RichRod

Submitted by LongLiveBo on October 31st, 2009 at 6:20 PM

I still want to see the third year with RR, but I am not sure he is the guy anymore. He now has to prove it to me. I am starting to doubt him for the first time.

Mod Edit: Rich Rod doesn't have to prove anything to you. PaulVB

Comments

clarkiefromcanada

November 1st, 2009 at 2:11 PM ^

Have you forgotten the coaching search?

the panic? the airplane flight tracking? the sailboat incident?

and let's not even head into the Horror...

Board annoyance...no doubt; regrettably, we have lived meltdown about 50 times in the last few years (+/- 5 days for the Horror and 45 days of coaching search)

Perhaps this beer nearby will get me through...

phild7686

November 3rd, 2009 at 2:11 PM ^

I can't believe we didn't win the Big 10 with Threet and Sheridan last year. We have 89 underclassmen on the roster this year, but we still should be a top 5 team. Fire RR!! No tolerance for coaches who can't accomplish the simple task of changing systems and winning immediately. We need to keep hiring and firing coaches until we find one that can.

BlockM

October 31st, 2009 at 6:24 PM ^

And I'm starting to doubt anyone who thought we could win 9 games with this young of an offense. Some of this is on RR, but the playcalling has been decent today IME. Execution has been awful, and the o-line has not protected Tate in any way. That's not on RR.

MichMike86

October 31st, 2009 at 6:24 PM ^

Do people still think he is the guy? He had some good games early but those were against inferior opponents. I've never seen a QB fumble so many times. I can't see this team making any positives steps in the off-season either. They obviously can't make those steps during the season as we've all seen. This is awful.

STW P. Brabbs

October 31st, 2009 at 6:26 PM ^

That the defensive recruiting has only gotten worse, and will continue to do so as 3-9 is followed with 5-7 or 6-6. The offense has regressed from the beginning of the year to now, and the defense is every bit as bad as last year. We're going to need to score 35 ppg to have a good record next year.

sec20

October 31st, 2009 at 6:25 PM ^

well its not all coaching its execution we can not get inside the 20 4 times and not score. we can not turn the ball over 4 times and win.

LongLiveBo

October 31st, 2009 at 6:25 PM ^

I hate to be that guy. I have always remained level headed after losses under RR with the understanding that it will take some time, but today is different. Today doubt has punched me in the face.

STW P. Brabbs

October 31st, 2009 at 9:03 PM ^

Which is important, and not just grammar nazism, because the former emphasizes the number of players who are doing this kind of shit. Sometimes you get one or two guys who never, ever fumble, or who have major fumbling problems. But there are a lot of people on the team who fumble for the second straight year. I'm not saying it's definitely Rod's fault, but there has to be some point where you question the coaching staff, right? If we are at the bottom of TO ratio next year too, are you just going to blame the players and the bloody-mindedness of the universe? This isn't the NFL - the coaches at the college level are still responsible for developing fundamentals.

kurpit

October 31st, 2009 at 6:26 PM ^

i have done nothing but support him from the start, but to lose to a team like illinois today in such embarrassing fashion makes me second guess everything i have supported.

i'm jumping the gun a little here, but i hope brian kelly is still at cincinnati in two years, because we should be giving him a good look if next year doesn't get way better than the way things are now.

I miss Spring Lake

October 31st, 2009 at 6:56 PM ^

I understand the frustration, I really do. I haven't dropped this many f-bombs in quite a while. Well, at least since last week's game. But what do we all expect after last year?! 3-9! And now we have a true frosh QB and a very young team.
Try to relax, people. It's difficult, I know. But give these kids more time. They deserve better.

EDIT: I'm not picking on you, necessarily. I'm just trying to make a point.

B

October 31st, 2009 at 6:28 PM ^

Could a preemptive firing be imminent, followed by a run for Kelly? He could use the spread pieces that Rod has acquired while signifying a break from the RichRod era. He would also have a good chance of keeping many of the offensive recruits. For the first time in two years, I honestly think this might happen. It may be time for Michigan to cut their losses. Personally, I say give him one more year, but then Kelly is gone.

jsquigg

October 31st, 2009 at 6:29 PM ^

I have been a Richrod supporter since day one, but after watching this disaster I'm really doubting the future. They didn't stomp on Illinois when they had a chance and there continual lack of adjustments is a grave disappointment. I didn't think we'd be on the national level this year, but now I don't think we will even be in a bowl game.
I know they ran the same basic play four times from the one, but they didn't adjust defensively either. I'm really trying not to let my emotions take over, but today's performance is unacceptable. Rodriguez has only one road win in two years!
If there was ever a time to go after Brian Kelly.....

I Wrote a 4 Wo…

October 31st, 2009 at 6:31 PM ^

I think maybe instead of being down about it for 24 hours, some of the people on this board just need to shut the fuck up for 24 hours before posting.

This team seems to be falling apart, yes, but DO NOT BE SPARTY!!

Seriously. Take a step back.

Reading on this board last year and this year I am so sick of "Fire Rod --- Nevermind." Just shut up.

Stop being like the fans in East Lansing who have parades for each new coach they get until they lose a few games. I understand we were 3-9 last year. I understand expectations got higher after a 4-0 start.

But I also understand that 75% of this team will be back next year. I also understand we lose like 5 or 6 starters total on offense and defense.

Fire Rod? Should we go back to the Power I? Switch everything again and go through more years of transition?

Shut the fuck up. Seriously, I understand this is frustrating. I'm pissed right now, but think about it. Do not be like Sparty.

I Wrote a 4 Wo…

November 1st, 2009 at 10:13 AM ^

The turnovers at Iowa are definitely RichRod's fault.

And if Tate makes one more (or, rather, DOESN'T make that last play in OT) play, we're in a position to win the MSU game.

I understand that we demand perfection, but he DOES have a very young team. If we are at this point next year then I might be saying, "Maybe he's not the guy." But I will bet penis AND testes that we are not in the same situation next year.

clarkiefromcanada

November 1st, 2009 at 2:24 PM ^

Thanks,

Maybe a 72 hour total moratorium is indicated until common sense and rational thought prevail.

We are all overly obsessive about the team (or else we wouldn't follow and post to the blog) and have expectations outside the "norm" of most fans (meaning we don't attend the games to enjoy a nice bottle of chablis with some emmental prior to the game). Most of us have likely scalped tickets at some point or traded a pair of seasons for better seasons. People who read the board and post to the board are the long suffering and passionate fans that the idiots in front of us are always yelling at to "quiet down". I like the mgoblog crowd and I like the dedication...

but dammit I hate the area 51 sensibilities...the consistent knee jerk responses. I think you have captured that frustration well.

Nice work.

STW P. Brabbs

October 31st, 2009 at 6:36 PM ^

Regardless of what we all think of Rich as a coach, I think we can find common ground on the premise that HE NEEDS TO STOP WEARING A FUCKING FANNY PACK DURING GAMES. THAT'S A FANNY PACK. DO YOU HAVE EXTRA FILM FOR YOUR KODAK, SOME TRAVELER'S CHECKS, AND 16 OUNCES OF MIDDLE-AGED ENNUI IN THERE? NO? THEN TAKE THE DAMN THING OFF.

I think everything else will sort itself out from there.