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|6 years 12 weeks ago||What cost?||
You cannot quantify the cost, or even prove that there was a cost at all. That is all just spin manufactured by people that like to complain about everything because that is what they do. Nobody KNOWS what would have happened had RichRod stayed. After three years of poor to mediocre records, and getting repeatedly blown out by good teams, some of those recruits might have bolted anyway. We just don't know.
Sure, we can talk in circles all we want. We can point fingers all we want. But at some point you have to come back to reality and deal with what is really happening rather than fantasizing. This kind of stuff can influence people and start an undercurrent that is not healthy for the program.
All the complaining about "The Process" only serves to create the same kind of tension among the fans and alumi that doomed RichRod. People need to get over it and move on.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I will keep this simple, the OP is just wrong.||
Haven't you ever played sports in your life? Whether it is pro or college you take one step at a time and you don't look ahead.
In the NFL the goal is to make the playoffs. Why? Because you have to make the playoffs to win the Super Bowl. But if you worry about winning the Super Bowl before you get there you are a dumbass, because looking ahead and losing focus is how you fail at the easier goal so that you never get to the harder one..
The same is true in college. Sure Michigan wants to win National Chapionships. Does the OP and Drew Sharp seriously think that the U-M would turn down an invitation to the BCS national championship game to play in a lesser bowl? But if you are going to get to the national championship you HAVE TO WIN THE BIG TEN FIRST!
That is what Hoke said to Drew Sharp, and that is what Hoke meant. It is just too bad that Drew Sharp, and the OP, seem to think that it is good to just skip step A and go right to Step Z. But that's OK, not everybody can understand such concepts, they are just too complex for some folks.
This garbage about setting your sights higher and shooting for the National Championship as a goal just means that youa re either a fan or a sportswriter and you probably have never played sports in your life.