BC guys evaluate Bates's tenure positively.
I'm re-posting this to keep it on the MGoBoard because I find it important, and for some reason it hasn't been pinned to the site banner yet. Maybe it will mean nothing, but this kind of stuff is all many of us have to express discontent and disgust with the leadership of the athletic department, especially for those who do not want to resort to boycotts for the players' sakes.
ALUMNI - you can sign it too. You don't even have to remember your unique name.
Follow the 'Login' link and click the 'Create a Login ID Now' on the left hand side, click 'create uniquname', and follow the instructions. I haven't used my umich login in 7 years, and it took me literally 87 seconds to recover it and reset a password. Just need your name, birthdate, year of first UM degree, and last four of your SSN. Theoretically it also allows you to create a login ID for those who were alumni before the advent of the uniquenames. Haven't tired it myself, but saw a '91 grad say they could sign.
MGoBlog getting all this publicity is no consolation for this new rendition of horror, but take it for what it's worth.
Article bit: "suggests that the department tried to force Michigan’s medical staff to lie or obfuscate about its diagnosis," as per Brian's post this morning.
Hell, Brian for Guvna...
So Dave Brandon interviewed Sumlin, but wanted a "Michigan man" and we got Hoke. Starts around the 39 minute mark.
After the Minnesota game on Saturday, I remember reading or hearing something about the team calling a players-only meeting for Sunday. Does anyone know if that actually wound up happening or did that get pushed aside by the Concussion-Gate shitstorm? Looking for a sign that there may be some semblance of leadership left on this team.
Weeeeee! Congrats Brandon and Hoke! A US Congressman from NJ, who is chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Caucus, wants the B1G to investigate UM and the handling of Morris' concussion. Man, this athletic department is so great handling a PR crisis! Glad the President and the Regents are around to address the shitstorm!
With the steady stream of threads desiring to bomb the athletic department back to the stone age and the wish to go medieval on certain people, we seem to have glossed over an issue that came out of the Minnesota game.
What is going on with Jabrill Peppers? He was not on the field for the game and when asked about it afterwards, Brady said that he was in the locker room receiving treatment.
I have heard rumors ranging from "teaching him a lesson" to "serious injury". Desmond Howard's take from viewing a practice is that Peppers was the only player on the team who appeared to want to be great.
Does anyone have an update on his status?