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Comment 31 Oct 2014

Brady: Where's your OTHER hand?

Brandon: Between two plush Michigan-branded seat cushions.....why?


Comment 10 Oct 2014

Check the facts. One of RR's first good QBs was Shaun King who was a passer who put up insane numbers. Anu Solomon, this year's QB at Arizona has been passing more than running. RR has always said he could adapt his system. At RR the first two years, he had quarterbacks that wouldn't make good high school teams. Once Denard Robinson started, things picked up.

Urban thinks highly of RR: "If you hire Rich Rodriguez, you're getting one of the five greatest minds in college football. That would be an incredible hire for the University of Arizona."

Comment 10 Oct 2014

WVU offered Casteel $15,000 more and a multi-year contract. Michigan wouldn't match that. Penny wise, pound foolish.

Comment 10 Oct 2014

Never wanted him to succeed? Like maybe when Lloyd Carr upon learning of RR's appointment immediately called a team meeting and promised to sign any player's transfer request? The same guy who would be assistant AD afterwards?

Maybe instead, if Carr had convinced Mallet and Manningham to stick around, RR would've had a real quarterback that first year. (And let's not talk about passers in the spread: Solomon at Arizona is passing much more than running this year.)

RR was railroaded at Michigan. It's good he's found a place to shine again. Michigan is now rotting in its toxic dysfunction.

Comment 10 Oct 2014

And don't forget this: 

"Byrne discussed the job with former Florida coach Urban Meyer, who told him, "If you hire Rich Rodriguez, you're getting one of the five greatest minds in college football. That would be an incredible hire for the University of Arizona."

Comment 09 Oct 2014

Hmmm...."Byrne discussed the job with former Florida coach Urban Meyer, who told him, "If you hire Rich Rodriguez, you're getting one of the five greatest minds in college football. That would be an incredible hire for the University of Arizona."

Guess Urban doesn't post here then.

Comment 09 Jan 2014

How come your headline is misleading, especially when you make a point of the fact that he was about to be fired? The facts are that M didn't "hire away" the OC, right?

Comment 07 Jan 2014

That'll change now. A player would rather have a defense handy for getting suspended up to a year even if it means getting reamed by the coach for underage drinking.

Comment 07 Jan 2014

What else he supposed to say once he's caught, right? If he knew something was slipped to him he should've told somebody, maybe even get independently tested. I wonder if coach's have a protocol for something like this. Unfortunately, they probably should.

Comment 05 Jan 2014

If you lose, the obvious conclusion is that you have to get better. Unless you're the NC, then you have to get better. Even then, unless you played the perfect game, you have to get better. No shame in that sentiment. No shame in the loss.

We can't win every game. And if we lose, sometimes it's just because the other team was better that day or better every day. It happens. We're lucky -- not really luck -- that it doesn't happen as much to us as it does to others. The sun will rise tomorrow. And so will Urban et al. I'm sure he's as dissatisfied with the results as we are -- and knows more than us what to do about it. (Then again, maybe not, maybe hiring him was a huge mistake -- him and his padded resume!)

Comment 05 Jan 2014

Yeah, it's easy to assume everything is under our team's control, when obviously it's not. We could do everything right and still lose to a better team, right? That's what happens when we win, right? We never say our wins were just the result of our opponents mistakes.

There's no shame in losing as long as the effort -- and the sportsmanship -- is there. You play the games to see who's really better. Win, or lose, with class.

Comment 05 Jan 2014

Yeah, idiots ARE everywhere. I don't know where the notion started that if you're a fan, or buy a ticket, it gives the right to say anything you want or behave in any way you want. There's always a line that shouldn't be crossed that most of us can agree upon. More of us sane, civil guys have to join together and say "Enough!" Not so easy on twitter, but at ball games, or even on the street, it's time good people slapped down these yahoos.

"All it takes for evil to win, is for good men to do nothing."

Comment 04 Jan 2014

This loss hurts. The last loss hurt. But we were in it both games and could've won. We're a good team that needs to get better -- especially on defense. The team plays hard and shows up for every game, but came up against two teams that played better. That's why you play the games. To see who's better. There's no shame in losing an Orange Bowl, especially in a game that could've been won. Yeah, it hurts to lose, but we made it this far and that's more than 99.9% of teams can claim.

I have faith in Meyer to get us the last step of the way...quickly. Go Bucks!

Comment 01 Jan 2014

I see your point, but don't forget the nature of the crimes: the systemic grooming and raping of you boys using the back drop of the PSU football program. Sure there's room for improvement -- no rape, or knowing rules violations, should go unpunished, but what happened at PSU goes well beyond the pale and they deserved the punishment -- I for no other reason than to send the message that the reputation of the school, or school's football program, is NOT more important the scarred lives of innocent victims.


Comment 30 Dec 2013

Even Bo wasn't a "Michigan Man." He was born and raised in Ohio. He coached Miami of Ohio before going to Michigan. Nobody even knows where that term came from. It just sprung up to undermine RR. Probably a Lloyd Carr invention.

Comment 29 Dec 2013

According to Arizona's AD: "Byrne said Tuesday that Meyer told him hiring Rodriguez would be bringing in one of the "five best football minds" in college football."

Next question?

Comment 29 Dec 2013

Take a look at Hoke's first bowl victory against Virginia Tech. It was a win, but you couldn't say the team looked like a well-coached team. It's been apparent since his first year that he's just not a very good coach. He's not involved with the offense or defense, so his main job is left to motivation. But his teams repeatedly come out playing flat and sloppy -- even after three years, and even though it's stocked with four- and five-star recruits. RR was fired after three years having the same record, but his record was trending up. Hoke's record is trending down and there is no indication with how this season progressed that the trend is some sort of anomaly.

Comment 19 Dec 2013

Not true. Woody had teams that could pass. Bo lived in the past too -- like most ttun fans -- and never accepted the fact that the forward pass wasn't a passing fad. That's why his teams could rarely beat the good teams.

If you compare their records you'll see that the student never came close to matching his teacher.

Comment 18 Dec 2013

A donut instead of the cd might work!