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Old 12-17-2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default Anyone else feel like Michigan is on the verge of "pulling a Nebraska"?

Just getting that vibe, would hate to see it as Michigan is one of the few schools that I actually respect due to tradition, solid academics, etc. They're no Tech, but for the most part good people in my experience.

I see them taking the same route as Nebraska did, long coach search, following a legend, completely new system, etc. Lots of parallels.

Sadly, this move will probably make sure that Ohio State continues its dominance over ridiculously overrated BIG Televen.


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Old 12-17-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone else feel like Michigan is on the verge of "pulling a Nebraska"?

Could be....2 different situations, IMO..Callahan came in with his "pro-style" wide-open passing attack as a system. A system must recruit it's parts to be successful. It is usually very inflexable......RR has been successful on the college level with his offense, and it has been noted before that he adjusts to his talent... Streeter to Dantzler @ clemson for example....And putting FB aside, it is much easier to get an 18 year old to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan than to Lincoln, Nebraska.Michigan will be in the title game in 3-4 years.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Anyone else feel like Michigan is on the verge of "pulling a Nebraska"?

Personally, I believe Michigan sees the light. Give it a year or two, but RR will dominate the league with his offense and the speed he will get in there.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Anyone else feel like Michigan is on the verge of "pulling a Nebraska"?

Its been touched on in this thread but the bottom line is Nebraska and Callahan failed because you cannot recruit a pro style "run and shoot" passing attack when you are in the midwest. There just aren't the athletes there to make that system work. The South East, Texas, California, sure, but not in Nebraska. Those teams live off the pound it in your face running attack with corn fed lineman and a couple of bruising tailbacks.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:59 AM   #5
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Default Re: Anyone else feel like Michigan is on the verge of "pulling a Nebraska"?

The Big 1(1)0 is slooooooooow. RR will runs circles around them when he gets his players and system installed.

Remember Ohio State's domination in the conference on their way to the BCSCG? They looked like they had weights tied to their ankles when on the same field as UF.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: Anyone else feel like Michigan is on the verge of "pulling a Nebraska"?

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Its been touched on in this thread but the bottom line is Nebraska and Callahan failed because you cannot recruit a pro style "run and shoot" passing attack when you are in the midwest. There just aren't the athletes there to make that system work. The South East, Texas, California, sure, but not in Nebraska. Those teams live off the pound it in your face running attack with corn fed lineman and a couple of bruising tailbacks.
Offense wasn't really Nebraska's problem. They scored 33 points/game, and were 11th in total offense this year. The defense, however, was pathetic. 114th in scoring defense giving up almost 38 ppg. That's why Callahan got fired. Nebraska has a long tradition of having stout defenses, and his was one of the worst in the country this year.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:49 AM   #7
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Remember Ohio State's domination in the conference on their way to the BCSCG? They looked like they had weights tied to their ankles when on the same field as UF.
Which is exactly what should happen against lightning fast HellEssYouuuuu team.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:04 AM   #8
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Default Re: Anyone else feel like Michigan is on the verge of "pulling a Nebraska"?

If you watched any WV games this year, you saw, in my opinion, the most exciting offense in the NCAA.

Rodriguez' style of offense looks like it's been almost custom designed to capitalize on the makeup of the rest of the Big 10, and I believe that he'll make a positive impact there.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:31 AM   #9
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Default Your comparison is valid!

Yes what is often overlooked in these types of situations is the culture, history and tradition of the program. God did not intend for Nebraska to run the West Coast offense. It is not in their DNA to change from a brutish punishing ground attack to a fancy dan passing attack. The change even made their defense go soft.

Michigan is not a spread option program and never will be. This will have the same shelf life that Callahan had at Nebraska. Rich would rather trick you than line up and punch you in the face until you give up. That is not in the genetic makeup of Michigan football. This will be a colossal failure of epic proportions and it could not happen to a nicer bunch of a holes than the Wolverines.

Ohio State will be loving this.

Charlie Weiss at Notre Dame is yet another example of this.

Go Jackets!
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:53 AM   #10
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Default Re: Anyone else feel like Michigan is on the verge of "pulling a Nebraska"?

With all due respect, the Michigan tradition of smash mouth Big 10 football hasn't exactly cut it against arch enemy Ohio State, in a rivalry easily as intense as GT vs UGA.

As half of a GT / OSU happily mixed marriage, I was against anything that upset the lovely status quo characterized by the last four years of embarrassing ineptitude on the part of the less than big Blue.

I think that Rodriguez will succeed in the Big 10 and continue to lose to The Ohio State University, as is obviously God's will and UM's manifest destiny.

Ain't tradition great!
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