Thanks to multiple alerts from followers of the MMQ, and some of my own digging, there are a couple of good articles and links to "reasonable" analysis besides the garden variety that are sprouting up all over the web that have the same general tone, to wit:
"THE COACHING STAFF SUCKS!"
I like this Dr. Saturday article for what it portends for Rodriguez if he doesn't figure out how to get us into a bowl. Even if the talent cupboard is bare, the collapse against Illinois is really unexplainable.
Another good article that addresses the overall QB and Defensive Starter situation is here. For those of you that thought "Those Who Cannot" will "always be able to recruit itself", well, we are starting to see that isn't the case. I mentioned this earlier in one of my blogs that the "Those Who Cannot" Defensive Player personell turnover was unacceptable and needed to be addressed. Issue is, and as painful as this sounds, it looks like we'll be in the same boat next year as we haven't landed the top prospects we need to turn the ship around - at least on Defense. And for a "Those Who Cannot" fan, that is painful indeed.
And finally, from the Rod himself, as reported in the Michigan Daily. I want to give the Rod a chance at this point. I really do. Bringing someone else in makes no sense and simply puts us further behind the 8-ball than we already are. But still, it makes you wonder. Why can't more be done with moving offensive potential to defense and trying them there? I know that's grasping at straws, dying breath of a desperate man, but if we don't make a bowl game...It will be the first two losing seasons in "Those Who Cannot" History since LBJ's administration...that's the 1960's for all of you that don't know who LBJ is.