- When thinking about potential candidates to replace Bill Martin, one name that many people immediately thought of was Lloyd Carr. I’m not a fan of the idea of Carr becoming AD, but that is a non-issue, because Carr doesn’t have any interest in the job.
“I am not a candidate,” Carr said.
Brian of mgoblog put together the best list of potential candidates I’ve seen so far. Based on his research, it seems like Oregon State’s Bob De Carolis is the most qualified person for the job.
- Jonathan Chait gave his take on what the most important quality should be in Michigan’s new AD, and he said that keeping Rich Rodriguez happy is really the only important one. His point is that whomever is hired to be the new AD, that person must be all in for Rodriguez. I can’t disagree with that, because the last thing Michigan needs is an athletic director who is not 100% behind Rodriguez.
- AnnArbor.com has a timeline breaking down Bill Martin’s tenure at Michigan.
- David Molk is going to return to the starting lineup on Saturday.
- Saturday’s game is designated as a Maize Out, but considering there is a chance of rain and temperatures are supposed to be in the 40s, I doubt it will be a very successful one.
- This week’s BlogPoll is out, and I was Mr. Numb Existence. I also finished 5th in the Mr. Manic-Depressive category, which measures how much your poll changes from week to week.
- All Michigan fans have to be enjoying what has been transpiring in Columbus in the past week. Not only did Ohio State lose to Purdue, but ever since then quite a few people have been criticizing Terrelle Pryor, who has been struggling in OSU’s offense. One person who has come to Pryor’s defense is his high school coach, who basically said the problem is Jim Tressel and the offense the Buckeyes are running. Even better, Pryor’s coach went on to say this:
“There is no question that Rich Rodriguez’s offense, for example, would be more apt to suit Terrelle’s skills,” Reitz said. “But Ohio State sold him on the idea that they would prepare him for the NFL and that they don’t run ‘zone-read’ in the NFL. Jim Tressel is a great coach. But I can tell you there is more to Terrelle Pryor than what we’ve been seeing.”
Rich Rodriguez should show that quote to every mobile quarterback that is ever recruited by both Michigan and Ohio State (assuming Jim Tressel is still there). I remember that one of the reasons Pryor originally picked OSU was because he thought Tressel’s offense would better prepare him for the NFL, but if he can’t even use all of his athleticism in the Buckeyes’ offense, what’s the point? I’ve heard so much about how Tressel adapts his offense to his quarterback, but I certainly haven’t seen that with Pryor.
- The Grady brothers were interviewed by the Big Ten Network.
- There will be an open basketball practice at Crisler Arena from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. If you want to kill some time before the football game, this would be a good way to do it.
- The SEC has suspended the officials who worked last week’s Florida-Arkansas game. It’s good to see that the conference actually did something, because the officials made a couple of awful calls that benefited Florida.