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Michigan Coaching Speculation

Discussion in 'College Football' started by 808 Buck, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. osubartender23

    osubartender23 Purple Nurple King

    Thats not all he said. If you read the Josh Jenkins, and the Dj Woods threads there are articles that are linked that specifically say that Rodriguez urges them to change thier commitments to *ichigan. Plus you have to admit it isnt the classiest move to tell a recruit that you are leaving for another school prior to telling your own players. But then again I guess you get what you pay for....
     
  2. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    A lot of coaches will tell a kid that the former school is the best place for him. I remember Walt Harris, I think it was, when he got the Stanford job, told Joe Germaine "Hey, Ohio State is the school for you. Me not being there should not change your mind" or words to that effect.

    Personally, I think it's pretty bushleague to get recruits you just sold on West Virginia to follow you to a new school. Tells me DickRod doesn't sell the school, he sells himself. That's "fine" and all, but it is what it is. Careful what you wish for Mich.
     
  3. buckford

    buckford Toller Guy

    Michigan fumbling around in search of a new coach has wreaked havoc in at least two other programs. The calculated distraction created by Michigan sources as to Les Miles nearly caused LSU its spot in the BCS. Similarly, UM's actions may have also cost WVU a shot at the NC and, at this point, have struck a blow at the Eer's chances with Oklahoma.

    Now the RR hire is being desparately advertised as some sort of victory against tOSU. Wow.

    No one at UM thought it important to wait until the end of the bowl season out of respect to the season-long efforts of at least two squads of young men in their respective quest to reach the pinnacle of their sport. Most of those kids will never play in the pro's. This was their chance to sparkle.

    UM's season, for all intents and purposes had already been relegated to footnote status. Nonetheless, a victory of some sort was necessary to vindicate administrators at UM. But at what costs?

    I am saddened by UM's actions. I wish RR well, but I am disappointed in the message that has been sent. A season begins with a team commitment. Its preached by every coach of every squad from spring practice until the final seconds of the final quarter. Les Miles knew that. I am surprised that a school that treasures its football legacy didn't realize that as well.
     
  4. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Good lord - timing I guess is everything. But, if Rodriguez's complaint is that a relatively cash strapped school didn't get things done as fast as a well heeled program, then I say he has a very weak argument.

    Moreover, shame on the donors for pulling out so quickly. Do they support the school or just the one man - as in the man who bailed rather than continue to fight for what he wanted for the program?
     
  5. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    I apologize if someone else has already stated the following:

    Meyer didn't recruit the team that won last year. Predominantly, they were players recruited by Zook. Furthermore, the UF defense is what made the biggest impact in last year's NC (IMO). Defenses have yet to be RR's strong suit.
     
  6. TheMightyQuinn

    TheMightyQuinn "The future is bright at Ohio State."

    It was Larry Coker. I read it in that book that was a collections of players stories. I forget the name of the book.
     
  7. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    They were pretty good on D this year.
     
  8. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    was it "What it means to be a Buckeye?"
     
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  9. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    Forgive my disparaging opinion, but I am of the belief that being fourth in the nation while playing in the Big East does not build much confidence.
     
  10. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    We're about to find out if switching to a big-time program will change that.
     
  11. Taosman

    Taosman Fear and Loafing

    It's also possible that the WVU people saw RR as pushing for more and more and blackmailing them with looking at other coaching jobs.
    And called his bluff. And lost.
     
  12. TheMightyQuinn

    TheMightyQuinn "The future is bright at Ohio State."

    Bingo. I was too lazy to wander over to the bookcase. :biggrin:
     
  13. MaizeandBlue

    MaizeandBlue Newbie

    Start by handing out pink slips and the donors will come back.

     
  14. ytownbuckeye

    ytownbuckeye Freshman

    at least we know how his team will react to needing a win in a rivalry game late in the year for a chance at a title (big 10 or otherwise). michigan still sucks.
     
  15. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    If that's not bulletin board material, I don't know what is. If I were on the OSU coaching staff, I'd make about 100 copies of this article and post them all over the OSU locker room. Thanks, Louisiana reporter!
     

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