The Brady Hoke Era has come to an end at the University of Michigan. It is a shame that a man with such great character like Brady Hoke couldn't succeed here. However, I always like to remember the good times.
My question to my fellow mgobloggers
What were your favorite memories of the Hoke Era?
Mine is a tie between the 2011 Ohio State Game and the 2012 Northwestern game.
Saw this tweet from a guy who works for the Michigan rivals website. It's on their premium board.
Wonder who it could be?
This is your monthly reminder that Ace Williams is a troll and discussing his trolling is not acceptable civil discourse.
Just stumbled across this wonderful video on Youtube [click here]
It contains an amazing roast of Woody Hayes, including hilarious and touching speeches from Lou Holtz (who honestly stole the show) and Bo himself.
Hayes died soon thereafter, and the video includes some post-death footage, including none other than Richard Nixon speaking at his funeral.
Really incredible. One sometimes forgets the modern rivalry between the two schools was forged from a deep and mutual love and respect between two legendary coaches.
Hackett gave us some insight into his process today when he talked about narrowing the field of coaching candidates. He didn't seem to be opposed to hiring an outsider (progress at last) and redefined - or perhaps properly defined - the term "Michigan Man" to include a coach who is selfless, can win games, and will refuse to cut corners or engage in 'shenanigans.'
Since there are already plenty of threads on potential candidates, I think it would be interesting to approach the search for the head coach from a different perspective. If Hackett is being sincere about the way he plans to conduct his process - and I have no reason to doubt his sincerity at this point - then it sounds like he will go through the candidates by using those overarching attributes as a starting point and eliminating candidates who are the least likely to fit the mold.
There are a lot of names being discussed. Which ones would you put on the DO NOT WANT list, and why? I would be disappointed if we hire Schiano or Shaw, but reasonable minds can disagree. Basically, to use Hackett's swimming lane anaology, I'm curious to see who we as fans want to disqualify from the 400m medley. Thoughts?
We are in our own little bubble today but the rest of college football marches on. Today's update on the playoffs had 2 interesting results - Florida State continues to get punished for winning in uninspiring fashion... which I like a lot. They have now fallen to #4. TCU moving up to #3 and separating from Baylor by 3 slots is the other shocker - their bodies of work are quite similar and Baylor won the head to head. TCU seems to be ahead mostly on SOS overall which is mostly due to Baylor's horrific OOC and TCU's win over .... wait for it... Minnesota.
The Fighting Rich Rods also jumped ahead of MSU to the #7 slot and OSU stayed at #5 despite the loss of QB - granted it was an impressive win over a great opponent last week. :)
Wisconsin is not getting respect and still out of the top 10 with the same record as MSU however - I'd put their wins over Nebraska by a bazillion (vs MSU's by 4) and Minnesota, over MSU's resume of top 2 wins of Nebraska by 4 ... and I struggle to find a 2nd quality win... Maryland would be it I suppose. The afterglow of the OSU and Stanford wins is really helping MSU along with "quality losses".
And for all the talk of SEC bias there is ONE SEC team in the top 9. The SEC West bludgeoned itself to death.
- Miss State
- GA Tech
- Ole Miss
Baylor plays KSU this week and has 1 more chance at a convincing win. OSU plays Wisconsin. TCU has a tomato can. Zona v Oregon looks like a straight play in game now with Zona at 7. GA Tech can now knock out FSU from the playoffs as that 4th seed puts them in a vulnerabe position.