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  • Rich Rodriguez to ruin Michigan football......

    The Run-and-Shoot at Michigan?

    WORST. . . HIRE. . . EVER! ! ! :brick: Well done, Bill Martin......


    http://blog.mlive.com/wolverines/200...ess_confe.html


    Rich Rodriguez is excited about the opportunity to come to the University of Michigan to be its next football coach, replacing Lloyd Carr, who announced his upcoming retirement last month after 13 seasons as head coach of the Wolverines.

    "I'm tickled to death to be standing here," he said. "It was the most difficult decision I've made in my professional career.

    "This time yesterday was the toughest time of my coaching career. It was just the opportunity. It was time."

    West Virginia is 10-2 this season and slated to meet Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. The Mountaineers are fourth in the nation with 292.9 yards of offense per game. Michigan averages 166.1 yards this season.

    Rodriguez, 44, knows the Michigan-Ohio State game is big to fans of the Michigan football program.

    "It's one of the greatest rivalries in the nation," he said.

    It's also something Michigan fans expect Rodriguez to concentrate on. Michigan is 1-6 against Ohio State since Jim Tressel took over as Ohio State's coach.

    Rich Rodriguez hopes to end his career as Michigan's football coach.

    "I will plan to retire here," he said, adding he's ready to buy a house here and move his family.

    But that doesn't mean he's going to change his coaching style to fit in.

    "I'm just going to be the way I am," he said.

    "Do you have to be a Michigan man to be a Michigan football coach? Gosh, I hope not. They hired me. I think you have to have great respect for the tradition."

    Rodriguez is 60-26 in seven seasons at West Virginia.

    ************************************************** ****************************************
    Leaving West Virginia to become the next football coach at Michigan was difficult to do, Rich Rodriguez just told a gathering of media.

    "I know a little bit about the tradition. I'm studying it. I'm excited about following a legend," he said, referring to Lloyd Carr.

    Rodriguez said several of his assistants will be coming with him, but has plans to hire several current Michigan coaches.

    "I think your transition will be relatively smooth because of all the things you already have in place," he said.

    And yes, the spread offense is coming to Michigan, Rodriguez said.

    He told the media he only knows one system, and he plans on running it.

    However, he said he can adapt it to the players he's inheriting.

    "I know there's great expectations here. That does not, and will not, faze our staff at all," he said.


    ************************************************** *******************************

    Bill Martin, Michigan's athletic director just walked in the door.

    Reporters are placing tape recorders at the podium and television stations are testing sound levels.

    The room is filled now, and everyone is in their seat or standing behind their cameras.

    Lloyd Carr and Rich Rodriguez just walked into the building, pausing for a handshake before entering.

    Minutes to go.

    ************************************************** *********************************************
    It's not quite the massive crowd that filled a room near Michigan Stadium to hear Lloyd Carr retire, but there's plenty of media folks back to hear from the new coach, Rich Rodriguez.

    There's about 15 television cameras set up behind five long rows of chairs facing a podium with a screen with the familiar block M splashed all over it.

    In the back of the room, a long table holds coffee and bagels. It's a popular spot with the reporters, photographers and Michigan athletic department folks that are gathering.

    Included in the media horde are a couple of members of the West Virginia media.

    Everyone's waiting to hear from Rodriguez, who is leaving West Virginia to take over Michigan's job.

    The press conference is slated to start in about 10 minutes. There's no sign yet of Rodriguez, Carr or athletic director Bill Martin.

    Be sure to stop back here when the press conference begins. I'll post updates as fast as I can type and hit refresh.



    Say goodbye to Michigan Football......

  • #2
    Way to give the guy a chance.

    You have no clue how it's going to work out. At least give the guy a few years.

    Just because it's not traditional Michigan football doesn't mean it's not going to work.


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    • #3
      Originally posted by BaileyTheBest View Post
      Way to give the guy a chance.

      You have no clue how it's going to work out. At least give the guy a few years.

      Just because it's not traditional Michigan football doesn't mean it's not going to work.

      Not that I care what you think, but I want it to work out, I just F'ing hate that BS offense!!!!!

      It's fine for the Florida Gators, but now it's a disease that's "Spreading" to the real schools.

      And now Mallet is probably going to transfer......

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      • #4
        Originally posted by stnzed View Post
        Not that I care what you think, but I want it to work out, I just F'ing hate that BS offense!!!!!

        It's fine for the Florida Gators, but now it's a disease that's "Spreading" to the real schools.

        And now Mallet is probably going to transfer......
        Look at it this way. Michigan will be able to beat OSU now

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        • #5
          Originally posted by stnzed View Post
          Not that I care what you think
          Stopped reading there. Why bother to reply if you don't care what I think?


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          • #6
            Who did you want as Michigan's coach? If the guy brings the Wolverines to the Rose Bowl or NCG and beats OSU yearly, isn't that what Michigan fans want?

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            • #7
              Rodriguez doesn't coach the run and shoot, as his teams have a fullback.

              It's a variation of the shotgun spread. The variation being the fullback and an option QB, as opposed to the purest form currently being run by Texas Tech, which offers neither of these things.

              The key difference between the shotgun spread and previous philosophies, such as the run 'n' shoot, is that shotgun spread coaches love the run. A lot. WV ran more than they passed, and Michigan will likely do the same. And if Rodriguez could recruit well enough to get West Virginia to a BCS game, what kind of athletes do you think he'll get with Michigan's resources?

              If he leaves the defense alone and just recruits players, he should make Michigan dominant again, with only OSU to worry about in the Big Ten (although, Ron Zook is doing some very good things at Illinois).

              And this is coming from a Penn State fan.

              And last I checked, Florida was real school. Both athletically and academically. It's not like it's San Jose State (36 % graduation rate in 6 years for athletes, only 52 overall).

              Everybody's gotta elevate from the norm...

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              • #8
                I think its a great hire.

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                • #9
                  You're right, Jared, it's not exactly the June Jones Run-and-Shoot, but that's exactly what it reminds me of...Rodriguez likes to mix in a HB draw and some half-assed option plays with his Read Half the Field passing game.

                  It's like a cross between an Arena Football Passing game and a High School wishbone.

                  WV had a game this year where White took ONE stinkin snap from center, he fumbled it.

                  I like real football, where there's a balance between run and pass....Real Run and Real Pass....Rodriguez's offense has neither!!!

                  These pass happy offenses bore me to tears, and the only thing good to come from them is Warren Moon......
                  Last edited by stnzed; 12-17-2007, 05:30 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Damn those HoF QBs...........

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by stnzed View Post
                      You're right, Jared, it's not exactly the June Jones Run-and-Shoot, but that's exactly what it reminds me of...Rodriguez likes to mix in a HB draw and some half-assed option plays with his Read Half the Field passing game.

                      It's like a cross between an Arena Football Passing game and a High School wishbone.

                      WV had a game this year where White took ONE stinkin snap from center, he fumbled it.

                      I like real football, where there's a balance between run and pass....Real Run and Real Pass....Rodriguez's offense has neither!!!

                      These pass happy offenses bore me to tears, and the only thing good to come from them is Warren Moon......
                      This year, West Virginia ran the ball 589 times for over 3500 yards.

                      They passed it 246 times for less than 2,000 yards.

                      That's actually virtually identical to last year's stats, and a move toward balance based on 2005, when they ran it 625 times and passed it 193 !

                      What Rodriguez West Virginia teams have you been watching?

                      Everybody's gotta elevate from the norm...

                      The greatest list of music I don't own on CD :sad:
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jared View Post
                        This year, West Virginia ran the ball 589 times for over 3500 yards.

                        They passed it 246 times for less than 2,000 yards.

                        That's actually virtually identical to last year's stats, and a move toward balance based on 2005, when they ran it 625 times and passed it 193 !

                        What Rodriguez West Virginia teams have you been watching?

                        The ones where they threw every down.

                        But telling me that they ran more often than they passed out of the shotgun actually makes it worse......
                        Last edited by stnzed; 12-17-2007, 05:56 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by stnzed View Post
                          The ones where they threw every down......
                          was it just one game?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ravage!!! View Post
                            was it just one game?

                            Actually it was parts of quite a few of them, flippin back and forth between WV and a real game or two....I guess I just have a short attention span when it comes to teams that run exclusively shotgun.

                            And I guess I'll be getting to know this Masterpiece of an offense a lot better...I'm totally looking forward to it......

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by stnzed View Post
                              The ones where they threw every down.

                              But telling me that they ran more often than they passed out of the shotgun actually makes it worse......
                              How so?

                              Because everyone knew they were likely to run and still couldn't stop it?

                              Or because it works?

                              You do remember that this offense, with Slaton and White as freshmen, beat two touchdown favorite Georgia in the 2006 Sugar Bowl? In Atlanta? That's a team that plays traditional football. Georgia played hard for 3 quarters, but got their asses whipped in the first and couldn't over come.

                              I say woe be the coach who downplays this offense. Since every play is run out of the same look, defensive players have no idea which way the play will go or who is getting the ball.

                              Everybody's gotta elevate from the norm...

                              The greatest list of music I don't own on CD :sad:
                              You should check these guys out

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