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Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by ggazoo69, Aug 30, 2008.
Expect to see Penn State and Southern Cal at the Orange Bowl.
Still 3.5 years of Richie Rodriquez before he can be let go...unless the M brass swallows it's pride and lets him walk away with $4 Million for guiding them through their worst season in over 35 years. I am not convinced the QB's they currently have on the squad can even provide anything to this program next year, so they would need to recruit a hi schooler out here right now who is familiar with the spread offense and can step in just as Pryor is doing now at OSU. With the Wolverine season all but over, the question is who is going to commit to the school?? This may be a 3 year rebuilding of the M football program..
Michigan should do better next year. Tate Forcier will be starting and Threet will be on the bench.
Is there any truth to the rumor that UM is moving down to AAA?
Just let us rebuild in peace. You're the reason we're doing this, so don't rub it in.
Really? I thought Appalaichian State got credit for that...
lmao, it's funny to see UM fans eating crow.
Wow, he is even sexier than the U of scuM cheerleading squad. Now we've got basketball, football, and the pretty cheerleaders. U of scuM has...a swimmer. Sounds about even to me!
NACDA Director's Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The University of Michigan remains the only school in NCAA history to win at least one national championship in all four of these sports: baseball (2), basketball (men's - 1), football (11), and ice hockey (men's - 9). The Wolverines have won NCAA Division I national championships in women's field hockey (1), men's golf (2), men's gymnastics (3), women's softball (2), men's swimming and diving (11), men's tennis (1), and men's outdoor track and field (1). The Wolverines' 32 official NCAA D1 titles are complemented by seven unofficial NCAA men's swimming and diving championships from 1927 through 1936, when no team championships were awarded; by men's trampoline NCAA titles in 1969 and 1970; and, by 11 unofficial NCAA/NCAA Division I football "consensus" championships recognized by the university, for a total of 52 national championships. In four additional seasons national number one rankings by at least one recognized authority were given to the UM football team. University of Michigan teams have also been national runners-up an incredible 39 times in 13 different sports: men's basketball (4), women's cross country (1), women's field hockey (1), men's golf (4), men's gymnastics (2), women's gymnastics (2), men's ice hockey (2), women's rowing (1), women's synchronized swimming (2), men's swimming and diving (13), women's swimming and diving (1), men's outdoor track and field (1), and wrestling (5). So... 1 year of rebuilding in football and a ruined bball program isn't the end of the World.
Yep. Ancient history.. The king is dead. Long live the Sparty king!!!
Rich Rod will fumble his way with Midwest recruits while pumping his 'system'...that has nothing to do with Michigan's football heritage. The dude will be gone at the end of the 2010 season after drawing severe heat from UM alums. DantoniBo & MSU will reap the benefit of Rod's failed recruiting classes
Michigan scores 42 points and still loses???? It official now as they wll have their first losing season since 1967.... Rich has REALLY changed the program. That last TD by Purdue with 25 seconds left was typical of how teams have beaten M this season. This was supposed to be a year where the offense was suppose to be a struggle, but it is the defense that has given up the key plays all season. They still can't handle those mobile QB's, but if had one they would probably be better than than they are now.
I was willing to give Rich Rod the benifit of the doubt, but after watching him lose to several teams that Michigan obviously has more talent than I am convinced he will not last past next season. The guy is so set on doing it his way when it is clear his way isn't working and they don't have the players to do it his way. He is making michigan a laughing stock. All big time programs have down periods, but a down period is .500 ball not below .500 and losing to teams like Toledo and Purdue.
How many potential blue chip recruits will have second thoughts about going to Ann Arbor with him at the helm and team losing on national tv everyweekend? Seems like he should have gone with the conventional offense until he recruited the players who could actually play in the spread offense..
I think he'll get two more seasons at least. Three seasons -- at least -- seems to be the norm. Even Willingham got three seasons at Notre Dame.
Amazing to think that a seven loss season broke the record for the most losses by a MICHIGAN FOOTBALL TEAM. We're below standards.
Seems like offense isn't really their problem right now. What happened to the D? It's been terrible.
Agree, but if the D didn't have to stay on the field so long due to the contant 3 and outs by the offense, maybe they would have the stamina to stop the other team's offense.
It was the most points Purdue has ever scored against Michigan and they barely won. The Wolverines have had decent leads at halftime against a number of teams. In the past, these leads would have been enough to hold on to. The '97 team gave up 9.5 points per game, including the Nat Champ game. They'd be undefeated this year if they still had that defense. I don't see how Rich Rodriguez's offensive philosophy and lack of personel screwed up the defense like this.
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