Roy Manning New Oklahoma DB Coach

Submitted by CincyBlue on January 15th, 2019 at 5:54 PM

Roy was the LB coach here in 2013 and 2014.  He also is a former Wolverine player from 2000-2004.



January 15th, 2019 at 6:39 PM ^

Great to see Wolverines move up in the coaching ranks. The bar is pretty low for defense in the Big XII, so this should be a good opportunity for Roy to learn and grow.

Frank Chuck

January 16th, 2019 at 4:45 AM ^


Jim Harbaugh is a rarity; he was a great college player, a good pro QB for a few seasons, and is an exceptional coach.

I don't understand why so many fans get excited willy nilly about former M Football players returning to Michigan to coach.

I'm confident no one wants to see Marcus Ray ever be a position coach at Michigan. Likewise, does anyone truly want to see Scot Loeffler ever become OC at Michigan?

Furthermore, excellence as a player does not guarantee greatness as a coach. Tom Brady's greatness as a QB doesn't mean he'll be some hotshot coach.


Re: Roy Manning

I was not impressed by our CB play when Roy Manning was the CB here.

If Manning keeps working at his craft and becomes an elite coach, then and only then would I be thrilled about him returning to M.



January 16th, 2019 at 7:47 AM ^

Furthermore, excellence as a player does not guarantee as a coach.

This is true.  It's possible, but not guaranteed.

Great players often have trouble conveying to others how something should be done.  To the former great player, it was just "natural," and the assumption is everyone has the same natural ability.  They don't.

Look around the list of truly great coaches of any sport, and many times you'll see people who played but were not great.  My theory is these people remember what it was like to not understand -- to not be naturally gifted -- and therefore they make better instructors.

I work in IT and I know some truly brilliant technicians.  They are often horrible at explaining things.  To them, everything is blindingly obvious.  To mere mortals like me, it's not.