Originally Posted by ragingclue
True but OSU, Iowa, and MSU are alive and well, and PSU will be back as soon as they put someone halfway decent at QB. Also, Wisconsin is pretty beast this year. I don't know how old you are, but MSU used to be a constant part of the BigTen contender equation, before they started hiring losers on their staff. Sound familiar? Michigan's got a long road to recovery now. And I'm tired of hearing "the cupboard was left bare by Lloyd". REALLY??? How about Mallett? Boren? The multitude of guys who left early because they didn't want to lose anymore? The cupboard was bare MY ASS. Dick Rod and his gimmicky scheme drove all the best players away. Three years in, and he's STILL making those excuses.... Exactly how long did he expect people to give him before they started questioning that bullshit excuse?
Damn straight. Robinson will go down against BigTen defenses. He's already shown he's pretty fragile. And you're halfway right about him not being a quarterback. He's not a FBS first-tier conference quarterback. Maybe that shit flies in the Big East (no offense to them), FCS, or high school, but not in the BigTen. Add to that the fact that BigTen coaches WILL eat you alive if you don't adjust or anticipate adjustments.... As evidenced by every second half collapsing act DRod has spearheaded since he took charge.
Yeah it's ok to have a down year or two. Even transitional period where you're showing progress is ok. But to be 5-0 and still be laughed at about how your pass defense is 120th out of 120 FBS teams? Really? That's a fucking embarrassment. Absolutely unacceptable. Anyone who didn't anticipate an ass whooping at the hands of MSU was either living in a bubble or somehow still in denial. We're in the exact same boat we were in last year. Four wins against four weak non-conference opponents and a just-barely (and quite embarrassing) win against Indiana.
I hate to be armchair quarterback, or armchair coach, but I guarantee you I couldn't do worse as a defensive coordinator than Greg Robinson. I'd do it for half his paycheck too. Hell, I'd do it for a one-year FREE trial period.
Michigan has become the butt of so many jokes that it's just worn out to even joke about it anymore. Michigan sucking is already yesterday's news. What an embarrassment. And you know what else sucks? UofM alumni are so damned complacent and subdued that it's been allowed to go on this long. You think this shit would fly at OSU? Hell no. Columbus would be burned to the ground if this shit was going on down there.
1.I've been watching Big Ten football since 95. MSU was really good in 1999 and maybe 2000. Once Saban left it was downhill until Dantonio came in b/c he can coach defense.
2. There were plenty of talent left over at Michigan, many players didn't think they could fit in and left, that's when the cupboards were empty. I could see how a high school kid really bought into Carr's philosophy and when he left all that went out the window. And I'm not simply talking about the offense style he was running. The whole team philosophy will be new with a completely new head coach. Generally it stays the same if the coach was promoted internally.
3. Looks like you're not delusional that 5-0 didn't mean anything if you didn't play defense. I read many fan blogs that proclaim that Michigan will win the Big Ten or get into BCS bowl, laughable, the team needs to learn to keep the ball on front of them first.
4. If this shit went down in Columbus, the guy will be out in 3 years max or the town will be set on fire.
6. What made Rich Rod think that bringing in Robinson, who was an absolute disaster at Syracuse, was a good idea?
I would have given the job to a up and coming FCS assistant coach than him. If people under you fail, it's still your fault!