Michigan Football has not gone anywhere, it was just in a transition period. A lot of people have been hating on Michigan for having a down year. I believe Rich Rod is the man for the job.
He only had a month to recruit his first class. Then he had to work with what he had. I watched every game this year, and I seen a huge improvement from game one to game 12.
I think Rich Rod's spread offense will lead us to alot of big ten championships and hopefully a national championship. If you look at this years recruiting class, he filled alot of holes with some quality players. I am just tired of everyone saying Michigan is never going to be the same.
Michigan will return to being a national powerhouse in the next year or two. And for an early prediction for 2009 (Michigan 28 - Ohio State 21). I just hope every can see that it takes Rich Rod a year or two to get his players and get results. If you look at everywhere he has been, he has always struggled in year one.
Year two is a different story. Here is what I am talking about.
|1993||Glenville State||10-3, WVIAC champion|
|1994||Glenville State||8-3, WVIAC champion|
|1995||Glenville State||8-2, WVIAC champion|
|1996||Glenville State||6-4, WVIAC champion|
|2001||West Virginia||3-8, 1-6|
|2002||West Virginia||9-4, 6-1||Continental Tire/L, 22-48 (Virginia)|
|2003||West Virginia||8-5, 6-1 Big East champion||Gator Bowl/L, 7-41 (Maryland)|
|2004||West Virginia||8-4, 4-2 Big East champion||Gator Bowl/L, 18-30 (Florida State)|
|2005||West Virginia||11-1, 6-0 Big East champion||Sugar Bowl/W, 38-35 (Georgia)|
|2006||West Virginia||11-2, 5-2||Gator Bowl/W, 38-35 (Georgia Tech)|
|2007||West Virginia||10-2, 5-2 Big East champion||Fiesta Bowl (Oklahoma)|
NAIA/Division II (8 seasons): 45-36-2
Division I (7 seasons): 60-26
TOTAL (15 seasons): 105-62-2
Just look at what he has done with schools. I understand he was is some under the radar conferences. But you cannot look past what he can do with a program. He will will have Michigan up and running this year, and for years to come. Just give the guy some time.
I am a die hard Wolverines fan. I will admit that when Rich Rod was hired I was really optimistic. I have seen what he can do am I am excited about the future. This is also my first article for BR, so please post comments to tell me how I did.
Early 2009 Predictions
Michigan's Record: 8-4
Michigan beats Michigan State, Penn State, and Ohio State.