D-day Mid Morning Open Thread

Submitted by cjm on January 11th, 2011 at 10:29 AM
Since we are closing in on 250 how about a new one to help with F5 day?


The Harbaughnger

January 11th, 2011 at 11:17 AM ^

I may be in the minority on this, but to me it had no connection to any specific coach.

To me, it was a theme- a principle that we could abide by to give our team the best chance of success no matter who our coach was.

If it was used just as much with the new coach, I wouldn't have thought twice about it.

I still consider myself 'All In', and it has nothing to do with RR because he's not our coach.


January 11th, 2011 at 11:32 AM ^

That's fair.  The phrase used to refer to being "all in" for Michigan (the program), but it seems that "all in" became a line of division at some point where any critique of the coach meant the speaker was not "all in" for RR, and thus not "all in" for the team.  It had a nice ring to it, but I'd be happy to see it disappear.


January 11th, 2011 at 11:31 AM ^

Does no good to whine and complain before he even gets here. That's where all the negativity towards RR started. I've been completely opposed to the idea of Hoke being our HC and will continue to be until a new one is announced. But if it does end up being Hoke, I'll shut my mouth and hope for the best.


January 11th, 2011 at 11:40 AM ^

Does no good to whine and complain before he even gets here. That's where all the negativity towards RR started. 

I think it's fair for folks to raise concerns with any of the possible hire selections, and disagree with the notion that the RR negativity started prior to his hire.  Maybe that's the case among a small group of very connected insiders, but the general public was either curious, supportive or noncommittal.   I fell into the supportive group at the start and moved (as did many) to the "not supportive" group after the 3-9 season.  Might there be some legit reasons for that terrible year?  Possible, but if Les goes 3-9, you'll see the exact same phenomenon.  It's all about producing a solid team, rather than making 100% of the people happy on day 1.


January 11th, 2011 at 10:53 AM ^

During the "Nissan Shift" Pregame brouhaha yesterday they showed a driver shifting gears.... in an Automatic. WTF??!!?!?

Seriously. If your premise is "Shift" you couldnt do it in a stick-SHIFT car?!?!? Damn Nissan.

Oh, and I also love that even though we've been down recently we're still totally national news and worthy of gamebreaks in the NC game


January 11th, 2011 at 10:58 AM ^

I saws it, I posts it.  I don't vouche for it.  Obv he can't be in A2 and Big D at the same moment in time... unless, well, if he can, then isn't that a recruiting advantage?  Is taht an NCAA violation?

I suppose the team can be TOLD at 4pm, and meet him tomorrow.


January 11th, 2011 at 10:55 AM ^

it looks like Les will be using the Acadian King Air for his trip to Dallas. Scheduled to arrive from Lafayette at 10:23 and then fly to Dallas, arriving at 12:47.


January 11th, 2011 at 11:10 AM ^

I can't say how accurate this info is, but Doug Karsch on 97.1 said on his show this morning that he had heard that the 4:00 meeting is about strength and conditioning and other off-season stuff.