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Win total is not as important as identity for Brady Hoke, Michigan
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 2:25 PM
Far more important than wins and losses, Michigan needs an identity. Will that come from new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier? Will that come from a young and raw but talented offensive line? Or will that come from the dynamic athletes on this team like Gardner, Jabrill Peppers and Devin Funchess?
And as long as we’re setting the parameters for Michigan in 2014, it’s time to put to rest the name Rich Rodriguez. He was the wrong coach for Michigan, we can all agree on that. But it’s been over three years since he coached a game and that was four recruiting classes ago. You can blame your predecessor for only so long, and then it’s time to focus the blame on yourself. Nobody in the program has criticized what Rodriguez left behind. And they did go 11-2 in 2011 largely using Rodriguez recruited players. But there are many in the fan base that want to give Hoke a pass only because of what he inherited. That was fine in year one and year two. It starts to get iffy in year three. And it’s downright stale in year four.
Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.