Congrats Jim. You get to bring Michigan out of the ashes with Shane Morris at quarterback. Good luck with that...
I get that people dislike Matta. And that's fine, you're entitled to your opinion. I'm not gonna defend him. No coach is beyond criticism. And I have my own issues with him. But I disagree with you about the Dayton loss. Should they have lost the game. No. But to call it an ass-kicking is pretty stupid.
And sorry, but Brad Stevens didn't replace Matta at Butler. Todd Lickliter did. Stevens took over at Butler when Lickliter left for Iowa in 2007.
And will Melvin Gordon actually be showing up for the rematch?
Nice. It appears the one snowman has taken the nose off the other snowman and made a carrot penis.
As his dad Marv would say:
'Beat our ass'? Dayton won the game 60-59.
I didn't realize losing by one point counted as an ass-beating?
If your girlfriend's a Michigan fan, you probably should just go ahead and get a new girlfriend for Christmas... :)
The Tampa Bay Bucs won it all with Brad Johnson at QB.
But everybody knows once Michigan hires Jim Harbaugh, Weber's gonna de-commit and re-commit to UM.
Is OSU still recruiting him? I was pretty confused by the news that Weber had given a silent verbal and Urban and the gang still went to visit Harris prior to Weber making it official.
I'd really like Harris to be a Buckeye, but I doubt they'd take both, though I could be wrong.
Any reason given for his departure? Was it the coaching change? Or depth? Or a combination of the 2? I've seen speculation about both.
Chances are Herman would've been gone regardless. He had his heart and mind set on becoming a head coach. Not sure tossing money at him would've made much difference.
And Houston is a great starting point for him. Their last 2 coaches prior to the guy Herman's replacing were Kevin Sumlin and Art Briles.
1.) Heacock is 66 years old and has been out of coaching the last 3 years.
2.) Last I checked OSU already has co-defensive coordinators.
In that thread someone said "Those who stay..." and a commenter replied:
Gotta say I'm sick of this and I know I'm not the only one. Lately, "those who stay" will lose to their rivals and be out of B1G contention by week 9.
I get that official statements have to be made and hoops have to be jumped through and all that jazz, but when coaches are asked about other jobs, why come out and lie about it? Why not just give a non-answer or plead ignorance or say nothing at all?
Your account name is tremendous.
Speaking of pronouncing names, did you guys know Marcus Mariota's last name is mis-pronounced by pretty much everyone?
It's not Mary-oh-ta, like most people say, it's Mario-ta.
I don't really believe in moral victories, but I think if they play Alabama close and lose it will be a lot different than if OSU gets blown out by them.
Of course even if OSU wins the title there will be some who will say they still didn't belong in the playoff.
Here's my thoughts. Beating Alabama would be a big accomplishment. But why stop there?
I don't know if "happy" is the right word to describe how people would feel finishing #2. But just think about after the VT loss, most folks didn't think OSU could get back into the playoff picture? So there will be some who are good with just making it in. Others want to beat Alabama, take down Saban, and give the middle finger to the SEC in the process, and that's good for them. But winning it all could do so much more. Winning it all would be complete and utter validation for all the idiots who think OSU shouldn't be in the playoff. It might cause the South to secede.
I don't believe him or his agent when they say Michigan never contacted them.
But why would he leave LSU now for UM? LSU should be very good next year and has a lot of young talent.
And then there's Michigan which has...
I'm with ya.
Yeah, that's the weirdest thing about it. Wouldn't any coach on the planet want the opportunity to coach a championship team? If OSU beats Alabama, and they're playing for a title, why leave then? Wouldn't he want to be a part of that? And wouldn't Houston or whoever else is hiring him expect that he would want to be with his team and see things through?
Championship winning offensive coordinator sure does sound good and would sure look great on a resume.
Or was she just offended the info got out before they wanted anyone to know?
I can't say I blame them for wanting to get the "story" out before everyone else and break the news. That's the age of media we're in. Just toss info out there and run with it and try to make a name for yourselves. And there's a zillion blogs out there doing the same kind of thing.
As of right now though, the Houston job is still open, so we can't really say they were wrong.