Why is Oregon so much better than UM? Besides them having the RB James. Both made coaching changes, both have new starting QBs, I mean really? Can they really out recruit us that bad? The damn PSU game has me so fn pissed right now...damn
James, plus a defense that isn't god-awful.
It really is that simple.
They have had their spread offense in place for years.. when they switched coaches they really didn't have to switch much.. and all along they had the same type of players they needed there.
and theyre in the pac 10. UM 30, Uconn 10...Uconn 16, WVU 13. just sayin
Exactly. People underestimate how important continuity is for a program.
Michigan had Mike Martin. So, yeah, pretty much just Denard at this point.
Zippy the last line of your comment so completely encapsulates the season I dont even know what to say...+1 to you sir
Chip Kelly was the offensive coordinator, then became head coach. Smooth transition. Nothing compared to us.
The coaching transition was completely different than UM. Kelly was Oregon's OC and then became the head coach and also did not drastically change the coaching philosophy when he took over.
We are deficient in both areas.
A big part of it is Carr's 07 class
A lot of those guys aren't even playing at the FCS level. Like 50% actually. That is a whiff of what would be our experienced talent right now.
Yeah, it doesn't seem fair to judge players who've washed out of football entirely does it? Especially when so many of them had top tier offers.
Oregon has run that offense since 2003/2004 from what I remember, possibly longer. I just remember Michigan going to "The Zoo" and getting beat there by a similar offense. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Chip Kelly was the OC when Belotti was there... I'm not sure how long.. I wanna say it was only from like 2006 or 2007 and when Belotti stepped down it made sense to just move Kelly up before he left ( and came to MICHIGAN instead of Rich Rod)
Oregon also doesn't run stupid defensive 'zones' like Michigan. Our Zones are JOKES. I have never seen a SLOPPIER defense. Michigan STACKS 8 in the box on every defensive play I actually focus on. I think Oregon didn't really have any attrition like we did going from a 4-3 to a "????" 5-2? 3-3-5? 3-4? Who knows.
With all that said, I was not a fan of the Rich Rod hiring, but I changed my attitude and said GIVE this guy a chance, wanted to spontaneously combust after we lost to Toledo... regained my composure and figured, let [Stubborn] Rich have time to get his program going, and I believe he needs a FULL rotation of recruiting (4 classes)... but enough is enough. 3-9, 5-7, and possibly a 6-6* season for the recruiting power he has? I just think Michigan is going backwards. Carr's worst year was 7-6 (ending the reg. season 7-5) I believe. I just don't like this style of offense if we have to sacrifice a GOOD defense like we had.
3 down lineman while psu runs up the middle on every other play. I mean right up the middle. They have ran about 5 different plays today. HB dive, HB screen, PA rollout, and Ace Fly, thats it.
Michigan should consider using image boards to convey play calls.