You need to very quickly learn how to use the sarcasm font, to keep those slow people from very quickly misunderstanding your intent.
Regarding Vrabel, he believed more in playing the best player and not going with a steady rotation to keep guys fresh. Think back to late in MSU B10 championship game when the RB busted through the DL for the late touchdown. Now think back to 2nd half against Oregon where we had developed enough DL players that the whole 2nd team got rotated in regularly and kept the starters fresh. Definite difference in philosophy, and results.
Why do people continue to think that a former player would be a good teacher of a position just because he was a good player of the position? This is almost never true in any walk of life. The one doesn't preclude the other, but they each require completely different skillsets. The good player has to have a physically superior body and be able to translate instructions into kinesthetic memory that is so automatic he no longer needs to consciously remember the instructions. In fact, remembering them may be a detriment to performance. The good teacher has the exact opposite requirements, and his physical abilities have little relevance.
So no, it's probably not the case that Eddie George or Joey Galloway or any other former star player would be a good position coach, unless they had the dedication to pursue it seriously when their playing days were over (like Fickell and Vrabel). It takes a unique individual to be a college assistant coach, to be willing to work that hard and be on the road recruiting that much. Anyone who didn't pursue it as soon as they were able to is most likely not that unique individual.
I also think the notion that anyone knew Drayton was leaving today is pretty naive. It just doesn't work that way, other than a head coach being aware of his guys interviewing to a degree. Urban probably doesn't even want to know anything until there's an offer on the table. You just can't effectively operate that way, trying to appease everyone by keeping them apprised of every possibility.
Even if Weber was completely blindsided, there's absolutely nothing shady about how Urban Meyer or Drayton handled it. They acted the only way you can, and it isn't any different from any other coaching staff in America.
Good job, DJ, of taking the somewhat higher road by ending with the Michigan fans that have somehow managed to maintain their humanity after all the damage the last 14 years of UM football have dealt to their pride.
That's a pretty amazing feat right there. They should all be sainted for making it through that gauntlet of torture.
I suggest you go back and look at Pryor's HS highlights compared to Gibson's. Gibson is flat out a better looking quarterback than Pryor was. Running ability is about even. And Gibson without question is playing against better competition.
That said, as long as we keep Joey Burrow, I could care less where Gibson ends up. I think Burrow is going to be really special and will be pushing for playing time in 2016.
What is this television thing I occasionally hear people speak of? I think we may have had something like that when I was growing up, but it's been so long since I engaged in that sort of time/mind wasting activity I'm not sure if I'm remembering correctly.