"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 year 49 weeks ago||Cold Weather Experience||
If he has apirations of being an NFL QB he had better think about cold weather. It isn't warm in places like Green Bay, Minneapolis, Denver, New York, Boston, etc. NFL QBs that have come from warm weather colleges haven't done consistently well in cold weather.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Observations||
Being at the game on Saturday, something jumped out at me that I hadn't seen to this extent before. It seemed to me that the team on both sides of the ball was lost. The defense was continually running around trying to get set, no one seemed to know where where they were supposed to be, etc. The offense seemed to be the same way. In the replay at home I saw several of the sacks were the result of a Nebraska player running right by an M player who was looking for someone to block but somehow or other the guy running by him wasn't the one the playbook had him blocking so he didn't even throw an arm at him (offending player was a freshman). Is this coaching? Or is it really inexperience? How many game so you have to play until you get "experienced"? It would seem by now we would be seeing some marginal signs of improvment but if they are there they are hard to see.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Michigan Loss||
Saw too many times at least one Michigan player standing still when the ball was in their end; you got to keep moving!
Not making the freethrows killed them. I do not understand how players of this caliber can miss freethrows like they do.
Burke needs to come back and show the pros he can win a championship.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Oversigning||
It seems the consensus is that there is rampant oversigning in SEC? If so where is the NCAA in all this. It seems if you oversign year after year as well as having differing academic standards that the schools playing by the rules or having higher standards will continue to have difficulties competeting on a consistent basis.
When Saban left MSU he complained bitterly about not being able to compete with Michigan in recruiting. Was this due to his lack of recruiting ability or because he was expected to play by the rules? What has changed; he is in a situation where he can flaunt the rules or is he where players don't have any options because of lack of academic ability.
Just seems to me if rules are being ignored or worked around, the other schools would start raising some questions.
Like to hear from others.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||3&Out||
I too believe it was incomptence on the part of the UM administration that set RR up to fail. It seems to me that nothing was done to smooth the transition. The AD is the guy's supervisor and should have been doing some things to make sure everyone was on board. But the President and the Regents were also negligent.
As for Lloyd Carr it seems as if there were some questionable things going on. Why wouldn't you do everything possible to see the program succeed; doesn't that affect your legacy? It is o.k. to have you opinion as to who should follow you but once that decision is made, whether to your liking or not, it behooves you to get on board and make things as successful as possible. After all you are wanting your institution to do well. All of us have had bosses that weren't very good but we still did the best we could in our jobs because we wanted our company to be successful.
In short, the thing I got from the book was how negligent the management of UM was in handling this whole business.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Coaching Search||
Maybe Gruden is in Baton Rouge and Brandon isn't talking with Les Miles. ;-)
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Michigan Coaching Job||
The post that noted that the Michigan job might not be so elite anymore due to the unwarranted media coverage, etc. may be very true. The job is tough enough without having a bunch of incompetent sports writers constantly give public job ratings on a job they know absolutely nothing about.
I know that the flip side of this is that that comes with the job regardless of where you are at.
Still, I wonder about Brandon's management expertise. Usually if you have an employee who is really good at parts of his job but lacking in one area, you work with him to improve his performance in his weakness. Why didn't Brandon tell RR he can keep his job but that he was going to hire a competent defensive staff for the football program since that seemed to be where a lot of the problem lay?
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Defense||
While Illinois scored a ton on Michigan, I thought that at times I saw some defensive plays that would say some of the young guys are starting to "get it". It seemed to me that the 4 man front was effective. Looking forward to Purdue. My son and I will be in West LaFayette at the game.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Lost Faith in RR||
Don't think it is all RR's fault although he has the final responsibility. The fact the defense was so out of position on many of PSU's plays makes me think that the right schemes aren't being set up so these guys are in a position to make a play. I can't believe that the sheer athletic ability of the defensive guys are that different than the offensive team. That leaves coaching and if the right schemes aren't being run we will look bad.