The myth that "the cupboard was bare"

Submitted by UMxWolverines on February 10th, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I couldn't remember most of the guys we had on defense in 2008, so I went and looked them up and what they were rated when they were being recruited. I just went along with the people that said things like "there wasn't much talent" and things like that. But I went and looked up the starters in 2008, and here they are:

Morgan Trent Senior - 4 stars

John Thompson Senior - 3 stars

Terrance Taylor Senior- 4 stars

Will Johnson Senior - 4 stars

Charles Stewart Senior - 3 stars

Donnavon Warren Sophomore - 5 stars

Tim Jamison Senior - 4 stars

Stevie Brown Junior - 4 stars

Troy Woolfolk Sophomore - 3 stars

Obi Ezeh Sophomore - 3 stars (although he was a running back in hs)

Jonas Mouton Sophomore - 4 stars

Brandon Graham Sophomore - 5 stars

I realize most of these guys didn't play in these last two years, but in 2008 the defense was still bad and there's no way it should have been that bad. It was defninitely piss poor coaching. I'd kill for that defense now!  Can't wait for Hoke to restore order.




February 11th, 2011 at 7:51 AM ^

Just seeing the thread title made me realize how this would go. 

I honestly don't really think it's a good idea to keep dwelling on the bygones and keep starting predictable debates about Lloyd Carr, Rich Rodriguez, 2007 transition, "The Process" etc.  The positions on those issues have basically become a matter of faith by now anyway. Nobody's gonna convince anyone. 

I am one of the apparently small grouping of people who wanted RR out but hated the process and was pretty angry at the Hoke hire. But I've moved on, accepted the Hoke transition and look forward to the next season which should be the real subject of debate, not what happened years ago.