Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
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|3 years 38 weeks ago||This will never happen||
The Lions had the worst decade long stretch of any pro football team ever and they only lost 8 million last year. With the profit sharing plan that the NFL uses, the HUGE TV contract that they get, and the new CBA, it will be very difficult for ANY NFL team to collapse financially.
A team might lose money, like Jacksonville, or not live up to the financial windfall that most NFL teams enjoy, but the NFL does not "eat their own" like MLB and other sports.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Target||
Yeah he has a target on his back after last year and then the Dalton hit. This one should not have been a fine, even if the Dalton hit warrented one. Hard to believe that they now fine guys when a penalty wasn't called on the field.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Comcast Around Ann Arbor||
On my Comcast (Saline Area) TruTV is 72 or 171 for SD (yes it has two SD channels) and Channel 247 for HD.
By the way I think Nantz is calling this game, which makes me wonder how pissed he is that as the lead announcer for CBS he is calling a game that is being shown on a channel nobody knew existed before they decided to be given NCAA games.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Chuck Heater would be my||
Chuck Heater would be my first choice as well. He has been a recruiting coordinator in the past, was kinda screwed in Florida but was the Assist. DC for years, and has been coaching for many years ( I believe he started 2 years after he graduated from Michigan)
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I would slot him in 5th||
I would slot him in 5th behind Tressel, Dantonio, Bielema, and Fitzgerald. I am not a huge believer in Pelini and Ferentz is a mess in Iowa with all of their discipline problems. This could change quickly though for either the good or the bad.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||If there is a leak||
I would say that we will find out today through a leak, but I don't think it will come from the Michigan side. With Les meeting last night with LSU I would expect them to leak stuff out of their camp.
Also, LSU has to be in a state of panic right now. If they lose Les they are going to have to get a coach, and do it QUICK. If they don' think Les is coming back I can see some smoke coming in the form of Pelini and Jimbo Fisher contacts.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Completly True||
The Big Ten does have rules against over-recruiting and then cutting. It has a strick 25 sch.per class policy, even when you lose players to transfers. This also includes any JUCO transfers and transfers from other colleges. With those rules and his love for the way Bo ran things I think he would be fine.
Also, this is simply the way things are done in the SEC, because they permit it. I mean at least he is not trying to buy Cam Newton.
Les is the guy for the job in my mind now that Harbaugh is out. He is a guy that can recruit and win immediately.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Agreed||
I could not agree more. This is his one and only shot at this job. I can't forsee a situation where this next hire goes so poorly that he gets another shot at it.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Friedgen Got Screwed||
He was named ACC Coach of the Year....and gets fired???, SCREWED!
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Agreed. I am a big fan of||
Agreed. I am a big fan of Randy Shannon for some reason.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Here Are Mine||
ACC- Frank Beamer (VT) and Paul Johnson (GT). FYI- I am a HUGE Paul Johnson fan
Big East- Randy Edsall (UCONN)
Big Ten- This hurts but...Jim Tressel (OSU)
Big 12- Bob Stoops (OU), Mike Gundy (OK. ST.), Bo Pelini (NEB)
Conf USA- Kevin Sumlin (HOU)
MAC- Al Golden (Temple)
MWC- Gary Patterson (TCU)
Pac 10- Jim Harbaugh (Stanford) and Chip Kelly (Oregon)
SEC- Nick Saban (ALA) and Dan Mullens (Miss St.)
WAC- Chris Peterson (Boise St.)
I think that right now Harbaugh and Kelly are the top 2 with Patterson from TCU 3rd
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I agree||
This is a point that not many of us have thought of and talked about. Now I know your sick of it, in which case DON'T READ THE FREAKING THREAD.
People are going to talk about this, and they should. It is a very important to the future of a football program that we all care about very much. I would also like to say that the people that often "don't want to tlk about it anymore" are the supporters of RR. At this point I don't care if it is Rich Rod, Harbaugh, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford from the grave, David Brandon himslef, or Tom from the corner store. The coaching position at Michigan is going to be debated untl we get back to 9 wins again, beat MSU, beat OSU, and play defense. So debate on, and +1 to the author for a well written post.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Great Idea||
This is an excellant idea. I am in.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Probably 19 Wins||
I would say 19 gets them in since they are playing in arguably the toughest conference in basketball this year. The win yesterday was big, because it was against a BCS school on the road. Here is how the NC schedule breaks down the rest of the way.
Non-Conf Wins- Concordia (MI) (NAIA Team), NC Central, Oakland, Bryant
Non-Conf Toss-Ups- Harvard, Utah
Non-Conf Losses- Kansas
If they win both of the toss-up games then they will be 10-2 for the Non-Conf schedule. Clemson would be their biggest win, because Clemson could also be fighting for a NCAA spot at the end of the season. The biggest hurdle will be that they start the Conference schedule in a CRAZY tough manner. Purdue at home, then a winnable game home vs. PSU, then they play @ Whisky, vs. Kansas, and vs. OSU. That is 3 ranked opponents and a road trip to Wisconsin. That is a tough stretch.
Can it be done, yes, but they have to beat Harvard and Utah. I know it sounds crazy, but those two are MUST WINS.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||I was curious about Dumars as||
I was curious about Dumars as well. Just wondering if he will be able to contribute at all
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Good thing the team with the||
Good thing the team with the most yards wins
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Lou Holtz||
Lou Holtz at being unbiased towards ND
Lou Holtz at speaking without making it rain
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Sorry||
Just saw that this was posted two posts above this one...my apologies.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Just heard that it is not Boise St.||
It is Miami (FL) in 2020 and 2021. That is less than inspiring, but at least teams are getting serious about getting away from cupcakes. I believe that Brandon will be scheduling big games for as long as people are willing to play us.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I||
Agreed! I am excited to see these guys mature and turn into some great 3 and 4 year starters. I think Demens and Kovacs are going to be fun to watch, I really enjoyed both of them today.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I am trying to be patient, but for those of you who aren't||
I am trying to be patient but for those who aren't...it is OK. I think we have a right to be frustrated. I am not going to sit here and call for RR's job (mostly because I wouldn't know where to go from here), but if someone else does, I promise I won't be the one giving you negative points.
As for everyone getting on people who are upset and and frustrated and tired, and telling them to get off the board, give me a break. I hate seeing people get negged big time because they want us to win, and because they are frustrated that we have won a total of 4 Big 10 games in 3 years. Just let people be pissed, and remember that it does not make them any less of a fan.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||The discipline of this team||
The discipline of this team is terrible. It is tough to watch the false start penalties, the illegale formations, and the after the whistle penalties. These are not "hustle" penalties, they are a lack of discipline. Hopefully the bye week will clear this up.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||He is very good at reading||
He is very good at reading the play and disciplined in his assignments.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||7-5 is better...but||
Yeah 7-5 is better, but it is still mediocre. I genuinely like RR (as both a coach and a person), and I like the explosive plays from the offense, but they are still so far away. I am a patient man, but this is starting to get tough to watch..
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Good Day for Demens||
I thought he did a nice job in there today. He will only get better from here, and I think he could finally be the long term answer there.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||I would hope the run||
I hope it is the run defense. I like the thought of Stanzi having to beat us. I will also say this, while Iowa's D is better than MSU's, Cousins is better than Stanzi and MSU's RB stable is better than Iowa's. I think this allows us to keep a safety back fo help and stop the run with 7 in the box.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||As A Detroit Sports Fan||
It would have to be the Wings cup win in 1997, only to be followed by the devastating Limo accident.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Agreed||
Agreed, but Spielman is very good too.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Agreed||
I agree...a chance for a big win next week, lets go get one.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Two tough Red Zone TO||
Those two Red Zone INTs really hurt (obviously). I thought the first one was the most damaging as it would have been a great statement drive to start the game. Anyway, if those two drives go differently then we are sitting here with a very different conversation. This was just a game where Denard was not as sharp as he has been, and that is bound to happen when you have a guy starting his 6th game ever as a true Soph.
A win next week will make us 1-1 against the top teir B10 teams (and, yes MSU is top tier now), and can set the tone for the rest of the season.
Time to be pissed about it for tonight, then move on and get a big bounce back win next week.