endorses Rich Rod; or
3b. Dave Brandon, is pleased with the prospect of Rich Rod leaving voluntarily and calls Jim Harbaugh, who may or may not accept the UM job.
Either way there is going to be a lot of moving and shaking going on in DB's office over the next 24-48 hours.
Shit's goin' down, bitches!!! Shit's goin' down.
*posted in another thread before this thread went live, sorry for redundancy, but felt better here.
So basically, after reading the press release essentially saying he quit because his health is probably deteriorating and his family demanded it, he's going to uproot them and take on a rebuilding project.
For the next 5ish years, this basic inequality will apply during coaching searches:
Urban Meyer speculation > OMG Gruden everywhere + OMG Stoops to ND + OMG Harbaugh to U of M - OMG Zook back to Florida*
*OMG Zook back to Florida = -2
Can't fake passion, or hide the fact he lost it. Our coach on the other hand gets skewered for displaying his. I'll take our coach.
I think much like Martin asked Carr to stay on an extra year so he could prepare a succession plan (cough, cough), Florida put the scres to Meyer to stay on for this year and then retire.
Life's just not as good w/o