OT:(???) Hollywood Releasing GERG Movie

OT:(???) Hollywood Releasing GERG Movie

Submitted by jhackney on December 6th, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Well folks, we have our first work of PR. Hollywood is releasing the guaranteed blockbuster film titled The Beaver. Mel Gibson has the lead role of GERG Robinson.

From the Daily Telegraph:

Mel Gibson has had to endure questions about his stability following a string of controversies. Now he is preparing to relaunch his career by playing a man who befriends a hand-puppet beaver after suffering a breakdown.

Coincidence? Conspiracy? GERG's hair finally landed him stardom?

Enjoy the trailer, I played it three times in a row in utter shock and disbelief of the great clips that will eventually make it to this board:

OT: Hate to Disappoint You R. English Fans

OT: Hate to Disappoint You R. English Fans

Submitted by Mr. McBlue and… on November 26th, 2010 at 1:46 PM

I hate to dissapoint all of you Ron English Fans, HOWEVA, Mr. English will be returning to coach the EMich Hurons, doh, Eagles next fall:


"Absolutely, he'll be back," Gragg said. "I like the direction the program is going. Ron is one of the most resilient people I know."


Source: http://www.detnews.com/article/20101126/SPORTS0203/11260391/1361/EMU-football-coach-Ron-English-will-be-back-in-2011.

When will the staff changes come?

When will the staff changes come?

Submitted by RagingBean on November 24th, 2010 at 2:35 AM

A word of framing up front, this thread (or at least my intent with this thread) is based on the presumption that Rich Rodriguez will be retained as the Head Coach at Michigan but that there will be changes made to his coaching staff. That being said, I think most of us agree that Greg Robinson is not long for Schembechler Hall.

Assuming that the firing of Gerg is a given at this point, when does the ax fall? Will we see it come next week in the immediate aftermath of the regular season? Do we try to bring in a new coordinator in time for the bowl practices/game? Or will we see a temporary DC in the bowl game with the new guy not really arriving until later in the winter?

D Coordinator Candidate

D Coordinator Candidate

Submitted by Mr. McBlue and… on November 23rd, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Over a week ago, I suggested Pete Rekstis come up from Kent State to lead our defense next year.  http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/if-not-gerg-then-who#comment-761264 (stats included in that post).

Well, as many of you know Kent State's head coach is resigning after this season (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/ncaa/wires/11/21/2060.ap.fbc.kent.st.coach.0224/index.html).

As an avid fan of good offenses and strong defenses, I believe we should make a run at this guy at the end of the season to be our D-Coordinator.

GERG needs to go, but Wikipedia defacing? Classless.

GERG needs to go, but Wikipedia defacing? Classless.

Submitted by Gulo Gulo Luscus on November 21st, 2010 at 12:30 AM

I just finished changing the GERG Wikipedia entry, which as of 12:30AM Sunday began:

"Greg Robinson (born October 9, 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is a joke of a defensive coordinator for Michigan."

Real classy, guys.

Honestly, it's been a blast having GERG around.  The man has beautiful hair and that stuffed wolverine he pulled out today was pretty wild.  Regarding both GERG and the defense, I haven't seen any signs of quitting this year where lesser men would have given up.

Having said that...

I think it's time we all join together in looking forward to a new defensive coordinator.  This is in no way a direct commentary on the performance versus Wisconsin, or whether or not GERG deserves all/majority blame.  When things go this bad, heads will roll, and I believe he is un-retainable.  There is no benefit to axing him before the season is over, and I hope he uses these last two games to push the defense to be its absolute best.

Fanpulse: What Would It Take to Save GERG?

Fanpulse: What Would It Take to Save GERG?

Submitted by ATLWolverine on November 14th, 2010 at 12:30 PM

So I'm not sure if GERG is coaching for his DC life right now or if the defense is actually beginning to gel and show the jump in productivity that a defense fielding 7+ freshman often will given some time together... but either way, the defense has improved pretty significantly over the past two weeks.

While Illinois did put up 65(!), our defense had several key stops and kept us in it despite a very lopsided TO differential; they also ended the game at the end of 3OT. We didn't give up an offensive touchdown (!) (!) (!) this week at Purdue w/o Martin or Mouton, and while yes their offense is in shambles, I recall the same thing being said about PSU, about cockiness regarding UMass, and that Purdue was leading Wisconsin at halftime last week.

I realize Brian among others has totally written off GERG, and I certainly wouldn't say no to Casteel or another elite DC if we had a shot a them. That being said, I wonder if GERG's firing is a foregone conclusion among the fans? Is there anything (reasonably, e.g. not "if we pulled in every 5-star defensive back left on the board due to GERG's recruiting!") that would convince you that GERG deserves a shot at staying at Michigan for another year?

For me, it would take a win at the end of the season featuring good enough defense to let our offense not have to score on every drive, + further signs of our incredibly young D progressing. I'd be neutral on GERG coming back if that were to happen. What about you?

Balance of Season & Gerg's tenure

Balance of Season & Gerg's tenure

Submitted by StephenRKass on November 9th, 2010 at 1:37 PM

After Penn State, many on the board snapped. The conclusion for a majority was that Rich Rod's job security was in jeopardy. Further, Gerg needed to go, probably as soon as the season was over.

Now, with the win over Illinois, and the strong probability of a win vs. Purdue, RR has some breathing room. The polls here, and the consensus, are that RR has won the right to coach at Michigan a minimum of another year.

Things are less clear for Gerg. I think that many still want to see him cut loose, either after OSU, or after the Bowl Game.

My question is whether the balance of the season will affect Gerg's tenure. Chait suggests that his slim hopes rest on the games against Wisconsin and Ohio State, and how the defense does in those games. (link:  http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1148722)

I personally think that Gerg should be given at least one more year, even with a 7 - 5 record. My reasoning is as follows.

  1. Gerg has only had two years to prove himself.
  2. It is not his fault what has happened in the secondary this year.
  3. Next year, with more defensive depth, and with more experience, we will have a much more accurate picture of the defense.
  4. A change to another defensive coordinator would not be good, in terms of continuity.

I believe that even though I predicted a 7 - 5 record, we will end up at 8 - 4. I actually have been completely befuddled by the koolaid, and actually believe that we will win in Columbus. Of course, if yet more injuries hit, especially to our key personnel, all bets are off. But I believe that we beat Purdue, finally get the monkey off our back with Ohio State, and do well in a bowl. This allows Gerg to stay, and to be judged, good or bad, in 2011.

What about you? Do you want him out of here, no matter our final record this year? Would you rather see us win out and Gerg stay, or lose just enough for him to be cut loose? I can never root against Michigan, under any circumstances, but then, I'm also not pining for a Gerg departure.

If the pollster here at Mgoblog could structure a Gerg specific poll, that would be great. I'd like to see what those on the board think.