Tick Tock....

Tick Tock....

Submitted by Hoken's Heroes on November 27th, 2010 at 4:39 PM

....so says the clock that is ticking in regards to RichRod's job security.

No, I am not hinting he will be fired. I am pretty sure that RR will be back next year. The clock that starts ticking after the horrible showing today is about the security of his job. While I agree with the 5 year plan for RR, I just lopped off one year. Next year is do or die for him. The team just never really progressed after the first 5 games and ended up getting worse, in my eyes. RR and staff were fortunate enough to become bowl eligible and that's a big plus. Now, it's about shoring up top D recruits. Do I think the staff will? No. They couldn't for two seasons so why do I think they can now? And why next year is the year for RR to prove he turn this program around. And when I say program, I mean the entire program including the D. How will he do this? I am going to assume Gerg is going to be given his pink slip. And as I have stated ad nauseam, RR needs to hire a DC who will be allowed to PICK HIS OWN STAFF. I don't fully blame Gerg. I also blame the assistants that RR brought with him. Loyalty is an admirable trait but not when your team's defense gets worse and worse 3 years in a row. In fact, the team needs two HC. One for the O and one for the D. But WTF do I know. I still don't think the D will be all that better next year anyways.

And congrats to OSU. They once again took care of their arch rivals with ease.

Here's looking forward to next year.

And yeah, I know we have a bowl game but win or lose, this season was quite disappointing in how it plunged off a cliff.

No matter what...

No matter what...

Submitted by drewro02 on November 27th, 2010 at 4:38 PM

We're still classier than Ohio State fans. Watching the game on tv and seeing their fans in the stands reminded me why I am happy to be a Michigan fan who was born and raised in Cincinnati. Let's support our team no matter who the coach is and root on these kids every time they step foot on a field and wear the colors of our beloved school. GO BLUE!!!

Will Brandon even feel he has a choice after this?

Will Brandon even feel he has a choice after this?

Submitted by wolverine1987 on November 27th, 2010 at 2:56 PM

The alumni and especially the rich Alums, will have a deafening voice to fire after this. Even if he was inclined to give another year, do we think he can withstand the chorus of "fire RR" in his voicemail and email? I'm not sure it's possible to resist that, especially as business oriented as he is. If your rich and majority of Alums are screaming, and you need those contributions, can you withstand that even if you want to?

All-Purpose Positive Thread about M football

All-Purpose Positive Thread about M football

Submitted by Mercury Hayes on November 27th, 2010 at 2:04 PM

Cannot take the negativity.

Great interception at the end of the half by Kovacs. He's really been developed well by the coaches into a solid defender.

Nice hitting from Demens - good to have some nice young talent at the LB position.

Nice hard running by Robinson, still fighting and appearing to want to come back even though he has multiple dislocated fingers.

If Harbaugh wants to come

If Harbaugh wants to come

Submitted by SFBayAreaBlue on November 27th, 2010 at 1:36 PM

It obvious that RR only cares about offense, the special teams and defense are just putrid.  I said if he got 6 wins he'd earn another year.  But if harbaugh wants to come now, we should give him the job.  I'm writing this with 2 minutes to go in the half down by 17.  Hopefully there will be karmic justice that makes me eat these words and we pull out an amazing comeback.  But we suck. 

We can't kick, we can't cover kicks, we have poorly coached, undisciplined freelancers on defense, our best receiver can't catch a cold ball, and our best runner is a twig who keeps getting hurt and dropping the ball. 

Switching head coaches now will be another painful transition.  But I'm almost an old man now and i'm looking more at the longterm.  RR is not a long term answer.  I wouldn't mind giving him the OC job.  But I doubt he'd take the demotion  Anyway, if we switch wake me up in 4 years when he have a chance of being a good team again.