"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
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|3 years 32 weeks ago||I heard a rumor....||
....Les Miles was going to be the HC, Jon Gruden was going to be the DC, Steve Spurrier was going to take over as OC and Sly Stallone was going to be our Strength-n-conditioning nut with alil bit of assistance from Roger Clemens and/or Brian McNamee..........story is getting legs as we speak.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I wonder...||
...if in 60 years, there's going to be a coach at a struggling but once mighty program and after a tough loss of 48=14....he'll be asked a question about what is wrong with the team and his answer will be, "we're young, we just didn't execute and heck...I don't think Rich Rodriguez could have helped this defense out today.".............weirdddddddddd
|3 years 32 weeks ago||ehhhh......||
....slander is more like when RR completely blamed the entire 2007 3-9 debacle on Schaefer. Saying that RM would have stayed at UM with a coach with a more suitable offense is just playing the percentages....certainly falls short of slander.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||......||
....he isn't sleezy at all with regards to recruiting. If you worked in athletics, you would understand how recruiting works....no disrespect at all....I work in college athletics and at every level, you have kids and their parents upset for whatever reason because something happened to their son/daughter and MORE TIMES than not, it is 100% the kid's fault. The problem is that when the media grabs a hold of it and puts a microphone up to the coach's mouth, the coach has to take the high road and not completely dump on the kid or risk looking like an insensitive prick. Trust me,, this happens all the time and at all levels.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||allow me to translate....||
...the word "losses" = "routs"....those weren't losses....those were unacceptable routs we lived through. oh wait...no I forgot there was the 13-10 loss...................to Toledo.......oh wait....that's right now I remember......it was all Scott Schafer's fault......he fully accepted all the blame for all the woes of the program or as he put it.... "Bottom line is, I take full responsibility for the demise of the Michigan program... I accept all responsibility.”......with his grin ever so tucked away knowing full well his sarcasism was intended for us to read between the lines and see RR for who he really was.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||stanford was...||
...1-11 the year before JH took over.......Michigan was 9-4 coming off a bowl victory over Florida and had 7 starters returning on defense.....next please
|3 years 32 weeks ago||pump the brakes...||
...you're forgetting that RR's first season, he had the following on defense:
1.) Terrence Taylor
2.) Brandon Graham
3.) Tim Jamison
4.) Donovan Warren
5.) Stevie Brown
6.) Brandon Harrison
7.) Charles Stewart
8.) Morgan Trent
9.) Will Johnson
10.) John Thompson
11.) Jonas Mouton
12.) Austin Panter
....I don't know about many of you but there's some pretty darn good football players on that defense right there....I'm quite sure that most of them played key roles on the 06 defense. I don't think the "Blame Carr" campaign holds water.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||you tell em...||
...i'm tired of hearing the 6th best offense. We couldn't do anything against quality competition. The players didn't fight for him. DB even stated that his talks with current players helped him immensely in the decision. That's saying something right there. The feeling is RR was a great guy....far from a great coach. Let's just hope we get someone who can take what we have offensively and sprinkle in some toughness.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||RR also...||
...told us UM fans to "get a life".......fantastic words coming from our leader at best. And if 10-2 and your "safe cocoon" is for the taking....i'm all in for michigan....because you can't go undefeated every year but hopefully our new coach can put 11 guys on the field for defense....oh wait that's right....he's not in charge of the D....he's just the HC.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||....||
...patience my young padawan....DB will deliver.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||....||
...but wins. I'm also quite sure that LSU never had issues with liniing up or making sure all 11 guys were on the field.
And the whole OTL story on the QB is extremely exaggerated. The kid wasn't good enough to compete at that level and had a poor attitude about things....ESPN fails to say anything about that.....but when the coach is publicly asked...he HAS to tip-toe around the subject or else he looks like an ass. Last time I checked, the majority of 19 year old kids are immature and have poor attitudes and the coaches are forced to take the high road.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||...||
...that's actually a way around admitting something...when an independent firm is being used....they contact all people UM is interested in but those receiving the calls can say "UM hasn't contacted me".....but you never hear those same coaches say "no one representing UM has contacted me"....the firm does all the work......I learned that in "Bill Clinton 101"
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I would take...||
...Miles for miles and miles...recruits would flock to Michigan with LM there......if Hoke was with us....recruits would be like "who's their coach again??"
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I hear....||
...JC runs a wicked spread option.....plus we would have divine intervention in front of Denard ...and if we had Mike Effin Ditka....teams would not show up...he's like Chuck Norris' evil twin.....only more evil and tough.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||....||
...irony can be very ironic sometimes
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I would take...||
...Gruden in a second.....mili-second even,,,
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I'll see your $50....||
...and add a dollar. Seems alil fishy (no pun intended) that JH and the Dolphins didn't work out hours after Luck decides to return to Palo Alto. I think the prodigal son is staying in Stanford
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I completely agree....||
...with you but Carr never lost 9, 7, and 6 games such as RR. Granted we lost some embarrasing games towards the ladder stages of Carr's tenure but come on, UM was in much better shape in Carr's later years than any of RR's years. I, too, wanted Carr to move on because I thought we were getting stagnant....I just did not want a complete overhaul of the program and how it was winning. Martin and Coleman, although smart people, really didn't seek enough advice from people before making an educated decision.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||...||
...the fans, the administration, some of the old-guard absolutely pushed Carr out the door. Any denial of that is upsurd. I was part of it too. I won't deny I was part of the fanbase that wanted him to move on too but I just wanted someone who was alittle more energetic and inspired to get his hands dirty while not revamping the entire program. Many of us seem to forget that when LC was in his hay-day, we won numerous bowl games including four against coveted SEC squads. The talent was still there, but the passion and fire wasn't. All Martin and Coleman had to do was hire someone within or someone with UM ties and Mallett, Arrington, Manningham, Boren etc etc etc would have stayed and would have known the system and philosopy and we wouldn't be sitting here talking about this three years later. I said it day one and I will say it again, hiring outside of our base was the silliest thing that any of us could have hoped for.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||hahaha....||
....I like that joke but obviously you don't know who runs this country
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I'm the silent majority....||
....evidently not good enough for you
|3 years 32 weeks ago||....but it's alittle||
....but it's alittle different when Hart lines up directly behind Henne so that the defense has no idea where he's going as opposed to lining up Smith to the right of Robinson and everyone and their mother knows which way he's going if he gets the ball. Quotes from Miss. St. players..."Michigan was predicatable"
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Amen to that....||
...some of these people drink way to much coffee.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||But why is it lunacy?||
Some of us act that RichRod's offensive "genius" exists in a vaccuum and no else can coach these types of players. There are plenty of other coaches out there who can win with these kids and also not be stubborn enough to admit that something's wrong and to make adjustments accordingly. I never heard RichRod ever admit to being outcoached or ill-prepared. I'm sorry but every good coach admits that now and again. He was hell-bent on blaming the lack of execution or lack of personnel. After 3+ years of recruiting and instilling a philosophy, it's his personnel now.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||And another thing....||
....can people chill out about Dee Hart....he's a 4=star recruit who's a scat-back. Last time I checked, many of the same type players in our program weren't performing to well in our offense. I can only take so many times watching Vincent Smith gaining a few inches running into a pile of 8 guys twice his size wearing Iowa, Wisconsin or Ohio St. uniforms.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Someone explain to me....||
...the hypocrisy in some of you? 3 years ago, we went nuts when Coleman and Martin did a below average job at evaluating our needs and decided to overhaul our program, unwarranted and completely unnecessary. We pushed Carr out before his bowl game without any sort of plan in place to replace him. Now, it seems that Brandon is a very bright guy who knows what it takes to build something and evidently did a proper and professional evaluation of RichRod. He came to the conclusion that the current program was not going in the proper direction and needed new leadership. Unlike Coleman and Martin, he is being very prudent and patient about making the appropriate decisions in the best interest of the University and our storied football program. So let's stop bashing the guy for not hiring someone in haste just because it doesn't satisfy us diehard fans. Coleman and Martin made that mistake once and look where it got us.....let's all relax and let the man do his job; he's proven to be a solid leader thus far.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||dave brandon.....||
....knows what he's doing....his press conference was done with extreme professionalism and business savy. He's doing a good job....let him continue to do it.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||I couldn't agree with you more...||
...you say exactly what I have been saying for quite some time but you say it a lot more eloquently. The Athletic Dept. completely dropped the ball on the searc. We had departing quality seniors in CH, MH and JL leaving early however we also had Ryan Mallett (highest ranked QB ever to sign) and Super Mario, Arrington and some very good talent still in place as well as incoming. I was ALL for change but I firmly believe we didn't need a complete shift in philosophy, one which led to our sudden demise and one which could have definitely been avoided with proper management and thought into the whole situation. I think everyone agrees that RR will eventually get this program turned around but was it necessary to take all these steps backward as a result?? I stand firm with a resounding NO! I completely blame administration for not communicating properly with appropriate personnel to figure out the course of action for the opening. I have worked in college athletics since I graduated and one of the many issues I have come across is that the so-called "higher upers" are sometimes so oblivious and arrogant as to ask the simple question to the simple people who actually work under their noses. It seems in this case, they figured they could take care of this by themselves without any assistance from the very people who are the most knowledgeable given the situation.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||you talk...||
...as if other teams exist in a vacuum and Michigan is the only one capable of getting better. Do you honestly believe that programs don't have quality players to replace stars who are leaving??? Who are we replacing our 3 departing "stars" with? PSU has been head and shoulders above us the last few years, which includes recruiting. To think that they don't have someone as good if not better than DC to replace is plain silly. Yeah, ND sucks but guess what...so do we...and much worse. And OSU is on a completely different level right now...we have to worry about beating Purdue, Illinois, NW, Indiana before we can entertain thoughts of beating the big guys.....
You say the offense got better last year? I hate to ruin your tea party but the offense averaged the same amount of points per game in B10 games this year as they did the previous year, 22.13ppg....yeah yeah yeah I know they scored 63 vs. Del. St. and 45 vs. E. Mich. and 38 vs. ND...but let's be real. On the other side of the ball, our "D" gave up an average of 33.25 ppg in B10 games this year, down a whopping .25 from the year before, 33.5 ppg.
And yes, your premise on coaching changes does sometimes cause attrition and some tension between philosophies but not when you do it properly and professionally. Coaches have to adapt to players just as much as players have to adapt to Coaches. As a Coach, you're supposed to embrace what you have and extend from it...RR, in my eyes, did an awful job...which led to attrition and all the drama.
Lastly, you said that this year was better than last year and I have a hard time believing that for two reasons...first, simply put we finished 1-7 in the B10...secondly and more important, I think a huge factor to our 4-0 start was the media buzz and pot shots surrounding the program. To our credit, UM rallied around each other and pulled out some solid wins albiet against less than average teams. However, if we had to face those teams again towards the end of the season, we go 2-2 instead of 4-0. ND and probably IU beat us the way we were playing.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||someone needs to wake me up....||
...because I'm not following how all of a sudden we go from 3-9, 5-7 to 9-3 next year after losing, currently, our best players from a terrible team in 09. Our 'D' is going to be worse next year, not better. Our 'O' will probably be a bit better (people need to chill out about DG....anyone who's played a college sport knows most freshman don't make an immediate impact...see Tate Forcier). Facing ND in South Bend is NEVER easy. OSU at Columbus...ehhhhh....PSU in Happy Valley....double ehhhhhh...and RR hasn't shown me any reason as to us being able to pull out wins against, quite frankly, anyone in the B-10. Listen, I'm all for getting this ship turned around properly and back on course but some of us are dreaming a bit if we think it's going to just come easy because RR has 'his' guys now. We're still going to have ball control issues which leads to our suspect 'D' being on the field for the better part of the game. We have HUGE question marks at DB, S, RB and PK. I think Forcier will eventually be a solid college QB but I still see him making many mistakes next year as well, especially with a shaky O-Line. Denard Robinson is NOT Pat White so let's end that talk there. I'm not sure where you can put him because he has poor hands and can't hold onto the football. I can see this team, maybe, pulling out 6 wins next year....the 'D' is just to big a problem for any more than that...sorry friends but even RR knows we're still 2 to 3 years away from any significant noise.