Bando Calrissian

January 12th, 2011 at 3:24 PM ^

If Barwis is indeed on a separate contract, what's preventing him from staying on as the S&C guru for the entire department?  He doesn't only work with football players, and there's been a lot of positive praise from all kinds of athletes at the University about their work with him.

West Texas Blue

January 12th, 2011 at 3:30 PM ^

A lone wolf howls tonight.... If Barwis leaves, best of luck to him. Fantastic guy that I enjoyed hearing and reading about. Glad our athletes got a chance to work with such a guy.

profitgoblue

January 12th, 2011 at 3:30 PM ^

Ashamedly, one of the first thoughts in my head while watching Hoke speak this afternoon was whether he could be "Barwiscised" and whipped into a finely-tuned machine just like the other Barwis prodigies.

BlueArcflash

January 12th, 2011 at 3:56 PM ^

first off, whitlock is a racist and makes me sick. I've seen more racial issues in his articles than any other sports journalist aside from tony dungy's commentary. he's also a ball state grad so why wouldn't he be all over hokes jock. if hoke was black, whitlock would ask him out.

BlueArcflash

January 12th, 2011 at 9:51 PM ^

call them like you see them. I won't back down from anyone who shows themself to be racist. whitlock and dungy are in that category and its not even close, but then i suppose you support jesse jackson and al sharpton too?

Tater

January 12th, 2011 at 4:01 PM ^

It was only over-used when it was used as a weapon.  You had better get used to hearing it now, because it will be used as a two-word resume when everyone in the Carr-tel who doesn't have a job applies for one. 

To me, the best chance for this regime to succeed is if at least fifty percent of the coaches come from outside the IMCT.  I'm guessing it's a close one, and the team soon has a "putting the band back together" feel. 

caup

January 12th, 2011 at 4:37 PM ^

the overeaction to any perceived negativity towards RR is ridiculous.

By everyone's pissing and moaning around here you'd think RR wasn't 0-6 against MSU and OSU.

You'd think he wasn't 15-22 in his 3 years here.

You'd think he didn't have the lowest winning percentage of any head coach in Michigan history.

You'd think he didn't have the 3 worst defenses in Michigan history.

You'd think he didn't drive a once-proud program into the ditch.

bighouseinmate

January 12th, 2011 at 3:50 PM ^

but I think Barwis stays on at UM. Hoke's S&C guy will strictly be for football while Barwis works with all other sports directing the S&C for the entire UM sports family.

bing24

January 12th, 2011 at 3:53 PM ^

Sad to see him go, I like the guy and what he did with Brock Mealer was awesome. I think he was a real attraction for recruits and sounds like players really like him too. Barwis will land on his feet. Hopefully Hoke brings in a good strength guy.

lincboe

January 12th, 2011 at 3:55 PM ^

Who seems to rank Brady Hoke as his favorite person of all time, with God a close second, Wellman is the best strength and conditioning coach in the country.

seegoblu

January 12th, 2011 at 4:11 PM ^

At least Barwis opened our eyes to the potential impact a S&C guru can have on recruiting. I can't even count how many times a clearly awed recruit was quoted praising Barwis following a visit...certainly unique for UM.

Now that should be the standard, having someone who's results were a contributing positive factor on the field as well as having the value add of being a draw for recruits.

No different than having the best practice facility or locker rooms, if you are going to do something, do it right.