No quick fix for Michigan defense | BuckeyeXtra

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Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Robinson has used an unconventional 3-3-5 base defense, without success.
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ANMD

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#1
Nov 24, 2010
 
Don't take this the wrong Sweatervest Fan.

I hope Sweatervest takes the chains off your offense this week and lays about 70points on UM, and then goes for 2 cause he could not go for 3. I hate all of you and have never hoped for this before. RR is bad for UM, bad for the Rivalry and bad for the B10. He is most likely gone on Monday, win or lose. RR knows it and its been evident on his face for 4 weeks. Sweatervest, don't screw this up and make it a difficult decison. Again, nothing good comes out of your State, with the exception of our Heisman trohpy winners. These combat unis are a joke, Oregon Duck wanna bees. Tell NIKE that while your uniforms are ugly, they are tradition, something Oregon will never have.
Harry

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#2
Nov 24, 2010
 
Rich Rod won't be fired and OSU won't put up 70 points on them either.OSU will win this year.

I know the average Bucks fan has an 8th grade education so I dont expect them to understand that when you start six 18 yr old freshmen on defense you're not going to win in the Big Ten.I know the Bucks sure did miss Coleman and the other quality players that left in the secondary this year.And they weren't replacing these guys with true freshman like Michigan.

Even the beloved sweatervest would have trouble winning 5 or 6 games with this defense.It isn't the coach it is a lack of experience.With a new coordinator and the incoming talent this team will be tough to beat in a year or two.Once the defense is average and a decent kicker is in place this team will give anyone in the country fits.Just wait..........

On a side note RR is very highly regarded by his peers.He taught Tressel the spread offense that helped Troy Smith win the Heisman.He is a genious on the offensive side of the ball.A chest thumping HS dropout Buckeye fans opinion means nothing compared to the opinion of numerous successful Division 1 coaches with 30 yrs experience.
6 in a Row and Counting

Findlay, OH

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#3
Nov 24, 2010
 
Harry,

You need to get back on your meds, because you have lost touch with reality. Things have gotten so bad at Michigan that you have nothing to fall back on except juvenile name calling and fantasies about Rich Rod's greatness.

Rich Rod is the HEAD COACH, which means he is responsible for every aspect of the program. Perhaps if he recruited better, didn't run off players that he inherited, and didn't force his stupid 3-3-5 scheme on the defensive staff his defense wouldn't be so bad.

And to say that Rich Rod taught Jim Tressel anything is laughable. All coaches study the systems of other coaches and pick up a few pointers to use, but the 2006 Ohio State offense looked absolutely nothing like the offense that Rich Rod employs. Rich Rod's offense features runs by the QB, hence the rushing records for Denard. In 2006, Troy Smith had the fewest rushing yards of his career, by far!

I could go on forever, but the bottom line is that you are delusional and calling Ohio State fans names isn't going to make Rich Rod any better as a coach.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

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#4
Nov 24, 2010
 
Quick fix? Fire RRod...then maybe another coach will know the importance of a defense.
Harry

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Nov 24, 2010
 
6 in a Row and Counting wrote:
Harry,
You need to get back on your meds, because you have lost touch with reality. Things have gotten so bad at Michigan that you have nothing to fall back on except juvenile name calling and fantasies about Rich Rod's greatness.
Rich Rod is the HEAD COACH, which means he is responsible for every aspect of the program. Perhaps if he recruited better, didn't run off players that he inherited, and didn't force his stupid 3-3-5 scheme on the defensive staff his defense wouldn't be so bad.
And to say that Rich Rod taught Jim Tressel anything is laughable. All coaches study the systems of other coaches and pick up a few pointers to use, but the 2006 Ohio State offense looked absolutely nothing like the offense that Rich Rod employs. Rich Rod's offense features runs by the QB, hence the rushing records for Denard. In 2006, Troy Smith had the fewest rushing yards of his career, by far!
I could go on forever, but the bottom line is that you are delusional and calling Ohio State fans names isn't going to make Rich Rod any better as a coach.
I read right here in the good ole Dispatch about Tressel and several other high profile coaches attending a spread offense training session put on by RR around 2005 or 2006.I guess the Dispatch lied....

Enjoy your run for the moment.I've said it more then once when the defense improves to just average status this team will destroy the Big Ten.It will be like the old days with only OSU and Iowa having a realistic shot at beating them every year.

I love football and can seperate emotion from rational thought.A informed college football fan can see the issue Michigan has on defense is youth and the need to get a quality coordinator.First order of business fire Robinson at the post game press conference.Bring in a better guy to coach the defense and these kids will improve with experience and better coaching.

With a 5 star RB already committed I don't think Denard Robinson will be starting next year.Devin Gardner will be the starting QB and the stud RB will run the ball.DR might be used as a slot receiver.Gardner is slightly smaller then TP with blazing speed and the passing accuracy and smarts that TP lacks.
calbuckeye

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#6
Nov 24, 2010
 
Harry,
it wasn't youth last year and it wasn't youth 2 years ago so whats your point! RR Has never had a defense. They stunk when he was at West Virginia!

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

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Nov 24, 2010
 
Harry wrote:
<quoted text>I read right here in the good ole Dispatch about Tressel and several other high profile coaches attending a spread offense training session put on by RR around 2005 or 2006.I guess the Dispatch lied....
Enjoy your run for the moment.I've said it more then once when the defense improves to just average status this team will destroy the Big Ten.It will be like the old days with only OSU and Iowa having a realistic shot at beating them every year.
I love football and can seperate emotion from rational thought.A informed college football fan can see the issue Michigan has on defense is youth and the need to get a quality coordinator.First order of business fire Robinson at the post game press conference.Bring in a better guy to coach the defense and these kids will improve with experience and better coaching.
With a 5 star RB already committed I don't think Denard Robinson will be starting next year.Devin Gardner will be the starting QB and the stud RB will run the ball.DR might be used as a slot receiver.Gardner is slightly smaller then TP with blazing speed and the passing accuracy and smarts that TP lacks.
I think the problem lies within the entire mindset of the head coach. Yes, RRod can recruit and teach offense. But even when he was with WVU, he won by scoring a lot of points and not with putting together a strong defense to compliment the offense. Put a DC that knows the game in charge of recruiting and running the defense, and maybe they can come up with a good team on both sides of the ball. Having a great offense and a pathetic defense just doesn't get it done. You can only win so many shootouts before your defense needs to step up and make some plays. Call it inexperience, poor recruiting, or lack of a good DC. It doesn't matter. He has been the coach for 3 years and hasn't put a decent defense on the field yet.
go blue 22

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#8
Nov 24, 2010
 
2 step program to fix the team
step1: fire rich
step2: fire rich

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Nov 24, 2010
 
go blue 22 wrote:
2 step program to fix the team
step1: fire rich
step2: fire rich
step3: figure out how to compete with OSU.
go blue 22

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#10
Nov 24, 2010
 
good one FLABUCK but if we follow step 1 and 2 we might have a shot at step 3
Harbaughs Agent

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#11
Nov 24, 2010
 
My client says he is coming and you'd best be ready for an ass kicking.
Billy Bango Bongo

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#12
Nov 24, 2010
 
Rich Rodriguez is a good offensive coach. However I think that folks are simply overlooking the fact that in Pat White he had maybe the best QB you could have in that offense. Players make plays. White and Slaton would make a lot of coaches look real good. Teams that so capable of big play, short t.o.p. are inclined in my view to be mediocre on D because they are on the field more. Having said that, Rich Rod is a d-bag. I think he totally jobbed WVU and I think he is clueless and classless.
You know it. I know it.

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Fred

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Nov 24, 2010
 

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Nov 25, 2010
 
go blue 22 wrote:
good one FLABUCK but if we follow step 1 and 2 we might have a shot at step 3
This is true.

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