alternate headline: man does job
I have read several times on the board today that if Hoke is retained they will basically quit watching/going to the games, and that will be the final straw. If he does stay on as head coach, what will you do? Sort of a fill in the blank, If Hoke is still here next year ___________.
For me, if Hoke is still here next year, I will conclude that we really can't have nice things.
It feels like the longer this drags out, the more likely this scenario plays out, but I really hope that is not the case.
Does anyone know of another University with high performing (eh, or in our case - high expectation) football and basketball programs with a similar number of non-revenue varsity sports?
While Ross and donors have covered the capital expenditures of the facility expansion, it's up to the AD to pay the operating expenditures - and this is not a trivial number with respect to OpEx. I'm assuming part of Brandon's expansion was a huge fundraising effort to mirror the success the school had during Coleman's tenure.
Other than maybe ND and Stanford, I'm having difficulty picking out other schools who are trying to operate in this type of model.
Has anyone come across data on this?
ps - I have a completely unfounded theory that the AD is in a financial pinch right now with respect to short term expenses.
Welp... The 2014 football season is mercifully over
In case you missed it earlier in the season, we had a few threads placing bets for charity on how each week and the season as a whole would go.
Here are the season long bets that need to be paid up.
uniqenam vs Reader71 M beats Ohio. uniqenam eats a lemon
BloomingtonBlue vs me (reshp1) Michigan wins the Big Ten Championship (lol), 25:1 bet. I donate $10 to Motts (see below)
boliver46 vs umfan323 Jabrill Peppers returns INT and Punt for TD this season. boliver46 donates $25 to Prostate Cancer research and prevention via the Movember program.
bleu vs JeepinBen Morris starts at least one game, JeepinBen donates blood, twice.
Erik-in-Dayton vs YoOoBoMoLloRoHo, Michigan wins more than 8 games this year, Erik_in_Dayton donates $50 to Hope for Pahokee.
Haven't seen this discussed so thought I would throw it out there. I suspect that Brady won't be relieved of his duties until after the football bust a week from today. It's not the Michigan way to be rude like that.
EDIT: To be clear, I'm not endorsing this approach, I just think it's the way it will play out.
Denard Robinson is now up to 552 yards on 125 carries for the season, 4.4 yard average. Great to see him having some success and hope he continues to improve and build on what he is doing this season.
As far as running backs picked ahead of him in 2013...
Giovani Bernard - 540 yards, 4.0 avg
Le'Veon Bell - 1,046 yards, 4.8 avg
Montee Ball - 172 yards, 3.1 avg
Eddie Lacy - 770 yards, 4.4 avg
Christine Micheal - 112 yards, 6.2 avg
Knile Davis - 423, 3.7 avg
Jacksonville got a steal in the 5th round. Way to go Denard! Keep smiling and thank you for 2011 so we at least can hold on to those recent memories.