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|2 weeks 1 day ago||What are your opinions on||
What are your opinions on what RichRod inherited and whether he should've been given Year 4?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Iowa 2011||
He's been implementing his stuff since he got here. That argument holds absolutely no water. It's a BS copout.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You're right, they're young.||
You're right, they're young. So why the hell were we not trying to limit the amount of pressure they were bound to face with as much frequency as possible? Bringing everyone in tight was doomed to fail from the start, yet we continued to do it for 90% of the season it seemed like. The best offensive showings were the ones that went away from that as much as possible.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We didn't have the players to||
We didn't have the players to run any system with any modicum of success in 2008. We did this year. Yet we continually went away from what we know works in order to run what we know doesn't.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You're bringing up examples||
You're bringing up examples of teams that are terrible on defense, or at least were at that point in the season.
And our offense executed better when they weren't being asked to run into the middle of a stacked defensive front. Running lanes opened up in those games because there were fewer people in the box. Plus, Ohio State's pass defense has been pourous all year. It wasn't some fluke thing that just happened this week.
When an offensive coordinator more often than not playcalls to his team's weaknesses this far into his tenure, he's not very good. At all.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yet what he was left with is||
Yet what he was left with is what wins him games. At least, when he plays to their strengths. Oh, and the further away from the previous coach we get, the worse the offense has gotten.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, he had such major||
Yes, he had such major successes that he was fired only a year or two after them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Shrink considerably? They||
Shrink considerably? They can't get much smaller than they already are.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||2010: UConn (Big East champ||
2010: UConn (Big East champ that year), Purdue, and Bowling Green
Our biggest problem those last two years was our young defensive backs from being able to shut anyone down much at all. It wasn't a viable excuse for that unit then, why is it one for the offensive line now?
And yes, all evidence to point to him being an overall bad/terrible offensive coordinator.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The track record of Borges||
The track record of Borges and Funk isn't terrible? Good lord you need to stop drinking the kool-aid.
Oh and if, as even you say, he "isn't great" then why the hell is he being paid as if he is?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure I get your meaning.||
Not sure I get your meaning. All evidence to this point shows Borges as the offensvie Gerg.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm pretty sure you can't be||
I'm pretty sure you can't be deliberately doing something if you don't realize you're doing it. That said, I agree that he is a horrible offensive coordinator. Yes, you can point to a few games that he has called that were great. But they're the outliers, the exceptions; not the norm.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You're right, 7 wins isn't a||
You're right, 7 wins isn't a fireable offense for Hoke at this point. However, the historical lows the offense reached this season multiple times should be for the guy calling the plays.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Even some of the most||
Even some of the most ardently anti-Hoke people know he's back for next year and possibly 2015. The only way he's let go before then is if he makes no changes to his staff and the offense is no better than this season, and the team loses 4+ games again.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||And it'll continue to,||
And it'll continue to, somehow, not be the (current) coaching staff's fault.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What about those asking the||
What about those asking the same questions, and that IS their day job?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Name a successful offense||
Name a successful offense that wasn't loaded with upperclassmen recruits that he walked into? His best years have all been with someone else's players. After they leave, the offense goes to shit, and he gets fired. Except at Michigan.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Didn't people try saying that||
Didn't people try saying that the line this year couldn't possibly be worse than last year?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Remember when it wracked up||
Remember when it wracked up negative rushing yards against a woeful Nebraska team? Borges has had a few good games, you are correct there. But his terrible (or worse) games outnumber and outweigh them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||How about trot out something||
How about trot out something functional in the 4th quarter against Penn State, or at all against MSU, or at all (outside of the opening possession of the 2nd half) against Nebrask, or Iowa? Why did it take an additional 10 games into the season to remember how to call plays to the offense's strengths, and away from its weaknesses?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So? Terrible coaches with a||
So? Terrible coaches with a track record of being terrible are just as bad for team chemistry.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||How about an example where he||
How about an example where he didn't piggy-back on his predecessor's recruits? As soon as the guys he rode (but didn't recruit, or coach for very long at all) left for the NFL, his offense went to shit; and he was fired.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Negative rushing yards||
Negative rushing yards against a bad Nebraska defense. The abysmal showings outnumber/outweigh the good/great ones.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'll believe it when I see||
I'll believe it when I see it. Not saying it won't happen, just that I'm not exactly holding my breath in anticipation.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||No argument from me here. We||
No argument from me here. We all knew Hoke would be back for 2014 no questions asked, and possibly for 2015. Him returning in 2015 would be predicated on whether or not he retained Borges, and if the offensive trend of the last two seasons continued. If so, then Borges would be gone, possibly along with Hoke for not fixing the glaring issue himself.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"but coaching changes can||
"but coaching changes can really mess up team chemistry"
Tell that to John Beilein.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I seem to remember that that||
I seem to remember that that is the rule.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Borges, Funk, and Jackson are||
Borges, Funk, and Jackson are all returning? Ugh.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The offense was trying to do||
The offense was trying to do enough to not lose in the 4th quarter against Penn State. They played well enough to win in the 3rd quarter. That's the problem a lot of people have. Get a lead, go into a shell.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Are you implying that this||
Are you implying that this season's MSU game alone is why people want Borges and/or Funk fired?