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|16 hours 37 min ago||And of course Three and Out||
And of course Three and Out is the divine truth, delivered from Heaven above to John U. Bacon atop Mount Sinai.
|16 hours 52 min ago||Aïe||
|17 hours 26 min ago||That was 2000. Purdue and||
That was 2000. Purdue and Northwestern were frustrating but the latter would have been a win if not for an inexplicable fumble. The UCLA loss came when Henson was injured, the freshman Navarre was a mess and Epstein had a rough day placekicking - can't really pin that one on Lloyd.
Lloyd remains the only Michigan coach in the last 65 years to win the national title. That fact cannot not be downplayed.
|17 hours 49 min ago||Do we have the facts to look||
Do we have the facts to look at? Or do we have Rich Rodriguez's account of what went down, as told to John U. Bacon?
|20 hours 23 min ago||And if Rich agrees to leave||
And if Rich agrees to leave said DC alone.
|20 hours 42 min ago||The great irony there is that||
The great irony there is that even though Carr hated Miles, Miles was more likely to preserve a significant chunk of Carr's staff than anyone else.
|20 hours 45 min ago||No way. This isn't like Drew||
No way. This isn't like Drew Sharp having an ax to grind against Carr. Hoke actually gets along with most reporters on an individual basis and is pretty forthcoming about things that aren't directly relating to team strategy/injuries.
|20 hours 52 min ago||He's not a dictator. He||
He's not a dictator. He doesn't have the clout to do that.
|20 hours 54 min ago||Alabama's Bryant-Denny||
Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium has a capacity of 101,000.
Anyway, to say that we don't have recruiting advantages over most other schools is crazy. We consistently land highly-regarded classes despite not being located in a talent-rich state.
|20 hours 58 min ago||At this point in 2010, this||
At this point in 2010, this community was 99.9% pro-RR. It was even about 97% pro-GERG. There were a small number of people criticizing GERG but RR himself seemed untouchable. That didn't change until after the PSU game.
|21 hours 6 min ago||Agree||
I'm in favor of a housecleaning, but I'm suffering from outrage fatigue at this point.
|21 hours 8 min ago||Where are people getting||
Where are people getting these figures from? Someone claimed 200,000 the other day. I can't imagine the waiting list was ever close to six figures. I don't know if it was even five figures. I was on it for two years after my graduation and then got tickets, and that was during the Carr era.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Calm down dude. Sumlin's||
Calm down dude. Sumlin's feelings aren't going to be hurt by what someone on another school's message board wrote.
Even if that 2010 season deserves an asterisk, we're talking about a guy who had only two other years of head coaching experience at the time, at a program that had been in good shape before he got there. It would have been pretty cool if Brandon would have had the foresight to hire him, but I don't know how many big-name programs would have done so at that point. It was the following season that made him a hot commodity.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Sumlin's offense is very||
Sumlin's offense is very different from RR's - much more passing-centered. I'm not sure Denard would have looked much better than he did under Borges.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Only if Sumlin could have||
Only if Sumlin could have gotten him to drastically improve as a passer.
|2 days 18 hours ago||What track record did he||
What track record did he have? BSU and SDSU don't recruit blue-chippers, and he'd managed to send a few guys to the NFL. The argument that players don't develop under his watch is pretty recent.
|2 days 21 hours ago||In the U.S., the custom had||
In the U.S., the custom had been to give the incumbent party blue and make the challenger red on the electoral maps, which is why it was blue for the Democrats and red for GOP in 2000. But that election was so narrow and spawned so much debate that the notion of "red states" and "blue states" came up afterward.
You're right that in most places it's red=left-wing and blue=right-wing.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Guys, if you bought a ticket,||
Guys, if you bought a ticket, you're counted in the attendance. They take the number of tickets sold and add in the people in the press box and the various other people at the stadium. They don't actually count the number of tickets scanned (or if they do, it's not announced publicly).
|2 days 21 hours ago||Double-post||
Poor execution on my part.
|3 days 12 hours ago||That was admirable. But RR||
That was admirable. But RR slipped up two years later and played a most-likely concussed QB.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I don't know, but RR actually||
I don't know, but RR actually was involved in a similar situation last year, or the year before (I forget), where he left in his Arizona QB despite a possible head injury. I don't remember if he caught flack for that or not. (The QB ended up throwing the game-winning pass following the head injury.)
To be honest, there probably are quite a few coaches who have been guilty of this kind of negligence at one time or another. That doesn't make it okay, but the fact that Hoke basically has no support (for football reasons) is making it easier for this to be a feeding frenzy.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Just so we are clear here:||
Just so we are clear here: are you in any way saying that you'd be displeased with a John Harbaugh hire? We could hire a man who's won at the highest level of the sport (something no active college football coach can boast) and you'd turn up your nose?
I don't think it'd happen, but if Brandon somehow pulls that rabbit out of a hat I'll let him do all the marketing crap he wants.
|3 days 17 hours ago||This is a reason to pull the||
This is a reason to pull the plug on the guy now. Let him walk out with some of his coaching reputation intact. If we go 1-6 or whatever the rest of the way, his record at Michigan will look horrible.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Even if there were a case, in||
Even if there were a case, in football terms, to be made for Hoke's retention (which there is not), there is no case in economic terms. We are at the same point we were in January 2011 after the Gator Bowl, where the fanbase is simply done with the guy and he is an actual liability when it comes to the product's image. Next year, even with the much better home schedule, there is no way we can even Groupon our way to 100K per game - people are done with the program as long as he's in charge.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Paying him this bonus||
Now it makes sense. Hoke can't devote the kind of energy to the job he needs to succeed because he's moonlighting on the country/western circuit.
|4 days 9 hours ago||RR's third season ended with||
RR's third season ended with losses of 20, 30, and 38 points. The team quit on him, the fans quit on him, and the recruits were turning him down.
There were two huge factors behind the turnaround in 2011: the hiring of a competent defensive staff, and the elimination of media pressure over the coach's job status. Those two things don't happen if RR stays. Another year of him means the players have to spend another 12 months in a negative media environment, hearing about how their coach will get fired if they don't win, and they almost certainly won't have a DC of Mattison's caliber coaching them because 1) RR is a dead man walking (so why work with him?) and 2) Gibson and the other position coaches need someone they're "compatible" with, anyway.
The 2011 season was the perfect transition from one failed regime that knew how to coach only offense with another that knew how to coach only defense. Neither staff could have put 2011 together by themselves.
|4 days 9 hours ago||A year after Bo's death, we||
A year after Bo's death, we beat Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow in their backyard. The program is bigger than Bo.
|4 days 9 hours ago||This is like comparing Amaker||
This is like comparing Amaker vs. Ellerbe. One might be better than the other but neither was the right guy to lead the program. Basketball got it right on the third try. Hopefully football will as well.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Carr doesn't work for||
Carr doesn't work for Brandon,. if that's what you're insinuating. In fact, he retired not long after Brandon took over.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Really 12 points, since they||
Really 12 points, since they scored seven themselves.