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#181 GoWings1905

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 11:14 PM

Hey SWF, at least they are joining an equally poor conference in terms of competition but will at least get the automatic BCS bid. That's another insane rule from the BCS. UConn is going to lose by 67 in whatever game they end up in regardless of opponent. The Big East is really sad. I don't blame TCU for heading there though.

For the first time in eight years I can say my Irish beat U$C. I don't care how down the condoms are, that was such an amazing feeling. I hope Kiffin has years of mediocrity ahead of him. At least they can enjoy their bowl game in a few weeks. Oh, scratch that too. I frickin love Brian Kelly. I finally see some toughness and pride coming back.
 
 
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 11:28 PM

Any person with any sense will realize that the Big East was/is pretty poor overall this year.

However, fair or not, they have the AQ status and more revenue opps., so can't pass it up.

It wasn't long ago that Cincinnati and Louisville were tearing that conference up in football not too long after they joined - two schools typicalyl known more for basketball, along with West Virginia and Pitt being usually solid. It's definitely not on par with SEC or Big 10 obviously, but each year is different and hopefully this year (and last to a degree) is more a rebuilding year, or...well you get what I'm saying.

It's a good move for all sports for my alma mater. Men's basketball has been pretty much average or terrible most years since I was a part of the school in the late 90s, so hopefully the conference will help shape them up since it's really solid in hoops. Women's basketball has always been good most years. Baseball went to the College World Series this past season. Pretty much the only sport that we struggle in is men's basketball.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 02:36 PM

For the first time in eight years I can say my Irish beat U$C. I don't care how down the condoms are, that was such an amazing feeling. I hope Kiffin has years of mediocrity ahead of him. At least they can enjoy their bowl game in a few weeks. Oh, scratch that too. I frickin love Brian Kelly. I finally see some toughness and pride coming back.


I was rooting for ND. What a great game. I hate Kiffin, and there was nothing better then watching Ronald Johnson lose the game. I was furious when Carrol paid off Rojo, and stole him from us. Ahhh good ol' karma.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:35 PM

Time to give this thread a 2nd life. The good games are finally starting to start. What are your thoughts so far?

-I think this is Rich Rod's last game on the sidelines regardless of outcome

-Not sure what to think about Michigan's chances, but I'm leaning towards a lose. 28-24 MSU.

-I don't think MSU stands a chance against Bama. 37-17

-I think Pryor, and the boys shouldn't be playing in the bowl game.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 01:46 PM

my crimson tide is looking good in the first half.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 08:42 PM

Brutal day for the Big Ten. Last game for Rich Rod? I hope not.

(Sorry mannysBETTER)
 
 
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#187 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 12:00 AM

Bye Bye Rich Rod.

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#188 RockyMountainWingGal

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 12:48 AM

Bye Bye Rich Rod.

If that wasn't ever a case for losing one's job - don't know what is.... <_<

It can only get better from here....
New season, New start! May the force be with the Wings this time!

#189 mannysBETTER3434

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:26 PM

Brutal day for the Big Ten. Last game for Rich Rod? I hope not.

(Sorry mannysBETTER)


But what if he was replaced with Charile Weis??? :P

I'm thinking on Wednesday Harbaugh is hired.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:53 AM

But what if he was replaced with Charile Weis??? :P

I'm thinking on Wednesday Harbaugh is hired.


:lol: He's busy now recruiting some quality individuals to go play offense at Florida.

I think Harbaugh is going to the 49ers. Unfortunately, it's the worst timing possible for UM with so many openings in the NFL and Harbaugh coming off an incredible season at Stanford. He's the hottest commodity in coaching by far and the 49ers will pay him a ton to turn it around there. I still can't believe how quickly Stanford turned around and that isn't the easiest school to recruit at either.

So if Harbaugh falls through, do they keep Rich Rod albeit the assumption everywhere that he was done? I know Brady Hoke's name pops up as a possible replacement. He definitely fits the Michigan mold and has done a really nice job at SDSU. Would the fanbase be happy with a lesser known name as long as it isn't Rodriguez?
 
 
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#191 Casey

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 11:14 AM

But what if he was replaced with Charile Weis??? :P

I'm thinking on Wednesday Harbaugh is hired.


Doesn't look that way, at least via the Freep.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:05 PM

Rich Rod meeting with UM's Athletic director today.

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#193 Travis

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:55 PM

Rich Rod meeting with UM's Athletic director today.


Rodriguez has been fired, per Fox 2 in Detroit.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 03:24 PM

Good riddance RR. Defensive recruits, anyone??? Posted Image

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:24 PM

Good riddance. Now all signs point to Hoke being hired. It's not a bad decision, I believe he's a good pick. He turned around Ball State and SD State, is a Michigan man, and coached under Lloyd Carr, but IMO David Brandon has to throw everything at Harbaugh to get him here.

Another candidate is Les Miles, another Michigan man, but I highly doubt that since the opportunity was there 3 years ago and he signed a long contract with LSU, and if he decided to leave to come here he'd have to pay back a little over a million to buyout. I just don't see that happening.

If Harbaugh stays in Stanford, it's because Luck stays. If Luck enters the draft, Harbaugh will definitely be a top candidate for an NFL coaching job like San Francisco. The only way we'd get him is if Brandon throws an offer at him that he can't refuse, which I doubt he does that. Rumors also have it that Brandon doesn't even want him here for some reason.

Meanwhile, Brady Hoke, according to the media, says he's ready for the Michigan job. Looks like he's our guy so we have no choice but to support him.

I think he'll do fine here if they hire him but I don't see anything from him that will turn the program around back to elite status. I do think he'll do much better than Rich Rod though.

My wish is that David Brandon does everything he can to get Harbaugh here.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:22 PM

My alma mater - Rose Bowl champions, 13-0, all but guarateed a top-2 spot.




Hell yes.




Saturday's victory was just as big a deal to me as the Saints winning the Super Bowl or the Wings winning the Stanley Cup. Just was so happy beyond belief Saturday evening and it isn't going away anytime soon.

Now, as far as TCU (and you could probably put Stanford in this mix as well) taking on Auburn or Oregon, I certainly think they have a good shot against either team if it's just 1 game. I'd love to see it happen. But I'm not going to go on a soapbox saying that it's unfair that they aren't or BCS SUCKS. I already know it does and any rants about it are just a waste of breath. The BCS stinks up the joint for both non-AQs and AQs alike (i.e. TCU vs. Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl last year, Auburn in 2004 not playing for all the marbles despite being undefeated, Michigan State this year, and plenty of examples of non-AQs either not even coming an inkling close of consideration of an official national championship after winning a BCS bowl/finishing undefeated, or even making the BCS at all with an undefeated season). You can argue or debate who is more or less deserving out of all these examples but that's not the point and personally that'd aggravate the hell out of me. The point is the system stinks for all schools alike.

We won the Rose Bowl, which is arguably the best and most prestigious bowl game outside of the National Championship, and while my alma mater may not be the "official" National Champion, they are champions to me (in the general sense). I'm not going to whine anytime soon about anything and it's just so awesome what they accomplished.

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#197 GoWings1905

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 12:24 PM

12:30 press conference... Rich Rod is officially out.

It has to be Brady Hoke now.

Edited by GoWings1905, 05 January 2011 - 12:25 PM.

 
 
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#198 dropkickshanahans

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 07:52 PM

Other possible candidates: Gary Patterson of TCU and Jon Gruden (hmm). Patterson would be real nice to have here, he's done great things at TCU. Gruden would have a good presence, but I don't see being a college coach before he gets hired by an NFL team again.

Apparently Dave Brandon's phone and email is blowing up with interests for the job :rolleyes: Hopefully he just puts the right person in place within the next couple days and doesn't take his sweet time.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:01 PM

Had the worst week to lose internet for no good reason, but here's what I think briefly.....

-Hoke could be a good hire. Wouldn't be "sexy" at this time regarding a national uproar, but neither was Czich, Kelly, Tressel, and a handful of others. I could see him being a great hire, or another crappy hire. Won't argue for him either way. I would just support him like I did with RR. Not my first choice though. Which leads me to my second thought..

-Sounds like Jim really wants the Michigan job, but on the other hand has NFL dream$$. I can't blame him if he goes to the NFL. I think it's not over with Harbaugh like Herbstret said today. It could be, but until I see him at the podium of an NFL team I will hold onto hope. I don't this is wishful thinking either. I really think he's torn.

I question NFL teams. Has Harbaugh ever coaches a major position in the NFL? Do they remember Saban, Spurrier, etc? Putting biased aside I still think NFL teams are rolling the dice on him yet willing to pay him ridiculous amounts of money. Guess I don't understand....

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:06 AM

Had the worst week to lose internet for no good reason, but here's what I think briefly.....

-Hoke could be a good hire. Wouldn't be "sexy" at this time regarding a national uproar, but neither was Czich, Kelly, Tressel, and a handful of others. I could see him being a great hire, or another crappy hire. Won't argue for him either way. I would just support him like I did with RR. Not my first choice though. Which leads me to my second thought..

-Sounds like Jim really wants the Michigan job, but on the other hand has NFL dream$$. I can't blame him if he goes to the NFL. I think it's not over with Harbaugh like Herbstret said today. It could be, but until I see him at the podium of an NFL team I will hold onto hope. I don't this is wishful thinking either. I really think he's torn.

I question NFL teams. Has Harbaugh ever coaches a major position in the NFL? Do they remember Saban, Spurrier, etc? Putting biased aside I still think NFL teams are rolling the dice on him yet willing to pay him ridiculous amounts of money. Guess I don't understand....


Well he was a 1st round QB and played 15 years in the NFL, then went on to become the quarterbacks coach for the Raiders under Bill Callahan (who got promoted to head coach after the Jon Gruden trade to TB). That was the team that had Rich Gannon and lost in the Super Bowl to the Buccaneers, coached by... you guessed it, Jon Gruden. Next season the Raiders sucked hard though.

That's why I think he's a hot commodity in the NFL now because of his NFL QB playing and coaching experience and being part of the staff in the Super Bowl, and then making a name for himself coaching for San Diego and Stanford and turning around their programs.

Plus, his brother hasn't been doing too shabby with the Ravens.




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