StraightDave

January 10th, 2018 at 5:27 PM ^

These kids don’t care about 1997 Michigan football. They see UM as a team that can’t beat OSU, MSU, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania St, and who struggles against Air Force and Indiana.

Winning is like buying your girlfriend a puppy after a big fight - it fixes everything.

DrMantisToboggan

January 10th, 2018 at 4:40 PM ^

Thought CP was pretty much set to return after the offer we made him? Elston has coached ST and TEs in the past as well, and he's a big recruiting guy. This would be a big move in that:

1. Notre Dame trade secrets

2. Recruiting coordinator of the main competitor for Nicholas Petit-Frere

Leaders And Best

January 10th, 2018 at 4:40 PM ^

Mike Elko makes a lateral move to Texas A&M. Harry Hiestand goes to the NFL. If Mike Elston leaves ND, ND will probably lose 3 of their best assistants and/or recruiters in one offseason.

trueblueintexas

January 10th, 2018 at 5:30 PM ^

To be fair to Don Brown and the defense, Michgian was outscored 37 - 0 in the fourth quarter of their 5 loses. So basically, the D gave up one TD and the O couldn't score one single point. Michigan wins a couple of those games with a simple field goal in the fourth quarter while the D was holding on for dear life. 

FrankMurphy

January 10th, 2018 at 6:45 PM ^

Not their fault at all. Not even an iota. When your offense is so putrid that your defense has to carry the entire load in virtually every game, when your defense finds itself playing significantly more snaps than your offense in every single game, and when your offense repeatedly turns the ball over and regularly puts your defense in short field situations, at some point they'll buckle and give up plays. Every defense does that. You can't complain about the handful of plays given up by a defense that finished the season ranked no. 3 in the country (despite replacing 10 starters) when you have an offense that finished in the triple digits and never did the defense any favors.

With the lone exception of the Penn State loss, it's totally insane to put any of the blame for this season's results on the defense. It was the defense that put us in a position to win the MSU game despite 5 turnovers by the offense, fergodsakes. If it wasn't for that defense, we would have finished 5-7 or worse instead of 8-5.

XiX

January 10th, 2018 at 4:43 PM ^

Considering Enos is supposedly the 10th Asst. Coach with Washington coming in for Smith. But, then again, you mention Chris Bryant so I'm wondering if this is a possible analyst spot? Anything about Mattison (I hope not)?

I love what you share, UMB11, but I wish you could give more context. lol

LKLIII

January 10th, 2018 at 4:49 PM ^

I think promoted in title only.  He's been with Kelly for 14 years now.  In the past few years Kelly has now hired 2 additional DCs without promoting him to the DC slot or even co-DC slot.

So who knows?  Maybe he knows his ceiling is limited there & it's time to lateral over somewhere else.

In theory we could bring him to ST or something & primarily use him for ND/Kelly institutional knowledge as well as recruiting.