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|41 weeks 3 days ago||No||
The Game did not change my expectations for next season. And its aftermath, much as I appreciated the effort, underscores how far the program has fallen. "Michigan lost the game but won the day." Wow. Never figured The Big House would become the home of moral victories.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||In addition to the 'image' issue||
Another reason people are interested in this story -- or, perhaps more accurately, surprised by it, IMO -- is the timing of the affair(s). It's not as if Woods had been married for 10-20-30 years and succumbed to temptation. He'd barely been married, had a very young kid and another one on the way.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Reminds me of comments from another coach||
Chuck Noll used to say the same thing, essentially. I recall an interview from the late 1970s when he was asked about his coaching philosophy. He responded by saying that it's rare to fool the other team. The way you win is by blocking well, tackling well, being fundamentally sound all over the field.
Different era, and his teams had great talent then, but it worked.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Short answer: Yes||
Bad reporting abounds in this case, but the article linked by the OP makes a few good points, IMO, without explicitly advocating RR’s dismissal. Basically the writer says that if Michigan is looking for an out, they potentially can save quite a bit of money by acting now.
“Are there really people out there dumb enough that they think M will be better off with a new coach?”
Perhaps only those who haven’t read the recruiting analyses on this site.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Talk about the ultimate||
Talk about the ultimate "right place, right time." I grew up in the city, with season tickets to the dynastic/Steel Curtain teams. Made for many, many happy Sundays. They had a ridiculous home record those years.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Cliff actually played well at||
Cliff actually played well at first, but of course he had the misfortune of following a four-time Super Bowl winner in Bradshaw. I'm guessing most of the posters here know Terry only as a goofy broadcaster, but he was a tough act follow on the field.
michman79, at this point they could stick George Blanda under center and I'd live with it as long as it meant beating the Buckeyes.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||"I happen to be a lifelong||
"I happen to be a lifelong Steelers fan despite having been born in Michigan and never having lived in Pennsylvania."
Okay, this is the thread for me! I grew up in Pittsburgh but happen to be a lifelong Michigan fan (in addition to a diehard Steelers fan).
No doubt, every franchise/program has its ups and downs.
But I hereby vow that if it turns out Bubby Brister has any eligibility left and he enrolls at Michigan, I'm jumping off a ledge....
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Interesting perspective indeed||
Been following the program for 39 years, but hadn't considered the 11-10-1 figure. It helps a bit.
Only part that's tough to stomach these last two seasons is the "foregone conclusion" feeling heading into The Game(s). That's not something I remember -- for either side -- very often.
BTW I stumbled upon this site at the start of the season and am grateful to have found it.