"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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|5 years 51 weeks ago||football knowledge is good||
I like the idea of taking some guys who "know how to play". We saw it this year with Kovacs and Leach being vastly less talented than the guys who were recruited to start, but the value of knowing the game and being a good football player outranks just being faster and stronger than everyone else. Faster and Stronger is worthless if you have your head up your butt and don't know where to go. We saw a lot of that on D last year, hopefully a recruit like this is because of his game knowledge and ability to do what he's supposed to do without needing 3 years of coaching to do it. Rich isn't in a good spot to put his hopes on more guys like Campbell and Turner who for whatever reason had fundamentals so bad coming out of high school that they couldn't get on the depth chart for the last place team in the big ten.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||this is a great point, except||
this is a great point, except by now they should be prepared for how the opponent will adapt into. Wisonsin was just stupid in the first half and then remembered what all of us knew already and that was to throw the ball before Graham can get to you and you will have great success.
And why can't we stop a running QB still? that's my biggest complaint and the first thin I though when he was hired was that we'd now be able to stop a spread/option qb because we play against it everyday. No we can't even stop a slow pocket QB from running on us
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Rich has 2010 for me and that's it||
this whole needs his players thing is crap, this is the University of Michigan, not Troy, the players that are here are supposed to be talented players who played various schemes in high school and should be able to adapt to what RR wants to do within 18 months(especially with all the extra practice).
"Needing to give a coach a chance to get his own players in" is something losing coaches say, you don't hear Brian Kelly complaining about getting his own players, you hear it from Weiss and RichRod.
Last year it was "no quarterback" and this year it's a "freshman qd" next year he'll have Gardner win the job and it'll still be a freshman qb holding us back.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt last year, and had positive hopes this year, but sooner or later he has to take the credit for the team being bad and not just the talent level he was left with.
His player shuffles and decisions have been baffling and flat out don't make sense. We used 2 qbs early and he used them well, using Denard as a change of pace worked great against the MAC and Notre Dame and then he completely abandoned the strategy ever since.
I could go on all day with it, but i'll just say i'm not willing to start over yet, but it's put up or shut up time in year 3. I'm sick of being the laughing stock of all these MSU and OSU fans.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||the triple option||
I still can't figure out why we're running that play with Minor and trying to get our best inside runner the ball on the outside so the corners have the sideline to help bring him down. Just another stupid coaching move by RichRod, sometimes I wonder if he's even paying attention.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||I hear a lot of talk about||
I hear a lot of talk about how we only expected 6 wins and 7 wins would have been a great season. Then the 4-0 start and the expectations got higher even though it was still the same team with the same problems. I don't think any of us moaning and groaning week in and week out right now at mad because we didn't make 8-4 or 9-3 like we thought could happen when we started 4-0. It's more how we lost and the fact that we're losing games the SAME way we did under the last regime. And a lot of us, myself included thought going outside the staff and getting an offensive minded coach would cure us from losing games with 14 point leads at the half to Purdue. My biggest issue with RR to this point is that they don't adjust the game plan enough throughout the game to keep the gas pedal down and not let up. I watched Cincinati give up 40 points to UConn and still win. Because they never let up on offense. The only game this season that I remember RR adjusting at the half was Notre Dame and we kept scoring enough in that game to win.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||the non-timeout||
reminded me of the past regimes, being happy with a 6 point lead and not bothering to take a shot. I'm sure the lack of a punt returner (whose fault is that anyway?) helped his decision, but then he called a timeout after letting 30 seconds go off the clock, just didn't make any sense.
As for the lack of a punt returner, how can a team with this much talent not have anyone who can do the job? Every one of these guys probably returned kicks AND punts in high school
|6 years 4 weeks ago||when watching the game the||
when watching the game the one thing I couldn't figure out is why we didn't go back to the Bubble Screen and Hitch more, they worked great on the first scripted drive and then we just forgot that we do that. I tshould we tried the hitch 2 more times and Roundtree didn't catch either and ran the BS once after that for 7 more yards. RR's inability or refusal (haven't figured it out for sure yet) to adjust the gameplan as the game goes on is getting old quick. The only time I remember then altering anything was the second half against notre dame and the 4th quarter against MSU. Both those times worked out well.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||I'm convinced the "did you||
I'm convinced the "did you even go to michigan?" argument is taught at one of their classes at MSU. Last year at the Big House the woman if front of us threw out the standard "You probably didn't even go to Michigan?" so I asked her if I was allowed to root for Michigan back when I was a kid and hadn't attended college yet, or if I was supposed to just not watch football until I went to school? She gave me the "You're a dick" look and ever said anything to us the rest of the game
|6 years 8 weeks ago||One more loss to CMU and||
One more loss to CMU and we're letting "little brother" knows he was adopted
|6 years 8 weeks ago||it was me, i'm glad some||
it was me, i'm glad some people can see the tongue in cheek aspect of the thing, in the about page I say I expect to see Tate invited to New York at least once in his 4 years here. Glad you guys like the look of the site. I always see these sites popping up when someone is a finalist and thought i'd get ahead of the curve on this one.