Agree with your assessment. I was just thinking how Jimmy is now firmly in Coop territory, meaning good enough not to get fired (to many TUN fans, not all), but not good enough to get them where they need to be to beat Ohio State at least semi consistently (like Gus M. versus Alabama).
With Saban coaching Alabama, are we seeing the end of his era or the beginning of the end? I just can’t imagine him in “retirement”, he wouldn’t last long, but he damn near had a coronary infarction over one second left on the clock (which turned out to be the difference maker so he must be clairvoyant). Saban’s might just go down “in battle” one of these days. I don’t think he is done coaching for a while.
Attention whoredom versus really understanding what just took place.
Great comment. Eddie W. is finding that much like the show "Life Below Zero", the environment North of the Ohio/Michigan line is equally harsh for UofM football coaches.
Love that second one! Pretty much sums it up.
Have never heard that but it makes sense that Bo really knew how Woody operated, what his tendencies were, and even the actual plays he was likely to deploy since he was essentially Woodys protege. And agree the shoe is on the other foot now with Mattison and Washington on the side of the good guys. The ghost of 69 just got chased out of my lizard brain, so thank you 45has2.
Not to worry - Bo ain't on that sideline now, it's Jimmy.
Agree - in nature, a desperate, injured animal is dangerous and unpredictable. Not sure that applies to Wolverines.
Yes - when Mr Football Ohio, I think his name was Ryan Brewer who went to the Gamecocks and really wasn’t recruited by Coops due to his size, ran roughshod over the bucks in the bowl game, that was the last straw. Plus Coop was deemed to be losing control of the program due to lots of off field issues.
Wise move to leave out something about ransacking Ann Arbor and stealing their wimmins....
Be careful - it’s been said recently that erections have consequences.
Tight meaning, when you’ve only won twice since 2001, and you’re mind starts to think “oh no here we go again” when something bad happens, And you start thinking “play it safe” when you get ahead. It was almost palpable, the vibe from the OSU players and coaches during Coop’s reign. It was mentioned constantly back then. The phrase “getting the monkey off you’re back” refers to this phenomenon. So, yes, you’re boys are gonna be tight until they end the current streak, if ever.
While Coach Tressel put a fence around the state of Ohio to keep in the best......
Desmond picks TUN again? Shocking.....
As long as Urban leaves Marotti, Pantoni, LJ, Hafley, Mattis, Washington, Hartline, and a few others alone, no harm no foul if he wants to try the NFL. Did some medical miracle happen to cure the cyst? I thought stress aggravated it, so although coaching in the NFL might be a little less of a year round stress creator than college, it would still get worse working for Jerry Jones. Guys like Saban and Urban don't do well under guys like Jones.
Feel so bad for LJ sr. Life can be cruel and ironic. The father figure that he has been to so many of his players, all of the guidance, mentoring, and love he has given to so many, and the one he loves the most can't be helped.
Pride cometh before the fall of your Penix.
I vote for Don Brown to go back to full press coverage like last year, and for most of this year until he finally adjusted.
TTUN fans: "So where do I buy tickets for the revenge tour?"
That picture is a work of art.
TTUN is tight, TOSU is as loose as a goose. I lived through the Cooper years and remember how tight as a drum the Bucks always seemed to be when they met TTUN. The shoe is on the other foot now and Shea Patterson will be tighter than a bulls ass during fly season when he sees #2 bearing down on him play after play after play. C.Y. is THEE difference maker this Saturday, especially in adverse weather conditions!