No lack of material for final installment(s) of TWIS Brian

No lack of material for final installment(s) of TWIS Brian

Submitted by markusr2007 on January 4th, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Will there be a final piece on mgoblog of college football TWIS? 

The Chernobylesque manner in which UM boards are melting down today, followed by the Big Ten bowl debacles, crazy coaching changes, and recruit de- and re-commitmases, plus Ohio State vs. ArkanSAW!.....man, plenty of material dudes.

Dear Lloyd,

Dear Lloyd,

Submitted by New Carr on January 4th, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Dear Lloyd Carr,

I want to apologize for all the anger and vitriol I spewed in your direction via internet chat, bar room banter, and drunken dorm room rages.  For some strange reason I believed that Michigan, given its tradition, stadium, fandom, NFL pipeline, etc was entitled to be in the hunt for BCS championships more than once a decade.  Clearly I was wrong.  Sure, the blowout losses to USC in the Rose Bowl every year sucked, and the vest owning you was getting old.  But hey, at least we could count on 10-3 mediocrity every year, with the occasional variance to 8-5 or 11-1.  Yeah, you did less with more talent than just about any coach in the country, but hell, at least you had a system that guaranteed mediocrity at worst.  Yeah the Appy State disaster was like a thousand needles in my eye, and run left strategy was getting stale, but at least we coulds still beat little brother every year.  Now we just suck, and everyone still wants to blame you for "leaving the cupboard bare."  That bs I won't buy.  RR has had plenty of opportunity to fix the defense and special teams to be at least not horrible, and has't produced.  The rationalizations of youth and injuries would be acceptable if we saw any improvement....There has been none.

I had visions of modern football, and the spread, and speed, and championships dancing in my head.  It was an illusion.  Michigan football can not be Oregon, or Miami, or FSU, or USC.  Lloyd delivered 97, and Brady's Orange Bowl (total underachieving team btw), and beating Joe Pa and Cooper like a drum.  In retrospect, instead of going to the polar opposite, RR's speed system, we probably should have realized that having 220lbs LBs going against Wisky and Iowa's 325lbs lineman in 40 degree weather may not work.  But hey, we had a dream. 

Now my dream is Jim Harbaugh...pretty much a modern day Gary Moeller.  IE, Lloyd Carr with an edge and a bit of an imagination.  Seems that dream will go unfulfilled.  Perhaps we just need to hope for luck ala OSU with The Vest. 

Basically, this is an apology to you Mr. Carr.  In some ways I feel the last 3 years have been a form of Karmic justice cast upon all us arrogant seemingly entitled fans who bitched about you.  Sure, maybe you weren't the most meticulous homemaker on the block, but at least you didn't burn the big house down.

PS.  I am not just writing this in an attempt to sway the football gods or to change the current stream of constant shit luck that has fallen upon our program.  However, if this does in some way, shape, or form change the negative energies within which we are immersed, I would gladly accept.  That would be "Tremendous"

CC: Urban Meyer 1 yr From Now

CC: Urban Meyer 1 yr From Now

Submitted by brewandbluesaturdays on January 4th, 2011 at 11:22 AM

So, the general consensus around these parts seems to be "OMMGGGGG DOOOOOOM NOOOO HARBAUGH!!!!", which I don't entirely agree with. I have tried to avoid the CC topic and I have now failed myself and am contributing. What I dont get is why so many people seem to think that we have to make a change if don't  wind up with Harbaugh. The last time I checked RR had not been fired yet and there seems to be some good defensive coaches out there for the picking.

Secondly, People seemto be forgetting that Urban Meyer has just become available. I will be willing to bet my bottom dollar that after a year off from football and a year of family time he will be dying to get back on coaching scene. So what do we do? We give RR that 4th year and if we see the epic turnaround on defense we all hope for and out offense is that much better than hooray! If it doesnt, what do we do? We go make Urban Meyer the highest paid coach in the country to come out of retiement. Urban runs a spread and would bring instant appeal to recruiting, you know since he's one a couple MNC's and what not. 

Lastly, whoever is the coach at Michigan I will fully support until he is no longer our coach. If RR is fired I will be greatful to him for the victories and the amount of effort he has put into this program and whomever the next guy may be, as soon as announced, he will gain my full support.  Go Blue and I cannot wait for the dust to settle.

CC:Stop suggesting RR may resign and go to Pitt

CC:Stop suggesting RR may resign and go to Pitt

Submitted by DesHow21 on January 4th, 2011 at 11:15 AM

For one, he isn't a moron and i\even if he does have a brain fart his agent will not let him leave 2.5 Mill on the table. 

Even if he wants to go to Pitt (or UConn), he will keep his mouth shut, get fired, pick up his check and THEN sign on with the Big Least where he will no doubt start owning fools like he used to. Just because MSM idiots who have zero understanding of contracts suggest something, it doesn't mean it is a viable option. 

Calm Down We Have a Coach

Calm Down We Have a Coach

Submitted by Ziff72 on January 4th, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Everyone running around like it's the final act of Animal House need to get a grip.   We have a coach under contract.  That coach has 22 returning starters.  We have a cake schedule in 2011. 

I've been hearing all this whining.  He can't come back now?  He looked defeated.  Why not?   He's almost has his recruting class completed and he's already at work.   You know how he'll show up for work?  He'll get up and drive over and start working and in a week  this will all be over and people will be worrying about who's visiting for the Kansas basketball game and then it will be signing day. 

Then all the fans that gave up will start hearing that T. Lewan is now lifting houses over his head and that M. Jones is looking like the next coming of D. Jones and the secondary is looking good and people will get excited again.   The Spring Game will come and F. Toussiant will bust a couple of big runs and we'll say D. Hart who? 

Soon enough it will be August again and it will be time for put up or shut up, but it's going to be fine.

 

CC: Brent Venables?

CC: Brent Venables?

Submitted by RadioSimon1983 on January 4th, 2011 at 10:20 AM

All this Harbaugh talk is boring.  What if Harbaugh says no?  Is Venables on the radar?  Cuz this guy has been a DC for a long time.  I'm surprised he hasn't been tapped as a coach, and he's a defensive minded coach, which is what Michigan should try.  Clearly the Offensive minded coach thing isn't working out like excepted.

CC: The Case for Brady Hoke as #2 Candidate

CC: The Case for Brady Hoke as #2 Candidate

Submitted by Bill on January 4th, 2011 at 10:12 AM

As much as everyone seems to throw Brady Hoke under the bus, he is a legitimate candidate for the hypothetical coaching vacancy.

In 2008, he took bottom-dweller Ball State to an undefeated MAC record and national ranking

In 2010, he turned around a mediocre San Diego State team into a solid season including a bowl win with completely understandable and close losses to TCU, Utah, and Mizzou.

In 2011, he would unite the fractured fan base which has created huge program perception problems.  

Although Harbaugh is clearly the #1 option, I think there are too many influential alumni/former players who would not support any candidate without ties to the Bo-tree. This vaults Hoke over the Randy Shannons of the world.  

CC: We need a Mary Sue Coleman travel watch

CC: We need a Mary Sue Coleman travel watch

Submitted by Happyshooter on January 4th, 2011 at 9:56 AM

President Coleman has shown in the past that she wants to be the final interview for a new head coach. Last time it was in Toledo, which means media people will be watching 23 and 275 south this time.

She is likely to do an out of town again, which means either flying out of Detroit Metro, driving to Lansing, or driving to Grand Rapids (either to meet or to catch a flight). I think Lansing is unlikely given the sheer number of MSU fans there who would narc in a second.

The team is also required to interview at least one black coach for the job under NCAA affirmative action rules--but I don't know if she would spend her time as part of that process. She may, given her vocal AA support. That would give us two interviews. Likely at different times because it would be a little demeaning for a black interviewee to meet the guy who is really being interviewed at the site.

Anyone seeing any sign of travel from Coleman, this is the thread to post in, please.