If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
|3 days 16 hours ago||You haven't looked to hard||
You can't find anybody who cares about college sports? Last ime I checked, the sports bars aren't empty on Saturday afternoons in the fall
|4 days 8 hours ago||I hpe you are right||
No doubt we'll do right by the people in this disaster, but I fear we won't do enough to limit the impacts of the next one
|4 days 16 hours ago||Would be nice to see your rationale for downvoting||
Are you suggesting there is no point to a serious dialogue about whether we can do more to reduce the devastation of future disasters?
|4 days 16 hours ago||Who would downvote this?||
Disagrree - sure. Downvote, that is the sign of an insecure, smallminded person
|4 days 16 hours ago||How small-minded are you?||
To downvite something suggesting we should all do more?
|4 days 16 hours ago||Its good to see how open minded some can be.||
Heaven forbid one suggests we do more than donate and pray and actually try to do things to minimize tge devastation of future disasters. If it doesn't fit in my worldview, it must be downvoted and labeled as flamebait.
|4 days 16 hours ago||If by every way we can you mean||
Donate money and maybe even have some kind of music benefit, you are probably right.
If you mean have a serious dialogue about what we can do to limit the impact of future severe weather events, I highly doubt it.
|4 days 17 hours ago||There is lots more we could discuss||
But it would cross the no politics rule. There is lots more you can do than just pray and donate.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Brian was wrong about RR and wrong about Hoke||
I suspect he'll be wrong about this too
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Any chance you'll sell e-versions?||
I'd much rather have an e-version than a hardcopy
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure that is a representative sample||
Is it surprising that people who go listen to Brian are ones that tend to agree with his opinion?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||So it would have been better||
If the big ten didn't do what everyone wanted them to do? And that would have given you more hope they'd get it right the third time around?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||East coast alums - the $ part of the equation hat gets ignored||
Everyone focuses on tv money, but I suspect that this will significantly increase giving by east coast alums. I can't wait to go to College Park to see Michigan play
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Or we could welcome Andrew to the Michigan family||
And just leave his dad out of it all together
|3 weeks 4 days ago||His son on the other hand||
Might be disappointed to find out that a bunch of Michigan fans are kinda dicks
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Great third post (s)||
Way to show support for someone who's just signed up to put in four years to help make our team better
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You make me proud to be a Wolverine (s)||
Is there any reason for your post? Why is it remotely relevant what you think of his daddy? If you really supported Andrew, you wouldn't feel compelled to curse about his dad in a post welcoming him to the University.
The quote in your profile is quite ironic, because your senseless post looks like it was written by a street urchin, not by someone with any character.
I hope that if Andrew decides to check out Mgoblog to see what people think about his decision, he realizes that many Wolverines are much more classy.
Walkons like Andrew are an important part of thebteam and will be a part of our future success. Andrew could have a key role from day 1, when Beilein may take Derrick Walton aside and have Andrew run the second team so that Walton can stand back and see how Spike handles the first team. He may run the second team when Walton or Spike have the flu and can't practice and at some point in his career he could play a key role when a second string PG is injured and the first string point gaurd runs into foul trouble.
I for one am very excited about this addition to the Wolverine family and am excited that he ad parent's who were supportive of his decision to come to the greatest University in the world.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Bloomberg donated $350 million to Hopkins|
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Agree wholeheartedly on the ebook option||
Would love to get an e-book version rather than a hardcopy
|11 weeks 6 days ago||It would require legislation||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||It requires legislation||
For a Federal Agency to collect money
|11 weeks 6 days ago||How is asking a serious question||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||To whoever moderated this as flamebait||
Was! i not respectful enough in criticizing Brian?
Am I not allowed to critisiize him at all?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Feel free to neg this one away||
Posed in the wrong place
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Off-topic?||
It answers in the post right above it
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Another really negworthy post?||
Some of you are amazing with your moderation
|11 weeks 6 days ago||How is this flamebait?||
It responds respectfully to the post right above it
|11 weeks 6 days ago||How is this off-topic?||
Love the way people on this blog moderate
|12 weeks 12 min ago||Think it would require legislation||
My understanding is that in general, charging any sort of user fee requires legislation. Furthermore, using any money generated for a specific purpose rather than just having it returned to the general treasury would also require legislation.
Which is not to say it's a bad idea, just a complicated one to implement, when one of the basic arguments is, should the deficit be reduced solely through cuts or through a mix of cuts and revenue increases.
|12 weeks 1 hour ago||I may be wrong||
And I've been accused on this very blog of having no sense of humor, but isn't the comment, "hey look an airplane" mocking people who like flyovers? I guess it could be sarcasm, but I don't think the poster you are ridiculing is ridiculous for taking it at its word that the commenter who said both, "flyovers are stupid" and "hey look, an airplane." may in fact actually think that flyovers are stupid.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Thanks for the response||
While the no fly-overs issue itself is sports related, it is clearly only a very small part of a much larger political issue. I personally think zone left made the right call.
With regards to the small flyover part of the issue - how can that be a scare tactic? Is anyone scared that we aren't having flyovers? Flyovers are about PR, not training. By combining it with training, it is a very smart way to get low cost or free PR. In this case, the military has decided that the PR they'd prefer at the moment is that our armed forces are getting less training. Unless one is going to argue that given the rules of the sequester, they don't have to cut any training, this seems to me to be a smart move, not a scare tactic.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Loved the twitter every 5 minutes example||
BSB - so far this column has been well worth it - I'm interested in seeing how long you'll be able to keep it funny and fresh.
On the one hand, it seems like it coild quickly become repetitive, on the other, twitter is the kind of medium where it could be the gift that keeps on giving
So far, I think this column is a good reply to the recent pist critisizing front page content. Good luck with it.
|12 weeks 4 hours ago||Dreaded double post||
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||Point well taken||
There's plenty of good about this blog and its his baby, so he does get to make the rules. I have been reading it for a long time and its not like this is a recurring issue. Frankly its in large part because of the othe thread that got taken down that I made the point.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||I actually do care||
As I've noted, choosing to use the term scare tactics moves from reporting to opinion. Its opinion on a politcal topic. If an exception is being made for this particular topic, and it is ok to discuss politics that is one thing. If Brian is allowed to voice a political opinion and no one can disagree that is hypocrocy.
It's Brian's blog, so it's Brian's right - I just feel he should be called on it.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||Its been designed to make a point||
Making the value judgement that it is a, "scare tactic" is where it becomes political.
The fact that you and I both disagree on that point demonstrates that it is political. The earlier post and ensuing lockdown demonstrates that its political.
All I'm trying to point out is the hypococy of not allowing politcs on the blog unless Brian feels its ok.
|12 weeks 17 hours ago||I agree that it is his blog||
But when he holds himself to a different standard with regards to a pretty badic and strictly enforced rule, that seems to me to be wrong. While I understand you argue that the statement is not political, I do not see how that could be so. Just because USA Today points out reasons it should not happen, that does not mean there are not legitimate counterarguments.
Something has to be cut,. There are choices about what has to be cut. The leaders of the organizations making the decisions are political appointees. That seems to suggest that politics could be involved in the choice.
Characterizing the choice as "scare tactics" seems to imply the coice was made for political purposes. That seems to be bringing politics to the blog. Furthermore, early today, a thread on this very topic was locked down because it became to political.
I happen to also think that the choice to cut this part of the training rather than other training was politically motivated. I just don't think it eas a "scare tactic". I think it was the only way to really bring home to much of the american public that this sequester is impacting the amount of training our military does.
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||I get that its your blog and all, but||
How do you have a rule about no talk of politics, delete a thread about flyovers because it got to political, then on the same day, make political comments on that same topic? Does that make it fair game to comment on your political opinion about the cutting of flyovers being, "scare tactics."?
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Isn't that actually a moral question?||
And while some immoral business behavior might be in the interest of maximizing profit, some of it probably has more to do with the people running the business not having very good morales
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Hiiring someone who speaks spanish seems to be actually related||
To the job. If she was hired in part because she speaks spanish because part of her job function is to speak Spanish that is a personally reasonable requirement. Since being straight is not in fact a prerequisite for being a football player, I don't see how your comparison is remotely relevant.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||These front page articles really suck (S)||
Thanks for a good read Seth
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Moderation will probably provide too much warning||
Too much well thought out dissent gets moderated out as flamebait, trolling, off topic or redundant
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I like Heklinski - only one vote behind||
Hopefully that bodes well for a great wide reciever or two this recruiting cycle
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Lighten Up||
I think he's just saying that the lifestyle that college basketball players lead doesn't equate to the lifestyle of most people truly in poverty. You can certainly want more than food, shelter, clothing and healthcare, but you don't really need it. That having been said, given what schools get from them, I'd say the schools are getting a pretty good deal
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Why people downvote when they disagree||
Is beyond me. I think you are wrong and that fatigue is a factor, however there is no reason you should get downvoted. Your opinion is equally valid
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Downvoted this one too?||
If this reply is worthy of downvoting, how isn't the stuff above it?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Why was this one worth downvoting?||
Are people that bored or angry?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you||
Not sure what to say in here that won't be reflexively downvoted
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the one truly funny post in this "hole" thread||
Of course my liking it will probably be the kiss of death and result in many downvotes
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I get the stuff from the original post||
I disagree - but I get it. As for the rest - Many of the responses that have not been downvoted, ridiculed were pretty dickish in their own right.
Some of my responses - still don't see why they should be downvoted. Disagreed with fine, but only downvoted if the same criteria is used for many of the other posts in this reply.
But, I guess in addition to having no sense of humor, I am also slow
|14 weeks 3 days ago||This comment doesn't get downvoted?||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you||
I get why I rubbed Dutch the wrong way, but I have been surprised at the level of anger my posts on this have generated in others
|14 weeks 3 days ago||While my reply started all of this - I agree 100%||
While I get that many could see my original post as dickish, I don't think all of my responses have been - yet some people seem unwilling to let any of them stand
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Your grandkids will certainly be proud||
Enjoy paying for the extra gas
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Caught me||
Guess I'm not a great typer, but really, that is less dickish behavior than I've been accused of?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I'll try again||
As a fanbase that prides itself on being the leaders and best, I believe that this joke could have been written in a way that does not perpetuate the common confusion that climate change or global warming which many scientists believe is caused by among other things burning fossil fuels with depletion of stratospheric ozone which is caused by the release of CFCs which are used in refridgerants and certain other consumer products.
Two potential alternative formations:
In related news, scientists are investigating whether the recent cooling of Nik Stauskos demonstrates that global warming isn't happening.
Alternatively - if the ozone hole is shrinking, does that mean Greg Robinson is no longer using all of his hair products?
While I realize that many/most/all of you think I am being irationally stubborn to keep responding and that except for the fact that it is directly related to another post on this blog, is quite off topic of the blog itself, I would greatly appreciate the courtesy of you either not downvoting this response or of also downvoting many of the comments that to me seem more ridiculous than any of my other replies that have been downvoted.
I also apologize for my apparent lack of a sense of humor.
Thank you all for your consideration. Go Blue
|14 weeks 3 days ago||But easting money to replace your CFC products isn't stupid?||
Enjoy your trip to the store
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Why can't you accept my comment on its merits?||
The joke could have been made just as well being scientifically correct. It wouldn't have been harder or made it more or less funny. I believe in the phrase, "the leaders and best". As such, I don't see why It is so wrong to comment on something unnecceasily scientifically wrong. I expect that ignorance on many other websites, one of the things I like about yhis blog is that generally you don't need to expect that ignorance.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Serious question||
What does it mean to internalize the concept of this joke?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Where is the politics?||
No doubt that this will get downvoted and ridiculed, but I didn't say anything poltical. All I was talking about was the scientific difference between climate change and the ozone hole. I haven't even made claims about whether the science was right or wrong, just about the difference in the basic theories.
Further, feel free to credit me, but I'm pretty sure I didn't coin the term inartful all on my own
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Totally get why Dutch is commenting||
But why do you care?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Based on this thread do not think either of us is particularly f||
And I have no idea if you are smarter than me or not, I don't even know you.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry for my inartful reply and poor sense of humor||
Should have remembered how sensitive posters here are
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, generally jokes don't need to be scientifically literate||
Witness the joke that started the thread in the first place. No need to be scientifically literate, when you try to connect the ozone hole to a certain hole in Columbus.
However, when you are making an actual joke about the scientific causes, it seems kinda silly to me to do so in a way that exposes your scientific illiteracy. If you understood the issues, there are many ways that could have been done. Could have used examples like hairspray that are actually relevant or could have riffed off the ozone joke to make a climate change joke.
For instance, in related news, scientists are investigating whether the way Nik Stauskis's shooting has cooled conclusively signals an end to global warming concerns.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Pot calling kettle black?||
Dude - you called me a dick in your response - nor sure that makes your point. Yes, I could have been more artful in my reply, because you certainly aren't the only person who went to a good school who doesn't know the difference between global warming/climate change and the hole in the ozone layer. I apologize for not doing so and for getting on my soap box
However, since these are pretty basic issues that impact every single person on the planet, it is depressing to me to see that even people from Michigan, a school I take great pride in, do not understand the basic scientific fundementals of the issues.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I care about fire safety too||
Think you should go home and set your house on fire?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I get that it was a joke||
Unfortunately scientific illiteracy isn't. Sorry that it depresses me that you can graduate from one of the greatest institutions of higher learning and not know much about science.
By the way, your witty comeback doesn't make you seem any smarter. You are a dick - thats the best you can do?
A clue for next time you try humor about the ozone hole, its caused by chemicals historically used in a wide variety of products like hairsprays and refrigerants used in air conditioning and refrigerators,
Maybe you could have made a joke about Greg Robinson using less hair product or Charlie Weiss going on a diet and getting rid of his extra refrigerators.
Still not sure it would have been funny, but at least it would have been remotely scientifically literate.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Can you really graduate U of M and not know||
What causes the ozone hole? I think you are confusing global warming and the ozone hole.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||You have to take the bad with the good||
It is unlikely that you'll ever agree with everything a person iin position of power does. Deciding whether you think someone involves weighing the bad and the good. For me, the good greatly outweighs the bad.
Frankly the evidence that he is doing a good job is that the complaints that seem to have so many up in arms are generally about little things. Some schools are cutting sports, we're adding them. Some schools are losing lots of games, we're winning lots of games. If the biggest thing to complain about is special jerseys, our athletic department is in good hands.
Football and basketball programs - trending up
I have trouble arguing against those results.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Burzynski||
Is Burzynski also a possibility at center? While I know that Miller is still only a redshirt freshman who will gain more size and strength, center was a real weakness this year and he wasn't good enough to compete which suggests Hoke and company will be looking at all possibilities next year.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Burzynski and Bosch||
At center, does Burzynski have a shot to beat out Miller? According to Mgoblue he's 294 compared to Miller's 288. It also seems like he's viewed by the staff as the better blocker since he's been the guy when we've gone to 6 linemen in short yardage.
If Bryant isn't fully recovered, does Bosch have a shot at gaurd? He's enrolling early, so he'll get a spring practice and a headstart at conditioning. Also Rivals lists him at 311, so, even if exagerated, he is likely in the 300 lb range.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||It's not just Devin or Denard||
As you point out, Borges seems to be a better OC with Devin at the helm than with Denard. If the question were Denard with an OC that maximized what an offense could do with his skills vs Devin and an OC that maximized the offense for him, Denard is a much easier choice. Unfortunately I don't think those are the two options on the table.
Further, while Denard has won a bunch of big games out home, he hasn't faired nearly as well on the road. Unfortunately, given our weaker o-line, The fact that it is an away game and the way that Borges has been calling games with Denard this year, I am not hopeful that even if he were 100 percent healthy, it is realistic to exspect a game like he had lost year. 2012 Denard vs Notre Dame was certainly nothing like 2011 Denard vs Notre Dame.
I'm glad its not my decision to make, but it just doesn't seem as black and white to me who the clearcut better qb for this team is as it appears it is to many others on this board.
I'd also remind folks that many people on this board thought it was a no brainer that Hoke was a bad choice for head coach, so it seems clear to me that it might be wise to be a little bit humble when acting like a decision is a no brainer.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan isn't the same team in 2012 either||
If Gardner was throwing behind last year's offensive line and had Junior Hemingway as a wide reciever, he also may have led us to more points against Northwestern and Minnesota.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||USADA is not a govermnent agency|
|1 year 1 week ago||Bacon makes money answering the questions||
Of course Bacon is going to answer questions, he wants to encourage sales. Coleman, Carr et al are in a completely different place. I suspect that if the roles were reveresed, Bacon wouldn't be answering questions.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Big topic of discussion during gameday?||
I'm not sure which one of is it is, but I think one of us has a very skewed viewpoint of how much people care about the band.
Possible conversations about the band I could see
Possible opening: So, there's a big comtreversy in Ann Arbor about whether David Brandon should have paid for the band to come down here
Possible replies - shows you how far this program has come in two years, they don't have to worry about a coaching contreversy, the only worries are, should they spend half a million dollars on the band
I imagine that contreversy will die down when Denard takes one to the house.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||PR nightmare?||
I'm guessing a pr nightmare about his department being characterized as cash strapped is not high on DB's list of concerns. Do you really think the average person watching that game is going to think - no Michigan Marching band - the Michigan athletic department must be going bankrupt?
They are going to be to focused on seeing Denard, Fitz, Kovacs and the rest of the team beat Alabama and when they do, I suspect they'll think the athletic department is doing ok.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||What is the band's relationship to the athletic department?||
First - thanks for the thoughtful reply.
Second, can anyone respond to the band's relationship to the athletic department? Does the athletic department have any financial responsibility to ensure that the band plays at a certain number of games? It is not clear to me why DB not budgetting for the band is poor planning. If he hadn't budhetted for the football teams travel, I would be quite concerned, but it is not clear to me why it should be the athletic departments responsibility. If they want to go - let em pay for it.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Glad to see others don't see what the big deal is||
If we were losing quality assistant coaches like Borgess or Mattison or were not able to compete for top caliber coaches, I'd start to be upset with DB for being cheap, if we were losing out on basketball recruits because our facilities didn't stack up I'd be upset with DB. No band in TX - not so upset.
I'm guessing that when we beat Alabama, there will not be alot of people saying - I really would have enjoyed this game if only the band had been there.
That having been said - if you all think the band should go - why not start a kickstart project in support of it?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||2008 defense wasn't Carr's fault||
While the offense was going to have problems whoever coached in 2008, a better defense was possible and would have helped.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||After the Job he did with RR||
I have trouble crediting Martin with much on the personel front. In addition to in my mind being the singular person most responsible for the problems with the football team, it took him years to help the basketball team
|1 year 13 weeks ago||He also hired Amaker||
After the job Martin did with RR, I have trouble crediting
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Walkons||
Thanks for doing this. Interested in what your thinking was on walkons when you did this. In particular I found it interesting that Gunderson was in your depth chart on the offensive line
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I like this blog and I think Brian's opinions are well thought o||
Prior to the 2011 season, he convinced many people that Hoke wasn't the right guy for the job, the offense would regress significantly and the defense had little hope of being better than average.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Sorta how I got in to Michigan||
Was waitlisted. Several classmates who were waitlisted were notified they got in. Hearing nothing, I called to check my status. They called back and said while they had me on the waitlist, they could not find my application file (they also said that given the thousands of applications they receive, losing one wasn't bad). I called to check every day for a week and finally they said, if you want in that much, we'll take you.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Thanks for the reply||
Could it be that the Michigan lawyers didn't let him? I look at all the times that the Michigan lawyers gagged RR and it seems that similar logic would have applied here.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Not if you took more than 2 seconds||
It's not hard to read a title and stop reading if you aren't interested un the topic
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Reasons to hate Carr||
1. Telling players he'd sign transfer papers - clearly none of us know his actual motivations, but I lean much more to he did it for the good of players he recruited who might want to leave. If he truly wanted to undermine RR, I personaaly think he would have been much more discreet.
2. Not speaking up during the Free Press fiasco - first, he had no first hand knowledge of what happened, so what could he have said? Second, given the Conservative nature of U of M lawers portrayed in 3 and Out, would they have let him talk?
3. General lack of support for RR - I go back to The point that Bacon says that Carr recomended hiring Labide and Draper. This seems to suggest that Carr and RR had additional discussions. It would have been useful for Bacon and RR to talk about what happened in those discussions as it might provide useful insight into what had happened to sour their relationship.
4. Carr was being paid by the athletic department and he should have done more. Martin was being paid too and he was Carr's boss. How do we know that Carr wasn't doing exactly what his boss asked?
I see how some could have wanted Carr to do more and better than he did, but I don't see a massive conspiracy to screw RR, I see a burnt out, frustrated old man collecting his pay check and keeping his head down. Sad - yes, disappointing - yes, worthy of hate? I don't think so.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||His on the field failures||
If he'd retired before the 2007 season, he wouldn't have the horror. If Tressel wasn't a cheat, he might not have lost 5 straight to Ohio.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Obviously I should learn to spell||
Thanks for all the feedback. (that isn't sarcasm).
Some have suggested that this issue has been beat to death and asked why would I bring it up now. It was the harsh comments on the following thread from last week that made me want to right this post.
While I get that many/most people have made their minds up on this, when I look at Carr in relation to many other college coaches (Tressel, Paterno and Kelly all come to mind), I fail to see anything that Carr has done that rises to that level. It's alot easier to find the rules to being a MIchigan Man to be black and white when you're not really in position to actually do much to influence MIchigan football. For instance, on the question of should Carr have let his players know that he'd sign transfer papers. It's easy to say sitting on the sidelines that he should have made them deal with RR, but, since he actually sat in these kids homes, told their parents he'd look out for them, maybe he felt he needed to give them the option to move on. I see how you could disagree and think this was the wrong choice, but to rise to the level of being a traitorous choice?
I also think that when you look at through the lense of a guy that wanted to retire before the 2007 season, you see that Carr himself was also screwed by some of the same people that screwed RR. I would also argue that since he's given so much more to Michigan footballl and since he doesn't havve a professional route to repair that by wining somewhere else, he may in fact have been screwed more. If after suffering through the 2007 season, then watching Martin completely screw up the transition, Carr felt bitter and didn't handle it that well, is that really traitorous, or just a human failing on Carr's part?
Despite the fact that I personally think that RR could have handled things much better and I'm disappointed by his three year tenure, I still would be happy for the guy to succeed. I guess I just don't see how given the information that we have at hand, people could have managed to develop such a hatred for a guy like Coach Carr who has done alot of good things.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||At ehat point does Carr stop being a scapegoat?||
The only people he has any responsibility for our fifth year seniors. While RR deserves a great deal of the credit for the 2008 offensive line haul, collectively they brought in 6 players. Two of them, Omareh and Barnum are likely starters, two others provide depth, while not ideal, not really the root of our problem. That would be the o-line recruiting after 2008.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Timing||
Did he make a big deal out of it before or after je wasn't granted a full release? Maybe he did have a conversation wiith Dooley In which he did say the things you suggested. Maybe it was Dooley's unwillingness to grant a full telease that led to him making a bigger issue out of the health concerns?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I'd agree that Hoke has done a great job of maximizing talent fr||
Just know that I've seen threads commending RR's role in recruiting key components of this team and haven't seen Loyd get any credit
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Good thing Loyd Recruited Martin and Molk|
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Lots of places don't give bonuses to fired employees||
It's pretty common practice
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Why would Brandon possibly waste his time refuting Bacon's book||
The Freep stuff caused a ton of bad press for the University - clearly it needed to be unleasehed upon. The story aboutMichigan in the press now is very positive with regards to the football team - why would Brandon possibly want to do anything to make it about Bacon's book? The only one who would benefit from that is Bacon himself.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Piles of evidence that he is a dispassionate observer?||
I liked the book. However to call it written from the perspective of a dispassionate obsever is crazy. If someone spent three years with the buckeyes, then did a bunch of interviews with Michigan players and coaches, would you view that as an objective view of the Michigan/Ohio rivalry?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Why?||
Is it really surprising that when you here Rich Rod's side of the firing, it isn't kind to the guy who did the firing?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||WR and TE for me||
I think a good, big TE would get playing time right away
|1 year 23 weeks ago||How do we always just ignore the defense?||
The way to squeak out probably more than one extra win was actually focus on the defense. And yes, I get that our offense was thin, but no points againt Toledo in the second half, that's an offensive genius?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||But the shoddy treatment of Carr is ok?||
I really don't understand why so many are so unforgiving of Loyd's mistakes after all he has done for U of M, but Can just gloss over all of RR's.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||3 years with RR vs a sitdown with Carr||
Do you really think doing an interview with Carr or anyone else would have removed all of the biases inherent in spending days with RR over a three year period?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Rich Rod is gone, Bill Martin is gone, Loyd Carr is gone||
|1 year 23 weeks ago||We know so little about what CArr agreed to when he stayed in 20||
If it is true that Carr really wanted to leave after the 2006 season, maybe he feels that he eas promised things in return for staying in 2007
|1 year 24 weeks ago||What about Martin, Van Bergen||
Kroger, Hyuge, Molk, Demens and even Henninger?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Most concise and rational post I've seen on this issue||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Did you read the book?||
WV did not seem like it was still his dream job when he left. Also, if Loyd had really wanted to retire after 2006 season, you don't think he got screwed too? He gave up an extra year of his life, has to live with what the Appy State loss did to his legacy and also has to live with the cupboard is bare crap when he asked to walk away before The horror and leaving the new coach a team with Henne, Hart et al.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Aren't we witty||
I'm sure your grandkids will be overjoyed to know that on one of the biggest threats to our planet, the best you could do was make smarmy comments about Al Gore
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Lay off the fox nes and educate yourself||
Why don't you actually read what groups like the National Academy of Sciences say about climate change
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Climate Change is the biggest contributor||
While listing on the ESA is nice lip service, it's senseless unless we do something about climate change
|1 year 24 weeks ago||What players did Carr cause to leave?||
Mallet? - I think that's a hard argument to make, he might have left even if Loyd stayed
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I don't get your response?||
My point was - reprimand could cover a wide range, in my mond some of it reasonable - hey, as a team leader, can you help us as we try to solve this moving forward - mentioning it in the press isn't helpful. What would be the problem with such a conversation? On the other hand, if there was more admonishment probably not a good thing. From the sentence, I have no idea. From all of Van Bergen's subsequent actions, it doesn't seem like it was that big a deal.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Maybe one sentence in Bacon's book doesn't tell the whole story?||
Why is it that Bacon's book is considered the whole story when it is so obviously not? How do any of us know what the substance of this "reprimand" was? Let me throw out two possible scenarios:
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Why do you choose to assume the worst?||
Hiring and firing a coach at a high profile institution like Michigan is no easy task. There are lots of hard decisions. The end result turned out quite well. What series of decisions would have made folks on this board so much happier? (if he had fired RR before the bowl game, it is very easy to see how things could have turned out much worse. RR could have taken another job and taken Denard with him, the seniors would likely have been dragged through more of a media circus, if Hoke had been brought in for the bowl game, he likely would have had a bad defeat to deal with to start his career. How would any of these things been good?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I read the book||
Yes, there were other challenges - bottom line - he wins - he overcomes them. With a decent defensive coordinator - he wins.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Wins overcome bad press||
I am so sick of all the RR apologist whining. Contol what you can control and don't worry about all the rest. He was the head coach, not the offensive coordinator. Had he taken care of the defense, his record would have been better and he could have dealt with all the external problems better
|1 year 25 weeks ago||You needed to read three and out to understand why the team fail||
Didn't you watch the defense for three years?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Thank you||
While yhe Freep stuff hurt and Martin was ridicuosly unhelpful, with a decent defefense, RR would have had enough wins to stay
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Didn't start out as a great coach st Ball State||
But became one. This is one of the things I really like about Hoke and one of the things that people who focused on Hoke's 47-50 record discounted. When he started at Ball State, he was just learning to be a head coach, but if you discount the early years and focus on the end of his tenure at Ball State, his short stint at San Diego and his innaugual season at Michigan, it's hard not to fel like he learned his lessons from those first few years at Ball State and he's turned into quite a coach
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Maybe not 8, but 3?||
If RR had gotten anything out of that defense, we could have had a better record in 08. If he'd managed 6-6, his climb all the way up to 7 wins in 2010 wouldn't have looked nearly as impressive
|1 year 25 weeks ago||And keep in mind how he played under the coach that recruited hi||
And under the new coach - which was the point of my comment. Someone cured Gibbons mental problems and Despite your belief that the kickers basically coach themselves, I think the coaching staff under which he necame a good kicker deserves some of that credit
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Why doesn't that work with Carr?||
Frankly, my biggest problem with all the praise of RR is that it comes from many of the same people who incessantly blame Loyd for all of RR's problems. While RR clearly had challenges on offense, most of his failings on D (and I'd argue special twams) were of hos own making. If rR had a competent D during his tenure, we wouldn't have fallen so far. I don't get why I need to praise someone for fixing problems that were in large part their own fault.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I don't think spotting talent was rslly one of RR's strengths||
Other than seeing a qb in Denaerd his recruiting and player evaluation seems average at best - especially on defense
|1 year 25 weeks ago||This year the offense progressed, last year it regressed||
While last years average numbers look great, the average for the last three games looked pretty bad - this year the story is quite different, the offense has performed much better in the last three games.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||How does the cupboard is bare argument explain the 2008 defense?||
We had a very solid defensive line and reasonable corners, while we looked weak at safety and linebacker, we also had some pretty crappy coaching in those positions. I suspect that Hoke, Mattison and company could have turned that crew into at least an average Michigan defefense (which based on some earlier posts on the subject would have lead to about9 points less scored per game)
|1 year 25 weeks ago||So sick of the defense made it so hard for the offense argument||
We scored 7 points against Ohio State last year - how is that the defenses fault? This year the offense also had the pressure of having to score almost every serious against Ohio State and somehow they managed to score 40 points (ok 38 if you take away the safety). 38 points would have won the Ohio State game last year
|1 year 25 weeks ago||You realize we have the same kicker as last year?||
Somehow Hoke and company turned him into a competent kicker when RR's staff couldn't
|1 year 25 weeks ago||This doesn't prove the cupboard was bare||
It jjust proves that the 2007 team was quite senior laden
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Have you looked at our defensive line next year?||
While he may not have left the whole cupboardvempty, he left at least a few shelfs pretty bare
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I'm not sure you understand the word speculate?||
Your comment on Moore seems like speculation?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Walk-ons - Mike Kwiatowski (sp)||
So, he got some ink in Three and Out. He made the travel roster a couple times. Not that I'd expect anything big, but has there been any buzz on him?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||What could have been for RR||
I think it starts to show, that even with all of the other issues, a decent defense would have made a world of difference. Looking at this in an incredibly oversimplified way (I'd be interested in knowing if the stat geniuses on this site have a better way to do this) you can start to quantify the impacts that a better defense would have had.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||David Brandon?||
Really? Of all the things that went wrong in the RR era, your first thought is David Brandon?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||You realize our offense is 17th in FEI||
Frustrating sometimes and could be better, but still, not bad. I'm not sure if you've blacked it out or something, but there were lots of periods last year when our offense turned the ball over or stalled in the red zone.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Does it work for Borgess too?||
Currently our offense is rated 17 in FEI, not the same as 2, but still not bad. We don't have a horrible offense this year - it just hurts more this year when they screw up because the defense can actually keep them in games this year.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||FEI||
I don't understand why there is so much negativity about this offense. If I understand, the conventional wisdom of this blog is that FEI is a good way to measure the offense. Aren't we like 17? Granted, not as good as last years 2, but really, doesn't seem that bad
|1 year 28 weeks ago||We acored three more against MSU - that's your evidence?||
Wasn't MSU at home, without a complete windstorm. Think just maybe this offense would have done better in similar conditions?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Anyone Who Thinks Thinks Thre and Out is an Unbiased Account Has||
This is not at all a slam on Bacon. I think it is a very good book and would totally recomend i. However, Bacon spent most of three years surrounded by one side of the story and many people on the other side of the story generally didn't talk to him.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||But thse who say it was great just assume improvement||
While the numbers do show a small regression, many people who loved the offense just assume it would have been even better this year, so they assume the regression is even bigger.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I have no RR offensive data point for 2012||
Many people on this board tout how good the offense was last year and how even though it is good this year, there is no way it wouldn't have been better this year with RR. I am just musing about whether that is an actual fact. Lots of facts are trotted out about how good the offense was last year with a first year quarterback. I am merely pointing out that with a full season under his belt, we scored less and had less yards than other teams averaged against Mississippi State. I am wondering why this should lead me to believe that we would have gotten so much better this year
|1 year 29 weeks ago||What should we use to compare?||
You critisize the orignal posters metrics, but then suggest using metrics that don't exist. If he used the worst possible, could you suggest real ones that would be better?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Shouldn't players get better during the season too?||
It is often suggestedbthat with another years improvement, we would have seen even more improvement from RR's offense, so staying the same is really falling back. While I get the theory, shouldn't you also be able to see that effect within a season? Shouldn't The offense at the end of the season have been better than the offense at the begining of the season?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Shouldn't Taylor be a sophomore?||
Hasn't he gotten a fair amount of special twams play?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Who was really at fault?||
There is a lot of anger at Carr and some at Brandon that I just don't get. There are at least 4 people/goups who I'd give more resposibility for RR's problems
|1 year 29 weeks ago||More games = better||
As a fan, I would like to watch as much Michigan football. For the team, I eant the seniors to get a shot at a big ten championship. For next year, more game experience and more practice dan only help.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Doesn't it depend on whay you're trying to understand?||
If you run 9 times for 1 yard and 1 time for 91 yards, you average 10 yards a run. This is very different than running 10 times for 10 yards a pop. In the second case, you'd be an idiot not to keep running, in the first case, i'd rather remove the outlier and not assume I'd be getting 10 yards a pop. I haven't taken stats 600 so my thinking may be wrong.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||You need to factor in weather, homefield etc.||
I'm not sure that just comparing the offensive numbers like you did is entirely fair. Last year the game was in our house and we didn't have 30+ mile an hour winds. Further, I think MSU's defense very well be better this year. Attributing all of the difference in production to Borgess isn't totally fair.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Would believe in the potential more if we had done anything agai||
I don't see how people who have so much faith that the offense would have been better at scoring reconcile that with the Mississippi State game. At that point, Denard had a full year of experience under his belt and we had a ton of time to prepare, but still, we saw the same old same old - can't score against a decent defense.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||What is the point of your point?||
Do you want us all to agree that RR wasn't totally resonsible for the fiasco of the last three years? I think most people on here would readily concede that. Therevare at least three components to RR's failure:
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Who's fault that upperclassmen didn't buy in?||
I think it's a two way street. On defense, RR couldn't get his own staff together, it's alot harder to have players be loyal to a system when the staff isn't. On offense, it was pretty clear that RR was sacrificing 2008 for future years - in many ways it makes sense, but it isn't neccessarily the best way tonget players with one year left to buy in.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Think back to the begining of the season||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||More than 1 NT||
Given the fact that BWC seems to be making progress, some of the SDE recruits will probably be big enough to play DT as true frosh and players like wilkins, I see how you can feel ok at the 3 tech, but tbe NT position is really scary. You pretty much have to assume that either a true frosh or a guy who isn't getting much time now is the starter and that the backup has similar experience. Another option with a DT who could play either interior spot would be hepful.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Not a position of need?||
Who are our potential interior lineman?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||But the depth chart is pretty scary||
Right now we've got no sure starters. We can hope BWC steps up. We can hope that Washington or Ash step up. We can hope several freshman are ready to start playing significant minutes and we can hope there are no unexspected bad surprises with injuries, attrition or committments. That is an awful lot of hoping. I'd feel better with another very good option at DT
|1 year 35 weeks ago||One big difference||
Last year Tate was clearly a viable option (at leat til the bowl). This year, if Denard goes down, I think there is little doubt Gardner is the backup
|1 year 35 weeks ago||There are good reasons to believe continued improvement is possi||
One thing I am excited about is that we are not jjust hoping that because Mattison is Mattison and Hoke poops gold, there will be continued improvement. There are actual roster related reasons to believe more improvement is possible.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Vincent Smith||
Could Borges be coming to the conclusion that the Denard/Smith combination is the one that works best? Maybe it wasn't just about getting Denard more reps, but getting that combination more reps?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||It's been said many times before||
But Borgess is still learning how to best call a game with the players we have. Luckily the schedule sets up to give him some time to do that, and he got some good luck in his earlly hard test against Notre Dame. I am hopeful that this offense will really be clicking by the time we play Michigan State
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Some people are going to explode over the next three weeks||
I think it's likely that Borges will continue to do alot of tinkering to find a way to develop a consistent non Denard running game and that will result in lots less offense from Denard than is acceptable in Mgoblog land. Even if we're 5-0, there is liikely to be quite an uproar
|1 year 36 weeks ago||That would be the 40 percent of the offense in which ew scored||
Our problem isn't I vs gun, it is finding any way to get someone other than Denard to get some yardage
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Discreapancy on interceptions||
You say 1 in spread. Mispogottn says 2. Any idea why?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||While I disagree with the conclusiins, the analysis is useful||
I though this was the most useful in terms of actually introducing facts into the debate
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I must be misreading the numbers||
But this doesn't look anywhere near as bad for Denard in the I as I thought it would given all the handwringing there has been.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||This is not meant to be a snarky question||
Can one of the many people on this aite who are so sure that RR is an offensive genius explain to me Mississippi State?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I think it is bei g critisized because it is not particularly in||
Blitzing leaves recievers open
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I think there is a rationale, statitical way to analyze and feel||
Start with see points 1 and 4 - while we don't know enough to know it's gonna turn out real well, we don't know enough that it won't.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Psyco-analyzing Brian||
1. One of the most important things to remember is - it's not what you think you are saying or writing, it is what the people who you are communicating too are hearing. A lot of people on this blog seem to be hearing pining for returning to the RR offense
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Isn't this What Brian has been doing with the offense||
Brian has been putting forthbthis manball strawman since last January. it's inconsistent with what Borgess has done in the past and what he has constantly said he'd do.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||This is great||
While I understand that ideally the timi g would be closely coordinated with Brian's writeips, this is definately a case in my mind where they are really useful even if they aren't as timely. I'd personally be happy to see them any time you can find the time. This kind of thing really shows the advantages of a blog like this over other forms of media, in both the collaboeative nature of the work as well as the ability of embedded video.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Call me selfish||
But I am glad that I went to a school that had a great ath
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Thanks for writing a better response than I was working on||
There really is more to the hiring decision than one year of recruiting
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Previos Michigan athletic directors||
You think that the whole Rich Rod era was hanled well? How about the basketball coaching circus? I'd much rather play Appalacian State then have to go through all of that again. I am not saying Brandoon is perfect, but if the worst thing to gripe about is Appalachian State, I'm pretty happy. I am curios, who is the athletic department we should aspire too?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I don't think the schools general funds should pay for the athle||
It's not the profit itself I care about - it's not having tuition dollars going to pay for athletics. I respect your right to disagree, but could you at least post some rationale reason for suggesting I'm wrong?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Better than Martin||
Why are people shocked that when you hire someone to run a $100 million a year operation, they manage it more like a businessman than a fan. One of the things that I personally take pride in as a Michigan fan and alum is that we have an athletic department that is in the black. I'm also excited that we have an AD who seems extremely engaged in supporting his coaches. While Hoke himself deserves plenty of credit, I believe Brandon does too. I know that many people here hated the proccess, but I think Brandon handled it in a way that provided Hoke the best chance of success. Because of the way it was handled, secind guessing related to Harbaugh has been minimized, I suspect that Brandon has also helped with the support from ex-players, alum and the media. I care much more about that then I do about a 2014 non- conference game
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Next years d-line||
At this point the only obvious certainty is Roh. There is reason for some optimism at SDE, with a hope that Black is ready to step in and potential for others to compete. if someone doesn't step up at the DT spot, the interior of the line is a whole lotta hope. While I think many expect that at least one the DE recruits will move inside, Godin is the only one who seems to have the potential size to do it on day 1. Adding highly qualified candidates to our small pool of potential starters seems much more imperative if Brink is really competing for time.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I think this amps up the urgency||
I am all for a good walk on story, but I'd feel much better to hear about what a good job Washington and Ash are doing. If a 260 lb walkon is really competing for time, we clearly have a depth problem.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I got the Denard point||
However as you noted, you only suggested two games where Denard's improvement alone would have been enough, I've suggested one where we got pretty lucky, taking both, one game swing.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Classy (and humorous) reply||
If I could +1 from the mobile App, I would
|1 year 40 weeks ago||If you take potential wins, don't you need to take losses too?||
It is nice to surmise that with a couple plays we win a couple more games, but without Crist getting hurt - maybe we have another loss
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I don't get the certainty on 10 wins plus||
I think there is a wide range of what could have happened under RR. While I think eveyone would agree expectations for the offense should have been higher under RR, there are lots of unknowns about where we would be on defense. How good a defensive coordinator would RR be able to hire? Would there have been transfers? Would RR's recruiting class have suffered after the loss? It is not as simple as - more experienced defense = better. We'll never know - but 10+ wins hardly seems a certainty to me
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Or if Jason Forcier had stayed around|
|1 year 41 weeks ago||My true belief comment was poorly written||
Read the next paragraph
|1 year 41 weeks ago||What is wrong with profit?||
It seems odd to begrudge Brian trying to make a buck off his website. If you don't like it, don't cluck on it.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Can't blame Brian for trying to get hits|
|1 year 41 weeks ago||You are an optimist||
Given RR's recent track record with DC's I am somewhat skeptucal that he eas going to find a good coordinator to turn the defense around. I think fans of RR ignore the challenges that RR was going to have after the bowl fiasco. He might have suffered attrition due to the turmoil in his staff and the perception that he was even more on the hot seat, his recruiting class may have fallen apart for different reasons and he would be trying to hire a defensive staff when there was lots of recent history suggesting that his poor handling of that staff was part of the problem. While he'd have Denard back, it takes an optimist to see all the other problems solved.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I probably haven't been paying enough attention||
But it seems like JB has amped up his efforts to pull in a 2012 recruit. With that as my starting assumption, I was trying to figure out why. I'll be the first to admit, either the starting assumption or the conclusions I'm drawing could be wildly off base
|1 year 41 weeks ago||BWC or Q Washington is a twofer in my book||
If one of them can really step up, we could have a dominant defensive line this year. It also means one less question mark on my unit of biggest concern for next year. I will be much more excited about Alabama knowing we've got at least one proven interior lineman.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Could 2012-13 be a big year?||
If Trey is doing as well this summer as some have reported, maybe JB is thinking he loses him after 12/13. With a very good point gaurd, a scorer at the two, and solid/experienced players at the 4/5, coupled with some likely impact freshmen, maybe he sees a chance for a big year and wants to do all he can to see we have the horses to take advantage.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Hopeful CBs will be a strength||
While I understand the trepidation about the safety part of our secondary, I hope our cornerbacks can be a real strength. If Twolf is healthy, I think he can be one of the big tens best. It's exciting to have real competition for the second slot. Hopefully one of Avery, Floyd, Countess or Brown will really step up.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Lots of running and passing||
I think we'll see lots of handoffs - not to be vanilla, but to see if we can get our running game going. I think we'll see lots of Denard under center, not to be vanilla, but to establish he can do it. I think it's way to late to hide the fact that Denard is anything but vanilla, but that if we can start to establish that he can do the vanilla stuff, to make everything else that more effective.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Baby's room||
Try to get some Michigan friends to give you some gifts that will be considered tasteful. A michigan teddy bear, maybe a blanket. There is also a kids book - "Let's Go Blue"
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Can you read||
Didn't suggest I was better than anyone. Just said if checking on a bunch of recruits made someone the busiest of any of us on this site, I'm not real impressed with what everyone is doing with their degree
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I hope others are busier||
Not that I don't enjoy this site and appreciate all the good work that Tom and others put into it, but I hope that some of the other folks on here (particularly those with U of M degrees) are busier and are doing some things that are really helping to change the world - maybe some surgeons who've saved a couple lives, some engineers working on cleaner energy sources, if not, my pride in my Michigan degree will be greatly diminished
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Depth class?||
I'm hoping for a nymber of multi-year starters out of this class
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Quite amusing||
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Trusting the Coaches||
This phrase often comes up in discussions of recruiting strategies, position changes. I'm not a big fan of it because, what's the point of a board like this if not to debate some of there decisions. That having been said - if there is one group you would think this group would be on top of, it would be the defensive line.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Can't see how the freep didn't have a big impact||
I think it is extremely unlikely that we would have had to deal with violations absent the Freep. Absent violations, the drumbeat wouldn't have been as loud. RR would have had more energy to focus on the team, Brandon wouldn't have had to spend energy on the violations and could have spent more of it helping RR and the team. I think it could have made a difference
|1 year 42 weeks ago||In a single year I would agree||
Over three years, I think it is a much bigger issue. If, for instance, Gardner had a career ending injury in spring practice next year, we'd have Robinson, Bellamy. While we'd probably start recruiting a second qb for 2013, I'd much rather have a redshirt three star already on the bench, then hope for a second 4 or 5 star who might be ready to play without redshirting.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Would love to see Fuller||
3 years in a row with only 3 qb's scares me. A scenario where one guy gets a multi-game injury and the starter gets banged up in a game, quickly brings you to one qb, backed up by a bunch of walkons. I hope Denard does well and Fuller sees that Borges can coach dual threat qbs.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||What would have happened to RR's class||
We can talk all we want about the guys who were lined up, but no one had signed an LOI. After the bowl debacle and with a serious reshuffling of his defensive staff, it is not clear that RR wouldn't have had some serious challenges in the 6 weeks to signing day.