November 13th, 2010 at 11:15 PM ^

lol terrible article...  I also love the comments by the retard MSU fan talking about how RR should be gone saying he will only win 3 Big Ten games in his 3rd year..


Didn't Dantonio's bang up crew only win 3 of 4 games last year in his 3rd year?  Typical troll retard


November 13th, 2010 at 11:19 PM ^

BVO has been on with Huge at least once a week all fall. He's terrible. Nothing good to say about Rich Rod or the Lions (he writes crap about them too) ever. He's always ready for the "next coach".

Flying Dutchman

November 13th, 2010 at 11:19 PM ^

The Grand Rapids Press is the biggest horseshit fucking garbage excuse for a news publication in the history of mankind.  These assholes get to write what they want, and its all a bunch of useless bullshit.  Sadly, its all we have over here if we want any local news at all, so we end up reading this crap.  Fuck them. 


November 13th, 2010 at 11:34 PM ^

Let's play a game of BVO or FAKE.  Four of the following lines were written by BVO, the other made up by me.  Which is the FAKE?

a) A lot of college football coaches like to pretend that all wins count the same... No, they don’t.

b) So much for pride. It often cometh before the fall.

c) The U-M alumni and fans looking through maize-and-blue glasses might beg to differ.

d) The team showed a lack of preparation and coaching that would make John L Smith cringe.

e) ... while Robinson proved he is just as incapable as the U-M secondary of making a form tackle.


November 13th, 2010 at 11:40 PM ^

is this author the one who penned that masterpiece of journalism back in 2008 that said RR needed to switch to his "Back-Up Plan" offense about mid-way through the season?


November 13th, 2010 at 11:45 PM ^

"BV, I retired from Thompson Newspapers[USA Today] as a Cirulation Manager, and I am here to tell you if any of our sports wirtters wrote the crap you did they would have been fired on the spot. RR will be here next year even if you don't want to belive it. Go Blue!!!"



lmfao, lolololol


November 13th, 2010 at 11:58 PM ^

You lost me at 

A lot of college football coaches like to pretend that all wins count the same.
No, they don’t.

Um...yes, they do. A win is a win is a win is a win is a win. That's not pretend...it's real. Winning is binomial, the answer is either yes or no. 


November 14th, 2010 at 12:08 AM ^

I just took a massive dump that closely resembled both Brian VanOchten's column, and Brian VanOchten himself.  Of course, I have now just insulted feces everywhere by comparing it (them?) to this guy.


November 14th, 2010 at 12:20 AM ^

I'm getting so damn sick of people saying he is going to get the ax. Watch them beat Wisc and still claim he's gonna get fired because the win wasn't good enough.

As I heard Sam and Ira talking about, some people are more interested in being right about RR than having the team do well.

My message to you is: Stop associating yourselves with Michigan football. You're an embarrassment to us alumni!


November 14th, 2010 at 12:34 AM ^

Weren't they hiring a new sports editor a few months ago? I remember several friends sending a GR Press sporstwriting job to me and saying "you should apply!" because friends don't know the difference between a publisher of a magazine they've never heard of and a sports editor of a mid-sized city's newspaper.

If this is what they got...


November 14th, 2010 at 12:49 AM ^

Totally agree with you Brian....great column and great analysis. The Rich Rod Error has been a disaster and should end after this season....if Michigan football wants to get back to being a premier program again.

But that is not going to happen.

The Koolaid drinkers like that loser at mgoblog keep preaching about their King Rich Rod...and Dave Brandon seems to have his back as well.

So...another year of this crud....

Awwwww, he's really upset!


November 14th, 2010 at 3:13 AM ^

I love how they bring up Nebraska into all this. It may look like the same situation that we have here, but thats untrue. Callahan was all business. He didn't give a Sh*t about any of the players he coached. Callahan was a great recruiter but couldn't develope tallent, He had all the tallent in the world and he couldn't do a thing with it.


November 14th, 2010 at 8:10 AM ^

"It’s a program that needs a miracle finish to its season – or a coaching change."

Actually wants RR gone before the last two games of the season. Be nice, people, I think this guy is mentally handicapped.


November 14th, 2010 at 8:21 AM ^

My favorite snippet from the comments -

ps The Grand Rapids Press should can Brian VanOchten for not showing improvement in both his writing and hair styles....my god you are an ugly man


November 14th, 2010 at 8:35 AM ^

I interned with the Whitecaps and Van Ochten  would drive in in his Corvette, thinking he owned the place.  Dude, you cover Class A baseball in Grand Rapids.  He's a complete asshat.  It is truly embarassing that he represents Grand Rapids.


November 14th, 2010 at 10:29 AM ^

I mean, I really like GR as I've lived here for the past seven years, but let's be honest, no one really goes to the Whitecaps (and to a slightly less degree, the Griffins) unless it's cheap beer nite.

And, again, the fact that he's best friends with the Huge Douche should come as a surprise to no one.


November 14th, 2010 at 10:51 AM ^

Right on man -- born and raised here and have had to deal with shitty journalism from birth.  We have awful sports radio and awful newspapers.  Sean and Terp is painful to listen to, and Huge is a terd (aside from him interviewing, he's a good interviewer).  I actually don't mind Bakita and Grey in the mornings -- they are decent except when they bring in Ty Hallock on Fridays.  He is absolutely HORRIBLE -- slappy Sparty douche.  I actually think I really hate Hallock on the radio more than anyone.


November 14th, 2010 at 11:18 AM ^

Hallock can barely get out a coherent sentence -- he starts every one with "Um" or "Uhh" or "Ya know."  Then he'll pause for about 3-4 seconds, and finally mumble something about MSU being the greatest team ever, then trail off.

I really think his brain has been damaged.  Or, he's just incredibly dumb.  It's hard to tell.  Either way, the guy provides zero insight into anything and is an embarrassment to radio in Grand Rapids.

As for Sean & Terp, they're not bad to listen to when Sean isn't talking, which is roughly 90% of the time, so I guess they pretty much suck.  Baligian never fucking shuts up, railing on the same goddamn point seven different times.  You can listen for five straight minutes and never hear Terp speak.  I can't imagine getting only 10% of the talk time is what he signed up for.  I do really enjoy listening to Tom Kowalksi, though.

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November 15th, 2010 at 1:17 PM ^

for those who care, friend over at the GR Press told me today that they just laid off VanOchten.  And that as they do over there, its very likely he knew for a week or so now.  Prolly saw this as one last chance to take a swipe at Rich Rod.   


November 15th, 2010 at 5:26 PM ^

When I read the article I thought it did come from freep and not the grpress.  I guess when you have the M beat you can say all you want against the program.  I agree that the paper slants toward msu because of all the boosters there but it is not easy to take.  Unfortunately, the Muskegon paper is owned by the same people that have the press and we get their garbage all the time.