Report: Bill Stewart to retire as West Virginia coach

Report: Bill Stewart to retire as West Virginia coach

Submitted by aaamichfan on November 28th, 2010 at 1:36 AM

http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2010/11/27/1839637/bill-stewart-retire-resign-west-virginia-coach

Although the given list of potential replacements is small, Casteel doesn't appear to be a target for the position.

Could this be what RR has been waiting for?

 

Edit: I'm not sure how credible SB Nation is. If this is completely unfounded, please excuse my ignorance.

I'm actually more concerned with the Offense than the Defense.

I'm actually more concerned with the Offense than the Defense.

Submitted by M-Dog on November 28th, 2010 at 12:27 AM

The Defense will improve no matter what.  It literally has nowhere to go but up.

But the Offense is a cause for concern.  It flat out disappears when it matters in a big game against a good Defense. 

We can run up and down the field between the 20's, but in the red zone when the field is packed in tight, we don't have the power to be able to run the ball, nor the passing skills with a 5' 9" QB to attack it through the air.

Some of this is youth and inexperience, no doubt.  But how much? 

Can someone please talk me off the edge and give me some reassurance that what we saw today is not what we will see next year and why? 

Doyel's postgame role

Doyel's postgame role

Submitted by blueheron on November 27th, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Some of you may have read this RichRod quote from the postgame presser: "I'm going to work tomorrow, as always."

In case you were curious about the line of questioning:

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/14362560/buckeyes-could-…

In the unlikely event that you're unfamiliar with Gregg Doyel, he's Drew Sharp with more talent and creativity.  Ever see the "Dancing Homer" episode of The Simpsons?  That would be Drew Sharp; Capital City's mascot would be Doyel.

Today's Game: I'm Sorry You Guys :(

Today's Game: I'm Sorry You Guys :(

Submitted by husker4life on November 27th, 2010 at 11:27 PM
Hey guys I saw the highlights of the OSU game today and I can't imagine how bad you guys must be feeling right now. It's got to be hard losing 7 years straight to them and I'm sure it's stinging pretty bad tonight. The biggest shocker today here is Iowa losing to the Gophers! Nobody I'm sure saw this coming at all! That team has fallen something awful. They are lucky to make a decent bowl now. I hope you guys do well in your bowl this December! You'll beat Ohio State soon! The defense actually looked impressive in the beginning but it was the offense and fumbles that came back to haunt you. Denard did not have the ball in the right hand at the run at the 9 and that really should of been 6 as should of been Tate's drive late in the 3rd too. You guys could of at least made it a 21-37 game but a loss is a loss. I look forward to playing you guys next year! :)

Those who want Harbaugh, think about this

Those who want Harbaugh, think about this

Submitted by UMxWolverines on November 27th, 2010 at 11:24 PM
We will have Denard, Tate, and Devin as QBs next year. If we fired RR and brought in Harbaugh, who's gonna play QB? I have no idea, because none of these guys would do too well in a Pro Style offense, therefore we'd probably end up 3-9 again just like 2008. I had to listen to these assholes at a party I was at today say over and over how they hope Michigan lost so RR would be fired. What kind of fan wants their team to lose? A true fan sure as hell doesn't. (I still want Gerg fired though) i even have family members turning on me over RR, and It's killing me. But I keep saying, we've won 2 more games each year under RR. We're on the right track. 9 wins next year.

Get Your Swag Back

Get Your Swag Back

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 27th, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Ok I promise this is my last post of the night, but everyone on here is such a debbie downer it is just depressing.  We spent the last 3 well really 6 years(minus the 06 season until we played OSU) taking a lot of shit.  Well it's time for other teams to start taking some from us.

We have a top 10 offense returning 19 of 22 on the 2 deep and a Heisman candidate who is completing his 1st year as a starter.  We will be dominant on offense next year.  45 pt a game avg as a minimum.   

The defense will be much better.  Did you see the Spartan defense last year?  Tex A&M?  They were just as bad as we are now.   You will not recognize the freshmen next year.  The Dline will be a beast and with the game Demens put together today I feel very good about him next year.

The special teams feature freshmen at every key position,  they will be better.  The coverage units will feature less walk ons since we have actual depth now and will be better.

We won 7 games with a horrible TO margin, walk ons and frosh's in the secondary and key injuries all over the place.

I see people on here wary of SDSU and Northwetern...FUCK Em.  They will be bombed into oblivion.  Iowa...dead.....Niedermeyer..dead......wait what  oh I lost track.    The schedule is set up for sucess 10-0 heading into home dates against Nebraska and OSU is very doable.  We'll probably slip up somewhere we'll still be young on d, but this is not 08 or 09 people.   Lift your heads out of the sand it is all right to come out now.  Mich is back and we're not backing down to anyone anymore,  this was the last game where we will be overmatched.  It ended today.  Rejoice.

 

This is your future under Jim Harbaugh

This is your future under Jim Harbaugh

Submitted by Communist Football on November 27th, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Tired Harbaugh defensive players faking injuries to slow down better teams:

Ranked, one- to three-loss teams losing decisively to mobile QBs under more sophisticated offenses:

We are all frustrated with our won-loss record under Rich Rodriguez. But if we can get the defense fixed, we have a shot to be the next Oregon instead of the next Stanford. Kudos to Harbaugh for doing so much at Stanford, with their admissions standards et al. - not trying to downplay that achievement. But it is far from clear that he would have that record if he was playing our schedule every year. I have spent a lifetime as a Michigan fan rooting for 9-3 and 8-4 and the occasional 10-2 teams that almost always lost when it counted the most.

I, for one, am willing to go through this difficult period in order to take our program to a level where we are consistently contending for MNC titles, rather than winning Big Ten titles and losing bowl games. I am not nostalgic for that era of consistent disappointment, and I dread consigning another generation of Michigan fans to the same fate.

2011 Preseason Ranking

2011 Preseason Ranking

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 27th, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Curious your thoughts as anger subsides.   Now this based on 2 assumptions.  RR is still the coach and we have a fairly impressive bowl win.

I think we are preseason ranked between 10-15.

Before you think I'm nuts, consider.....

1. When the Phil Steeles of the world do their analysis and stop making fun of us they'll see we have 21 starters returning and Woolfolk being dropped in,  we will start getting a lot of sleeper buzz.

2. The Denard factor- He'll be getting Heisman buzz shining more attention on the program.   The offensive potential will have people thinking.

3. Michigan Factor-  The name is always good to inflate us a couple of spots over where we should be.

 

OT - Shannon out at Miami

OT - Shannon out at Miami

Submitted by MGoAndy on November 27th, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Miami's Rivals site is reporting Randy Shannon and staff will be fired tomorrow.  Generally these Rivals sites are pretty good about being on this kind of stuff.  

I wasn't going to post this here but this gives me a bit more confidence, so take a rumor FWIW: Talked to a well-connected alum today who was extremely confident not only that Jim Harbaugh would be hired as the next coach of Michigan, but that Rich Rodriguez would be taking his talents to South Beach.  I'm still not overwhelmingly confident, but this is certainly an interesting development.  We'll see how this thing plays out I suppose.