it's a major award
- Member for
- 4 years 48 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|6 hours 28 min ago||Per OP||
Where are you quoting this from? For starters, it will bring this straw-man argument closer into the ballpark to say "or any other top defensive coordinator with whom RR had an established successful working relationship, which is part of the real issue. Contradicting this straw-man argument as stated really doesn't accomplish anything.
I believe the Casteel saga has already been treated at book length, but it doesn't look like you have read it. It might save time if you acquaint yourself with the documentary record before trying to set everyone else straight.
|6 hours 55 min ago||In 1998||
RR coached QB Shaun King to a 3495-passing-yard undefeated season at Tulane as OC and QB coach.
Mallet was already out the door in any case, but Lloyd steered QB recruit Weinke to Iowa, where he ultimately ended up trying out for kicker.
I don't know why both RR and Threet were so futile in 2008, but I see no reason to suppose RR didn't use Threet in accordance with whatever talents he might have shown. 2008 Michigan was destined to stink up whatever offensive system it attempted.
Crumbling defense, recruiting weakness were already lurking in the background; Freepgate and a nonstop uphill recruiting climate and whatever else turned M's trajectory into a tsunami of shit.
Maybe Schlissel is the change we really needed to finally get the ship rightside up again.
|17 hours 16 min ago||I wonder||
what color you would use to raise colon cancer awareness?
I hope the "Fire DB" t-shirts are pink, as well.
|17 hours 24 min ago||I can not imagine||
how it is possible to contemplate murder while on shrooms.
|17 hours 30 min ago||I'm always||
leery of public response to correcting grammar, and I see less of it around here these days.
I applaud you for helping encourage a high grammatical standard of discourse.
|17 hours 41 min ago||I just noticed||
your signature line.
How long have you had that?
|17 hours 55 min ago||NO ENTRY.||
My craziest exploit may have been during my tender years at Thurston Elementary, but I really didn't come here to embarrass myself further than my previous comments here already have.
I just wanted to say that my first response to the OP title was "This sounds like DB's strangest ticket give-away yet."
|18 hours 2 min ago||Au contraire;||
our clock management should get us a good part of the way toward no time left on the clock. He'll just have to do it from the M 3-yard line starting with 3 seconds left.
|18 hours 7 min ago||I always thought||
the proof that RR was the true Michigan Man to the end, as well as the complete anti-LLoyd, was that after the transition to Hoke, D-Rob and Gardner were both still in Ann Arbor rather than in Eugene.
No one knows what would happen in what-if world, but it's hard to escape speculating that D-Rob and Gardner both would have come out miles ahead somewhere other than here in Ann Arbor. This suggests that RR took the opposite tack from what Carr took with Mallette and Weinke (recruit), and hence showed UM much more class than UM ever showed with him. I still don't think he gets enough credit for smoothing the path to Hoke's first season; I also thought it was dubious to ditch anyone after only three years, but this has been discussed elsewhere. I think we have taken our lumps and should round the corner sometime soon, and I think RR is better off in Arizona for now.
Fortunately, Gardner is far more than just a brilliant HS QB prospect, and I think he'll find a deeper level of success overall due to the harder road he has been fated to travel.
|1 day 5 hours ago||CC: Mike Smith.||
Haven't seen this elsewhere, from comment section:
Smith et alia really brought the Falcons alive for a few years after the Vick/Petrino debacle; I haven't stayed clued in so I have no idea what happened since.
|1 day 11 hours ago||It may sound worse out of context.||
Or maybe not.
In the name of fairness, I might as well make a public show of my side of the interaction. (This was before RR's third year, when DB's main datapoint was the response to the Freep jihad. Four years later, Michael Rosenberg is in Hoke's office for a one-on-one interview, so, yeah, perspectives change. Not to get off-track.)
This is the full exchange, edited to minimize outage (of me; this is of course in reverse order):
|1 day 11 hours ago||I think||
|1 day 13 hours ago||I'm hoping||
you can be persuaded to change the word "forever" to "until we get a proper AD and really qualified HC in the saddle."
I suppose you could argue that Bo's seven initial bowl losses were cold comfort to those who endured up-and-down years after 1951 hoping for a return of the Mad Magicians and annual MNC contention of the late '40s, yet we look back on it as a golden age and the beginning of the sellout-crowd era.
Watch our the boys in our colors stack up a few exciting and courageous victories in the next few years and see if the old feelings don't start coming back.
|1 day 13 hours ago||"I think . . .||
The waitlist was unharmed by 3-9. What nuked fan support was a continued shitty product combined by unmistakeable communication from the AD that it was, after just a product, and that the AD intended to soak every last penny out of anyone who was sucker enough to continue buying it. That is what we have to get out the door. A losing team deserves support; a predatory program hawking a shitty "brand" doesn't. Brandon has inserted himself between the fans and their team, and shat all over both.
I would replace the word "contrition" with "shift in tactics"; "contrition" would be the case if he had shown it four years ago, or at least before he became the cause of embarrasment to UM in the national press.
|1 day 14 hours ago||There was||
roiling at the time of the Hoke hire, quieted by recruiting and canny calls on 4th down in the 2011 Nebraska game.
But back when, I remember commenting that Hoke would be the signpost of the Brandon era, either way.
I think when Brandon goes, the hostility engendered by his degradation of the game-day experience and four additional years of futility will go with it.
And I don't think we can afford to give any aid and comfort to anyone anywhere who might still nurture a hope that everything will just blow over and return to normal once the riled-up fans find another shiny object to obscess over.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I suppose||
Schlissel has the inside scoop on donors, regents, contract negotiations, etc., etc. etc. Your question can not be answered meaningfully without access to this inside info.
You should ask Schlissel.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I clicked through||
to see what the definition of "should" is, as in, maybe, "should be any day now," but it was just a guy's opinion.
Still worth it to be thorough.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Schlissel||
only got here in July.
MSC was here for three years while Brandon alienated the M fan base.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I checked --||
They played all their games in 1941.
After beating Stanford 49-0 in 1902, M didn't go to another bowl game until defeating USC 49-0 in 1948. M won its first four bowl games (all Rose Bowls) and then lost its first seven bowls under Bo Schembechler.
The 1941 team is overshadowed by the 1940 team (Harmon). They beat MSU, tied OSU, and lost to Minnesota. Minnesota was a major rival to UM in the '40s when they played the same spoiler role as did Chicago in the aughts of the 20th century.
As far as I know, they did not then call it "Team 62."
|3 days 6 hours ago||I don't want to boast,||
but I had noticed we are having a terrible season even before I saw this post.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I agree.||
I don't think the fire under Brandon's seat spontaneously combusted. Never quit while you are ahead.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I'm not||
that well-acquainted with WD's history, so what you say may explain some of what I am seeing. In any case, it would be better for him to be chastened for something he actually did. (I understand he brought some of this on himself by not getting his ducks in a row before posting, but I bet even he didn't imagine he was writing for Keith Olbermann's audience.)
I also assume that vindication in this case won't give him impunity for any future transgressions.
|3 days 6 hours ago||We don't know what||
got him to that point. Never give up.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Because||
WD has been branded a liar based on the official response. Based on the venom directed at WD, I think there are few who can say honestly they don't care.
If the evidence is still obscured by devious practice at high levels, then it is the admin that has made a bigger issue out of this.
Before we let the truth decide, we need to get to the truth. If people are trying to cover up the truth, then the cover-up needs to be exposed.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Preventing||
devious practices by the Brandon régime from falsely defaming one of MgoBlog's more energetic posters, and his unfair banishment by the MgoBoard, is reason enough to get to the bottom of this story of ongoing confusion, obfuscation and misinformation.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I say||
we keep piling up the firewood. Don't quit pushing until the job is finished.
|3 days 7 hours ago||It would be nice||
to expose UM's FOIA-request régime in time to put it into the same rocket with David Brandon before we blast it into the sun.
|1 week 5 days ago||Don't||
worry. You can get used to anything.
|1 week 6 days ago||"Fire Rodriguez||
and everyone would be happy happy."
Actually, that was Brandon's idea, and I was against it at the time, mostly because I didn't want Michigan to become what ND had become before they got better again and stomped us 31-0.
So actually, that is another point against Brandon.
I'm aware there are factions. Some of those factions are willing to betray the current team, the coach and the program, going as far as conspiring with opportunistic and unprincipled journalists in order to sabotage Michigan football in order to pursue their partisan objectives. (It would be nice to see these unprincipled journalists iced out of the AD and true advocates of the program, like JU Bacon, welcomed, rather than the other way around.)
Do you not see how you undercut your own argument?
|1 week 6 days ago||I think||
that's quite a leap.
BTW, is your avatar a still from a Marilyn Manson video?