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01/09/2011 - 9:11pm Re-read them.

His "dream"

Re-read them.

His "dream" job was to coach ND where his father coached. After his father, and the staff on which he served, was fired from ND he decided that he wanted to grow up to be the Head Coach at Michigan so that he could whip-up on ND every year to avenge his fathers' firing. Even went so far as to put it in the media guide at Dayton when he played there.

A few coaching jobs and a Lombardi trophy later he has conceded that his "dream" college job is Notre Dame.

That said he's an NFL guy and he doesn't dream about coaching college any more than Nick Saban dreams about coaching Detroit/Redford/Novi Catholic Central.

12/27/2010 - 4:13pm Hahahahahahahaha... that was


11/09/2010 - 3:50pm "Leo Tite 90 Stalk n' Go"

The play will not always have a consistent name because certian elements such as the formation and pass concept will be changed from time-to-time.

One thing that will remain constant, however, is that the number will always be an 80 or 90 number (80 if the play is run to the right, 90 if the play is run to the left). Reason being that Rich Rodrugiez's 80/90 series is the mobile game/protection common to the play.

Using this play from the ND game as an example;

The play would be "Leo Tite 90 Stalk n' Go"

Formation: Leo Tite

Protection/QB action: 90

Pass Concept: Stalk n' Go. That was my added guess. "Stalk" is a type of block a WR executes on an off-coverage defender. A "Go" route is just a take-off downfield hence "Stalk n' Go". The concept could be called anything that Michigan has in-house ("foolie", "lookie", etc.) but that was my educated guess. Sidenote: the WR's don't do a hell of a job selling the stalk but I'm guessing that was more a function of ND's quick reaction to the potential QB run.

08/05/2010 - 1:37pm Cousins

I think he was a scholarship player right from the get-go.

08/05/2010 - 1:30pm Minnesota State Screaming Eagles

Huge Minn. State fan. Our program is still trying to get back the glory years of coach Fox.

08/05/2010 - 1:22pm I kind-of think you are

I kind-of think you are right. I don't think "offensive ingenuity" was the problem, per se, so much as overall team management.

For instance, I think that offensive line's talents, as well as Anthony Thomas' would've been wasted in a Northwestern spread-type of offense (a standard for offensive ingenuity at that time).

If, however, Carr would've just made the decision to win every close game in a shootout, as opposed to trying to protect a defense that clearly "didn't get it" the results might've been far more palatable for Wolverine nation.

08/05/2010 - 12:41pm Thanks.

Yeah, I get where


Yeah, I get where you're coming from. As I look back through history I feel like, based on reputation, Michigan has a history of underachieving be it losing a game it had no business losing or having a series of unimpressive showings on the national stage (Schembechler's bowl record).

And don't get me wrong 9-3, 8-4 is an impressive record at most of the schools in the country but Michigan propping up a 9-3 season is akin to most other schools in the country bragging about going 6-6.

I'm still mystified about that Henson, Terrell, Thomas team from 2000 and their underachievement.

08/05/2010 - 12:17pm Yeah, I hated like hell to

Yeah, I hated like hell to burst onto the scene like that but this topic almost lethally exceeded my daily irony allowance.

Truth be told; most of college football's historical powerhouses are overrated and that is going to become more and more prevalent the farther we get from the 3-channel days in into a nearly 24/7 college football news-cycle.

I've lurked here in the past and generally enjoy the discourse but when I saw this topic I wanted to yell into the monitor "It's you!!!!"

Take it as a compliment, the Michigan brand has built up a tremendous amount of equity over the years and still, as a shell of its former self (and I'm not only speaking of the RR regime), enjoys the lofty expectations placed upon it by the media both local and national.

08/05/2010 - 12:04pm Most overrated? I'll give you

Most overrated? I'll give you a hint;

They've been ranked in the nations pre-season Top 25 almost each of the past 50 years over which period they have exactly 1/2 Mythical National Championships.

They are consistently mentioned amongst college football's most storied programs despite what seems like an endless parade of unremarkable 8-4, 9-3 seasons in which they feed off of the lower tier of their conference while struggling mightily against conference powers.

Their most notable feat in the last 10 years is being on the wrong end of the biggest upset in college football history.

When talking about most overrated Big Ten football programs one needs look no farther than Ann Arbor, MI.