http://www.mgoblue.com/allaccess/?media=422512 Here's Al Borges's awaited Tuesday press conference. Seemed to take more of the blame for the recent offensive struggles this week, than he ever as.
Al Borges Tuesday Press Conference-Ohio State
At 8:20, "If I listened to everything a fan said, I'd slit my wrists." WTH?
WELL.....Have you READ the message boards around here lately?
new level of hate. Your mom would be proud.
That's funny, cause if I was the o-coordinator of this team, I'd slit my wrists.
Because his playcalling has made many of us want to slit our wrists.
We've gone from dead last to second to dead last in negative plays in ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL.
How does that stat not say "relieved of duties" to EVERYone?
We get on GERG, and rightfully so...he was what, 113 out of 118? Something like that. It was bad whatever it was.
He wasn't doing the job, period, Borges is just as bad.
Wow, you made it so clear, and I never thought of this before, but Borges is the offensive analog to GERG.
Hah that's awesome. Al's a cool guy, regardless of his performance this year.
is "Al a cool guy"?
You are officially in full-on trolling contrarian mode now.
No kidding. In the thread (now removed) where the OP asked if people were renewing their season tickets he bitched because I answered no. Apparently because I had already stated that I wasnt in other threads I'm not allowed to respond in that thread.
Yes, well, you've mentioned it in nearly half of your posts the past several weeks.
I love how you trolled your own thread lol
I love how you created a thread after the Indiana game talking about how awesome the offense was lol
He looked like a broken man. I feel bad for him/
A broken man leading a broken offense. My concern is his confidence and psyche are as damaged and fragile as his QB's.
I'm definitely not reading /watching it now. Too much of damn bleeding heart.
He literally looked like he was told cancer he though was in remission, had just returned.
Honestly Wendy...This is a side to you I haven't seen before. I have to say I like it. Not in a creepy, you're one o f the only mgofemale bloggers kind of way. I just always thought of you as a pretty serious person but your sense of humour is more prevalent in your more recent contributions.
He is not broken, no matter how much you want to believe it. I saw a professional dealing with the day to day and long term problems of rebuilding a team in the midst of an echo chamber.
Despite the fact that he knows his credibility is under fire and that no matter what he says a vocal chunk of this "fan" base will rip his comments apart, he treats questions with respect and attempts to give honest answers. Amazingly he has managed to retain his sense of humor.
You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of a coach demonstrating grace under fire.
Like it or not, he just keeps doing his job.
Sigh... I'd rather he were a jerk or more stubborn so it would be easier to get rid of him :/
The guy makes 700k a year, he doesn't need your sympathy.
Oh Phil. The tears of the rich are just as salty as those of our less fortunate subalterns.
I had to look up what that word meant.
But I keep coming back for the jokes. There's almost always one good little stream like this in each thread...
[First line removed because I was being a hypocritical dick.]
Many of us (including me) would like a new offensive coordinator. That isn't a license to be a complete dick to a guy who's probably working his ass off and probably as upset and embarrassed about this as anyone. And no, the fact that he makes a lot of money doesn't excuse being a dick, either.
In my opinion, complaining about the offense is fine, calling for a firing is fine, expressing frustration about play-calling and talent development is fine, etc. A lot of the Borges stuff has crossed the line into really mean-spirited and personal. I get that it's the internet and places like this are a shit-show for humanity. Still, at the end of the day, Al Borges is probably a really good guy who is doing his best for Michigan and feeling really bad about what's happening. A little restraint from some people here might be nice.
I completely agree and my anger probably pushes me up to that borderline. I just want the guy gone and someone new to step in. That being said, my biggest fear is Hoke hires someone even worse.
are probably slim, statistically speaking. The next OC would have to TRY to have worse offensive stats than this team put up. With all do respect, of course.
It is likely that Hoke is directing much of what Borges does. Left on his own, Borges may have a different game plan.
If Hoke does replace Borges, then here's hoping he learned the same lesson RR appears to have learned at AZ . . . hire a good coordinator and then get the hell out of the way.
A head coach who doesn't wear a headset is directing much if what his OC does? I'm not sure about your detective skills there dog.
I think Hoke has given the MANBALL directive to Al. If you watch his offense at Auburn it looks different but at the same time it sputtered after 2 years.
no one really talks about that angle and it does make sense. Brady is the MANBALL guy while Coach Borgess was more the West Coast offense. It also explains why a guy with so much OC experience can be struggling so much with the offense. Stay tuned...
Ok, I've got to now agree. This is an interesting angle. Someone needs to ask Al about how much influence Hoke has on the schemes he runs.
I have to agree. I have been thinking this week that Borges is a lot like Millen. Is it really fair to hate the guy for not being good at his job? It isn't like he's trying to fail. It is his employer you should really direct your anger at.
I've read in awhile. Agreed.
Well said, turd.
That's been one of my main gripes. Some posters feel like they are suffering more than the players and coaches who are busting their hump everyday. These guys want to win more than any of us want them to win and put in the countless hours preparing for games, coaching, recruiting and so on. Be upset at the results but personal attacks are unnecessary.
I bust my hump every day doing something far less awesome than coaching football for far less money than 700K.
If all I managed was complete incompetence, I would be catching hell from several bosses and wondering what day I would be losing the insurance for my wife and baby boy.
Being nasty about the guy isn't called for, but I certainly ain't feeling bad about a bunch of internet posters calling him a stupid fat ass.
The start of this particular thread was a guy saying he wished Borges was a jerk so he would be easier to get rid of and a response that Borges doesn't need his sympathy. Add to that all the people saying he looks broken and what not.
He's a 58 year old man getting paid 700K to coach football who isn't actually a Michigan fan - at least beyond how big of fans any of us might be of our employers.
I think all this sympathy flowing his way is a projection from beat down Michigan fans rather than an accurate judgment of how badly he is hurt by a bunch of anonymous assholes on the internet.
If you read my post I said being upset at the results and his performance is fine but that the personal attacks are unnecessary and childish. You go on to reply to my post my calling him a "stupid fatass." For a blog that claims to be better than all others, posts like this are despicable. His health or physical appearance have nothing to do with his performance. Keep it critical professionally and not personally or just keep on looking like an ass.
Actually, I said I don't feel bad about people calling him a stupid fat ass. THat seems the most common insult.