this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|4 years 32 weeks ago||One. Defensive. Play. Pretty||
One. Defensive. Play. Pretty much sums up this season.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||This is simply not true,||
This is simply not true, Rodriguez has one of the biggest football egos in the game.
Evidence: I'm going to come into a program that has none of my players and stubbornly run a system they are not built for, even though it will mean at least two, possibly bad seasons.
Evidence: No matter how much people tell me I need to recruit defense, I will still have no defensive players in my third year.
Evidence: No matter how many times people tell me the Big Ten is a big, brutal division, I will continue to recruit tiny "diamond in the rough" type defensive players. Who needs to stop the run anyway? I'll just score more points.
It should be clear by now that Rich Rod has quite the football reputation for stubbornness.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||"We want the Big Ten||
"We want the Big Ten Championship."
Michigan has competed for the Big Ten Championship 1 out of the last 6 seasons. Teams we are on par with in terms of being a program: Oregon State, Purdue, Boston College, Connecticut. Maybe Texas Tech on a good day.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I would love to see RR shove||
I would love to see RR shove revenge up my ass as well. Wasn't that supposed to be this year tho - Rich Rod revenge tour!!! oh...wait...the team still sucks complete ass.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||If Dee Hart decommits it's||
If Dee Hart decommits it's not because of a bunch of fat losers on a blog, it's because the team sucks and can't be competitive with good teams. He doesn't need us to tell him that he can watch us get our ass beat EVERY SATURDAY ON TV. Unless we're playing Purdue, then he'll see us squeak out a win against a horrendous team.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Um, I follow this team. UM||
Um, I follow this team. UM senior, which means I've been to every home loss (all 87 of them) since Rich Rod got here, thanks.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Don't worry I'm here. See||
Don't worry I'm here. See below.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Our time is coming in a "big||
Our time is coming in a "big way". Maybe he means we'll finally only lose to a top Big Ten opponent by 10 points!!! OMG can't wait for next season!!!!! 8-4 with 2 of those losses being AT LEAST SOMEWHAT competitive baby!!!! Michigan football...back on top!!!
|4 years 34 weeks ago||"Rawls reports a 2.8 GPA with||
"Rawls reports a 2.8 GPA with a 15 ACT".....offers from Central Michigan, Cincinnati, and Toledo.
Am I missing something here? This seems like someone who should be going to play at Northern Illinois or Marshall.
Not to mention WHY AREN'T WE RECRUITING DEFENSE? Not quite sure why we need 15 running backs per class and then we recruit linebackers who weigh less than those running backs do.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||You have to REALLY strain to||
You have to REALLY strain to consider this progress. However, I'm sure 90% of the MGoBlog community will, somehow, do so.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Delusions. Seriously.||
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Pathetic||
You Rich Rod die hards are ridiculous. This guy gave his time, he is actually part of the program, not someone sitting on a board all day playing the same hype video over and over with the "sometimes in the morning" song.
This is what 95% of Michigan fans and former players think of the state of our program right now. There is one segment that is die hard faithful in Rich Rod and it is the segment of people who go on MGoBlog who put together enough Diaries with "amazing statistical analyses" that twist numbers to somehow show Rich Rod will rattle off 15 straight Big Ten titles if we just give him 20 years to build the program.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Man.....we've become Notre||
Man.....we've become Notre Dame (sigh).
If you'll notice, by the way, in the games against OSU when we won a bunch, they were favored often, or at least weren't 20 point underdogs. On the other hand, we are a doormat for them. Not even competitive.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Well good thing Mike Martin's||
Well good thing Mike Martin's the one who wants to punch me. That actually scares me. If it was any of our other defensive players, on the other hand, I wouldn't be all that concerned. I'd just hold a football and, by pure virtue of habit, they'd never catch me.
Grow up, this isn't even a rivalry anymore.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Yeah, that argument is so||
Yeah, that argument is so great. There are no differences between taking over a 9-4 team that just beat the Hiesman trophy winner on a powerhouse team and a taking over a 1-11 team that's the doormat of the Pac 10.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||BS||
This is such BS. If you guys don't want us to be focusing on Rich Rod's job, because we should be instead focus on OSU, don't blame us. Blame Rich Rod. We don't have to be focusing on his job. But we are. It doesn't have to be a foregone conclusion that we're going to lose to OSU. But it is. And this is not because we want to talk about these things. It's because Rich Rod has been wildly unsuccessful. It's on him.
This is true whether or not you support keeping him another year.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||This dude's totally rippin me||
This dude's totally rippin me off. It's not me tho.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||It's amazing to me how this||
It's amazing to me how this board claims to be the "logical, well informed" segment of the Michigan fans, and then gets mad when a guy who knows ten times more about football than any of his says that our defensive players, on the worst defense in Michigan football history, who can't tackle, can't contain, can't keep up, can't make one stop, wouldn't start at Indiana.
I'm gonna go out on a limb. Martin would start at OSU or Indiana. Not one other player on our defense would start at Indiana today. Seriously how could you even question that?
|4 years 35 weeks ago||So a lot of you probably know||
So a lot of you probably know I've had my complaints about Rich Rodriguez lately. However...
I thought, man, this recruiting class is shaping up to be epic, especially on offense, it sucks that a lot of these recruits won't be experienced in time to play with Denard Robinson.....Then I thought, OH WAIT WE HAVE THE # 1 DUAL THREAT QUARTERBACK WAITING TO TAKE OVER AND PLAY WITH THE #1 AND #3 RUNNING BACKS AND POSSIBLY THE #4 ATHLETE (FROST) ON OFFENSE!!
For all the BS, this Rich Rodriguez thing could wind up very very good. Can we please just beat the damn buckeyes?
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Wow this is exactly what a||
Wow this is exactly what a State fan would be saying about Michigan 5 years ago. "Michigan is a fraud. Did you see them only beat Ball State by 8! They're barely squeaking by and they would get KILLED by the Buckeyes." How the tables turn. Sucks.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||You racked up 17,000 points||
You racked up 17,000 points in 15 weeks and you are the first reply to every post I make. Do you do ANYTHING besides this blog?
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Not that Crazy||
1) MSU Beating OSU - To say Michigan State, a 10-1 team that trounced us at our place would beat another 10-1 team from the same conference at home is not that crazy of a prediction.
2) Craig Roh - Even this board admits that Craig Roh hasn't had a great year. A lot of that has to do with the fact that we didn't have him down on the line for much of the year. But that doesn't change the fact that he hasn't been a particularly good player this year - just an average Big Ten defensive player. "Can't play" is strong language, agreed, but he had some high expectations coming in. I personally think he will meet those expectations in the future, but that doesn't mean he has this year.
3) Rodriguez simply can't recruit - This sounds crazy at first. He has brought in fairly impressive classes the past couple years, and this one is shaping up OK as well, which is impressive given the lack of success Michigan has had on the field. However, just to play devil's advocate, he's not recruiting on par with Florida, Texas, USC, Oregon, OSU, those types of schools. His classes are ranked lower than before he got here, and have decreased every year since he got her.
And most importantly, he hasn't recruited defensive players that have shown they can play (yet). They may show they can play eventually. (I know there are exceptions, I don't need a lecture on how sweet Mike Martin is. He's sweet, but the D blows.)
|4 years 35 weeks ago||OMG Stop it the logic is||
Dear mwolverinefor life,
OMG Stop it the logic is making me melt!!!!!! Young secondary young secondary young secondary attrition ahh!!!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||That's good, I'm looking||
That's good, I'm looking forward to next year too. But, let's be honest, we don't have a prolific offense. We put up crazy yardage because we're down 24 and the other team softens up, but the offense doesn't exist when the game is actually attainable.
As for freshmen not starting, next year it'll be the same excuse, just with sophomores. Notice how that has pervaded lately, the whole "Denard is only a sophomore" thing. It's true to an extent. But then again, there's gotta be someone who can play D on this team right?
As you said, one can hope. And c'mon man, I said I was just messin around in the other thread.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Fair enough, but in general||
Fair enough, but in general I'm quite positive actually. Just on this board I feel a moral responsibility to bring people back to earth with their future expectations of this team. We're at least 2 years out from competing for a championship, clearly.
And as a side-note, what's with everyone using the "The Who Stay..." line to support the team now. "Those Who Stay" meant if you stay on the team, you will win a Big Ten championship. But those who stayed at Michigan this time never even competed for one. In fact, J. Boren left and won one. So actually, those who left are champions. Those who stayed lost a lotta games. Just a question I've had.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||This would matter if we would||
This would matter if we would have at least competed with those teams this year. We didn't compete at all. They flattened us. So we will go from flattened to competing, which let's call it 2-2 against those teams then. Throw in another loss against one of ND, San Diego State, Northwestern, or Illinois, and we're looking at a best case 9-3 next year, good for second or third in our Big Ten division and a mediocre bowl game.
Man it was so much sweeter when we were good.
EDIT: Wouldn't have been such a debbie downer if I realized I was the first comment. Sorry bro.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||OH MY GOD DO YOU KNOW HOW||
OH MY GOD DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY FRESHMEN WE HAVE IN THE SECONDARY??? STOP HATTING!! WE MAY NOT COMPETE FOR A BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP TWO YEARS AGO OR LAST YEAR OR THIS YEAR OR NEXT YEAR BUT 2012 WE COULD MAYBE POSSIBLY GET THIRD IN THE BIG TEN!!!! SO STOP HATING!!!
OMG ALL THESE HATERS EXPECT THAT JUST BECAUSE "WE'RE MICHIGAN" WE SHOULD BE IN A POSITION TO WIN THE BIG TEN ONCE A DECADE. LET ME GUESS, NOT WINNING A BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR A DECADE WOULD BE "UNACCEPTABLE" - THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT....IT DOESN'T HAPPEN AUTOMATICALLY, PATIENCE!!!
Chill out y'all I'm just havin fun
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Like Rich Rodriguez?||
I seem to remember a certain coach of the Michigan football team who threw his team under the bus to come to Michigan.
For purely self-serving reasons.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Do you guys ever get sick of||
Do you guys ever get sick of making excuses for how horrible these last few teams have been?
Actually probably not. I just wanted to put out there that personally, I would be sick of it right now.
And your offensive comparison has no merit. We didn't start scoring until they were up by 4 scores and settled into a softer defensive scheme. Our offense is incredibly overrated; it puts up big numbers in this matter every week, same formula (suck when it matters but then score a bunch when the other defense softens up).
|4 years 36 weeks ago||YOU MUST BE NEW||
You must be new here. You're not allowed to say anything negative about Rich Rodriguez at MGoBlog. You think I'm joking...