The Other Brian
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|17 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, I'm sure it is.||
Oh, I'm sure it is.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||FWIW, the coach in charge of||
FWIW, the coach in charge of recruiting at Sheldon Day's high school (Warren Central in Indianapolis) is a hardcore Michigan hater. As in, the "herp derp lol scUM meatchicken" Ohio State fan on Bucknuts kind of Michigan hater. He routinely ran interference during Michigan's dalliance with Day.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Michigan was not an option||
Michigan was not an option for Dior when he picked Oregon, so he didn't pick them over us. RR and Gibson liked him better as a slot.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||He seems set on taking||
He seems set on taking officials to all three schools, and he said yesterday that he might not be able to do so during the fall because Bergen Catholic plays a lot of games on Saturdays. So this one could very well go into December or January (which would be just fine for us, since Hand and McDowell will likely be off the board one way or another by then), and we'll have a better idea of what the numbers look like.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Dickerson himself said his||
Dickerson himself said his final three is in order: Stanford first, Michigan second, Northwestern third.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||After Bunting committed,||
After Bunting committed, Michigan told Dickerson they would continue to recruit him exclusively at DE now. Although if U-M lands Hand and McDowell and still wants Dickerson (and Dickerson decides he wants U-M), I imagine they'd bring him in as an "athlete" and find a spot for him, either at DE or TE.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Confirmed by Rivals. Family||
Confirmed by Rivals. Family situation came up, but it's been resolved. Visits are a go.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||The general feeling is||
The general feeling is mentioning the words "offensive line" to McDowell is a good way to get your school dropped from consideration.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||FWIW, Finley wasn't actually||
FWIW, Finley wasn't actually offered. Michigan called him and asked if he had any interest in possibly setting up a visit; he said no. The recruiting sites ran with that info as "Michigan offers Finley, Finley sticks with MSU."
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Not bad, gentlemen. Not bad||
Not bad, gentlemen. Not bad at all.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I'm sorry. I didn't see that post and discussion when it was made. I didn't avoid it; I just didn't see it.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
|3 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. :)
|3 years 15 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Not a chance. Ross has a spot saved for him until he's ready to commit.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Huh...you know what else the||
Huh...you know what else the future would be with Harbaugh?
Beating mediocre teams 38-0 while blocking punts and making field goals and forcing 5 turnovers while committing none instead of winning 67-65 with 5 turnovers and no special teams whatsoever.
Woe is us if that's our future...
|3 years 35 weeks ago||This is so far offbase. MSU||
This is so far offbase. MSU and OSU fans are not encouraging UM to fire RR because they fear him. If they're encouraging UM to fire him it's because firing a coach and hiring a new one is a volatile process and the odds of them pulling even further ahead of us increase (in their eyes).
MSU and OSU fans do not fear Rodriguez, believe me. And to date, they have no reason to.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Haven't heard anything like||
Haven't heard anything like that from Cooper.
Haven't heard anything on Johnson period, because barring some sort of major upset, he won't be coming here.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Damon Knox. And he's not||
And he's not going to make it.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Janoris Jenkins = junior||
Janoris Jenkins = junior corner for Florida from Pahokee.
Jelani Jenkins = redshirt freshman linebacker for Florida from Good Counsel.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||From Mike Farrell||
From Mike Farrell earlier:
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Nope, he's Green all the way.||
Nope, he's Green all the way. Unfortunately, I can't blame him at the moment, either.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Yeah, I removed any link to||
Yeah, I removed any link to the video because it started popping up virus warnings on people's computers, apparently.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Yes, they were the same||
Yes, they were the same coaches. The thing that changed is Michigan's (and Michigan State's) coaching staff.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Yes.||
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Just FYI, we're probably 5th||
Just FYI, we're probably 5th out of those 5 teams.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Combination of both. UM||
Combination of both. UM really liked him, but as things have progressed,
a) he visited Wisconsin and really liked it;
b) Michigan's focus has shifted almost exclusively toward defense, and...
c) with B in mind, the wisdom of taking a good-not-great possession WR decreased.
UM may have "cooled" on him, but it was convenient for all sides. Wisconsin pulled ahead, and UM decided not to put up a major fight. If we take another WR, it'll be Watkins.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Badger.||
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I heard he's transferring to||
I heard he's transferring to Eleven Warriors, said something about the family values going down the drain around here.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||<img||
|3 years 41 weeks ago||"My own superiority over||
"My own superiority over everyone"? When was the last time I participated in any sort of debate or argument here?
So I come across as overbearing. My bad. Nowhere did I imply that the guy who disagreed with me was an idiot. Since you are obviously familiar with me and the way I apparently go about things, you'd know that if I think someone's an idiot, I'm going to tell them.
There are two sides to the debate here, and we obviously don't fall on the same one. IPFW thinks Shafer was largely at fault for what happened in 2008; I think it was more like Shafer wasn't allowed to run the type of defense he wanted to because he didn't mesh with RR and RR's assistants on the defensive side of the ball. If you disagree with me, that's fine. There's no "proof" either way, other than largely subjective numbers, like Shafer's defenses at Western Michigan and Stanford being blitz-mad sack machines, as opposed to the soft, tissue paper monstrosity that took the field for Michigan in 2008. If he was such a terrible coordinator, why is it only here that he failed? Why is Syracuse suddenly decent on defense? I've spoken to more than one Syracuse fan. They rave about the guy. So why didn't he work out here? If he was so terrible, why have things not gotten even a LITTLE better in the almost two years he's been gone?
There isn't one single redeeming quality about this defense. In my opinion (oh, and I'm freely admitting right here that it's my OPINION and absolutely can be wrong), there are really only two explanations. Either RR has swung and missed horribly on TWO defensive coordinator hires, or he has restricted and handcuffed both his coordinators and forced them into running schemes they don't want to run. When you consider that every single person even remotely considered an "insider" will tell you that Shafer was essentially removed from the decision-making process prior to the abortion that was the 2008 Purdue game, it's clear, to me anyway, what the problem is.
Rich inherited a flawed product. But with every second that passes, the opportunity to blame Lloyd Carr's recruiting deficiencies for this mess gets smaller and smaller. It's not Lloyd Carr's fault that after two and a half years we apparently don't have anybody to replace Obi Ezeh. It's not Lloyd Carr's fault that these players can't tackle, can't contain, can't shed blocks, can't play assignment football, and get generally manhandled by any physical front they face. Eventually it's time to own up. Scott Shafer's career as a defensive coordinator has been pretty damn successful at every place but one. Greg Robinson has two Super Bowl rings as a defensive coordinator in the NFL.
And I don't appreciate you pigeon-holing me with that "Rodriguez should be fired" bullshit. Nowhere did I even come close to saying that. And as for "inserting the same opinion into every discussion", like I said, when was the last time I even participated in one here? I've been a ghost for months here. I pop in on recruiting discussions every now and then, that's basically it. But nowhere did I say that our head coach should be fired. I'm frustrated. My patience now is thinner than it was when I woke up on Saturday. But not here, nor on my own blog, have I said I want a new coach. I've voiced my opinion on what I think is GOING to happen, but never have I said what I want to happen.