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A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
I just want someone to please agree with me that this is up to the players now. Brady is compromised at this point. He can get it back and hopefully sharpen up on the sidelines. He is not the best head coach but he is learning and he has the will and desire to try and make it happen. The Morris situation was weird and a slip up. I think Hoke is under enormous stress and its because of our own fans that this situation is being magnified many times over. No one makes sound decisions if they are under the gun. I'll take you to the cleaners on that one. If they bring in an interim coach, he might not have everyone on board. You keep Brady on and take the better odds of turning this around. Unless you can nail the big time guy which everyone knows we cant right now.
The special teams punt return was bad. You mean to tell me that ten guys cant tackle one guy? It's one less guy. Big deal. Oh and that Hagerup punter needs to work hard on his game. Put Wile back in there. I saw that kid punt some crazy high frozen ones in Iowa last fall in the back of their endzone. One after another. The Iowa kicker didn't come close to him. Didn't need to. They played better and still should've lost. So this brings me to Michigan all of their athletes with all their stars. The best athletes in the country are that elite. When you come across one of these guys you remember how good he was. What I'm getting at here and I can go on and on but I'm trying to cut this short. At some point you just use your skills and make some plays. I mean really. Blame everything on coaching and technique and play calling. Can you not have a tough and fired up streak for a whole game and just want to kick the crap out of your opponent? All raw talent style. Someone please tell me how it's Brady Hoke's fault that the offensive line cant handle simple techniques, play calls, schemes and fundamentals. Do you really believe that none of these coaches knows all of this stuff? These guys have been coaching their whole lives practically. Please also tell me how many techniques you can teach a receiver and offensive lineman? This is football, not rocket science. That's why some people call football players dumb. This record of Michigan's cannot be put all on Brady. These are young guys trying to run a power offense and aren't elite in the first place or strong enough over the competition to do this yet. I think it will take a little more time just like some are saying and then watch out. If these boys continue on this hike down, they just might end up some really dangerous cats with nothing to lose. Then maybe we will finally see these guys in that killer and untouchable state. Someone has to light that fire. That's what they are missing. Who's going to be the man or men now and start laying the mother trucking wood?
Who is the guy you want as the next head coach who is not named Harbaugh or Kevin Sumlin.
I've talked myself into it.....
We had one last week
Thought it couldn't get much worse
I guess I was wrong....
Dave Brandon presents
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Two bottles of Coke
A crisp Autumn Saturday
Still too expensive
Men out of their depth
Even Gophers feast this Fall
My soul dong is numb
A yellow hanky
Lonely headset chirps unheard
Shane drops back again
Where are the grownups?
This is not my Michigan
Sack Hoke and Brandon!
4 point Rutgers dog
Is the Michigan ManTM doomed?
Rich Rod laughs sadly
First let me begin by saying nobody is more angry and frustrated at the current state of the football program than I..Im pissed
Ive had some time to think about it and I think we should all a take a step back, gather our breath and think.
First lets tackle Dave Brandon. Im starting to think that people are forgetting some of the good things hes done. He has upgraded MANY facilities and athletic buildings making Michigan probably the best in the nation. Hes setting the foundation for all of our athletic teams to be HIGHLY Successfull.
Hes always had a budget surplus which allows him to do the upgrades we all want.( I) know the issue here tkt prices etc..that can be fixed)
Hes put our athletic teams in Highly visible national events...ie Vs Alalbama in Arlington, Outdoor hockey games and BB in quality tournaments etc etc..Isnt that what we want?
Look at his non conference schedule in the future? Didnt we beg him to get some marquee teams on the schedule..Ummm? Texas, Oklahoma, UCLA, Washington, Arkansas just to name a few.He listened
He has some hot young coaches in baseball and soccer, womens bb and others. and he gives them time to imporve and be nationally relevant and if they dont he replaces them..Isnt that waht we want?
Has he made some mistakes..YOU BETCHA ..but we all do its not like we are all perfect 100 percent of them time at our jobs? Should you be fired ? His successes speak for them selves. Right now football is in a deep deep hole..As much as I really like Brady Hoke Im beginning to have serious doubts..Im not however quite sure firing him would be in our long term interests..Why is everyone always so quick to call for somene to be fired over things,,
Does it make us feel good about our lives? just curious
I for one dont think for ONE SECOND he knowingly put Morris back in if he knew what was going on. I think its entirely possible he was focused on something entirely different. I think hes earned the benefit of doubt on that one.
So there you have it..at first my gut reaction was fire them both...said so on here..but Im willing to admit Ive had a slight change of heart. All these protests and negative publicity over them are really hurting but some of it is self-induced.
Of course the media loves to take a story like this Big time , a well known blue blood school with all this drama.and as you have seen they are like a dog with a bone on this.
Are we over reacting a bit? Im starting to think so
Thanks for listening
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.