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|4 years 37 weeks ago||No longer a Michigan fan.||
No longer a Michigan fan. Michigan just hired a coach who quit on them when he took the ND DC position a while back. I can't cheer for a team that hires a coach who turned his back on Michigan before. Where's the integrity that Michigan claims to have?
|4 years 37 weeks ago||All your points about Mattison||
All your points about Mattison are duelly noted,HOWEVER Mattison turned his back on Carr and what he was trying to build as a new coach, He left for the same position with one of our rivals. I guess that slogan "Those who stay will be champions" didn't really resonate with him. He left for all those reasons you gave and might have been the right decision for him at the time , but shouldn't be aloud to come back again. Would Bo hire Frieder back?
|4 years 37 weeks ago||A bit of sarcasm with using that term||
A bit of sarcasm with using that term Michigan Man. It has been drum beated against RR so I mentioned it about Mattison. RR left his alma mater and a secure HC position at West Virginia because Michigan called.He gave up alot. He wasn't regarded as a "Michigan Man" by some whatever he did and how badly he wanted to stay as coach. How silly some of you Mich fans are. Mattison turned his back on Carr, makes a lateral move to one of our rivals and you give him a pass. Lets be consistant . Mattison is NOT a Michigan Man.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Mattison was Michigan's DC||
Mattison was Michigan's DC and left to become Notre Dame's DC. That should disqualify him . He's not a Michigan man.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||What inside information and proof?||
What inside information and proof do you have that RR "stepped away " from the defense?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||The ten year war.||
The ten year war: Bo vs Woody.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||In regards to the hurry up offense.||
In regards to the hurry up offense that Auburn likes to use. I was watching one of Auburn's games and heard a commentator I think it was Danielson talk about the fast pace offense. He talked with the offensive coodrinator who said that he doesn't use the hurry up offense until they get a first down.They speed it up after that. It allows the defense more rest in case they go three and out after the initial first down.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Agree totally||
Agree totally. Make the divisions geographically based and call them East and West. Why have Mich and OSU in different division?. They could possibly play last regular game of season and then play the next week in championship game. It would diminish the rivalry game a bit.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||What is the reasoning?||
What is the reasoning with letting RR go at this juncture to replace with JH? JH has neither been an offensive or defensive coordinator. JH was an offensive player in college and pros(qb) RR was a defensive player in college(db). The area of major concern is the defense. To assume that JH knows more about defense and how to correct it that RR is unfounded. If a HC change is made it will be made because of the defense but will also end up changing an offense that will only get better next year and will be on par with the best next year .
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Yes I read||
Yes I read your comment. Did you read mine? I said Bo thought it took 4 years to "JUDGE " a coach on his program.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||I consider Big Ten offenses in question||
I consider Big Ten offenses in question on whether 3-3-5 can work against are: primarily Wisconsin,Iowa,Penn State,MSU. They run more traditional run oriented offenses with blocking tight ends,sometimes two or three,fullbacks,and big physical running backs. It just seems like against teams like that using 5 defensive backs is not a good idea,plus having just 3 down linemen would make the D line undermanned. Use the 3-3-5 against spread offenses and four down line and traditional back seven against the other teams. It will be interesting to see in Rose Bowl game with an excellent TCU defense that runs 3-3-5 going up against Wisconsin.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||So Bo must have been wrong.||
So Bo must have been wrong according to you. If there isn't a set number of years like four that Bo said it takes to judge a coach than It will be based on three years instead by your standard.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Here's another one||
Here's another one to look at. Kirk Ferentz's first three years at Iowa was 1-10,3-9,and 7-5. He has been considered by most as an excellent coach at Iowa. Should he have been fired after those three seasons?If so Iowa might not have went 11-2 in his fourth season and woudn't have compiled a 88-57 record.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Yes no one could||
Yes no one can answer for sure WWBD. It's been documented though,that is what he believed and three years is not enough time. RR track record by the way is that he has turned around every program where he was a head coach.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Just pointing out facts and data.||
Just pointing out facts and data. The fact that Illinois was a losing program before he arrived makes my point even more that Bo was right and that Moeller should have been given another year since it was a harder program to turn around. Here is some more data. Duke head coach Mike K's record his first three years at Duke was a stellar 38-47. By your standard he should have been fired right? Here merely went on after that to win 4 national championships. Hmmm. What's up with that? Duke's record before coach K the three season's prior to his arrival was 73-24. So coach K took a highly successfull and winning program and took it to mediocrity in his first three years, but was still given more time and the next season turned his program into a continual winner.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||It's a business||
It's a business,Michigan athletics that is and especially Michigan football. Wins and losses is what many fans care about. Michigan could be 12-0 and win every game like 10-9 and as long as they win that would be the main thing. If RR is let go it will be about business that is all.Didn't win enough. It is kind of unfair only because RR is a good person and works hard to get this program successfull and still might not be given enough time (another year) because fans are getting too impatient because of lack of wins and lack of wins of rivalry games.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||I didn't say or act||
I didn't say or act like I knew what Bo would do. I ASKED a question or two what he would do. I mentioned Moeller's record because in three years at Illinois he had a very poor winning percentage (6-24-3) yet Bo thought Illinois let him go too early. Don't see what is so unique in this situation as others.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||What would Bo do?||
What would Bo do if it was his decision to retain RR for another season? When Moeller was fired from the head coaching position at Illinois after THREE seasons his record was 6-24-3 . Bo however believed that Moeller deserved more time to be successfull and was fired prematurely because he wasn't able to coach his initial recruits through their senior season. So another question is was Bo wrong about this?
|4 years 44 weeks ago||The media in Detroit area||
The media in the Detroit area has been over the top obnoxious and childish about every thing RR says . They really are disgusting and mostly a bunch of losers.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||If Illinois blows out?||
If Illinois blows out Fresno will it make the Michigan victory look better and help RR ?
|4 years 44 weeks ago||What no mug||
What no mug shot after JH's DUI?
|4 years 44 weeks ago||It would be best||
It would be best thing for DR. He probably wanted to qb for Miami,but wasn't recruited at that position. So now he could play close to home, after transferring and after their other qb graduates next year. RR would be able to plug him right into his offense again for two more years.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||That is funny||
That is funny. Bo was a great coach,but one thing he didn't have was grace when coaching. He was more a bull in a china shop. Moeller went Moeller probably because of the rediculously obnoxious, whiny,arrogant fans out there who act like cock roaches when the season doesn't go right and helped him to have a melt down.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||If he isn't retained here||
If he isn't retained here I hope one of those two teams hires him the next day. DR decides to transfer and become qb after Miami's qb leaves after next year.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Foster reminds me||
Foster reminds me of a fat Buddha with glasses. He's embarassing.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I don't think just a win||
I don't think just a win would change anything. I was referring to a totally dominating performance(probably unlikely) where the offense is totally off the charts efficient ,and explosive scoring points at will.The defense is stout beyond anyone's imagination with interceptions and forced fumbles and plenty of three and outs,and pitch a shut out good.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Would hiring Harbaugh||
Would hiring Harbaugh been an attractive choice two or three years ago when Stanford had a losing record? It takes time to turn programs around especially when you change the offense so dramatically. People have to realize that hiring a coach that has a 11-1 record now doesn't necessarily mean the next year will have the same result. There is a process.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Agree he has shown good character.||
Agree he has shown good character through all the adversity. Even after OSU game, although being ticked off,he remained positive about the direction of the program and remained undeterred that he will achieve success.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Winning a bowl game should not||
Winning a bowl game should not matter. If however they were to play someone like Oklahoma or Oklahoma State and blow them out like 48-0 would it change people's minds?
|4 years 44 weeks ago||The unforced errors||
The unforced errors have been drive stoppers,point erasures,and momentum killers.