The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
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|2 days 21 hours ago||The fact that swearing at||
The fact that swearing at practice was even a softer issue is exactly what the poster you were responding to is talking about. How much bad press did RichRod get because we made him pay his own buyout and because of his failed real estate endeavor? Both these things have nothing to do with coaching and shouldn't even have been a softer issue and yet, there they were, making headlines with no one in the athletic department talking about how ridiculous those stories were.
|2 days 21 hours ago||To be fair, RichRod had as a||
To be fair, RichRod had as a starting QB a redshirt freshman/walk on, a true freshman, and a true sophomore in his 3 seasons here. Just because Solomon had an amazing year as a redshirt freshman doesn't mean all QBs will do the same. Give him Denard as a junior and senior with Gardner backing him up and I think we see a different offense than we saw in his first 3 years.
|1 week 1 day ago||Lol. I'm not sure why a||
Lol. I'm not sure why a RichRod argument broke out here as there is no reason, but this is ridiculous
|1 week 1 day ago||Jeffy Fresh-you seem||
Jeffy Fresh-you seem knowledgeable on knees so I would love some advice. I tore my ACL, LCL, hamstring, and meniscus a year and a half ago. In that same injury, I stretched my poroneal nerve and had drop foot up until about 2 months ago when I was able to slightly move my foot. There are still large portions of my leg that I can't feel, but my 2nd surgery (which mainly concentrated on moving a nerve to help my poroneal nerve heal) looks to have been successful, so I am slowly gaining feeling back in my leg and foot. My problem is that I am always in pain. In my latest surgery to clean out scar tissue, my 3rd surgery, the doc removed some meniscus that was in a dead area, and it looks like there is plenty of damage to the muscles and tendons in my knee that can't really be corrected at this point. I was told that it is very tough to find a doctor to do a knee replacement at my age (I'm 36) because they basically have to re-do the surgery in about 20 years, which doctors don't like to do. I have seriously been considering amputation if this doesn't get better by the time I'm, say, 40 because the thought of spending the last 40 years of my life in constant pain every day doesn't sound appealing to me. I still can't run, I walk with a noticeable limp, and I can't even kneel yet and we are talking about a year and a half after the initial injury. What are your thoughts about options? In your experience, is a knee replacement plausible and/or possible at my age? Just want to get some opinions on the matter. Thanks in advance for any advice
|1 week 3 days ago||Considering he did more at WV||
Considering he did more at WV than he has at Arizona, it's pretty dumb to say what he's done at Arizona is his ceiling. Although I would take a coach whose ceiling is multiple BCS games and competing for national championships. Also, his offense last year featured a freshmen QB and RB and his defense had the best player in the Pac 12, but you can go on thinking that was his ceiling
|1 week 3 days ago||You just proved my point.||
You just proved my point. Half of the #6 ranked class was no longer in Ann Arbor without RR even stepping on campus. So that class probably would have been ranked much lower than that. And all of those guys that left would be what we like to call depth. RichRod was starting a couple walk ons on the defensive side of the ball. He did that because he didn't have much to work with. Having higher ranked guys as starters is awesome until you realize that walk ons are behind them and not scholarship players. Also:
Obi was not a starter by his senior year. Minor was injured for the majority of time here, just like Carlos Brown and Woolfolk. So when you have to reach like that to find contributors, it doesn't help your argument. Having 5 contributors and one borderline NFL talent on the 07 class speaks of how poor it was, not how good it was
|1 week 3 days ago||Are they really excuses if he||
Are they really excuses if he was correct? He did suck here and, correctly stated by RichRod, it would have been nearly impossible to succeed here under the circumstances. He also correctly stated that his program was on the right track, proven by a coach as incompetent as Hoke taking them to 11 wins the year after he was fired. And I don't know how you classify a good or great coach, but Alabama wanting him before us and taking Arizona to being one game away from possibly playing in the championship playoffs is pretty fucking amazing
|1 week 3 days ago||You don't remember anyone||
You don't remember anyone other than Boren because a large chunk of them had already left before RichRod was hired. Look at all the players in those three classes and tell me how many left before RichRod was hired. Is the #6 class in the nation really the #6 class if half the class doesn't make it more than 2 years and the other half of the class doesn't contribute?
|1 week 3 days ago||RichRod didn't get support||
RichRod didn't get support well before he coached his first game at Michigan. He was also one of the best coaches in the country at WV and took Arizona to their highest 3 year win total in program history in his first 3 years there. I'm not saying he was flawless, but he has proven to be one of the best coaches in the nation. Do you think it was him or us? Did he just forget how to coach his three years here? Or do you think a large part of it would be backstabbing and no support from the top down? I mean, I don't really have to make a case for him, he has already done that by becoming quite successful before and after his time at Michigan
|1 week 4 days ago||Having one QB, a walk on and||
Having one QB, a walk on and a transfer freshmen isn't what I would call a good QB situation. Yes, mallet was a better option and great QB. But only recruiting one good QB every four years is what I was talking about. Sorry, should have said "better QB situation," not viable QB.
And having one DB that left early doesn't equal a good DB situation. Decimated defense shows exactly how our recruiting fell off, especially with our defensive backs
|1 week 4 days ago||Harbaugh wins 3 division||
Harbaugh wins 3 division titles and goes to the Super Bowl. Then the relationship with York becomes poisonous and he misses out on the division title, misses out on the playoffs, and gives Oakland one of their 2 (3?) wins on the year. You tell me if support from the top down can effect your on field performance
|1 week 4 days ago||I assume his point wasn't||
I assume his point wasn't that Lloyd wasn't a good coach, but that he didn't leave Michigan with much of a backup plan and his record kind of backs that up. The numbers you gave were a little disingenuous as most of that came towards the beginning of his Michigan coaching career. His national title was ten years before he retired. From 2001 on, he had 2 big 10 titles and a 2-5 bowl record with the biggest upset in college football history. I thought Lloyd was a great coach, but he definitely started going downhill. The fact that he worked against our football program (or at the very least didn't say a word when all of his players were badmouthing the program and disassociating from it) all while he was still getting a paycheck from our athletic department is the biggest black mark if you ask me.
|1 week 4 days ago||The lack of viable QBs and||
The lack of viable QBs and DBs was alarming. And those numbers wouldn't be nearly that with all the departures. Yes, a chunk of guys left when RR got here. That can be expected when going through a coaching change as drastic as ours at the time. What can't be expected is the ridiculous number of players in those classes that didn't even make it to when RichRod was hired. Those classes were depleted well before the coaching change
|1 week 4 days ago||The odds of finding a doctor||
The odds of finding a doctor to replace your knee at such a young age is extremely rare. Take it from a 36 year old who probably won't get a knee replacement because doctor's don't like to do a major surgery that will basically have to be updated every 15 to 20 years
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||"Do you have any||
"Do you have any examples...."
"Yeah but do you have any other examples?"
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I feel like if you read this||
I feel like if you read this thread, you will see an example mentioned numerous times.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm sure you said the same||
I'm sure you said the same thing when Gibbons and Lewan's name were drug through the mud without any charges filed. I bet you were just outraged and told all your MSU friends that they shouldn't release those names because they didn't have a record. What a great guy you are guy-who's-been-here-for-2-years-and-has-14-points.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Apparently you haven't seen||
Apparently you haven't seen that one dude on this site that said he wasn't MAC caliber and was our 5th best QB
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Didn't MSU just reinstate a||
Didn't MSU just reinstate a guy after they suspended him for spring and summer after he waved a gun at someone he cut off because they honked at him? Yeah, I don't really care if Spartans think we have a bunch of criminals.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Didn't we win the American||
Didn't we win the American League in 2012 and go to the World Series? And that is the season you used to prove your point that the Tigers just beat up on the AL central and couldn't beat anyone outside the division? Maybe I'm not the one who needs to talk less.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If by run its course you||
If by run its course you meant probably wouldn't have won the division for the 5th straight year, then I agree. Can't believe we let him make all those moves that made us contend for the World Series
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Lol. Yeah, I can't believe||
Lol. Yeah, I can't believe the media would love a sure fire hall of famer. Weird.
Also, I'm wondering when he was "out of bait?"
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Can we please stop the||
Can we please stop the "RichRod didn't adapt to his personnel" narrative. It is just pure bullshit. RichRod inheriting 1 returning starter (a sophomore(?) offensive lineman) on offense and losing a 4 year starter at QB and a 4 year starter at RB is why his offense wasn't good. No offense he ran that year would have worked with 4 new offensive lineman, a new QB who was either a sophomore or a walk-on, and a new running back to go along with new wide receivers because we had the entire offense drafted into the NFL and no talent behind them. Hoke inherited more talent and more returning starters. That combined with Mattison is the reason he succeeded. Also, having a record breaking QB that can make plays by himself will make an offensive transition easy for even horrible coaches
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The biggest piece of advice I||
The biggest piece of advice I can give-drink plenty of water if you are are going to get hammered. Drinking at altitude will seriously dehydrate you. Other tips for Utah: don't expect to see much diversity. Lots of hot white people walking around. Salt Lake City is very food-y. Some of my favorite places: pallet is amazing, pie pizzeria has good pizza, red iguana has some of the best Mexican food around (but always has a line around the corner-go to red iguana 2, which is right around the corner and never has a line), and Bruges has the best waffles I've ever had. Some bar ideas: bar x and the beer bar are owned by the guy on Modern Family and are a lot of fun, lumpys is a good sports bar, and they have a couple piano bars that are fun, with keys on main being my favorite.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I know you are joking, but||
I know you are joking, but Salt Lake City has a lot of great bars and is one of the most gay friendly city in the nation. Don't go too much south or north of it (let's just say they don't like anyone to be different), but the city is actually pretty amazing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I just had my third surgery||
I just had my third surgery for a torn ACL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring and my right leg doesn't even look it belongs on the same body as my left leg. I have one regular sized leg and one mini-leg. I can't wait to get back to being able to lift weights again with my leg
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's dumb because you are||
It's dumb because you are basically saying the coaches don't care about the players, they just care about results. This is not only dumb but it's wrong.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Did you just make fun of the||
Did you just make fun of the size of your own penis? Are you sure you're 32?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I think he was more concerned||
I think he was more concerned about the "consumption" part
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So what I'm reading is that||
So what I'm reading is that Harbaugh is a better coach than Hoke by 1 game. Sounds like some of the wishful thinking of our MSU and OSU rival fanbase