Pulled from Bo's Lasting Lessons:
John U. Bacon
"I remember one time we were scouting a high school player here in Michigan, but I couldn't take my eyes off of his head coach. The guy was just standing there on the sidelines , his arms folded, with no clipboard, no headset. Nothing! And he'd always stand twenty yards away from everyone else. If their opponents had the ball down by his 10-yard line -which seemed to happen a lot-he'd be standing out by the 50. His poor assistants-and why they worked for this guy is a mystery to me-had to keep running back and forth to him just to let him know what they were doing.
I couldn't believe it! Honestly, what the hell is that? Why are they paying that guy? Why does he even show up for the games? Needless to say, his team was awful-undisciplined, unfocused, uninspired. But what would you expect,with no leader?"
I say he was right and this is why our current Michigan team is what they are and what they will continue to be until a leader is brought to give direction to a seemingly lost program.