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|2 years 18 weeks ago||How are they still getting recruits?|
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Aha! Thanks to you, good sir||
Now if only I could figure out how to have the video start later in the clip...
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Then what?||
What offense should he have run in contrast? He didn't have the talent available to run any offense effectively. So why try to run one the players may know, but the coach does not? Doesn't make any sense. You're right, he could've fit his offense around his talent, if he had any to begin with.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||You're still (wrongly) assuming||
RR "forced" Mallett out. Everything I've ever read on the subject suggests he was leaving regardless of whom the coach was. The lack of talent at the QB spot (and various other positions) in 2008 can't be laid at the feet of Rodriguez.
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EDIT: Still having trouble figuring out the whole embed thing.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Dear Jackass||
Everyone that has ever worked as a member of the UAW, or was raised by one.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||My thoughts exactly||
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Hoke and Tressel comparisons||
There's one major flaw with them. People say that Tressel wasn't a "sexy hire" for OSU at the time. You're right. However, the one major difference between the two? I'm pretty sure there's nobody here that'll argue with me when I say that winning 1AA national championships is better than what Hoke has done thus far. Much better.
EDIT: Damn, just a tad late.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||First||
I'll believe it when I see it on NSD. Second, that's honestly the only thing worth responding to in that post of mine? Alright, I guess.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I'm disappointed||
I've already put my thoughts into a lengthy post in another thread (before I even saw this one).
My disappointment level is still incredibly high. After all that transpired in that 2007 season, and seeing the landscape of college football as it is today. I really don't like the idea of "going back" to what we did (offensively) before. I really don't like that the (now ended) RR era is being looked at as a "failed experiment." Well, any experiment is bound to fail if the plug is pulled before it's given a chance to be completed.
RR deserved at least one more year. That's all we (his supporters) asked for. We, apparently, weren't really going after Harbaugh or Miles. Not like either actually seemed to want the job anyway. And I'm pretty sure that if Hoke was the guy from jump, he still would've been available next year if need be. So I honestly can't see a reason why this whole thing was scrapped prematurely.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I'm completely torn||
I'm stilled pissed about all of this. That this guy was hired. That we had to go on a "national coaching search" that, apprently, really wasn't one starting on Jan 5th. That what looked like it was gonna be a pretty good recruiting class (if a bit small in actual numbers) is now all but gone at this point (how many of those players are actually left? Two?) That the guy I actually wanted was fired after only 3 years. Especially when it looked like there was serious potential for a great season upcoming. I can't stand how DB has handled this whole thing. I'm sorry, but to me, he comes off as looking incompetant in all this.
Granted, there were a few things that needed changing. But I honestly thought there was absolutely no need to apparently blow everything the hell up and "get back to our roots" as it were. Which is exactly what the general consensus said we needed to get away from in 2007. The stagnation and apathy that seemed to have set in needed to get shaken out of the program. Hard. I hate it. All of it.
I hate that I'm still this upset about it. Even though, deep down, I knew it was coming. I hate the majority of people out there figured it was "Harbaugh or bust." That you "don't fire RR for someone other than JH." Well, so much for that. I hate that this new guy has, what, two "good" years in conference like the WAC and MAC. That he has a losing record overall as a HC.
I hate the hypocrisy of a lot of those out there that were sniping at RR from minute one. Now they're claiming that if you're not behind Hoke, you're against the program. I hate how there are still people insinuating RR was a "less than ethical" person on or off the field. How he was "responsible for major sanctions against the program." I thought those memes died a long time ago.
I hate the jihad the FreeP and co. waged on the program the last three years. I hate the hypocriscy they've shown in all this. How they looked for all the dirt they could find on our program during that time, even if it was only dust. And how they completely turned a blind eye to all the goings on over in East Lansing. How they decried RR as some vile guy while trying to get sainthood for Dantonio.
However, I do still love Michigan. I bleed Maize and Blue. Always have, always will. That'll never change. No matter who holds the HC position. It pains me that all of this has happened. I honestly hope this all works out. I want to be wrong about Hoke. I truly do. My fandom is not in question, nor should it be. I just feel incredibly numb. I quickly go from being hopeful for the future, to incredibly disappionted about what all has transpired, and back again. I think to myself "I'm done with football until the end of July." Only to log back on here 10 minutes later.
We, as a community (on-line and off) will all come back together soon. Or, at least, we should. However, it will take time. There is still some bitterness and resentment. For some, that likely won't go away until the new season starts. If not later. This "new experiment" will have to prove itself successful before the real healing begins, I suppose.
I should probably stop now before a set the record for the longest post on this board.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||tl;dr||
I'm upset about all that has happened, but I'll be fine. Just give me (and those that feel the same way) some time. We'll all come back around soon enough.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||My point was||
were you saying that very same thing while RR was the coach? Or were you against the idea that negativity from the fans and local media in any way helped to undermine RR from the start?
Because, honestly, if it's the latter (like it seems to be with many people around here right now), that's quite hypocritical. It's a legit question, and not one that is simply "posting to get points."
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Tell that to||
Oklahoma and Nebraska.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||We are killing ourselves by||
Please tell me you weren't one of the people that attacked the idea that the negativity from the fans like this didn't ultimately help with getting RR fired.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Right now? Honestly?||
I'd say to them "Look at Notre Dame. Now look at Michigan. See a difference? Neither do I."
|2 years 19 weeks ago||So much...||
...for this. For all the "Harbaugh or bust" people, where are you at now (in terms of your opinion on how this has all been handled)?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Simple||
Hypocrisy. RR wasn't a "Michigan Man" but Les is. Whatever the hell that really even means anymore.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||If there isn't a coach signed||
by this weekend, then I have zero faith in DB from this point onward.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I'm numb at this point||
How do you have a meeting with a guy for several hours one day, and then meet with him again the next just to fire him? Especially at this point in time. This whole situation just makes no sense to me. I find myself becoming ambivalant towards the coaching situation. I really don't care whom we get. I can't bring myself to care about Michigan football right now.
In echoing the sentiments others have made several times now; this really feels like Notre Dame. By summer my excitement for the team may, MAY, be there again. But right now, I just don't see how. This is a dark day indeed for Michigan football.
Good luck wherever you end up Coach Rod. They just very well may become my second favorite college football team while you're there.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||It shows we've been on the decline||
defensivlely for around 10 years now. We started to underacheive more and more each year after 1997. It looked like 2006 was gonna turn things around quite a lot (which it did, at first) but how we finished that season didn't exactly help matters.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Actually||
I missed it.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Interesting state about Michigan's defenses||
Since that 1997 squad, how many times have we had a team finish in the top 10 in defense?
Once. In 2006. This problem goes back further than most people seem to realize.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||How is that something||
you put on RR? I know people like to pile on him for things that may or may not be his fault directly, but come on.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||The problem(s) with our defense||
can't be fixed between the end of the regular season and a bowl game. It takes a full off-season at least. They gained a ton of experience this season, but now they need the physical maturity to go with it.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Well||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I was surprised to hear||
that was the most points scored in the 1st quarter of a Gator Bowl.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Profound||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||And yards against?||
How do they look then? From the numbers I've seen, they're a bend-don't-break defense (like us) that doesn't completely break all that often (unlike us, right now).
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Does anyone else find that noise||
to be the most god-awful annoying thing ever?