Blue_by_U

January 1st, 2018 at 7:23 PM ^

And changing coaches YET AGAIN isn't going to suddenly turn the program.
1- Carr sold his soul to the devil then promptly left the program with very little talent
2- Rodriguez was hired to change the direction and modernize, after beating Oklahoma...never had support within the program, had little talent to start, and the leash was pulled...
3- Hoke was the "Michigan man" answer and came out proving it with the talent Rodriguez left...then proceeded to lose more and more each successive season until jokes about his inability to be good exceeded his ability to be a coach.
4- Harbaugh comes as the chosen son of Schembechler football...and has won 8 games or more each season,has won everywhere he has been...and is struggling to win the big games and drawing the ire of a lot of people.

This will not unfuck itself with point #5 any time soon...yep changes and development needs tohappen and soon, but the landscape of football right now is VERY different from 1997...be patient, give the guy a few more seasons before burning him at the stake...

Lakeyale13

January 1st, 2018 at 10:57 PM ^

I would say that the statement "Harbaugh is what's best for Michigan" is yet to be determined.  His past body of work (before Michigan) would suggest he has what it takes to turn Michigan around, but his objective results thus far would suggest the jury is out.  Next year will define what kind of coach he is at Michigan and if he is what is best for the program.

old98blue

January 1st, 2018 at 6:44 PM ^

Are you saying we should have ran a spread or read option with QBs like Speight and Peters WTF! Harbaugh made some mistakes but he didnt drop a punt or field a punt on the 7 and run backwards or let several punts drop or fumble inside the 5 or throw a pick in the endzone or slide a yard short of the first down or drop passes or get a late hit penalty. No team wins with 5 turnovers  but you can win with a pro style offense 

BostonWolverine

January 1st, 2018 at 6:02 PM ^

If your question is about them winning meaningful games, I'll refer you to their 11-2 season. 

If it's about their offensive style, it's a hybrid that combines zone read elements with a traditional West Coast offense. Still a lot of pro elements. 

FGB

January 1st, 2018 at 6:13 PM ^

Well, they kinda win EVERYTHING* so that's pretty good argument that a pro style can work.  But honestly, it's not that you can only win, or can never win with this or that offense.  You just need to be fucking creative, not run the same obvious concepts all the time.  And then pull out the double-secret concept you've been waiting all season for -- the Tight End handoff!!

*no, obviously Bama doesn't literally win everything.  They just win more than everyone else's offense.

Hard-Baughlls

January 1st, 2018 at 9:15 PM ^

So people assume he can run.  It's that old football prejudice of white statue pocket passing QB (Tom Brady / Dan Marino, etc) vs. the fleet footed running QB (Randall Cunningham / Michael Vick, etc).

Things have changed a lot in the past 20 years, and there are plenty of QB's that debunk this argument (Steve Young was a great runner / Dante Culpepper was a slow pocket passing gunslinger), but some people still hold to the running athletic black qb stereotype.

That said, I hope Joe Milton is a better runner than Wilton Speight, John O'korn and Brandon Peters.