I asked the question last week, If you were the AD and could pick the next Michigan offensive coordinator who would you choose?
The choices were the following:
- Keep Big AL
- Scot Loeffler
- Cam Cameron
- Someone else
The verdict is in and Scot Loeffler at 31% beat out Keeping Big Al at 26%. Cam was close at 22%. The thing I find interesting is that 74% of you want a new offensive coordinator. Big Al had a difficult year with the miss-handling of Devin as the #2 QB, poor game plans, poor play calling and the second half of the OSU game. On a side note, Saban is on record of saying that the up tempo that Oregon plays he feels is not fair due to not being able to make any substitutions. A good idea might have been spending the summer and fall running a bunch of no-huddle for Dallas. (I'm not saying Michigan would be anywhere near the Ducks offense but it shouldn't had been 100% foreign either because RR ran a similar tempo)
I'm also starting to wonder if WR recruits are not buying what Big AL is selling during that process either. I confirmed with Tom VH from ESPN yesterday that recruits do like Al and think he is a good offensive coach but he does not do a lot of off campus recruiting. If your wondering, Greg Mattison does and does it very well.
The B1G welcomes a WAC coach to Wisconsin!
Now Wisconsin has hired Gary Anderson from Utah State. Gary's record with the Aggies was 27-24 with an 11-2 this season. Utah State almost beat Wisconsin this year 16-14. Utah State won the Famous Idaho Bowl last weekend. So he proved he can beat Toledo.
This was a surprise to me and I knew Utah State was an up and coming program but I didn't expert their coach was ready to lead Wisconsin. If the Big Ten wants respect they are going to have to stop fishing for coaches from the Mountain West, WAC and MAC.
- From the comments, I can tell many of you are not happy with all the uniform and now helmet changes. If your interested read a great article by John U Bacon how Michigan Football has become a institution to a Big Business.
- Canadian offensive lineman David Knevel was thought to have a Michigan offer, he did not. David committed to Nebraska yesterday